Everspace continues to look fancy in new trailer


'Gameplay' is a meaningless, junk word most of the time, although it can help to distinguish between CGI, live-action, faked, and actually-in-game trailers. I can't fathom what it means in the following context, however—that context being the title of the new trailer for (stonking space roguelike) Everspace.

Here is the '1st Playable Gameplay Trailer' for Rockfish Games' beautiful space-'em-up, despite 10 minutes of game footage already appearing at the time of the Kickstarter. (I'm guessing that Everspace is now playable on the developers' end, but it is a bit confusing.)

Semantics aside, Everspace still looks a treat, eschewing realistic physics and authentic space wankery for visual loveliness and lots of colourful lasers.

Kickstarter backers are set to receive a playable alpha build in March—the rest of us will have to wait until the full release in October 2016.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.