Independent developer FlynnFour Games' Star-Box: RPG Adventures in Space is now out and available to buy for PC on Steam. The game sees players take on the role of a newly-graduated spaceship captain as they explore a sandbox universe full of various worlds, stations, and other objects to explore. Players can undertake work for different factions in the game, including a mysterious being named Cicero who recently awakened from two thousand years in stasis.
Star-Box features both bridge-based ship-to-ship combat and action-based away-mission exploration and combat. Players can hire crew members and get their own batch of mechanical bodyguards. The game also includes an optional Ironman Mode, akin to hardcore modes and roguelikes, where death is permanent and players will need to make use of escape pods to get out of sticky situations. Star-Box is priced at $9.99/£6.99/€9.99, with a 15% discount available on that price until August 24, 2015.