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Shortest Trip is a cozy top-down spaceship simulator (survival/roguelike) focusing on life inside the Mothership, adventuring in procedurally generated universe and tactical combat. Inspired by Star Control II and FTL, along with other space adventure masterpieces, such as the Firefly. Game design by one of the developers of Teleglitch: Die More Edition.


> Master the art of survival in unexplored space!
> Ship module & crew management
> Procedurally generated space full of beautiful, yet deadly detail
> Real-time tactical combat, boarders, nukes
> Hundreds of multiple-choice events with unique illustrations
> Light story featuring sex, (legal) alien drugs & philosophy

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This is the first full-color comic made because of our Indiegogo campaign. The campaign is ending in 7 days, so everybody who wants to get the game at a discount price (and get cool bonuses, such as a special Mothership), this is your chance: Igg.me

(if the comic won't open in full-size, you can see the big version also on our blog: Bit.ly )

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News: Updated combat system being implemented

See that red area over enemy ship? It shows where the player weapon shots (of selected minicannon) will be landing. The updated combat system will allow a plethora of new weapon behaviours and thus also tactical options.

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The new system also shows damage to ship hull as damage markings on player ship. Crew can repair these for a hefty amount of metals (see below).

Damage tokens on ship

Random Events

In addition to updating core mechanics, we haven't stopped crafting more random events. See some of the event art below.

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Group of hostile drones approaching

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Manual labor shipyard

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The new Linux, Maw & Win demo versions can be downloaded from here: Indiedb.com

Thank you for attention! If you liked what you saw, please check us out at Igg.me

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.

Shortest Trip: presale campaign + feature trailer launched

Shortest Trip: presale campaign + feature trailer launched


Shortest Trip to Earth has launched a feature trailer along with presale campaign at Indiegogo. Backers can get price discounts, unique Motherships ...

Shortest Trip to Earth welcomed by FTL friends, new build available

Shortest Trip to Earth welcomed by FTL friends, new build available


Despite our initial fears, fans of FTL welcomed us warmly and kept asking for more in comments of YouTube videos. Thank you so much, we love you <3!

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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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shields don't absorb damage form explosive cannons is that intentional? As far in demo you fight space rats mostly which are equip only with this explosive cannons and shield do nothing against this damage. Is this how the game will be played? I just saying i would like shields to absorb any sort of damage.

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RogueAmbassador Creator

Yes, shields absorb only energy weapon damage. The first level has a variety of non-rat opponents (who have lasers), but perhaps the game you playedjust randomly happened to have more rat ships without lasers. Either way, the whole battle system is planned to be upgraded into a more intuitive one :)

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