Jumplight Odyssey is an upcoming starship roguelite colony sim from the makers of Armello, and once I noticed it in motion late final 12 months, I used to be extraordinarily pumped for it. It was formally introduced with its very flash animated opening sequence throughout November’s PC Gaming Show Preview stream, however now you, too, can see what it really appears like in movement with its very first gameplay trailer. Come and have a gander at its spaceship antics – or, if you happen to’re like me, simply watch the 2 full seconds of a crew member giving Ham the pig a pleasant huge belly-rub on repeat.
In the trailer, we get to see the numerous layered deck innards of the SDF Catalina, the ship you will be piloting as captain Princess Euphora and her crew try to flee the lethal Zutopans and discover a new place to name residence. Developer League Of Geeks cited FTL, Rimworld and Two Point Hospital as a few of their key inspirations once I spoke to them about it final 12 months, and I feel you may see all of these references come to the fore within the new trailer, particularly with its constructing sections, hectic area fires and airlock ejections, and, after all, tickling the gosh-darned wiggly stomach of Ham the area pig.
We additionally get a breakdown of the Catalina’s totally different departments, together with its engineers, scientists, and fight pilots. The fourth division, which is not highlighted within the trailer, is your provide crew, who will cart sources round your ship as and after they’re wanted. As the captain, you will be issuing orders to those division leaders all through your journey throughout the photo voltaic system, and you can improve their capabilities by investing in every division.
Alas, there are masses extra programs at play right here that are not coated by its 75-second-long trailer, so do go and have a learn of my in depth chat with League Of Geeks co-founder and studio director Trent Kusters to get the full-lowdown on what you may count on from Jumplight Odyssey when it launches in early entry later this 12 months. Until then, you too can preserve monitor of its improvement over on Steam.