Star trekking is okay, however have you ever ever given thought to star trucking? If that’s the case, I’ve excellent news (and if not, you would possibly wish to concentrate anyway): A brand new game referred to as Star Trucker was revealed at right now’s Future Video games Show, and it is giving me severe Euro Truck Simulator in House vibes.

The trailer would not say an excessive amount of in regards to the game, besides that you’re going to be behind the wheel of a sci-fi Mack truck, hauling items of indeterminate types by way of asteroid fields, jumpgates, and orbital cease indicators, whereas coping with the types of complications you would possibly anticipate from fusion-powered big-riggin’: There are not any flat tires in house, however hull breaches? That is a giant ten-four, good buddy.

Lucky, there is a Steam web page to inform us extra:

“Plan your routes alongside the hyper highways of a vibrant galaxy stuffed with alternative. Make investments your hard-earned money in new parts and important provides to maintain your trusted truck firing on all cylinders and prepared for the following problem.

“Immerse your self within the retro-futuristic Americana vibe with an authentic soundtrack full of constellation cruisin’ rock, galactic nation and starburst blues whereas taking within the sights of fog-enshrouded asteroid fields, beautiful nebulae and bustling house ports.”

House trucking as a sub-genre is extra frequent than you would possibly assume. Parents will bear in mind video games like Elite and the outdated Commerce Wars sequence of BBS door video games as early examples of going into house and getting a job, whereas Elite Harmful and Egosoft’s X sequence are each nice methods to indulge that very particular fantasy within the fashionable period. 

However none of them actually embrace the open highway life-style like Star Trucker guarantees to. There is not any point out of fight or aliens or something like that: As a substitute, you may “unlock a variety of haulage jobs, trailer varieties, suppliers and cargo” whereas star-trucking by way of “a dynamic galaxy populated with fellow truckers, stellar occasions and hazards.”

There will likely be some hazard—you may must make occasional spacewalks to handle repairs or accumulate interesting-looking stuff left in conjunction with the highway—that’s, floating in house—but it surely actually seems like you are going to have much more in frequent with BJ McKay than Han Solo. That is the road from the Steam web page that actually seals the deal for me: “Use your CB radio mic to work together with a fully-voiced cast of characters for an genuine trucking expertise.”

CB radios in house? Yeah, I wish to give that one a 10-32. Star Trucker is ready to return out someday in 2024. Within the meantime, this is some Star Trucker you possibly can take pleasure in straight away.