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Topic: Marauders is a Hardcore Looter Shooter Set in a Dieselpunk A...
Steve Farrelly
AusGamers Editor
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Location: Sydney, New South Wales

If that level of description in a headline can't grab you, we just don't know what else to do.

From developer Small Impact Games and publisher Team 17, Marauders sees you playing as a space pirate in an alternate 1990s dieselpunk future. Breach hostile spaceships and loot them for all their worth while you gain XP and gear to make yourself all the more formidable.

Honestly, the gritty, cold steel look and feel of the trailer alone grabbed me, and the concept is great. We've already seen how exploitative the dieselpunk setting is with Iron Harvest, and here with a fresh setting and space as the engagement frontier it looks to be elevated even more.

From the official release:
Set in an early-1990s dieselpunk alternate future, Marauders will see players step into the boots of a roving space pirate to explore and breach hostile spaceships; salvage valuable loot, including an arsenal of iconic weapons from the last century; and do battle with other players and AI enemies in tense multiplayer combat.

Players will be able to play solo or in squads of up to four and equip gear and weapons to increase their chances of survival while embarking on daring raids among the stars. Should they make it out alive, they’ll be able to use their haul in further matches, put those resources scavenged toward upgrading their ship, or sell everything for a tidy profit.

Marauders Key Features
  • Immersive dieselpunk setting: Discover a gritty sci-fi world where Earth is on the brink of collapse and survival is in looting and shooting among the stars.

  • Raid, loot, escape: Plunder deep-space battlegrounds and embark on daring raids for troves of valuable loot, then get out alive to claim your spoils and turn a healthy profit.

  • Tense first-person combat: Work alone or with up to three other players to survive intense combat encounters with realistic bullet simulation against enemy teams and AI opponents.

  • Persistent gear and XP: Keep your best gear match-to-match and tweak your favourite weapons with mods while using XP to unlock new items and increase your chances of survival.

  • Upgradeable spaceships and explosive sci-fi dogfights: Upgrade your ship's armaments; build a brand-new craft with scavenged resources; or take someone else’s by force.
You can Wishlist the game now on Steam, while the release also says we'll see it in both Early Access and Game Preview later this year, so stay tuned for more as it becomes available.

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