The game has been getting a number of updates over the last month. https://store.steampowered.com/news/?appids=465490
I kind of forgot about this one since its been in early access for two years, glad its still being actively developed.
Looking forward to the next content patch https://steamcommunity.com/games/465490/announcements/detail/1696067271004249605 more ships.
New update dropped today 1.4GB in size. https://steamcommunity.com/games/465490/announcements/detail/1696069809489767665
I like all the new ships added to the game, I really need to put this one on my watch list because it has a lot of aspects I like. I take it you bought this one Pinback? How you liking it?
Looking like it's going to be the best space adventure game made since the 90s, I don't count the modern ones like KOTOR OR Mass Effect as they never gave you the freedom of the older game.
Another update with 10 more ship and same bug fixing ect yesterday with I guess would be a hotfix today.
Hopefully we going to see some more of the story starting to be implemented into the game.
I have watched a few game play videos on stellar tactics and it is shaping up to be a really good game from the videos I have watched. Looks like you can sink a lot of hours into this game with just the crew and customizations to assist you in your travels. Not sure if there is really a underlying story, but I guess in this type of game story doesn't matter much as long as the game gets progressively harder... But with over 150k star systems you almost have endless playability here as long as there is no caps and enemies scale in some aspects.
Very little of the story in the game so far only about an hour or so at the start of the game which gives some background information and setting up the start of the main story. The dev has said their will be about 20 hours of the main story line.
I spent a good 15+ hours just playing the side missions but they can get a bit repetitive and my other minor gripe is the lighting as the game uses a single point light, which can make the game very dark in places.
New vid showcasing some of the new ships.
Short vid on the next update about the trade net.
More about the trade net, must get back to playing this as I have not played it for a while.
Strange this update has release of the 14 but I'm just getting it today, unless it was delayed. https://steamcommunity.com/games/465490/announcements/detail/2430169961239959519
I liked that last video and that new map they are implementing looks really good as well . This game is coming along nicely.
Think it will be released by the end of the year Pinback?
Think it will depends on when he starts to implement the main story into the game, as to when it get near to a final release.
Update vid, must get back to playing this as it's been a while since I last played the game.
Quick vid looking at crafting in the game.
New update for the game dropped today.
Today's patch includes a number of performance enhancements, a pre-compiled shader system, and a few QoL updates.
Shaders are now pre-compiled when you launch the game.
--The majority of all shaders are now generated via a database at game launch. I would say 80% of all shaders are in the d-base now and more will be added over time.
--As you play the game, if a shader is not pre-compiled it is added to the database and saved so the shader does not need to be compiled on the fly ever again.
--Certain video drivers could crash - though this was very rare - when compiling complex shaders on the fly. This patch should address that.
--In some cases, when entering an area the first time after this patch, there may be a short period of stuttering as shaders are initially linked to materials.
You can now adjust mission length when speaking with a faction agent - Short - AVG 40 Min, Medium - AVG 1-2 Hrs, Long - AVG 2-4 Hrs.
You can now browse available missions while the mission window is open by selecting the "Next" button. A new mission will be offered.
You can now double click crew equipment (shields, armor, weapons) to equip them from inventory. Mods and devices need to be placed manually.
Active status effects are now displayed below each crew member's portrait along with their active duration.
Various code optimizations for performance.
A few changes to the way the physics engine handles movement.
A few changes to the animation system.
A few animation fixes/updates.
A few changes to idle and facing blend animations so they can be interrupted when moving characters. This makes movement more responsive.
The game now generates a backup "sav_dat.xml" file that is not stored on the Steam Cloud when saving the game - just in case there is a disk write error of some kind.
A possible fix for a rare lockup when healing.
FIXED: A bug that was causing random animation and physics slowdown.
FIXED: A bug that would leave idle states running at 1.5x normal speed in certain cases.
FIXED: Autosave when leaving the Dauntless.
FIXED: A bug that would leave equipment quality color border visible when unequipping an item.
UPDATED: When grenades and medkits are enabled, a reminder message is displayed when ending your turn to deselect these items from the toolbar. I think in some cases, this was causing confusion. I'll be looking into an automated solution for this.
UPDATED: Ship collision damage reduced. Collision damage now affects shields and armor.
I'm continuing to work on a few things:
--Weapon special attacks.
--Streamlining of perks so they are available earlier in the game with more frequent updates.
--Better inventory sorting.
I'll keep everyone posted as I make progress.
New video for the upcoming patch to do with combat I believe but I have not watched it myself yet, no word on when the patch will drop as theirs nothing on Steam about it.
There been any talk about when Stellar Tactics will be leaving early access? With all the games I have now, I don't even bother playing or buying games until they leave early access.
From the videos I have seen this game looks to be shaping up into a great turn-based tactical strategy game.
Not seen anything on the Steam forums about when it will leave early access.
Game could do with the road map being updated and I'm guessing that the last major update will be the adventure part of the game before it leaves early access. So when we hear about that then the full release of the game should not be far behind it.
Spaceship boarding not yet in the game but coming soon and I reckon this is going to be the best space adventure game made in the last 25 years, Mass Effect doesn't count as it is just a linear taking simulator. 😋