The Long Journey Home - biggest update yet brings flight training, UI improvements and much more

The Long Journey Home - biggest update yet brings flight training, UI improvements and much more

Devs translate user feedback into new game features

  • The Long Journey Home gets major update today

  • New training mode teaches the basics

  • UI improvements make journeys more efficient

  • Major wounds and medical system overhaul 

Daedalic Entertainment releases a large update for The Long Journey Home today. Among the new features in the game is a holographic tutorial mode for players to get familiar with the lander and spaceship controls. Players can now get some hands on experience with mining on different types of planets as well as navigating solar systems before embarking on their mission. The Daedalus-7 ship also gets some updated features, including a new damage system that makes it easier to predict when systems are likely to fail.

Additionally, visited planets are now marked on the map, to make sure players do not unintentionally revisit the same location multiple times. The update includes color-coded galactic weapons according to the types of damage. Depending on the color players now know how powerful opponents are which makes it easier for new players - as well as veterans - to decide if it is wiser to fight or retreat. For those players, who would like to get to know the mysterious inhabitants of the galaxy better rather than fighting them, the Story Mode now offers longer encounters and Aliens do not quit out of conversations as quickly as before.

Existing save games and option settings of previous gamefiles are not affected by the update.

Changelog in brief:

  • New training mode

  • Improved damage and malfunction system

  • Wounds and medical systems overhaul   

  • New particle effects for all weapons in game

  • Keyboard controls for lander and ship   

  • Option menu overhaul

  • Added a checkmark in the system overview that indicates planets already visited

  • Aliens in story mode will talk for longer before getting bored.

  • New quest: “The Return of the King”

  • General bugs & tweaks fixes

  • Gate sound is back

  • Fixed several issues with the system info widget

  • Increased the size of the docking area of the black market

  • Fixed graphical scanner effect when scanning infested planets

You can find a full changelog on Steam.

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Tim Krause-Murroni Director PR, Daedalic Entertainment GmbH
Sandra Friedrichs PR Manager, Daedalic Entertainment GmbH
Tim Krause-Murroni Director PR, Daedalic Entertainment GmbH
Sandra Friedrichs PR Manager, Daedalic Entertainment GmbH
About Daedalic Entertainment

Daedalic Entertainment publishes and develops high-quality games for all platforms. The company has a diverse line-up of high-quality titles, including classic adventures, RPGs, and strategy and multiplayer games. With more than 80 employees, Daedalic is currently developing a new line-up of innovative games across consoles, PC and mobile platforms.

Among the AAA titles in production at the studio are the team-RTS A Year of Rain (PC), as well as The Lord of the Rings – Gollum (multiplatform). A Year of Rain combines classical elements like base-building and a comprehensive story campaign with hero-focused and team-oriented gameplay. The Lord of the Rings – Gollum is an action-adventure that tells the story of Gollum from a perspective never witnessed before in any storytelling media, all the while staying faithful to the legendary books of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Based in Hamburg, Germany, Daedalic is one of Europe’s most acclaimed publishers and developers. With a total of 32 awards in the German Developers Award (including multiple accolades for “Studio of the Year”) and 12 German Computer Game Awards for genre-defining games such as Deponia, Edna & Harvey, Silence, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth, The Long Journey Home, and State of Mind, Daedalic is a record holder for the two most prestigious games awards in Germany.

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