Games VAST - Cosmic Treasure Hunters

Published on December 20th, 2017 | by Kirk Hiner

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Explore VAST – Cosmic Treasure Hunters exclusively on Apple TV

First-person shooters are a rare breed on the Apple TV. It’s even more rare when they’re exclusive to Apple TV, but that’s exactly what Astrogun, LLC, has done with their episodic space adventure VAST – Cosmic Treasure Hunters.

Billed as “… an anime-flavored sci-fi action adventure first person shooter …”, VAST – Cosmic Treasure Hunters tells the story of a misfit team of treasure hunters led by Enzo, the security cyborg on the Aces High expedition starship. Joined by the ship’s captain cat Michu, pilot (and blue-skinned hot-shot) Yori, and exo-archeologist frog-man Jasper, Enzo and the group arrive at the mythical Frozen Star, where “… they find their ship is in need of repair with the Vorid horde hot on their trail. But what lurks around them in the Vast?”

You may not find out right away. VAST – Cosmic Treasure Hunters will be told in episodes, with only episode one of the first campaign—The Frozen Star—available now. The rest will be made available through free updates, although no timeline has been provided.

It does look pretty slick for an Apple TV game, right? Created by Xander Davis—a gaming industry veteran who worked on titles such as Transformers: War for Cybertron (Activision-Blizzard) and Darksiders 2 (Vigil / THQ)—the VAST game engine pushes the Apple TV hardware “… to the limit, leveraging Apple’s Metal graphics framework to the max.”

Astrogun calls VAST a “timed exclusive” for Apple TV, so we’re likely to eventually see it on other platforms. But why wait? If you’ve got the “highly recommended” Apple TV 4K and gamepad (and allow us to highly recommend the SteelSeries Nimbus), you can play it now for $9.99.

For more information, visit www.vast.games.

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Kirk has been writing for the Apple web since 1997, having served as editor of Applelinks and the Technology Tell Apple Channel. He is also currently editor-in-chief of Public Access Gaming. Kirk lives with his wife and three children in small-town Ohio where the land is cheap and the air is (relatively) clean.



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