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Promising to take players on a space adventure of a lifetime, The Galactic Junkers embark on a new journey, as they rock up onto Xbox and PC.

Available today on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC via Steam, with PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch versions due to arrive in early July, The Galactic Junkers will whisk you off to strange new worlds, as you get to meet weird new people, try dodgy food, and boldly fumble where no space captain has fumbled before. And believe us, we’ve fumbled around in space for god-knows how long.

Wannabe space captains can today rejoice as Green Man Gaming Publishing and the developers at Evil Twin Artworks uncover their new comedic space combat adventure – The Galactic Junkers. A game which will let budding space captains jump behind the helm of their very own spaceship and scour the galaxy on the lookout for derelict ships to board, anyone taking in the life of a Galactic Junker will need to be aware that pesky bounty hunters are likely to be on their tail, whilst troublesome aliens will lurk in the vacuum of space.

In The Galactic Junkers, you’ll find that being the captain of a spaceship can be hard, especially when there’s a price on your head. Bounty hunters, space pirates, and even the Galactic Union are trying to hunt you down and so all that stands between you and oblivion is your wits, your crew, and your trusty ship. It doesn’t get any better though and as you play in the role of a space captain on the run, with your ship falling apart it’ll be up to you to try and keep everything ship-shape. Upgrade your ship, hire new crew, steal supplies and equipment, and keep searching for the truth of why everyone wants you dead.

It takes place in the far future, the Great Cataclysm saw Earth destroyed, seeing humanity spread throughout the Solar System. To survive we’ve become nomads, eking out a living on space stations that are falling apart and barely habitable asteroids. Humanity has lost hope but a few brave space captains are out there, trying to find a new future for us. You’re one of them, building a life full of adventure for you and your crew, with a full load of Space Munch, a moody computer, and a barely functioning ship, what could possibly go wrong?

The key features of The Galactic Junkers include:

  • Explore – Take a journey across the solar system exploring all nine planets and their neighbouring sectors. Discover mysterious asteroids, creaking space stations, abandoned shipwrecks, deadly pirates, and much more.
  • Mine, Salvage, Steal, and Trade – Running a spaceship is never easy and there are always bills to pay. Keep your bank balance looking healthy by mining asteroids, salvaging derelicts, and trading with disreputable characters. Maybe you’ll even partake in a little theft, but don’t worry – we won’t tell anyone.
  • Battle and Board Enemy Ships – Space is a deadly place so you’ll have to fight for your life. Set your crew to operate the guns and show those pesky pirates what you are made of! Board enemy ships to smash and grab essential resources or hack systems from the shadows.
  • Hire and Maintain your Crew – A happy ship needs a happy crew, so look after your band of useful idiots. Nurture their skills to keep everything running smoothly, or if you don’t like them, show them the airlock and hire new crew.
  • Buy, Upgrade, and Repair Ships – Maybe you need a little more juice in the engine department or your guns are falling short. Upgrade your ship to take control of the sector and make a name for yourself. Or if you prefer something a little fancier, trade-in your ship for a better model. Just don’t forget your maintenance routines!
  • Protect You and Your Ship at all Costs – Try not to get yourself blown up, captured, or otherwise incapacitated. We’re counting on you to find the truth behind the bounty on your head and see if there’s a bigger destiny for you out there. Explore strange new worlds, meet weird new people, try dodgy food, and boldly fumble where no space captain has fumbled before, just don’t get your exhaust ports blown off!

The Galactic Junkers releases today on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam) for around £12.99/€13.99/$16.99. Keep an eye out for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch versions which are due to be released in early July.

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