Want to try and survive on a minute’s worth of scavenging before blasting off into space? It’s not something I can recommend for real life, but you can see what happens in 60 Parsecs!. 60 Parsecs! is a bit of an expansion on the developer’s previous game, 60 Seconds, with a slew of new updates and mechanics.
Here’s more information from Robot Gentleman:
Building upon the success of debut title 60 Seconds!, this darkly comedic romp tasks players with scavenging as many supplies as they can carry (in 60 seconds, of course), before blasting off into space and attempting to survive on their spoils in a non-linear, narrative-driven adventure.
Melding sci-fi pop culture of the 1950s and ‘60s with Cold War and Space Race propaganda, 60 Parsecs! aims to provide gamers with a fresh take on space travel that’s both fantastic and oddly believable. In other words, you’ve never seen space travel quite like this.
This fresh coat of outer space paint is joined by a whole host of improvements to the core scavenging and survival of 60 Seconds! From completely overhauled gameplay mechanics and the introduction of a crafting system, to a deeper, more personal narrative that will take your hapless crew on a planet-hopping journey through known (and unknown) space, 60 Parsecs! lives up to its suitably larger name.
Keep your crew alive and ready for action. Make difficult choices, ration supplies and face the horrors of space, in a non-linear narrative. And maybe reach your destination. Or not. 60 Parsecs! will launch on PC through Steam, and major consoles in 2018.
- Scavenge, plan and survive: Live with the decisions you make in 60 seconds of frantic scavenging as you embark on an adventure, surviving on odds and ends ranging from cans of soup to sock puppets.
- Survival like you’ve never seen it before: Chart your course for a casual, darkly comedic and story-driven take on the survival genre, that blends sci-fi pop culture of the ‘50s and ‘60s with Cold War propaganda.
- Explore the vastness of space: Experience a procedural, non-linear story, incorporating roguelite elements for short but intense play sessions.
- Craft your own story: Tackle hundreds of story-based events with a diverse cast of characters, resulting in an endless stream of space-faring narratives.
There is also a reveal trailer:
60 Parsecs! will release on major consoles and PC in 2018.