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Author Topic: Save The Astronaut (2020)  (Read 2552 times)

Sep 24, 2020, 12:02:38 AM
Topic on: Sep 24, 2020, 12:02:38 AM
Hey guys, haven't been around these parts much in the last few months. I have an announcement. I've finished a game and it's coming out at the end of the month!

"Save The Astronaut. Inspired by classic 8-bit console games of the 1980s, and strives to recreate an authentic, challenging, throwback experience.

In Save The Astronaut you take on the role of Bill, career space-man. You're marooned on an uncharted world in a far off star system. Covered in jagged rock and freezing ice. Before impact your ship jettisoned a disaster beacon. You must traverse this chilling world and activate the beacon to receive rescue.

Your mission: Navigate the 20 ever-more challenging levels and reach the exit before you run out of air! Avoid freezing waters, and razor-sharp rocks. Find reserve oxygen tanks and keep your life line going long enough to make it home!"

Steam store page:

If it tickles your fancy in anyway, please add it to your wishlists and share it with your friends. It would mean a great deal to me. This is not just a one off. I am hoping this will be the bedrock to put me into a financial position to build better and larger games in the future.

Game launches September 30th for $1.99. Look out for the Alien references. :)

Oct 03, 2020, 05:50:35 PM
Reply #2 on: Oct 03, 2020, 05:50:35 PM
My friend over at Retro Dino has done a full playthrough of the game on his YouTube Channel:

Oct 15, 2020, 07:56:15 PM
Reply #4 on: Oct 15, 2020, 07:56:15 PM
Save The Astronaut is now on indiedb!

We were also in a sponsored stream thanks to "The Princess" on facebook.

She starts streaming Save The Astronaut at about 2:02:00 into the stream.

We'll be releasing an update for the game along with a demo and a full playthrough with commentary this time next week. Stay tuned!

« Last Edit: Oct 15, 2020, 09:18:26 PM by OpenMaw »

Oct 25, 2020, 11:22:33 PM
Reply #5 on: Oct 25, 2020, 11:22:33 PM
We've just updated Save The Astronaut with a patch to tweak a few issues. If you haven't picked up your copy you can get it on Steam.

We received a review from the facebook streamer "The Princess." She gave us a 7.5, you can check that review out here. Give her some love.

Once again, you can get the game on Steam here:

For tose of you not so sure yet, we will have a free demo coming out October 30th.

Thank you to everyone for offering their support and for picking up the game.

Oct 26, 2020, 05:33:22 AM
Reply #6 on: Oct 26, 2020, 05:33:22 AM
Holy moly how did I miss this.

Retro 8 bit, sign me up.

Oct 29, 2020, 11:47:40 AM
Reply #7 on: Oct 29, 2020, 11:47:40 AM
Holy moly how did I miss this.

Retro 8 bit, sign me up.

I hope you enjoy it, my friend.

We now have a playable demo available on Steam. We tried to go for a more old school length to our demo. 7 of the 20 levels and 2 of the 5 bonus levels. We're really hoping as we get closer to the holiday seasons that the game will be purchased in bulk buys along with similarly priced games.

Like I've said before if you or your friends are into retro 8 bit games this could be a good gift purchase around the holidays. You can get this and couple other games for under 10 dollars.

If anyone here does pick up the game and tries it, please leave us reviews on Steam. Every single review is valuable. Not only for the content and feedback within, but it also helps literally make the game more visible on the Steam platform.

Thank you again to everyone who has given us support thus far. We appreciate you all!

Nov 22, 2020, 10:38:22 PM
Reply #8 on: Nov 22, 2020, 10:38:22 PM
Holy moly how did I miss this.

Retro 8 bit, sign me up.

I don't know if you had a chance to check out Save The Astronaut yet, but we have a sale going on, 20% off on Steam, through the Thanksgiving holiday.

If you do happen to check out Save The Astronaut we'd really appreciate it if you could drop us a review on the Steam store page. Every single review on there no matter how big or small is immensely helpful to raising visibility for the game.

Our next project is under development. We decided to delay STA2 to our number 3 slot for development as something else was really getting our blood pumping. No nuanced details yet, all I can say is "horror/science fiction" and "first person shooter."

« Last Edit: Nov 22, 2020, 11:42:37 PM by OpenMaw »


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