Deep Sky Derelicts – Illustrious Monuments update released

1C and developer Snowhound Games are proud to announce that Deep Sky Derelicts, an original combination of turn-based strategy and RPG that is enriched with tactical card combat and popular rogue-like elements, has just received an illustrious update as part of its Early Access journey toward full release. Eager scavengers supporting the project can now enjoy and take advantage of loads of new content. The universe of Deep Sky Derelicts has just been expanded by lightyears, stretching average game duration to nearly double what it was before.

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New updates will continue to be delivered every month according to the current roadmap, together with more frequent fixes, until the full release of Deep Sky Derelicts on 31 May 2018.

Check out some illustrious new screenshots from Deep Sky Derelicts:

The February ‘Illustrious Monuments’ update enables players to expand their pool of choices and find new ways of getting deeper into the game, to explore new derelicts, engage in new situations and encounters, and find new ways of getting through them successfully. Full-fledged citizenship for characters is still a few months away, but another part of the unforgiving road has been laid towards a better life for space scavengers trying to make a living in the Deep Sky sector.

The Illustrious Monuments update includes:

  • 3 new character levels (level cap now at 7)
  • 5 skill specializations, with 1 for each type
  • 7+ very rare Illustrious mods
  • 8 new extension mods
  • 5-6 additional room conditions that can affect both exploration and combat gameplay
  • Energy management changes, along with a brand-new Research lab
  • 5 more derelicts (9 per play-through in total)
  • Progression from Tier 1 to Tier 2 ships
  • 10 new enemies
  • New main and side missions (each derelict has at least 1 of each)
  • Updated Arena with revised encounters (max 20)

“We’re very thankful to all the fans of Deep Sky Derelicts, for their valuable support. We’re striving to create a very distinctive gaming experience, and happy to see it paying off so well. The player reviews we’ve seen, as well as their creative suggestions – some of which have already made it into the game – are lighting our way to what we believe will be a successful, well-accepted and popular title among true tactical game lovers.” – Dmytro Zhovtobryukh, CEO of Snowhound Games.

About the game

“They drift in the void. Desolate but not empty.”

In a grim dystopian future, where mankind has scattered across the galaxy and the human society has split into two distinct classes, you are a poor stateless outcast forced to live off scraps from derelict alien stations and ships in the outer space, yet you dream of becoming a privileged citizen and living on the surface of a habitable planet, enjoying non-synthetic air, water and food. A fabled alien derelict ship somewhere within the Deep Sky sector of space is your voucher for a citizenship and a promise of cozy life on a hospitable planet.

Hire and control a squad of up to three mercenary characters and set on to explore derelict ships within your reach from the scavenger’s base. Searching the derelicts for loot and clues, you come across many friendly inhabitants and traders, but more often – various enemies. Challenge and defeat them in tactical turn-based fights, where randomly-drawn cards form your changing arsenal of combat actions, gain experience for yourself and your crew, loot dead bodies, resupply and upgrade once back at your base. The scavenger’s home ship gives you the opportunity to heal and level-up your mercenaries, equip them, upgrade their gear or recharge energy for life support during missions.


  • Fresh take on turn-based combat with cards
  • Refined sci-fi comic book look & feel
  • Endless customization options for characters and scavenging teams
  • High replay value thanks to procedural generation of content
  • Story of the human society divided within a dystopian universe
  • Two game modes: story and arena

Game Information

Platforms:                             PC Windows, Linux, MacOS
Release in Early Access:         15 November 2017
Release Date Full Game:        31 May 2018
Publisher:                             1C Company
Developer:                            Snowhound Games

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