Castaway Station

An anomaly has destroyed your cruiser, stranding you on a hostile planet. Castaway Station is a roguelike deck-builder game with limited-use cards and permanent death. Complete dangerous missions to locate other survivors and gather the resources you need to live another day.

Castaway Station is a roguelike deck-builder game with limited-use cards and permanent death.

"Our ambition was…quantum. We truly believed we were prepared to explore the deep universe. The hubris."

Welcome to Castaway Station, an exciting survival game that takes you on an unintended journey on a hostile planet after a catastrophic accident on your space cruiser. Stranded on an unknown planet with limited resources, you must use all your wits and skills, along with any tools you scavenge, to survive. You won't ever get home.

Together, you and the other survivors will explore the planet, face undiscovered local lifeforms, and complete missions to find valuable equipment and resources. Draft cards into your deck to improve your odds but be careful to watch their durability and manage your limited resources. Create custom cards and upgrade your equipment to fine-tune your strategy.

You play two characters in the game, so it is a team journey. Your success depends on your survival skills and your team's ability to work together. Each character's unique abilities will help you overcome obstacles and complete missions. Be careful though. If a character dies, they are permanently out for the remainder of that run.

Castaway Station is an immersive journey into a completely unknown world full of dangers and treasures, with a massive collection of custom art, a rich narrative, and an original music score.

Are you ready for the ultimate survival challenge? Join Castaway Station and embark on an unforgettable adventure to survive and escape from a hostile planet!


We took roguelike deckbuilders to a new level in this unique, quest-based survival game. In this deeply narrative-driven game, play two characters as a team, create your own cards, name the beasts you discover, and build decks where cards have limited durability.

Teamwork is Key

You have four characters to choose from, each with their own sets of unique cards and special abilities. Character cards include Teamwork cards that either player can play, and that can work synergistically with the two characters.
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Master the Unique Card Mechanics

We’ve introduced some different card mechanics in Castaway Station. In addition to each character’s deck, character cards are also tied to equipment you find, giving you a wide range of customization in battles. These character cards all have a durability mechanic in which a card uses one charge each time you play it. When you play the final charge, the card is depleted and plays twice. You unlock new cards for every 10 cards you deplete.
We also have a third deck─the Story deck, that offers unique cards based on the encounter, the enemies, the location and even the weather. These cards further expand you choices. Either character can play a Story card.
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Choose Your Quests

There are 28 missions that are available to the Castaway Station crew. Some are required to further the narrative. Many are repeatable to grow your strength and assets. You choose missions in the shuttle’s Mission Log.
In the Shuttle you can also replicate single use items, enhance your equipment, recharge your cards, and…
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Create your Own Cards

One of the more unique aspects of Castaway Station is the Synthesizer where you can create your own custom character cards with a wide variety of attack and defense options. These cards don’t use charges and can be some of the most powerful in the game.
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Track the Xenomorphs You Discover

As you discover the flora and fauna on Prima Centauri B, you create a Bestiary with details about the xenomorphs and tips for fighting them. You can even name the beasties yourself.
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The Legacy System has Your Back

You won’t make it through the first time or many after that. But each time you fail, you carry forward the new cards that you’ve unlocked, any equipment that you’ve upgraded, and any currency you’ve earned. And if you do finally beat the game, there are 9 more levels of difficulty.
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  • A rich narrative that permeates the entire game, including animated sequences.
  • Four survivors who have their own unique cards combine in teams of two in battle.
  • Over 200 unique character cards.
  • Over 170 Story cards tied to plot elements, locations, and weather.
  • A wild assortment of 50 alien creatures living in a unique ecosystem.
  • Over 50 pieces of equipment that are tied to cards.
  • 130+ unique encounters in over 25 different missions with branching paths.
  • 30+ choice-based decision points that expand the narrative and offer rewards or challenges.
  • 10 levels of difficulty that progress from hard to impossible.
  • Tools for replicating, enhancing, and recharging game items and creating custom cards.
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Available Achievements

Card Synthesizer
35 XP
What You Can Carry
35 XP
Solo Combatant
35 XP
Last Breath
35 XP
Chess Master
35 XP

Castaway Station System Requirements



OS versionWindows 7 and Above
OS versionWindows 11
CPUDual Core 2Ghz (64bit)
CPUQuad Core 2Ghz (64bit)
Memory2GB RAM
Memory4GB RAM
GPU1Gb Video Memory, capable of OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
GPU1Gb Video Memory, capable of OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
Storage1 GB available space
Storage1 GB available space
Login Accounts Required
Epic ID
Languages Supported
  • Audio: English
  • Text: English
This game was built by Bad Zombie Games in Seattle, WA, and is made and owned by Bad Zombie Games.