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Everspace could be the next great space shooter

Hands on with the alpha, coming soon to PC, Xbox One and VR platforms

Charlie Hall is Polygon’s tabletop editor. In 10-plus years as a journalist & photographer, he has covered simulation, strategy, and spacefaring games, as well as public policy.

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Just last week a preview trailer for Everspace landed in my inbox and proceeded to knock my socks off. It took me a few days to get back to my home gaming PC, but I was not disappointed once I got there. In alpha for less than a week, this roguelike shooter is the real deal.

You might remember the good folks at Rockfish Games from their Galaxy On Fire games, a mobile spacefaring series that involved dogfighting and some light RPG mechanics. Since then their Everspace project has had a successful Kickstarter campaign and a smooth trip through Steam Greenlight. It's even playable in VR. I invited Griffin McElroy to join me among the stars. Use the link above to watch in full 1080p on YouTube.

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