Shortest Trip To Earth enters Early Access

An unofficial solution for those yearning for FTL 2.0. 

Estonian indie game developers at Interactive Fate launched today the Early Access stage for their new roguelike, space exploration game Shortest Trip To Earth. With the collaboration of publishers at Iceberg Interactive, this title brings a solution for those who craved a sequel for FTL: Faster Than Light.

After its pretty popular presentation at this year’s Gamescom, Shortest Trip To Earth finally launches in Steam’s Early Access and mixes space exploration with roguelike mechanics to provide a homage for the golden era of Star Trek, putting players in control of their own spaceship, having to manage, upgrade and defend its crew and equipment against the many hazards of deep space.

If this sounds familiar, the you’ve probably played FTL: Faster Than Light and, as almost every other gamer out there, was waiting for a sequel. Well, this isn’t and official one, but it will probably quench your thirst for more space adventures and heavy tactical combat.

Shortest Trip to Earth

“We are extremely excited to make our project available on Steam, having been in development for five years. Like my previous title “Teleglitch”, “Shortest Trip to Earth” will swiftly lead players into the hardcore survival zone. The game presents an atmospheric, rich world that rewards exploration and demands you to cope with deadly, often desperate conditions… or die in permadeath and start over. The Shortest Trip universe is harsh, and continuously chips away at hit points, resources, ammo, drones and crew, until you need to start scrapping parts of your ship to keep on going. The game is packed witty tongue-in-cheek comments and innuendo that will appeal to a mature audience.”, said Edvin Aedma, lead designer at Interactive Fate.

The studio listed Shortest Trip To Earth’s key features in today’s launch press release:

  • Master the art of survival in unexplored space!
  • Traverse a procedurally generated universe full of intrigue
  • Ship customization & crew management
  • Epic real-time tactical space battles
  • Onboard combat, featuring hostile intruders, drones and battle-hardened pets
  • Hundreds of random events with unique outcomes
  • Uncover fascinating and exotic stories from across the universe

You can pick up Shortest Trip To Earth right now through Steam for $19.99 with a 15% discount for the week of launch.