Shipbreaking seems like a dangerous job. For one, you’re in space, which, in the context of workplace safety is just never really ideal. And the tool of the shipbreaking trade is a multi-angle laser cutting device a la Dead Space called the Bonesaw. It effortlessly slices through space-grade alloys which is, again, not an ideal thing to be using anywhere near a delicate closed system of breathable air. Honestly, just red flags all over the place here.
Hardspace: Shipbreaker Screen Gallery
But with your scanner you can see through the ship’s exterior to spot key structural points, vital systems, and valuable materials that make up each ship, giving you some degree of precision and safety. However, ships are also full of things that react very poorly to being nicked with a laser: electrical material, combusting reactors, and pressurized atmosphere. And beyond the irony of lifegiving air killing you in space, Shipbreaker seems like it’s full of all kinds of ways things can go horribly wrong. But that’s just another day on the job
Be sure to check out the excellent walkthrough at the top of the page for the full rundown. You can check out Hardspace: Shipbreaker on Steam, and if you’re headed to PAX East 2020, maybe take it for a spin yourself.
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