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From the writer of “Teleglitch: Die More Edition” comes Shortest Trip to Earth, a roguelike spaceship simulator featuring exploration, ship management, game-influencing decision-making and real-time tactical battles.

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Onboard combat against hostile intruders is a messy business

Explore a detailed and deadly universe
Embark on a perilous journey through a procedurally generated universe and explore massive space sectors crawling with exotic lifeforms. Engage in action-packed tactical combat against hostile ships, boarding parties and inter-dimensional space monsters.

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Each ship comes with its own strengths and weaknesses

Master the art of survival by customising your ship with modular components and perks. Choose from a range of spaceships and manage life within your vessel - from crew, pets and drones to ship modules and weapons. Shape your journey through hundreds of multiple-choice events, featuring unique hand-drawn illustrations.


A selection of crew types

Shortest Trip to Earth features unforgiving permadeath, but you can unlock perks to increase the odds of survival on your next run.

Key Features

  • Master the art of survival in unexplored space!
  • Traverse a procedurally generated universe full of intrigue
  • Ship customisation & crew management
  • Epic real-time tactical space battles
  • Onboard combat, featuring hostile intruders, drones and battle-hardened pets
  • Hundreds of random events with unique outcomes
  • Uncover fascinating and exotic stories from across the universe

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Two months after a thriving launch for roguelike sci-fi Shortest Trip to Earth, publisher Iceberg Interactive and developer Interactive Fate are excited to release the first DLC Shortest Trip to Earth: The Supporters Pack on October 23rd.

This first DLC for Shortest Trip to Earth adds a new playable ship - The Battle Tiger - with unique crew, drones, pets, perks, and nukes. The Supporter s Pack also gives you a copy of the "Shortest Trip Sketchbook Scribbles" digital collection, the game's official soundtrack album featuring over an hour of original music and even more content in 2020 at no extra cost!
Key Features:

  • A new playable ship (The Battle Tiger)
    If you are familiar with the popular Tigerfish-series, you will probably recognize the Battle Tiger, a spaceship designed to transport VIP crew safely through hostile space.
  • Ten new crew/ drones/ pets
    The Battle Tiger starts with VIP crew who sometimes bring along their exotic pets and drones. The ship always starts with a cat and a dog.
  • Five new nukes and five new modules
    Turn your ship into a real tiger by adding custom nukes and modules that not only look cool but will also make your trip to Earth feel like a walk in the park.
  • "Shortest Trip Sketchbook Scribbles" pdf
    Interested in getting to know how Shortest Trip to Earth came to be? Take a look into the development visualized as a collage of sketches and scribbles that span from 2010 to 2019.
  • Existing music as OST
    Composed by four independent musicians, the 23 meditative tracks of Shortest Trip to Earth can be now added in your daily playlist. Keep the good vibes going!
  • Much more exciting content scheduled to be added in 2020!
    As we continue to support the base game, the Supporters Pack will receive further expansion with new ships, weapons, modules, and more to follow next year.

Unfamiliar with Shortest Trip to Earth?
Shortest Trip to Earth is a roguelike spaceship simulator focused on exploration, ship management and tactical battles. Players embark on a perilous journey across the universe, with an armed crew, nuclear missiles and a cat.

You can find all additional game assets in the Press Kit.

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Interactive Fate is an independent game development studio founded in 2014 by an Estonian team of experienced indie devs, including Edvin Aedma, writer and developer of Teleglitch: Die More Edition. Partnered with several other Estonian game dev companies, Interactive Fate focuses on developing PC games with artistic value and meaningful narratives.

Iceberg Interactive is an independent video game publisher founded in 2009 by an international group of games industry veterans. Located in Haarlem, The Netherlands and staffed with avid gamers, Iceberg works closely with an assembly of game developers around the world, both midsize and indie.
Known for many hit franchises including Starpoint Gemini, Killing Floor and Stardrive; the company has enjoyed recent success with titles such as Starpoint Gemini Warlords, Oriental Empires, Shortest Trip to Earth, Circle Empires and The Sojourn. Iceberg Interactive has many exciting multi-format games coming up, including Antigraviator (PS4/XBO), Headsnatchers (PC/PS4/Nintendo Switch), Still There (PC/Nintendo Switch), Transient (PC/PS4/XBO) and Gas Guzzlers Extreme (PS4). Several promising PC games are also coming together nicely in Steam’s Early Access program: Pax Nova and Railroad Corporation.
To learn more, please visit www.iceberg-games.com.

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Summer Update: Upgrades, Experience & Crew Assignments

Summer Update: Upgrades, Experience & Crew Assignments


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New levels and opportunities for Sci-Fi Space Sim ‘Shortest Trip to Earth’


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Update 0.50: Sector Six!


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Still waiting on some kind of update or beta for the Indiegogo backers...

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RogueAmbassador Creator

Discussion about beta keys for indiegogo backers: Steamcommunity.com

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I still play the demo over and over, wishing to get the finished version soon! I'm hopefully addicted to this game!!!
Thanks Guys!

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Very addictive game. Can't wait to have the full version.
Awesome job Guys!

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Will it be released on GOG?

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What's the projected game cost for release as of now?

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RogueAmbassador Creator

The full game will cost about 25 usd.
However, we have just launched a presale campaign with discount prices and other cool stuff at indiegogo: Indiegogo.com

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INtense! Staff

Good luck with your indiegogo!

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RogueAmbassador Creator

Hello masterful survivors, Build 326 is now available! :3

New stuff:
(no need to constantly switch off/on modules)
*MUCH REDUCED organics consumption
*Nuke physics now better
*Added warnings for resource endings
*Slow motion is back, now ever more slow!
*Minor UI updates
*Various bugfixes everywhere

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If you manually fire eq laser to attack ship, there is no limit on how many shots you can do before reload state is registered.

For example you can attack-click dozens of time when your laser is charged and it will fire multiple beams capable of obliterating any ship with one hit. Cool cheat, but I doubt it is intentional. =)

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RogueAmbassador Creator

Yes, thank you, we are aware of the attack order abuse and will repair it after even more pressing tasks (such continued survival of our game studio) are taken care of :)

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