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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.

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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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Update 0.50: Sector Six!

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Hello everyone!

We are so excited to release our biggest update so far – featuring the long-awaited Sector Six! This brings with it lots of new events to encounter, and a long list of tweaks and improvements throughout the game!





We are so excited to release our biggest update so far – featuring the long-awaited Sector Six! New Content: Alongside Sector 6, you’ll encounter many new events, new merchant fleet types and two new enemy squid ships. The Nuke Runner has been refurbished to feature a second nuke slot, and there are several new perks. Reactors and engines all work without operators now, and we’ve made several updates to hand weapons and overall game balance.

Crew AI: We are rolling out a significant upgrade to crew AI, some of which is part of this update. All the crew officer roles (repair/fire/security offer) will become "sticky" again and won't be cancelled if player gives a direct command to the officer. This will allow you to combine any activity of the crew with any officer role!

Thank you so much for all the positive feedback so far! It has literally been “Very Positive”, with 80% of our players recommending the game! Please keep inviting your friends to try Shortest Trip, and we will keep adding cool features to it! We do have a little bit more news to share with you before 2018 is through – our roadmap detailing our plans between now and the full release – so do check back soon and in the meantime, enjoy the update!

See the full changelog below :-)



New content!

  • A full new sector: early version of Sector 6 has been made available. More content and quests will be added later
  • Several new merchant fleet types
  • Several new perks
  • Two new enemy squid ships
  • Added a video intro to sector 2
  • Refurbished Nuke Runner ship (including an added second nuke slot)
  • New speech bubble types to crew

New Features

  • Crew can be sorted by skill in the ‘select all’ crew panel
  • Added a counter for drones and pets in perk selection screen
  • Added a "can't operate at the moment" cursor which gets displayed when crew is selected and the cursor hovers over an inoperable module
  • Weapon and point-defence clickable areas are now larger
  • Pets can be given "go to medbay" and "move" commands, but remain generally uncooperative as intended :)
  • All reactors work without operators now
  • All engines work without operators now
  • Crew and crew roles behave more intelligently now (especially when reacting to fires or repairing stuff)
  • Manual commands don't cancel crew roles any more.
  • Slow-mo mode is made 20% slower
  • War animal is now a pet

Game Balance

  • Higher chance of crew receiving long range hand weapons instead of short range
  • Increased the range of several hand weapons
  • Increased the fate point cost of the perks that provide you with an extra crew member

Visuals, UI and miscellaneous improvements

  • Minor updates to modules
  • Minor updates to hand weapons
  • Module and crew info panel buttons now also have texts in addition to icons, making them more intuitive
  • Nuke Runner ship has weapon slot numbers now
  • Improved the look for all ship weapons when in external view
  • Visual enhancements to drones
  • Growery modules have now "leaf puff" particle effect incorporated into their animations
  • Shop warning texts are now red
  • "Can't move ship" now also plays a sound to inform the player

Bug fixes

  • Fixed multiple crew and module related bugs
  • Fixed many typos
  • Fixed a bug where materials convertors would sometimes allow infinite resource generation
  • Fixed a bug where crew members would keep shooting deceased enemies

SHORTEST TRIP TO EARTH TO LAUNCH IN STEAM EARLY ACCESS ON OCTOBER 9

SHORTEST TRIP TO EARTH TO LAUNCH IN STEAM EARLY ACCESS ON OCTOBER 9

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Award-winning roguelike spaceship simulator Shortest Trip to Earth will release on October 9 through Steam’s Early Access program.

Shortest Trip to launch later this year!

Shortest Trip to launch later this year!

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We’re delighted to announce that we've signed with Iceberg Interactive to publish Shortest Trip! We aim to enter Steam Early Access later in 2018.

Shortest Trip Comic released + builds for Linux, Mac, Win32/64

Shortest Trip Comic released + builds for Linux, Mac, Win32/64

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Enjoy this first full-color comic of Shortest Trip! Added are demo builds for Linux, Mac, Win32/64. Additionally, this article gives a sneak peek to coming...

Shortest Trip to Earth: Hostile AI & crowdfunding progress

Shortest Trip to Earth: Hostile AI & crowdfunding progress

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Overview of crew AI design, plus a report on crowdfunding prgogress at Indiegogo.

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Guest
Guest

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

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RogueAmbassador Creator
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Discussion about beta keys for indiegogo backers: Steamcommunity.com

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CaptCapoose
CaptCapoose

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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Guest
Guest

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

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Guest

Will it be released on GOG?

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InfernoVortex
InfernoVortex

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

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RogueAmbassador Creator
RogueAmbassador

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
INtense!

Good luck with your indiegogo!

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RogueAmbassador Creator
RogueAmbassador

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

New stuff:
*REACTORS WON'T TAKE FUEL any more
(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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theskyman
theskyman

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
RogueAmbassador

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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