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Zigfrak is a space-based action RPG, featuring missions, exploration, and crafting. With an emphasis on loot and over-the-top items, it's not a traditional space sim. Enemy ships explode like loot piñatas, spewing forth useful pickups.
Release Date: Nov 1, 2012
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Zigfrak 1.14

March 9th, 2014

Just issued a minor update to address several issues.

Changes
  • Many items and powerups which provided restorative effects to health and/or shield may now also restore armor or overshield. Armor and overshield restoration powerups may also drop while in combat.
  • Added an adjustable slider for free-roaming faction count, under Gameplay Options. 1.13 increased the number of factions and ships which can be active at once when free-roaming the galaxy; if your computer suffers in the performance department due to too many active units, try decreasing this value.
  • Tweaked volume for several sound effects.

Fixes
  • Fixed an issue with custom keybindings sometimes not getting saved.
  • Added Killdrone crafting template and associated component. Missed adding this back in when ammo was refactored.

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Zigfrak 1.13

February 22nd, 2014

Zigfrak 1.13 introduces a plethora of new loot, adds support for Steam Cloud, and includes an overhaul of combat and item mechanics.

This is a stable wrap-up of the changes introduced in test releases 1.11 and 1.12. Huge thanks to everyone who opted in and provided feedback. Release notes may be found here:

http://forum.zigfrak.com/index.php?p=/discussion/105/zigfrak-1-13

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About the Game

Zigfrak is a space-based action RPG, featuring missions, exploration, and crafting. With an emphasis on loot and over-the-top items, it's not a traditional space sim. Enemy ships explode like loot piñatas, spewing forth useful pickups.

The game employs subtle humor to poke light at a dark situation -- a human civil war on a galactic scale, complicated by the invasion of technologically superior aliens. During the campaign, players encounter clues and artifacts which could reveal ancient secrets of humanity.

Features:

  • Fast-paced space battles
  • Tooth-grinding enemy encounters
  • Expansive open environment
  • Fun, variable gameplay
  • Ludicrous space loot
  • Hundreds of humorous missions
  • Craftable weapons and ammo upgrades

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Vista or newer
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB Graphics Card with Shader Model 4.0
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Required

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6.8 or newer
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB Graphics Card with Shader Model 4.0
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Required

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu, Mint or similar
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB Graphics Card with Shader Model 4.0
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
Helpful customer reviews
48 of 62 people (77%) found this review helpful
436 products in account
11 reviews
0.7 hrs on record
Imagine the look and feel of Freespace combined with the mechanics of an ARPG and you will have a good idea of what Zigfrak is all about.

Years ago I was the 18th person to purchase the game and now that he has continued to pour a ton of work into the game and its now made it to Steam I hope that many of you purchase this absolutely spectacular game. I look forward to watching Zigfrak evolve more and more and its just going to get better. Congratulations Alex!

The game has extensive options so you can tweak the game to the point where its the best for your PC and there is only one thing that I wish would be added into the game, and that would be the ability to make the ingame text size larger. Its not crippling microfonts like some games but I wish I could bump it up a little. That being said do not let that discourage you from buying the game--the font is clear and not too tiny.

This is a game that you will be able to get MANY hours of enjoyment out of and if you don't purchase it you will be missing out on a great experience. The controls are wonderful and the interface is intuitive.
Posted: December 13th, 2013
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59 of 82 people (72%) found this review helpful
637 products in account
10 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
I've put several hours into the pre-Steam version of the game, and it's a BLAST. Funny, fun to play and very high energy, if you want a fun, ARPG loot chase in space, this is your game. If you want to know more, please check out my review here:

http://www.spacegamejunkie.com/reviews/zigfrak-funny-action-space-romp/

Enjoy!
Posted: December 13th, 2013
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36 of 44 people (82%) found this review helpful
62 products in account
1 review
3.5 hrs on record
Picked this game up on a whim for $2.49 because I figured, "Why the hell not?" Let me say, I'm so glad I did! The combat is user-controlled and terrific, the equipment altering interface is very simplified yet is made complex by the innumerable additions and expansions found throughout the game. And if you like loot, well, this game has a TON of it. From someone who played Eve Online and found it to be rather droll and nigh impossible to be an effective addition to the world, Zigfrak "scratched that itch" for me in regards to free-roam space exploration games. I also really appreciate the physics of the game and how they are implemented to provide an engaging starfighter experience. Definitely recommend!
Posted: December 13th, 2013
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57 of 84 people (68%) found this review helpful
530 products in account
39 reviews
4.5 hrs on record
Released in late 2012 and just recently on steam comes Zigfrak. With a name seemingly produced by a name generator, Zigfrak is an action RPG set in space. The game drives the player through a single player story but the player is free to roam off the beaten trail to explore or engage in side-quests.

Zigfrak was a game that I wanted to like as I love space exploration action RPGs ever since Escape Velocity. Unfortunately, in my opinion suffers from some key flaws. Playing this game it's fairly obvious that this game borrows alot from MMOs such as World of Warcraft, which is not something I would necessarily want in a single player game. A lot of quests are tedious and uninteresting "go here and click on this" tasks. There's a lot of loot in the game to collect, which might generate some interest and motivation to play, but this mechanic feel a bit cheap. A lot of sidequests are collection questions that just involve collecting a specified amount of items and cashing them in for a reward.

Since this game is inspiried by MMOs I don't think it really respects the player's time; for example at one point the player must battle a spacestation with a friendly fleet. It took me nearly 45 minutes to deplete half of it's health.

Aside from this, the action is fairly average. The weapons don't have a particularly notable feel and I didn't get a sense that I was actually hitting a target. Instead I just held down the attack buttons until I saw the enemy's health bar lower.

To it's merit, when a 'hacking minigame' came up I was given the option to fight enemies instead. I aprpeciated the option to focus on the game's core gameplay instead of getting pulled off into some minigame.

In terms of production value, the graphics aren't anything to write home about and many things in the game simply don't have any sort of sound effect.

There is no USB controller support for this game.

If you like MMOs and space exploration RPGs and you want a single player game you might find this game fun, otherwise there are better options for you. I played this game a little over 3 hours, giving it a chance to get me interested but it failed to really inspire me to play.

Score: 5/10
Posted: December 14th, 2013
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31 of 40 people (78%) found this review helpful
363 products in account
4 reviews
3.7 hrs on record
A game this cheap has no business being this good.

Despite an interface which can be a little tricky to learn, this is a solid game experience. Destroyed ships litter space with tons of loot: ammo, guns, vendor trash, crafting components, etc. So much so that it can be a bit overwhelming in the early going. I've only scratched the surface of this one, but it seems surprisingly deep.
Posted: December 13th, 2013
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