Dawnstar - Steam's Greenlight
We just released our game, Dawnstar, on Steamâ€™s Greenlight approval service. Dawnstar is a modern day Space Sim/RPG. It takes the gameplay from classics like Freespace and Freelancer and injects modern features like abilities, tons of loot drops, story choices, Co-op and competitive multiplayer, and a lot more.
Please check out our trailer, screenshots, and more info on our steam page:
Greenlight is a vote based approval process so please vote for us!
If you have any question about the game, fire away!
Welcome to the forums Matt
Do you have any video of the game, had a quick look on yourtube but could not see anything or a website.
The steam page says you are up for release this month.
Love the look of game with the comic style visuals.
What kind of RPG elements have you added to the game.
There are story choices that you can make and your choices affect how your two NPC companions/wing mates feel about you. How they feel about you affects the ending of the campaign.
There are skills you can pick from and an EXP system you level up with. As you level up you can purchase perks. Perks are things that increase stats, discounts at stores, increase in influence with companions, etc.
And obviously a ton of loot that you can equip your ship with that change stats like speed, agility, etc.
Hi Matt and welcome to SSC
Noticed in your youtube video description it says 6+ hour story campaign. How long is the story really and can you continue to play in open world mode after story is completed? I like the comic book style art as well.
My last playthrough took me 7 hours. It takes our testers anywhere from 6 to 10 hours.
Yes, you can continue to keep playing after the story. It's encouraged. If you beat the story and still want to play, then you can go explore some of the harder side content or hop on with friends (With your character you beat story mode with) and take on the group zones. That said it's not required to beat the story to enjoy the side content.
The time estimate does not include side content, exploration, or multiplayer.
Will the player have a chance to get some of the best loot early on in the game.
Loot progression is based off your level, so you'll have a better chance of earning the best loot the more you play. There are several designations of gear, Basic, Good, Rare, Epic, Unique, etc. Certain gear types like Unique won't start dropping until you're level 15 or greater.
Do you plan any non steam releases by any chance?
How big will the download be?.
We have no comment on anything outside of Steam at this moment.
As of right now we're looking at around 1.5gb, but we're investigating some compression software. We'll announce the minimum specs soon and the disk space requirements will be on there.
We're interested in people's feelings on PVP. Are you interested? If so, what are you wanting?
Player v player
I just wanted to buy the game a few minutes ago. I wasn't even able to find a homepage for it. All I got were some Elder Scrolls webpages and the twitter/youtube account of Wraith Entertainment.
Looks like the game will be a Steam exclusive and we have to wait until it is 'Greenlit' on Steam Greenlight. Too bad. =(
According to a bit of news on Co-Optimus http://www.co-optimus.com/article/9491/dawnstar-brings-co-op-space-combat-and-loot-to-pc-this-week.html
the game will be available on Desura, GreenManGaming and GamersGate for $10 of your Earth dollars.
Some game play footage here.
The game looks appealing to me. It's something I'd see myself playing casually.