Announcing Redshirt

I’m so pleased to be able to finally talk about the game I’ve been working on these past months! It’s called Redshirt. Here’s a little blurb about it:

“Redshirt is the comedy sci-fi sim about social networking aboard a space station, starring the station’s most ambitious low-ranking peon: you!

Navigate the professional and interpersonal politics of the ubiquitous “Spacebook” to curry favor among friends and colleagues. As intense intergalactic conflict rages around you, it’s up to you to accrue those all-important “likes” on your status updates! Whether you’re looking for love, opportunities for promotion, or even a chance to play Zero-G golf with the captain, you can schmooze your way through social circles and claw your way up the career ladder. Perhaps you too can finally achieve the dream of an off-station transfer, or even the Redshirt’s opportunity of a lifetime: being sent on an away-mission!”

So basically, it’s about a future (as represented by many of your favourite science fiction franchises!) in which we’re all still obsessed with social networking. The game is due out sometime in 2012, and is being published by fellow UK indie dev Positech Games.

For more information, visit the website, or, if you’re feeling really meta, you can also like the Facebook Page! Keep an eye on there, and The Tiniest Shark‘s blog, for more information shortly. I’ll start posting a series of (really, quite cheesy but informative!) development video blogs soon.