Ancient Frontier is a turn-based strategy RPG set in the far future. You command the fleet. Players will explore, conquer, pillage, or liberate the frontiers of space. Take control of massive fleets of capital ships and support craft as you play through multiple campaigns.
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Sep 21, 2017

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February 26

Free DLC "The Crew" - Progress Update 2

Greetings Commanders. It has been a couple of months since our last update so we wanted to give you all a progress report.

First off, this DLC has taken longer than we thought because we keep making changes and adding features. We understand this puts off the time to release the DLC, and we have made a firm decision to stop adding more changes than are already on the list.

The artwork is now all done, which is a big help. There is only one more set of updates that require more code and testing. If this follows the pattern so far it should only take about two more weeks (roughly) before the DLC is ready for release.

In addition to adding Crew, there are several other changes that will update the game. The biggest is that we have changed it so that the early level Hero ships will now be able to go on Bounty Missions. The late level Hero ships are still locked out for balance reasons. We have also changed the difficulty for the last quarter of the Alliance campaign as it has overall proved too difficult for too many people.

With some of these changes we have had to further alter deploy costs, reward amounts, etc. to keep the balance curve similar. All of this has been time consuming, but we believe this will lead to a better overall experience for more players.

So, with luck, the DLC should be released in the next few weeks. Good luck out there!
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January 4

Ancient Frontier - Patch 1.10 (Steam Achievements)

Happy New Year Commanders!

We hope everyone is having a great start to the New Year. This week we bring you Steam Achievements and a few bug fixes:

Steam Achievements

At long last the Steam Achievements are live. Many of them you should earn when you load an existing game as most of the achievements the game was already tracking. A few of the achievements will only start tracking from now forward. Good luck out there earning them all.

Bug Fixes
  • Changed the "Launch" button on the Deployment screen to always work even if something draws over the top of it somehow.
  • Fixed the backup saves if Autosave is on. The Backup saves were not updating if Autosave was on after you started a new game, leading to a situation where progress could be wiped if you accidentally loaded from them. Going forward the backup saves will track the main save when Autosave is on, so you have four backups of your latest progress.

That's all for now. We are going to keep reading all of your feedback while we work on the upcoming DLC.

Thank you to everyone for playing our game!
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“It is easy to sink dozens of hours into Ancient Frontier, and by and large I enjoyed my time with the game”
8 – Chalgyr's Game Room

“If you like traditional, hexy turn based strategy there’s no reason you won’t enjoy this and there’s quite a lot of it to go through.”
75 – Old Grizzled Gamers

“This game is an excellent example of what game developers are capable of when they are given a chance to create something they truly care passionately about.”
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About This Game

Brand new cinematic turn based strategy!

Fair Weather Studios is very happy to announce Ancient Frontier! Ancient Frontier is a turn-based strategy role-playing game set in deep space in the far future. Players will explore, conquer, pillage, or liberate the frontiers of space.

The universe is built off of the story established in our first project, Bladestar, but takes it much deeper with warring factions, double crossing corporations, privateers, and galactic governments. Take control of massive fleets of capital ships and support craft and navigate the rich multi-faceted story of Ancient Frontier- the future of war.

  • Two full fledged campaigns
  • Dynamic initiative based turn based combat
  • Over 35 unique ships to command
  • Customize your play style by unlocking technologies in an extensive Tech Tree
  • Two major factions and three sub-factions
  • Large, detailed space maps to fight across
  • Three different resources to manage
  • Dozens of different weapon systems and abilities to control

Will you defend the frontier?

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP or newer (may not work on all 32 bit systems)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Must be able to display 1024x768 resolution or higher.
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Ensure your Microsoft Visual C++ Libraries are up to date if you get runtime errors.
    • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit)
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Ensure your Microsoft Visual C++ Libraries are up to date if you get runtime errors.
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