A downloadable interactive adventure for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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In this interactive sci-fi adventure novel, you are the AI pilot of Earth's last interstellar ship, tasked with finding a home for your crew—the last remnants of humanity. Your choices will determine their fate, and your own.

You are the AI in charge of Earth's final interstellar spaceship, tasked with delivering your human crew to a suitable new home among the stars. The fate of previous ships is unknown--with a set of galactic maps to guide you, it's your job to decide which planets to visit, which crew to send down to the surface, and which choices they should make along the way. You are humanity's last hope.

Your choice matters!
Each of ten possible crew members has a distinct set of attributes, traits and flaws that will impact your chances, so choose wisely! With over 30 planets and stations to visit, over 700 choices to make, and near-infinite randomized sector maps to visit, there are countless paths to take across the galaxy.

A novel's worth of adventure!
Over 120,000 words of text across multiple playthroughs provide a rich storyline full of action, suspense, drama and horror. Can you find your way down all four paths to victory?

Lua-based missions and json-based data files make writing and scripting your own missions simple, and creating new characters is a breeze with the in-game character creator. Write yourself into the game, or include your friends and see who survives.

Eat your crew
Food and fuel are hard to come by in deep space. Choose wisely but quickly in charting your course--when supplies run out, tough decisions will be in store, and cannibalism might be the only option...

Updated 19 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
PublisherUnderflow Studios
Release date Jul 22, 2016
AuthorsUnderflow Studios, Cheeseness
GenreAdventure, Interactive Fiction
Made withSFML
TagsSci-fi, Text based
Average sessionA few hours
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly, Subtitles, High-contrast, One button
LinksSteam, Homepage, Homepage, Twitter


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In order to download this interactive adventure you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $6.40 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

the-away-team-linux.zip 141 MB
Version v2.10-31-gb1bdd96e
the-away-team-mac.zip 146 MB
Version v2.10-31-gb1bdd96e
the-away-team-windows.zip 149 MB
Version v2.10-31-gb1bdd96e
The Away Team - Soundtrack.7z 706 MB
if you pay $10.40 USD or more

Download demo

the-away-team-demo_linux.zip 89 MB
Version v2.10-31-gb1bdd96b
the-away-team-demo_mac.zip 94 MB
Version v2.10-31-gb1bdd96e
the-away-team-demo_windows.zip 87 MB
Version v2.10-31-gb1bdd96e

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For some reason, I'm getting a crash when trying to create a new character and typing a capital K...! Only seems to be an issue with that letter!

That is unique... That's a new bug :D

So could you help us by emailing support@awayteam.space with logs from %appdata%/TheAwayTeam/Logs as well as any DMP files in the game's root folder? located typically at %appdata%/itch/apps/the-away-team


Michael Brune

Hi, on the latest build when I hit "Launch" in the itch.io client, it claims it is running for ~1s and then goes back to "Launch". Any help would be great.

Interesting, can you email support@awayteam.space your operating system and if you are on windows and logs from %appdata%/TheAwayTeam/Logs

I am trying to run this program but I keep on getting an error messafe that states "The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b)." I am using a windows computer. Does anyone have tips to fix this?


Download and install: https://openal.org/downloads/oalinst.zip


It's working now, thanks! :)

very happy to hear that. :D let me know if you have any more issues.

This is more of a question than an issue actualy. I just finished a full playthough today and I think the story was really well written and the ending I got made me really emotional. I'm a bit confused though. Avoiding spoilers, I ended my story on Ellison but I didn't get one of the ending challenges for that planet. Did I get a bad ending by mistake? My team didn't die there and it didn't seem bad to me.

Hello! The game stops working after that initial text when I deploy the ship. Not exactly sure what's going on?

Can you email support@awayteam.space any logs in %appdata%/TheAwayTeam/ as well as any files in saved/ and any dmp files found in the root of the game? I'm not entirely sure why it'd crash there, that's a new one for us.

Missing a dll in my version too..api-ms-win-crt-runtime-I1-1-0.dll.

Are you downloading the game directly or installing it through the itch client? if through the itch client itch should attempt to install https://aka.ms/vs/15/release/VC_redist.x86.exe which is seen on microsoft's official site: https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/vs/older-downloads/ under redistributables

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Direct download..As in using the zip..I'm unfamiliar with the itch.io client at this time.Also downloaded that redistributable once i saw the link..Did'nt help.

Oh, interesting terribly sorry but looking at the DLL that comes from 2015. https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=48145 this confuses me because I've not been on 2015 for some time. Never the less that should work this time. 🤞

Not on my main machine right now, But will try this when i get back.Thanks so much for the support.

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Game won't launch. It gives 0xc00007b error. Tried updating drivers, .NET framework, restarted PC, tried compatibility mode..  i7 7700K, RTX 2080, 64GB RAM, 64bit Windows 10 Pro. Please help.

Downloading and installing https://www.openal.org/downloads/oalinst.zip should fix this issue. Can you confirm?

This fixed it. Thanks!

When i try to start the game it gives an error that "OpenAL32.dll" wasn't found. I downloaded 7zip to unzip the file, i don't know if it worked.

I had the same problem. I found a link to a website with fixes for that issue. Try updating your video and sound cards first and then use the link in this article to download the missing dll from Creative Labs. I don't recommend trying to find it on Google as you might get an untrusted source with a possible virus.


We are currently missing the dll from the current build and are working to get a build with it packaged together. For now I recommend downloading openal from https://www.openal.org/downloads/ directly. Install the windows installer version and relaunch the game.

Newer builds no longer have these issues. OpenAL comes with itch and itch now extracts the game correctly.

thank you for the response! i tried the new build but now i get an error that says the application can't be started (0xc000007b)

Could you email the details of the crash to support@awayteam.space? Things like OS and any .dmp files in the folder's root and any logs from %appdata%\TheAwayTeam\logs (assuming your on some version of windows)

I'm downloaded the game, unzipped it and am also having the (0xc000007b) issue. It appears as soon as I launch the game. Can't even get to menu.

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did you try downloading/installing openal. From what I reproed that seemed to work.

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Hey Ceroshiro,

Could you send the logs (which you can open the log folder within the options.) and any dmp files (located at the base of the install path. e.g. TheAwayTeam/*dmp.) to support@AwayTeam.space 


Michael Brune

Hey Ceroshiro,

Just a heads up, we have fixed multiple crashes you reported in the last build. Thank you again for your time in reporting them.


Michael Brune

Excellent, will update. Thank you! Was able to play some earlier today, very enjoyable. Love how crew members have mementos in their inventory, gives a lot of personality. 

Absolutely delighted to hear that! That was an entire idea by @cheeseness which along with a ton of other changes released a few years back as the Lost Exodus patch.