Duo developer studio Chaystar Unlimited have announced that their four-year passion project Lilith Odyssey has hit the Steam store. Taking inspiration from the likes of Oregon Trail and No Man’s Sky, Lilith Odyssey takes the survival strategy gameplay of a migration adventure and puts it in an oddball, low-poly galaxy filled with alien cultures and animals, space businesses, and the freedom to explore more than 1000 unique worlds. Announcement trailer below:
The Great Nacho Wars have ended. A corrupt galactic government saps life and resources from the many war-weary planets it controls. Your alien family risks everything across an open-world galactic odyssey to find a mysterious land of new beginnings. And they’re all aware of their simulated nature. Choose how you’ll survive a harrowing space journey!
Flight sim mechanics are used to ride solar rays across vast distances, balanced with the strategy to manage supplies, defend against space- and ground-level threats, and explore opportunities for food, fuel and goods on alien worlds. The story has a beginning and an end, but it’s the player’s leadership that defines the rest.
- Outfit space sailing ships, chart a course along solar highways, and beam down to more than 1000 possible planets, moons and asteroids along the way. Each world is procedurally generated with its own blend of biomes, weather, animals, civilization (sometimes hostile) and topography.
- The galaxy holds its own intrigue – various space businesses and star malls offer unique items and services while monuments hold clues into the galaxy’s history.
- Researching survival technology, defences and weaponry for planets and cosmic travel helps advance and protect player economies from ground-level and space raiders alike.
- With a moment to rest, turn up the Grand Theft Auto-inspired radio station – the game’s original soundtrack that includes more than 80 minutes of “hit songs,” DJ segments and ads that are completely unique to the Lilith Odyssey universe. (You can get an Ad-Free upgrade to the radio if you want just the tunes.)
As the game is set as Early Access on Steam, a planned full release of the game is scheduled for May 2021.