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Deep Sky Derelicts

4 weeks ago

Feature: ♫ Open the door, get on the deck, everybody stab a snakeman's neck ♫

Have You Played… Deep Sky Derelicts?

Deep Sky Derelicts is a dungeon crawling game about people rummaging through crumbling old space wreckage for loot, and getting into fights resolved by playing cards in a JRPG-style fight between two sets of gits. There's a sort-of-deck-building mechanic where your set of cards is determined by what gear you have, and people either tend to really like that, or really not like it. Mostly…

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2 years ago

Feature: Derelicte

Deep Sky Derelicts is a deck-building strategic game for those scared of such things

I'm really not one for deck building games. I think it's primarily a matter of constantly feeling like I'm doing something wrong, always certain I should have a better selection of cards, that if I'd made a different choice I'd be having another experience... it's an anxiety-inducing way to play anything. So clearly I was unsure starting Deep Sky Derelicts, despite liking the sound of…

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Feature: Keep 'em peeled

Strange indie games to watch from Gamescom 2018

There were a lot of games at Gamescom. A lot of them were good and interesting, but I didn’t get enough time with them to write you thousands of words, or they’re not quite done enough yet. They’re a soufflé that needs more time to rise. But I still wanted to tell you about them, these strange little soufflés in many different flavours. An alternate…

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3 years ago

Feature: RIP The Fun Time Club

Premature Evaluation: Deep Sky Derelicts

This week’s Premature Evaluation sees Fraser exploring rusty spaceships and beating up robots for cash in sci-fi tactics RPG Deep Sky Derelicts. My first crew, The Fun Time Club, got deep inside an ancient space wreck without too much trouble, but overconfidence breeds recklessness. A fight with a trio of psychotic robot janitors exhausted them so much that they couldn’t get back to their ship.…

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Feature: A welcome reprieve from AAA

Unknown Pleasures: five of the best new Steam games this week

Welcome back to Unknown Pleasures, a weekly column wherein I recommended five new Steam games released during the past seven days, and which you probably haven't heard of already. This week: what-if GTA, mental health Metroidvanias and Neverending Story dragonflight simulators.

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