Interstellaria Blasting Off In July

Rapidly bobbing heads, ahoy! Interstellaria [official site] reminds me strangely of a cross between Swords & Sworcery and FTL. (Seriously, look at those craniums vibrate.) This real-time space exploration game has recently picked up a release date – July 17th – and a shiny new trailer too! Woo.

The basic idea is quite stellar, if you’d excuse the shameless pun. You’re an interstellar captain who must lead a fleet of vessels through the cold, nether regions of space in pursuit of… oh, whatever the heck you want, really. Money. Conquest. The ability to shoot plasma-fueled death at alien dinosaurs. The possibilities are not exactly endless, but they’re certainly quite expansive. In particular, I’m looking forward to the idea of micro-managing dysfunctional crews, even as they run about trying to put out fires while keeping themselves amused. (Will the two be related? Who knows?)

Featuring music from the unimitable Chipzel, Interstellaria will have you pillaging planets and picking out outfits for your crew members. It’d set you back about £6.99/8,99€/$9.99 which isn’t terrible at all, I think.

15 Comments

  1. vahnn says:

    This trailer is so thick with reverence to Starship Troopers that I can’t help but throw money at the screen. I’ll give ‘er a whirl.

  2. twaitsfan says:

    Finally – kickstarter coming to fruition. Hope this does well, Coldrice seems like quite a nice chap.

  3. Sin Vega says:

    Oh gosh, this is exactly the sort of game I’d make if I was about as able to make games as I am to finish this se

    • mukuste says:

      I can’t help but think that this is actually a dig against the game.

      • LionsPhil says:

        I kinda got what they were going for, but the conditional tense ends up not making a (self-deprecating) assertion about their own ability to finish gamedev projects, but instead of this game’s developers’, yeah.

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    heretic says:

    Sounds great! Will be looking forward to this

  5. kuertee says:

    It IS a direct 1:1, scene-by-scene, interpretation of Starship Trooper’s in-movie propaganda trailer.

    NICE!

  6. Dale Winton says:

    Is this the same guys who made starbound? Because they might want to finish that game first

    • Sian says:

      I can see how you would confuse Coldrice and Chucklefish. I mean, they both start with a C.

  7. GemFire81 says:

    I love Starship Troopers! I love FTL! If I don’t love this game I surely don’t know what love is.