Starsector: Best space combat five years in the making


#136

I think we need to enlist Cleve to work on both now that he has proved he can deliver


#137

I was bored and decided to go look in the dev’s twitter for news. I found this



It gives an idea of the coming changes. More industry, colonization,reports to manage all that, etc


#138

From the twitter feed you can notice he loves tooltips.


#139

One day Tom will get to Tomsplain the crap outta this!


#140

I think his rule of game design—mock up the tooltip first, and if it doesn’t fit in a tooltip, it’s too complicated—is probably a good one.


#141

Colonies info
http://fractalsoftworks.com/2017/12/21/colony-management/


#142

Blueprints and stuff, thanks @BrianRubin for the fyi in the streaming / podcasting thread.

http://fractalsoftworks.com/2018/02/12/blueprints-doctrine-and-production/


#143

Just doin’ my job sir. :)


#144

How close are they to finishing the game?


#145

Seriously though, likely nowhere near.


#146

<funny gif here!>

Their last major releases (with new content) has been:

-0.81 in June 2017.
-0.8 in April 2017.
-0.72 in Feb 2016.
-0.71 in Dec 2015.
-0.7 in Nov 2015.

With that schedule, 0.9 should release in August 2018, 0.9x in October 2018, and 1.0 in November-December 2019!


#147

Yeah, I bought into this game with my own money shortly before I started Space Game Junkie. Back in 2011. It’ll be done eventually, but it’s so great, I say take his time to make it awesome.


#148

I bought it back when it was starfarer


#149

Pretty close I’d say, but looking at their release history, the sun turning into a giant red star might be closer. ;)

And I don’t mind. They’re taking their time to make a fantastic game that I’ll play lots of, so I can wait. ;)


#150

I’ve already played hundreds of hours, and every time I go back it’s like playing a new game.


#151

Yeah, once this game is complete, it’s gonna be one to beat in the genre, given all it can do, the love put into it, and how it’ll just make so many other games pale in comparison.


#152

Have you seen this thing where people battle each other with fleets using the game?


#153

I’ve not. That’s great!


#154

It’s not just great, it’s flat out awesome. I really love the commentary during the battle. The best thing is that these kind of AI vs. AI battles should help the dev fix any remaining AI issues like the one with the fighters not engaging.


#155

Lol I bought this a year ago and still haven’t booted it up :) I guess I should!