The Pioneers: Surviving Desolation

The Pioneers: Surviving Desolation

Developer & Publisher: Supercube

Platform: Steam

Genre: Survival,  Simulation

Launch Date: January 2023

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Game Overview: 

The Pioneers: Surviving Desolation is an innovative space simulation game where you play as a crew of specialists that must survive and explore the secrets of the desolated moon, Io.

Planet Earth. 2084. It is time to put your mark on history. You are in charge of Io-1, the first inhabited space mission to Io. The dangerous biomes here feature extreme temperatures, intense volcanic and seismic activity and magnetic storms. Retrieve your space station, prep your crew, manage your resources and get ready to face the most hostile environments in the solar system.


  • Explore – Io may be dangerous but it is also home to beautiful, desolate landscapes. Board a rover or a flying drone and venture out to gather precious resources in the various biomes of Io. Explore the land and collect important scientific data to accomplish your mission.
  • Build – Produce materials, build modules and engineering systems, craft wearable equipment and make food. Utilize the game’s advanced health system to monitor everyone carefully to keep them alive.
  • Survive – Volcanos, seismic activity, sulfur winds and magnetic storms will put nearly constant pressure on your crew. Anticipate and adapt. Your crew’s life depends on it.
  • Manage – Start with 3 different characters chosen randomly from a pool of 15. Adapt to their strengths and weaknesses and use everything they have at their disposal to survive.
  • Simulate – Multiple winning conditions and endings. Play again and again, take advantage of upgrades, learn the best strategies for survival, and master all of Io’s unforgiving elements.