Positech Games and Tiniest Shark are jointly working on Redshirt, a comedystrategy Sci-Fi simulation video game starring the lowest level personnel of a space station who steer their way up the professional and social ladders using their version of Facebook called Spacebook. The players garner “likes” on their status updates to help advance promotions as well as their romantic lives. You may know Positech Games as the creators of Gratuitous Tank Battles, Gratuitous Space Battles, Kudos 2, Democracy, Democracy 2 and Democracy 3 coming out in the fall as well.
The teams plan to release Redshirt on the PC, Mac and IPad although they haven’t finalized a price. If you like Sci-Fi Comedy and enjoy reading you may want to check out a similarly named novel called Redshirts authored by John Scalzi.
If you plan to be anywhere near Birmingham in the UK this coming weekend you can check out both Redshirts and Democracy 3 at the Rezzed PC games show.