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Within the Cosmos is a single-player first-person sci-fi RPG.

Available on Steam in 2020!

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The year is 2278, and humanity is on the verge of extinction. You were sent there to preserve the human race, as they are fighting a war they will not win. You are one of 500 people who work for UESA (United Earth Space Agency). You were put in cryogenic sleep and sent to the planet 'Berith II'. A planet that is tucked away in the Adallio star system, hidden, and far from the war. However, once you arrive, you and your crew come under attack by an unknown enemy, and it is up to you to figure out who is behind the attack, and why.

Features:

  • CREATE YOUR CHARACTER: With the ability to create your characters appearance, and customise the various armour types available, you can truly create a character that is your own.

  • ATTRIBUTES: Distribute your Attribute points to help set the base for your character. Want to solve things scientifically? Increase your intelligence! Want to make an agile, stealth oriented character? Increase your Agility! How about resolving potential issues through dialogue? Increase your Charisma!

  • SKILLS: As you level up, you'll get skill points which you can use across 14 skills to fine tune the character you created, allowing you to play as the character you want to play as. Want to pressure and scare people into giving you some information? Increase your Intimidate skill! Want to just fight people in hand-to-hand combat? Increase your Unarmed skill!

  • PERKS: Perks will allow you to upgrade your character in various ways; giving you multiple new abilities you can use in and out of battle. Obtain perks by completing missions, finding them in the world, or by leveling up!

  • FACTIONS: Encounter factions with different ideals, beliefs, and morals. Join them, betray them, or fight them. It's all up to you!

  • EXPLORATION: Explore hand-crafted planets in the Adallio star system. As you try to unwrap the mystery that has befallen you and your crew mates, you will make choices which will affect the way the story develops; along with how your companions and others perceive you, and end game scenarios.

  • CHOICES: There are always choices, and multiple approaches to complete objectives. Approach NPC's to try and extract information through dialogue, take the stealth approach and sneak behind them, or simply shoot through your enemies using a wide variety of weapons.

  • WEAPON CUSTOMISATION: Weapons can be upgraded, and customised to your liking. With various skins and attachments, you can easily customise the weapons to suit your play style.



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Hey again everyone! Sorry for the long wait since the last update! The last month and a half have given me some much needed time to add, and change a couple of things, as well as optimise the game more. Today's post will cover some of the RPG mechanics in the game, some additions and changes, as well as what's next for Within the Cosmos. Let's get right to it!

RPG Mechanics

Attributes

As you can see in the image above, there are 5 attributes in the game.

CONSTITUTION
AGILITY
INTELLIGENCE
PERCEPTION
CHARM

These are set at the beginning of the game, when you create your character. Aside from the bonuses (and penalties) you get from each attribute, they will also determine how many points your skills will begin with. i.e. Putting points into Intelligence will increase what your Medical, Engineer, and Science skills will begin at.

Skills

There are currently 14 skills in the game.

Bypass, Engineer, Explosives, Handguns, Heavy Weapons, Intimidate, Lie, Medical, Melee Weapons, Persuade, Ranged Weapons, Science, Sneak, and Unarmed.

Each time you level up, you will get skill points to distribute across these 14 skills, to help you forge the character you want to play as. When you put points toward a skill, you will get bonuses for that specific skill, and you will gain access to perks you otherwise wouldn't be able to get.

Perks

There are currently 62 perks in the game that you can use to tailor your character to your playstyle. Currently, every 2 levels, you'll get perk points to spend. Some perks have requirements before you can unlock them. An example being, if you want the Light Steps perk, you'll need your Agility attribute, and Sneak skill to be at a specific level before being able to unlock it.

With 5 attributes, 14 skills, and 62 perks, I feel like you can truly create, and play as the character you have in mind.

Additions & Changes

Damage Numbers

This wasn't originally intended to be included in the game, but people have asked for this, so I decided to implement it into the game. Damage numbers are completely optional. You can toggle it on and off in the menu.

Inventory

The inventory has been completely changed since the last video. This is much cleaner, and easier to navigate than the previous one, and as you can see, you can now view your character in the Inventory screen. You can see how your character looks when you decide to wear a really cool cowboy hat, or when you decide to change your armour!

What's next?

What's next is for me to do some more QA. During this period, I also intend to release the next gameplay video. The gameplay video will cover some of the first couple of minutes of the game on the planet Berith II, where the player comes across their first major town called 'Chronos'. You will see all of the changes and additions I've implemented since the last video, and some new stuff too. I hope you'll look forward to that! Once I feel the game has been properly optimised, I'll feel comfortable setting a firm release date. I'll announce that as soon as possible!

This has been such a long journey; over 5 years now, and I can't wait for all of you to get to play this. As you now know, I don't have a release date YET, but I'm aiming for Early November now. I apologise for not being able to meet the release dates I've previously set, but as this has been my life for 5 years, I really don't want to let it out until I feel it's ready, and it's nearly there.

I truly want to thank all of you for the patience you've shown me, and for sticking with me through all of this. It's because of you, and your understanding, that I feel like I can truly make this game into the game I had envisioned.

Please wishlist it on Steam if you like what you see!

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Within the Cosmos Update: 8 Minutes of gameplay!

Within the Cosmos Update: 8 Minutes of gameplay!

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Within the Cosmos Update: Delayed to 1 August

Within the Cosmos Update: Delayed to 1 August

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Steam page for Sci-Fi FPS RPG 'Within the Cosmos' is live!

Steam page for Sci-Fi FPS RPG 'Within the Cosmos' is live!

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After over 4 years of development, the Steam page for Sci-Fi First-Person RPG 'Within the Cosmos' has finally gone up!

Within the Cosmos is releasing 31 May 2019! Here's the reveal trailer!

Within the Cosmos is releasing 31 May 2019! Here's the reveal trailer!

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After over 2 long years of the Steam Greenlight trailer, Within the Cosmos has a new trailer, showcasing how the game will look when you get to play it...

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At the risk of sounding pushy, is there a possible release date in the near future? I am not trying to rush you, i am just really excited about the game. Thanks for all your time and effort!

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thecosmosdev

Hey, no worries, It's fine!

I'm still working on it at the moment. I'm aiming for an Early November release date, but nothing is final yet. I'll update this once I have a firm release date!

Thank you so much for your interest, and understanding!

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will there be any space ship type game play? even if there isnt i am still getting the game. It looks amazing.

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thecosmosdev Creator
thecosmosdev

The entire game is on foot only! Thanks so much!! :)

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how much do u thionk it will cost on release? kinda interested in gettin it

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thecosmosdev Creator
thecosmosdev

Hey there, it will be $15 USD. Sorry for the late reply! Didn't see this until now!

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looks like a working little brother of no mans sky. awesome

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Thank you! I'm glad you like it! :)

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Can't wait for this to be released.

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thecosmosdev

Thanks so much! Still working hard on it!

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