Duskers

In Duskers you pilot drones into derelict spaceships to find the means to survive and piece together how the universe became a giant graveyard.

Explore

You are a drone operator, surrounded by old gritty tech that acts as your only eyes and ears to the outside world. What you hear comes through a remote microphone. What you see is how each drone sees the world. Motion sensors tell you something's out there, but not what. And when you issue commands, you do it through a command line interface.

Adapt

You have to earn everything in Duskers, scavenging drone upgrades, drones, and even ship upgrades. But dangerous creatures lurk in these derelict ships, and weapons are rare, so you may need to think of a clever way to explore a military outpost using only a motion sensor and a lure.
But even if you find a way, the sensor that you rely on may break down, or you may run out of lures, even your drone's camera feed can start to fail. A favorite strategy can't be exploited for long, so you'll have to continually adapt.

Survive

Duskers is set in a procedurally generated Universe, and when you die you lose everything. You not only need to worry about what hazards lay waiting for you in the derelicts, but also running out of fuel, or parts to modify your drones and ship.
You are alone, isolated in the dark reaches of space. Only by sifting through what ship logs remain un-corrupted can you piece together what happened.
Features
- Use a Command Line Interface to control drones & ship systems
- Explore procedurally generated derelict ships and universe
- Upgrade and modify drones with the salvage you find
- Discover ship logs and piece together what happened

About Us

We previously made A Virus Named TOM and then were fortunate enough to get Indie Fund to help us fund Duskers. More about us HERE
Minimum Requirements
OS: Windows XP+
Processor: SSE2 instruction set support.
Graphics: DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities; generally everything made since 2004 should work
DirectX: Version 9.0
Storage: 200 MB available space
Minimum Requirements
OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
Storage: 200 MB available space
Minimum Requirements
OS: Ubuntu 12.04+, SteamOS+
Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
Storage: 200 MB available space
  • Duskers is a solid lock for one of my personal games of the year.

  • Duskers is a highly original game that features one of the greatest, most atmospheric environments I’ve seen in a long time.

  • A tense and spooky strategy roguelike that's as satisfying as it is harrowing.

  • Not only is the concept unique, the execution is as well. In its best moments you actually feel like you are sitting at a computer terminal in a deserted spaceship trying to navigate the drones on a basis of schematic scanner data. In its not so good moments the path-finding and some other minor flaws destroy the immersion.

  • An excellent game for scratching that obsessive roguelike itch. It’s minimalist and tough as nails with a peculiar interface, but as it turns out, successfully crushing all infestations on a ship with a novella of keystrokes provides a special kind of satisfaction.

  • LEVEL (Czech Republic)

    Very fresh and not forgiving rouge-like, which is not an RPG, but rather text game linked with real-time tactical strategy. Interesting and very tasty mix. [Issue#266]

  • Duskers’ lo-fi aesthetic and gameplay completely immersed us in the role of the captain and his efforts to remotely direct his drones on board of perilous derelict spaceships.

  • CD-Action

    Duskers would be perfect if it wasn’t for an exaggerated impact of randomness on gameplay. [09/2016, p.53]

  • Ultimately, Duskers is about allowing yourself to believe that you're really sitting on a rickety old space ship, with only drones for friends. You're alone, but not without hope. You may not conquer the universe, but you'll eventually learn how to survive it.

  • Duskers starts out with a unique premise, and despite the grainy old-school visuals, audio and text-based interface, is quite enjoyable.

Duskers
$19.99 $8.50
Title: Duskers
Genre: Indie, Strategy
Released: 18 May 2016
Developer: Misfits Attic
Publisher: Misfits Attic
  • Single-player
UI Audio Subs
English
metacritic
metacritic
score
loading