A downloadable game for Windows

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Keep Your Crew Alive

You're the artificial intelligence for a colony ship limping its way to the red planet.

It's not easy. You're in a race against dwindling resources, and systems break down rapidly. Your crew are your only hope.

There's a catch: the crew members are independent beings. You can't control them. They're also fickle, needy, and (at times) incompetent. Still, you have to rely on them.

Take Fate into Your (Digital) Hands

Design your own ship. Customize everything.

Control the ship's systems. Set alarms to get the crew's attention. Respond to emergencies.

Die, alone and drifting, in the dark.

Brutal Resource Management

Deep mechanics, simple controls, responsive difficulty, short sessions, and randomized gameplay elements lead to a tight, challenging experience.

A single run takes less than half an hour, but success takes hours of mastery.

An Uncaring World

Destination Ares is about losing power over time rather than gaining it. It's about the internal struggle instead of the external. There are no aliens or guns; just nonchalant blobs of water named Charlie.

Dev && Design Blog: http://blog.patrick-scott.com

Twitter: @_stralor

Music composed by R Kim Shultz. Soundtrack available here

More information

Published Apr 19, 2016
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
Release date Nov 14, 2016
Rating
(4)
AuthorStralor
GenreSimulation
Tags2D, Difficult, Futuristic, Management, Multiple Endings, Perma Death, Pixel Art, Sci-fi, Singleplayer, Space
Average sessionAbout an hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly, Subtitles
LinksTwitter, Dev Blog

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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $15.87 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

destination-ares-windows-x64.zip Version 1.0.1 162 MB

Development log