developer: David Strachan
publisher: David Strachan
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / common screen, players: 1-4
game language: English
game release date for PC:
Undercrewed is a cooperative mix of strategy and simulation modelled on the cult FTL: Faster Than Light and Lovers in Dangerous Space Time. It is another project of David Strachan and Dex Cimino, for whom it was their debut on Steam.
Undercrewed combines FTL: Faster Than Light gameplay with a collaborative experience of Lovers in Dangerous Space Time, Barotrauama or We Need to Go Deeper. In the game we play the role of the last surviving members of the crew of the space ship, who cross the universe and undertake various tasks. After choosing a mission, we go to a location where enemy units are waiting for us. We must use ship systems such as shields, missiles and repair drones to fight them. The problem is that each of them must be operated from a separate room or even a few, and the four-person crew is not able to fill all the positions at once. Players must therefore navigate between the ship's rooms (shown in a top down view) and coordinate their actions in such a way as to cope with the next challenges.
One of the attractions are rich personalization options. In the game we have a choice of many ship models, which differ in the number and layout of rooms and statistics. It is up to us to decide whether we prefer a stronger and more durable unit, or a weaker one, but allowing us to mount more useful modules. The latter is achieved by developing characters with the help of a technological tree, which allows us to improve in the role of a captain, engineer, specialist in shields and treatment or weaponry. There is no rigid division into classes so that we can always change specialisations without losing the progress that has been made.
Undercrewed allows you to play alone or with up to 4 players. The authors did not separate the online mode from the local cooperation, which means that people playing on one screen and online can play together.
The creators of Undercrewed wanted to create a title that would allow even older computers to have fun. Therefore, the game uses simple, but legible two-dimensional graphics and a residual audio setting. In addition, the title allows you to play with both the keyboard and additional controllers.
PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Pentium 4, 1 GB RAM, graphic card Intel HD or better, 800 MB HDD, Windows 7