60 Parsecs! is a space-age survival game from the maker of 60 Seconds!

60 Seconds! studio Robot Gentleman announced today that its upcoming space-age survival adventure 60 Parsecs! will released on Steam on September 18. Similar to its predecessor, 60 Parsecs! will give intrepid, Cold War-era astronauts just 60 seconds to collect supplies from a doomed space station, which they'll have to rely on to survive a journey to a new, less apocalyptically-pancaked world. 

The game will unfold over two distinct phases: The 60-second, "grab what you can" scavenging bit, and then the more drawn-out escape, a "procedurally generated choose-your-own-adventure," fraught with hunger, hard feelings, hostile aliens, and more. Extra supplies can be discovered by exploring new worlds encountered along the way, but of course that opens the door to all sorts of potential new trouble. 

"You'll have to make tough calls each day as you decide who to feed with dwindling food supplies, who to send on supply-gathering missions, and who to toss out the airlock when brain slugs come a-callin," Robot Gentleman said. And once things go sideways, they tend to stay that way: 60 Parsecs! is a "very-much-permadeath adventure." 

60 Parsecs! will go for $15. Hit up robotgentleman.com to find out more. 

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.