SOL: Exodus, the $10 downloadable title that honorably brings the space combat sim into this generation, now has a demo available for test pilots. The demo covers the full prologue mission, which includes the basic tutorial and sets the stage for the "escape the solar system before it blows up" campaign.

Seamless Entertainment is also working on another update for the game, which will be available in the coming weeks. Version 1.12 adds mission checkpoints, difficulty levels, cockpit view, collision damage and "virtual joystick control."

So, go ahead and try out the demo, and consider supporting this genre that desperately screams in the vacuum of space to return.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.