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The Station [Steam, Official Site] is an upcoming sci-fi first-person exploration game surrounding the discovery of a sentient alien civilization, it's had a slight release delay but the good news is that Linux will be a same-day release.

They also teased some new screenshots, like the one below:

Pretty right?

Here's what they said in their latest update posted today:

After delaying PC release in July, we re-assessed the current state of the game and are now confident for a full Desktop (PC, Mac, Linux) and console release early 2018. Our team has grown and bonded so well over these past months and we are all very proud of our efforts to finally let our first flagship game out in to the world.

See the full update here. It's nice to post about a delay for once that isn't just for the Linux version, their commitment to getting Linux out same-day is commendable. It's a little on the older side now, but if you missed it we interviewed the developer before.

A little of the story:

How would you react if we discovered a sentient alien civilization, challenging everything we know about biology, chemistry, physics, religion and answering the questions man has asked throughout history? But what if this sentient alien civilization was discovered in a state of civil war? Determining that the rewards outweigh the risks, an undetectable space station with a small three-person crew deploys to research the alien culture in search of a means towards a peaceful relationship. Unable to contact the crew, a recon specialist to sent to uncover what happened. What players discover will challenge their view of surveillance, imperialism and moral law.

Welcome aboard The Station.

I'm very excited about this one and I'm hoping we can get some thoughts up at release. Space sci-fi is my true love, so it seems like a game made for me.

Thanks for the tip Eike.

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Patola 5 January 2018 at 1:51 pm UTC
Seems my kind of game. Neat! Wishlisted immediately.
Eike 5 January 2018 at 2:07 pm UTC
Wandering through stations! My cup of coffee!
Pit 5 January 2018 at 5:32 pm UTC
Hmm, on their site you can pre-order via something that looks like the humble widget, and the "what's included" says 'digital copy of the game'.

Raises some hope that it might show up outside steam, too - or am I too optimistic?
ElectricPrism 5 January 2018 at 9:13 pm UTC
Looks like System Shock 2 but in High Res -- if it play is fun it might make it into my "Top 20" (I'm reading the description and I'm unsure if a Exploration will yield the same gratification of traditional Adventure/FPS/Puzzle games like Zelda, Metroid, SS2, etc... but if it is I'll be down)
PublicNuisance 6 January 2018 at 6:37 am UTC
If anyone wants to try to help persuade them to make a DRM free version vote here:
Purple Library Guy 7 January 2018 at 2:17 am UTC
Clearly intellectually ambitious. I just hope their reach doesn't too far exceed their grasp. It'd be disappointing if they're all "The Questions Of The Ages" and then the answers turn out to be cliche ho-hum. But that's surprisingly hard to avoid--the thing about the Big Questions is that, y'know, lots of very smart people have speculated about 'em for a long time; coming up with cooler answers is very hard.
But I give them kudos for guts!
calfret 8 January 2018 at 3:04 pm UTC
Thx Public Nuisance. I went and upvoted on GOG.
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