K2rjfyk Starship Rubicon

Released on December 12, 2014 by Cheerful Ghost

Developed by Wickworks

Starship Rubicon is a modern take on the classic space shooter genre. It's a smart and challenging rogue-lite that features a unique control scheme, pixel art remixed with real NASA photographs, and an existential crisis about who is REALLY the monster.

In Starship Rubicon, Earth has been casually destroyed by a mysterious race of space-faring invertebrates. You are a fighter pilot whose cryopod has been collected by a possibly-insane AI, who has placed you in the unenviable position of being humanity’s savior. Shanghaied and alone, you must gather the remaining human survivors and traverse the surprising biodiversity of deep space to find a new home.

Starship Rubicon is a challenging game and as such is fun to watch people play. A big part of modern gaming are Let’s Plays and Twitch streams and many people do that professionally. Wick and I believe that Starship Rubicon is a part of that and as such want you to create tons of Starship Rubicon videos and put ads on them. With that, videos are not the only thing that you can create on the web so feel free to create blog posts, walkthroughs and guides as well.

Have fun and if you make anything interesting make sure to share it with us.

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Here is part 2 of the Starship Rubicon Let's Play & Twitch roundup.

The video linked above is a very recent video by Sundarworld where he takes the Lamjet all the way to the Dodongo boss. This is his part 4 in his Starship Rubicon series. I'll keep you posted on how far he goes with this playthrough.

Streamfriends had an awesome Twitch stream video that is massively entertaining. After a few tries Mog beats the game so if you want to see someone beat Rubicon, this video will show you how. Along the way they bump into a few bugs but fear not, like everything, they will be fixed in an upcoming patch.

http://www.twitch.tv/streamfriends/v/3617686

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Starship Rubicon was released last month and it's good to see people enjoy it. We are going to wrap up all the interesting Rubicon Let's Plays and Streams into two posts so strap yourself in for part one!

The video above is Maris of the Twitch GamerQuest fame. She held a two hour game stream/developer Q&A with Wick. I want to feature this video because it not only shows off the game but because Maris has a really interesting discussion with Wick about developing the game. The 2 hour session is broken up in a YouTube playlist, so hopefully that translates well to the embed above.

http://www.twitch.tv/gamerquest

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Starship Rubicon is a great Roguelike with challenging gameplay great retro 2D art. That said, Rubicon also features some killer music by a fantastic Indie musician. The OST for Starship Rubicon was composed by Beatscribe featuring 6 in game tracks and 2 remixes.

Head over to Bandcamp and check it out!

https://beatscribe.bandcamp.com/album/starship-rubicon-ost

You can check out some of his thoughts on the revamped OST as well.

https://beatscribe.wordpress.com/2014/12/15/cheerful-ghost-and-wick-release-starship-rubicon-with-beatscribe-ost/
https://beatscribe.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/wick-studios-and-cheerful-ghost-to-release-starship-rubicon-with-beatscribe-ost/

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Today is the release of Starship Rubicon and I couldn’t be happier. When I talked to Wick about publishing the game I didn’t expect that it would evolve to what it is today. Releasing a game is new to us both and we are both excited about what comes next. Getting the game in the hands of gamers and giving it the widest exposure possible is our goal and it all starts with you. If you haven’t already, I urge you to pick up the game play it and let us know what you think. If you like it, share it with your friends.

We are happy to be selling Starship Rubicon on our website, itch.io and Desura. We will be working with other game stores to sell the game and if... Read All

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Hey Everyone,

I know everyone has been anticipating the launch of Starship Rubicon, I know I have. With that, the launch is so soon it might even be.... tomorrow? Incredible.

With that I wanted to deliver a bit of a bitter pill. Starship Rubicon will be coming out on PC and Mac as advertised but the Linux port is going to slip a bit. As someone that has been using Linux for 10+ years I am bummed. Wick and I wanted to launch with all three ports but due to technical stuff that is somewhat out of our control, we are going to launch with the Linux port next year. Again, as an avid Linux gamer that doesn't like to hear this kind of thing I really didn't want to... Read All

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Last week we dropped the Greenlight for Starship Rubicon and we appreciate everyone checking it out. We wanted to get out a few videos showing off the game and are now releasing the all new gameplay trailer you can watch above. The gameplay trailer shows off the games randomized universe, ships, customization and even more gameplay! We are working hard to get the game out by years end so stay tuned and if you haven’t already, check us out on Steam Greenlight.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=331311253

You can also pre-order Starship Rubicon too
www.starshiprubicon.com

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After spending the last few months polishing Starship Rubicon we are extremely excited to debut the game on Steam Greenlight. Wick and I are both huge Steam fans and as such if you would like to see Rubicon on Steam, we’d appreciate an upvote. We are also using the Greenlight to debut our new Rubicon Reveal Trailer featuring new gameplay footage!

So take a minute to head over to our Steam Greenlight page, give us an upvote and check out the new trailer and gameplay screenshots!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=331311253

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I spent this last Saturday at the Eugene IndieGameCon doing a split Cheerful Ghost and Starship Rubicon booth. Since Starship Rubicon is the first game Cheerful Ghost is publishing it makes sense to show the game at a booth together and this was the first time we did it. It's one thing having a table at an event for a video game community but it's something very different to show off a game. I was also really excited to see people responding well to the build of the game we had to show. After the first few people ran into a steep difficulty wall, Wick balanced the game and everyone that came afterward had a bit easier go of things. Some people did very... Read All

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A few months ago I posted that Cheerful Ghost was publishing it’s first game and today I am happy to introduce you to Starship Rubicon!

Starship Rubicon is a space shoot-em up that modernizes the physics and mechanics of Asteroids combined with the ship modification and roguelike elements of FTL.

In Starship Rubicon, Earth has been casually destroyed by a mysterious race of space-faring invertebrates. You are a fighter pilot whose cryopod has been collected by a possibly-insane AI, who has placed you in the unenviable position of being humanity’s savior. Shanghaied and alone, you must gather the remaining human survivors and traverse the surprising... Read All

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