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  • genre adventure / simulation / virtual life
  • download size 62 MB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 132 user ratings.
  • release date November 13, 2013
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8) and Mac OS X (10.7.5 or newer)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher The Tiniest Shark / Positech Games
  • game modes single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • 2 avatars
  • wallpaper

What's cool about it:

  • Diligent worker or social schmoozer - it's up to you how to climb the career ladder on board the Megalodon-9!
  • Customize your space cadet with a large and varied skillset!
  • Use the S.H.O.P. (Self-Help Object Purveyor) and show off that cybernetic kitty or the latest in musical instruments, the XX'TH'X Eight-Armed Mandolin!


Redshirt is the comedy sci-fi sim about social networking aboard a space station, starring the station's most ambitious low-ranking peon: you!

Navigate the professional and interpersonal politics of the ubiquitous "Spacebook" to curry favor among friends and colleagues. As intense intergalactic conflict rages around you, it's up to you to accrue those all-important "likes" on your status updates!

Whether you're looking for love, opportunities for promotion, or even a chance to play Zero-G golf with the captain, you can schmooze your way through social circles and claw your way up the career ladder. Perhaps you too can finally achieve the dream of an off-station transfer, or even the Redshirt's opportunity of a lifetime: being sent on an away-mission!

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, Processor 2 GHz (Dual Core), 1 GB RAM (4 GB recommended), Directx 9.0c-compatible 3D graphics card with 256 MB VRAM, 500 MB HDD, DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card, mouse, keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.7.0 or later.Processor: 2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 1 GB Graphics: 256 MB of video memory Hard Drive space: 500 MB Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled. Patched to version 1.04

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User reviews:

amazing game

Posted on 2013-11-13 16:21:17 bykaenash's avatarkaenash:

I purchased via steam before I found out GOG has it.
Unlike some of the reviewers - who I don't think purchased/or played the game - I can tell you my first impressions:
It doesn't have to be a "BIG" game - for it to be fun. That is proven time and again by the old games that are still fun on this site.
Secondly - a lot of work clearly went into it. Its worth the cost.
At firstread more - I focused on getting as far as I could in my job - but I found myself becoming increasingly unhappy as the game is about balancing your work with your friends. I think you could play it "Your way" and try to advance quickly or stay in the same old job and just build meaningful relationships with people.
There are a lot of choices in this game - and I highly suggest it. Very addictive.

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too much randomness or not enough info

Posted on 2013-11-20 18:57:35 bymisato's avatarmisato:

I bought this on steam, played it more than once, and don't like it. People giving 1 star reviews are getting bashed for not playing it or complaining about the price. Well, I have played it, and in my opinion, it is over priced for what it has turned out to be. It doesn't matter how much time was put into it if it turns out to be garbage in the end. One time, you get pointsread more for a job well done, then all of a sudden your boss likes you even less. Another time you can spend many of your turns at one event or the other with a particular someone, get more points towards them each time, and they all of a sudden aren't your friend anymore. What's the most confusing is nothing is explained about any of these reactions. I feel that the calculations of the game are just random and not derived from any kind of algorithm or any actual calculation of any kind. So yeah, I am one of those 1 star reviewers, but I have played this thing more than once trying to find some redeeming value. If that still doesn't make me qualified enough to give a 1 star review, too bad.

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Social interaction sim

Posted on 2013-11-15 11:35:05 bynyx's avatarnyx:

First impression of the game is a bit confusing with lots of text and buttons. UI could be better. The most annoying UI clunkyness is my attempts at buttering up my boss for a career promotion, but not actually remembering said bosses name. And the menuclickfest this causes.
After a while, 3 hours play, I can safely say the game has a lot of complexity which is not immediatelyread more obvious. There seems to be a relatively complex social simulation running in the background. And random events to mess things up. (ie make things interesting)
I'll play through the game at least once, even if I find it a bit tedious. I'll get to that point in the summary. Reason is i get the feeling there is something more to the simulation and gameplay I'm not seeing yet. Which keeps me coming back to this one for a while atleast.
The game is abit like the oldie "Jones in the fastlane" with a the addition of a ingame facebook called spacebook. Even it this is satire both of social media in general, Startrek and whatnot, as the player you probably won't like this game if you find facebook or other social sites tedious.

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