While we wait for modern science to finally make spacefaring vessels a commonplace reality, video games will have to be the go-to for learning how to be a spaceship engineer.
Blackbird Interactive is working on Hardspace: Shipbreaker, a game where you float around in zero-g, carving up spaceships to recover various bits of salvage for cash. Can you find the hard drives, salvage the reactor core or some long-forgotten cargo? Just be careful, your suit’s oxygen supply is limited and that reactor core might be volatile. Or the ship might have exposed wires arcing electricity through various bays.
With your gravity leash and a plasma cutter, things are about to get interesting. Hardspace: Shipbreaker is releasing on Early Access on June 16 and Blackbird is inviting eager salvage crews to join their Discord and discuss the gameplay and what players enjoy or want out of the game.