It has been a long and agonising wait for news about the current state of Citizen Sleeper and news on when the indie game will release to the public and, on which platforms.
Today, it has been revealed that Citizen Sleeper will release to the public on May 5, 2022. Indie game publisher Fellow Traveler released the news along with a short gameplay video on their YouTube channel.
What is Citizen Sleeper about?
Citizen Sleeper is made by the same one-man game studio, Jump Over the Age, that developed In Other Waters, a hit indie game released in 2020.
At its heart, the game is a tabletop, narrative RPG set within “a ruined space station that is home to thousands of people trying to survive on the edges of an interstellar capitalist society.” Players find themselves thrust upon the unknown world of Erlin’s Eye, and must navigate the complex new world whilst making friends and key decisions about who they want their character to be.
A detailed synopsis from the developers and publisher is provided below:
You are a sleeper, a digitised human consciousness in an artificial body, owned by a corporation that wants you back. Thrust amongst the unfamiliar and colourful inhabitants of the Eye, you need to build friendships, earn your keep, and navigate the factions of this strange metropolis, if you hope to survive to see the next cycle.
An abandoned station on the edge of a system in crisis. Run down, chaotic, unruly, and alive—it was founded by idealists in the shadow of a corporate collapse. Now it is held together by anarchic alliances, ramshackle factions and a shared desire to be free from the gravity of corporate control.
Every cycle you get up and choose what to do with your time. Toil in the yards, or take a bar shift. Search the markets for rare components or grab some street food. Make or break alliances, uncover truths and escape those that hunt you. Learn to survive and ultimately thrive, one cycle at a time.
The station plays host to characters from all walks of life, trying to eke out an existence among the stars. Salvagers, engineers, hackers, bartenders, street-food vendors, each has a history which brought them here. You choose which of them you wish to help, and together you will shape your future.
Hack into the station’s cloud to access decades of digital data, uncover new areas and unlock secrets. This is your unique power, and with it you can change your future. Corporate secrets, rogue AIs and troves of lost data await those willing to dive into the depths of the station’s networks.
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How Can I Play Citizen Sleeper?
When it was originally announced and listed, it was thought that Citizen Sleeper would be released for PC and Xbox only. It has now been announced that the game will be available for purchase through the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch.
This means that Citizen Sleeper is available on PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox X|S. The game will be available on May 5, 2022.
Don’t forget to check out all of the latest information about the game over at the Citizen Sleeper wiki.