Indie Simulator Game Space Crew Launches Demo On Steam

Brighton-based indie developer Runner Duck has collaborated with publisher Curve Digital to bring the long-anticipated sequel to Bomber Crew to fans of the simulation game. Space Crew is not fully out yet but its demo version is on Steam now. The full game is set to launch this September to the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch consoles, as well as on PC.

The key art for Space Crew, the sequel to the indie simulation game Bomber Crew. Developed by Runner Duck and published by Curve Digital.
The key art for Space Crew, the sequel to the indie simulation game Bomber Crew. Developed by Runner Duck and published by Curve Digital.

In Space Force, a space exploration simulator, players must join forces with an elite group of Earth's best lines of defense, as they defend their planet from an alien menace from across the stars. The game centers around players' characters and the management of their space station as they deal with challenges such as oxygen failures, hull breaches, and more, not to mention the occasional extraterrestrial attack.

A screenshot from indie simulation game Space Crew showcasing the mess hall of the space station. Developed by Runner Duck and published by Curve Digital.
A screenshot from indie simulation game Space Crew showcasing the mess hall of the space station. Developed by Runner Duck and published by Curve Digital.

According to the announcement made about the Space Crew demo launch:

Space Crew will feature the same compelling gameplay loop as its beloved predecessor with players controlling the actions of their crew moment-to-moment in the minutiae of navigation, scanning and combat. The new space setting allows much more player freedom and campaign unpredictability with much greater mission variety and deeper strategic gameplay.

A screenshot from indie simulation game Space Crew showcasing its spaceship combat system. Developed by Runner Duck and published by Curve Digital.
A screenshot from indie simulation game Space Crew showcasing its spaceship combat system. Developed by Runner Duck and published by Curve Digital.

You can watch the announcement trailer for this game below. Does Space Crew interest you? For those of you who have played Bomber Crew, does this game have the potential to live up to its predecessor? And if you haven't, do these screenshots make you want to play the first game? Let us know in the comments below!

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