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Mitu  [developer] Nov 14, 2013 @ 3:50am
Redshirt: about the game, videos, and reviews!
Hello! To aid some of you who haven't heard of Redshirt before, I thought I'd start a thread which I could point you to, chock full of useful information. :)

So, as described, Redshirt is a comedy sci-fi social networking simulation game. It's about playing as the most insignificant, nobody character on a space station (hence the title!), where everyone seems annoyingly obsessed with 'Spacebook'.

You hear rumours something terrible will happen soon aboard the station, and you need to stop being a disposable nobody before it's too late! You can do this by interacting (through Spacebook!) with randomly-generated, AI-driven characters with their own unique personalities, trying to win friends and influence station citizens. Or, you can focus on what skills you need to climb the fairly-extensive career tree. Or, save up your KarmaCreds. Or, flirt your way up the station. The choice is yours, and there are different strategies. You just have a limited time in which to do it, otherwise... terrible things will happen. You are a Redshirt, after all!

It's kind of like The Sims-meets-parody-of-Facebook-meets-lots-of-silly-sci-fi-puns. :)

It's basically, a tongue-in-cheek, pseudo-social commentary/satirical game about being a hopeless underdog (and about people's obsession with themselves & social networking!) If you like British humour, you'll hopefully like this game!

Previews & Interviews & Articles

Redshirt has been previewed by a number of different sites over the course of its development. Here are just SOME of the links to earlier previews (& some interviews), from the alpha and beta versions:

YouTube Gameplay Vids/Let's Plays

There have also been a few Let's Plays and preview videos by YouTubers. Here are links to a few I'm aware of from the beta version. If you have a Let's Play that you'd like me to link, let me know.

Quill18: Let's Try Redshirt
GrimithR: (Most comprehensive one I'm aware of!)

Developer's Log Videos

At various stages of development, I recorded a few developer's log videos to give you an idea of the design thinking behind some of the game elements. The playlist is here if you want to look through them!

Redshirt Reviews & Opinions

And finally, here is a list of reviews of the actual release version of the game, available here on Steam. I'll keep adding to this as more appear.

If anyone has any specific, genuine questions about gameplay etc, I'll be happy to answer them here! And don't forget you can be really meta and like Redshirt on Facebook[]!

Mitu (The Tiniest Shark)
Last edited by Mitu; Nov 28, 2013 @ 8:38am
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Johnny Nov 14, 2013 @ 4:15am 
Thanks for the post dev :) been playing the game and so far I like it. I don't know if you worked on Kudos 1 and/or 2, but this is superior to those games - relations aren't as extreme (one day best friend, ends friendship next week) and the personal upkeep is vastly improved. The price is still probably a factor for people, but so far I'm enjoying it.
Mitu  [developer] Nov 15, 2013 @ 2:48pm 
Thanks, Johnny!

I've updated this thread with a few more reviews which I've been made aware of; if there are any others I haven't already added, let me know!
Last edited by Mitu; Nov 15, 2013 @ 2:49pm
Mitu  [developer] Nov 17, 2013 @ 2:36am 
Have updated the post with a few more reviews!
Centauri2991 Nov 21, 2013 @ 11:20am 
Hey there, no questions but just wanted to say cheers! Is an awesome timekiller!
Mitu  [developer] Nov 21, 2013 @ 1:17pm 
Thank you for saying so! Very glad you're enjoying it. :)
APerfectCircle Apr 2, 2014 @ 3:27pm 
Can you please fix the broken achievements or respond as to when you will do this
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