TRAINS IN SPACE. Hungry Planet Games seem rather proud of this juxtaposition, almost as proud as I was of my ill-fated 'rickshaws in the ocean' venture. (So many deaths.) These SPACE TRAINS appear in their latest adventure game, Astroloco: Worst Contact (opens in new tab) , a comedy point-and-click featuring sci-pirates, voice acting, melodramatic narration, and character sprites that kinda look like they're in the wrong game (in a good way). The full thing's due out on January 31st for £3.99/$5.99, but there's a demo (opens in new tab) to play in the meantime.
As with most adventure games, I managed to last until Astroloco threw a puzzle at me, my response being to throw a shoe at my laptop screen. Now I've lost my shoe, and the internet's cracked - thanks a lot, Hungry Planet Games. While I find my other clog, I'll let them describe their latest project.
"In the far future, humans explore and colonise space using ridiculously deadly, moon-sized trains - 'Astro Locomotives'. They're operated by enormous, competing railroad companies and train vs. train combat is (expensively) common. Take control of a mistreated mechanic and a swashbuckling pilot as you try to save Gilbert Station from destruction at the hands of an alien death fleet!"
Did they do it? Good good. Now here's a trailer of those SPACE TRAINS in action:
[Thanks to IndieGames (opens in new tab) for discovering this.]