Developer: Radiation Blue | Publisher: Team 17
Release: January 29th 2019 (Epic Store, PS4, XBox One), January 2020 (Steam Store)
Initial Review: January 25th, 2019
Genesis Alpha One promises to "mix thrilling roguelike mechanics with a deep ship builder and fast first-person action, putting you in the role of an interstellar pioneer."
Earth is at the brink on destruction and humanity, yet again, faces to be extinguished. Fear not: You are the captain, one of a couple of clones who are sent out to the Quadrant of Alpha One to find the one planet where mankind's DNA can survive. To do so, you have to build and extend your ship, collect resources from shipwrecks or from the planet's surface, fight Aliens that manage to get on board and defend plants and crew. Sounds great!
Not without Tutorial
When starting a new mission, you have to pick your corporation. This defines certain starting parameters, like how many modules, resources or crew members you have available. The more you play, the more corporations, various crewmembers and artefacts you can pick when starting a new game. But first play the Tutorial Corporation it can't be skipped. With every new game, you have to build your ship first.
There are certain modules that need to be built: A Greenhouse, Crew Quarters, Storage and a Tractor Beam. You are provided with a certain amount of resources at the start, later those resources have to be salvaged for further upgrades.