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Niche Spotlight – Shortest Trip to Earth

This is Niche Spotlight. In this column, we regularly introduce new games to our fans, so please leave feedback and let us know if there’s a game you want us to cover!

Today’s Spotlight is Shortest Trip to Earth, a space exploration roguelite by Interactive Fate and Iceberg Interactive that recently left Early Access.

Embark on a perilous journey across the galaxy in a fully customizable and modular starship. Manage your ship’s system and its crew to ensure your continued survival in a cold and cruel universe. Engage in tactical battles against pirates, raiders, and hostile aliens, with both ship-to-ship combat and boarding operations. You can check out the launch trailer above.

Shortest Trip to Earth is available on Windows PC via Steam and GOG for $19.99.

Here’s a rundown of the game:


From the writer of “Teleglitch: Die More Edition” comes Shortest Trip to Earth, a roguelike spaceship simulator featuring exploration, ship management, game-influencing decision-making and real-time tactical battles.

Explore a detailed and deadly universe
Embark on a perilous journey through a procedurally generated universe and explore massive space sectors crawling with exotic lifeforms. Engage in action-packed tactical combat against hostile ships, boarding parties and inter-dimensional space monsters.

Master the art of survival by customizing your ship with modular components and perks. Choose from a range of spaceships and manage life within your vessel – from crew, pets and drones to ship modules and weapons. Shape your journey through hundreds of multiple-choice events, featuring unique hand-drawn illustrations.

Shortest Trip to Earth features unforgiving permadeath, but you can unlock perks to increase the odds of survival on your next run.

Key Features

  • Master the art of survival in unexplored space!
  • Explore a procedurally generated universe, packed with content
  • Collect resources, craft modules & upgrade your ship
  • Epic real-time tactical space battles
  • Onboard combat, featuring hostile intruders, drones and battle-hardened pets
  • 500+ ship modules, a variety of ship weapons and nukes
  • 30+ unique crew weapons
  • 50+ types of crew, drones & combat pets
  • Hundreds of random events with unique illustrations and outcomes
  • Every ship starts with a cat

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Frank Streva

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