Deep Sky Derelicts: Definitive Edition released!

Deep Sky Derelicts: Definitive Edition released

Hello scavengers!

After almost four years of non-stop development, expansion and polishing and one and a half years since its release on PC, Deep Sky Derelicts has finally hit the shelves of game stores on Playstation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch!

Deep Sky Derelicts: Definitive Edition is the ultimate version of the game that includes all game updates released up to now along with two major content expansions “New Prospects” and “Station Life” launched earlier in 2020 on PC. On top of these, at Definitive Edition launch the game received controller support, re-worked and polished UI, all-round AI and balance overhaul, improved combat feedback, expanded tutorial and numerous other enhancements and tweaks.

Check out this brand new DSD: Definitive Edition console launch trailer…

… and visit your preferred game store if you decided to support us:

Playstation store (US)

Xbox One store (US)

Nintendo Switch store (US)

PC (Steam)

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Good luck to you! And happy scavenging!

Deep Sky Derelicts – Reviewed!

Hey out there, lucky planet dwellers and free citizens!

It’s been awhile since Deep Sky Derelicts was fully released on PC. The game has been warmly received and generated a fairly large following by those who decided to fit on a scavenger suit. As we continue to expand and deepen the Deep Sky world, we expect the flock of these daredevils to grow.

If you haven’t yet made up your mind whether to go to Deep Sky Derelicts to explore their countless wonders and dangers and taste some dirty but thrill inducing scavenger’s life, make sure to check out this collection of critics’ game reviews.

…woohoo, this is deck building for me!” – Rock, Paper, Shotgun​

“While it might not appeal to everyone, the game succeeds in providing a player with a gameplay loop that falls under “just one more turn” category type of addicting.” – KeenGamer

I like Deep Sky Derelicts. It’s literally the embodiment of “easy to pick up, difficult to master” – GameSpace

“If you want to delve into derelicts (space dungeons), then you can hardly find a better game… The action card mechanic is unique and offers interesting solutions to your problems – as well as interesting problems to overcome.” – Barrel Drill

Everything about Deep Sky Derelict seems to have been done right, from the synthwave soundtrack to the lore to the unusual combat system. It’s rare that a game with procedural elements holds my attention for long, and rarer still that an RPG can show me something new. Deep Sky Derelicts has managed to do both and pull it off with a certain ballsy panache.” – Game Spew

“…so far that’s been an absolute blast for me, and something that I look forward to continuing every chance I get.” – Gold-Plated Games

Deep Sky Derelicts is a game that offers something for different types of gamers. It’s a truly awesome gaming experience that caters to the new enthusiasts but is, at the same time, more than challenging enough to be played and loved by the most hardened strategy RPG gamers out there! The tons of little funny details (like the slogan of the shuttle company) within the game make playing it even more fun…” – DumeeGamer

“…there’s a lot to love about it. Its retro-futuristic visual style and atmosphere; the engaging turn-based battles, the different ways to specialize and mix classes – it all serves in crafting an experience clearly built with passion. And looking back, the worthwhile elements do outweigh its underwhelming aspects.” – NoobFeed​

What can I say? I loved this game. I loved the strategy, I loved the art, I loved the minimalist animations, I loved the rocketpunk setting, I loved it all. It’s got the right amount of challenge without making me want to curl up in a ball and sniffle… (Deep Sky Derelicts) didn’t break ground, but they took a lot of familiar things and applied them in a new way, and did it in such a fashion to deliver a very enjoyable experience, especially for a 20 dollar game.” –

“Deep Sky Derelicts is a lot of fun and, truthfully, it fits the age-old gaming trope, “Easy to pick up, difficult to master”. Anyone can jump in and feel successful in short bursts of game time. Those who love the intricacies of nuanced gaming will love plotting the perfect party and combinations of abilities. The replayability of DSD is astonishing.” –

Deep Sky Derelicts is a bleak and gorgeous look at retro sci-fi exploration that, just like the movies that inspired it, does so much more than one would expect with the little it gives you to start.” – Screen Rant

“All I can say is that Deep Sky Derelicts is very fun and very addictive!” – Hey Poor Player

8 out of 10” – Turn-Based Lovers

“…for its unusual art style and variety of game options that can keep players coming back for more, Deep Sky Derelicts deserves an 8.3/10” – Gaming Cypher

Over all I found Deep Sky Derelicts to be incredibly fun, frustrating, and interesting in equal parts.” – The Insatiable Gamer

“…it does something a little different with a formula that’s become all too familiar, and it’s a solidly presented game in an interesting world.” – The Mad Welshman​

Game Score: DEAL. If you like strategy games, you must give Deep Sky Derelicts a try.” – GamerDeal

Convinced yet? Then go grab the game on Steam or

Deep Sky Derelicts leaves Steam Early Access!

Hello scavengers!

We are proud to announce that Deep Sky Derelicts, the award-winning “comic book” -looking retro sci-fi tactical RPG with rogue-like elements and card combat, has just fully launched for PC, Mac & Linux via Steam at $19.99 following the successful Early Access campaign!

On the full release the game was given a hefty update for you to enjoy the full story campaign, improved game balance, UI overhaul, overall polish, Steam achievements and trading cards and much more!

Check out the official launch trailer.

And grab the game on Steam: Deep Sky Derelicts.

Deep Sky Derelicts Wiki is up!!!

Hello scavengers,

We would like to invite you to help us build the official Deep Sky Derelicts wiki which we set up for you in collaboration with Gamepedia. If you feel like you know a thing or two about dark corners of derelicts and Deep Sky universe, make sure to come and share your valuable knowledge with rookie scavengers. Your contribution will surely count!

DSD Wiki

#deepskyderelicts #wiki #earlyaccess #gamedev #indiedev

Deep Sky Derelicts is OUT!!!

The long wait is over, scavengers!

Together with our publishing partner 1C Company we are proud to announce that Deep Sky Derelicts, an original combination of turn-based strategy and RPG, enriched with tactical card combat and popular rogue-like elements, was released in Early Access on Steam and yesterday. Release of the full, finalized game is scheduled for the end of Q1 2018.

Check out the new Early Access launch trailer for Deep Sky Derelicts:

and make sure to wishlist the game unless you did so already!

Deep Sky Derelicts AWARDED!

Amazing news, scavengers!

Deep Sky Derelicts won an Indie Game Cup trophy for ‘Best storytelling’ at White Nights Conference in St.Petersburg last week! Also, our game was nominated for ‘Best game design’ award!


Many thanks to the conference organizers and the respected Indie Game Cup jury for such recognition! We’ll keep up our work and eventually make our game even greater!

#DeepSkyDerelicts #IndieGameCup #trophy #gamedev #indiedev

Happy Easter!

Back in the old days Easter used to be fun.

People would laugh. People would look for eggs. People wouldn’t worry about their safety.

These days an egg hunt is different. It’s dangerous.

If you managed to find one and survive – consider yourself lucky. You get to live another day.

Happy Easter, scavenger!

Snowhound goes to GameDevDays 2017

We are on our way to the great and beautiful city of Tallinn. Meet us on April 7-8 at the GameDevDays 2017 event and don’t miss your chance to play the latest version of Deep Sky Derelicts. See you there!

Deep Sky Derelicts – ANNOUNCED!

We are happy to announce Deep Sky Derelicts, a new game title for PC we’ve been working on.

In a world where resources are scarce and danger is behind every corner, each breath of that cheap synthetic air can be your last.



Aristocratic elite in the Deep Sky have occupied the precious Mother Planets leaving the less fortunate, stateless, to live on space stations, mining colonies and large forgotten drifting spaceships, commonly known as the Derelicts. The biggest dream of our protagonist is to someday become a citizen – to be granted the right to live on one of the Mother Planets, the only places that still have non-synthetic biospheres, plants and animals. But such a social climb is a rare feat that only a few stateless people have accomplished…



Explore abandoned space ships.



Find precious scrap and gear.



Engage in turn-based tactical combat.



Uncover the truth behind the origin of the Derelicts.



Platform: PC

Steam Early Access: 2017

Excitement: over 9000!

Snowhound developer’s guide to play Apestorm


Best ways to play Apestorm: Full Bananas

Nature’s Rebellion leader’s guide


I am Dmytro Zhovtobryukh, Game Producer at Snowhound game studio based in Jyväskylä, Finland. For the last two years we’ve been working on Apestorm:Full Bananas.

Apestorm is a fast-paced arcade bombing action game, featuring fine hand-drawn 2D steampunk visuals, juicy explosions, earth-shattering power-ups, challenging levels and objectives, as well as fully voiced funny ape characters, whose hilarious commentary will entertain you as you play. In this game you basically fly a zeppelin and drop bombs on all human made objects and structures both in the air and land to score points. As simple as that. Or is it?

As the game has finally hit the shelves of AppStore and GooglePlay today, April 28th, and the Banana Rebellion is already in full swing, I am happy to share a few gameplay tips to help you to fully master Apestorm. Here are my five best hints to become a great player in Apestorm.

Tip 1: Every level in Apestorm offers you 5 different objectives to complete, e.g. destroy all enemies of a specific type, save all trees or score certain amount of points. Completing level objectives rewards you with bananas (one banana per objective with a maximum of 5 per level) which work as in-game currency, allowing you to unlock subsequent levels and impressive power-ups, which change the way you play the game. Try to get as many bananas as you can before you proceed to the next level as this will help you to unlock power-ups earlier. To achieve the best result, it might be just easier to focus on completing one objective at a time.

Tip 2: The game has 9 different power-ups which for a short period of time enhance your zeppelin’s abilities dramatically. For instance, Aim Assist allows you to aim at targets automatically, whereas Eye of the Storm creates a protective shield around your zeppelin, which periodically discharges lightning at the closest target. In order to be used, power-ups must first be unlocked by collecting enough bananas. They are then picked up from crates floating under balloons at certain points on the levels. Not every power-up is effective under all circumstances, so learn their effects and decide whether to grab them or not on case-by-case basis.

Tip 3: Throughout the levels, you will encounter various enemies and friendly creatures, both mobile and stationary. While dealing with foes is pretty straightforward, you should try to save friendly animals at any cost. Thus, apes should be freed from captivity by bombing towers controlling their cages. Cows should be released by accurately hitting the edge of the corral they are held within, whilst birds flying head-on should be simply evaded.

Tip 4: We tried to create really sensitive controls which allow you to maneuver your zeppelin smoothly. What’s more, adjusting zeppelin’s altitude and speed has immediate effect on the bomb trajectory, which with proper skill help you achieve pinpoint accuracy without losing the speed, thus maximizing your final score. Also, to cater for different tastes, we gave you an option to adjust the controls’ visibility and position on the screen. Use that for your benefit. Finally, the targeting indicator at the bottom of the screen helps you in estimating where the bomb will land – learn to use it.

Tip 5: The amount of points you score at each level depends, among other things, on the height and speed at which you drop bombs at targets located on the ground. The higher and faster you fly, the better the score rewards, but also the harder it will be to hit. Find a flying style which works best for you and compete for highscores globally and with your Facebook friends. Experiment! In addition, hitting targets increases score multiplier, while missing them or hitting friendly ones decreases it. Maintaining a high multiplier is key to getting high scores. Note also that destroying friendly creatures and trees give you score penalties, so try to avoid bombing them by all means.

Happy bombing in the skies of Apestorm!

For the latest Apestorm information follow us on Twitter: @ApestormGame and Facebook: @Apestorm-Full-Bananas and check out our web-site:

Don’t go nuts – go bananas!