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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April 3

Progress Update 3 - The Vor

Greetings Commanders!

We wanted to give all of you another quick progress update. Things continue to progress behind the scenes and we continue to believe we will be launching our free DLC "soon" (TM).

One of the delays has to do with the large amount of rebalancing this update is requiring. The Crew are varied and add a level of power and versatility to human ships that the alien Vor can no longer match. We debated just leaving the Vor the same, or if we needed to buff their stats or make other changes.

The Vor are not used heavily already according to our numbers. In the end we decided against adding crew like "organs" to the Vor or buffing their stats. Instead we are lowering the purchase and deploy costs across the board by a massive 30% to 33%, depending on the Vor in question.

The Vor still excel in their role as fleet buffers and debuffers, with a strong hand to hand ability. With the cheaper cost they can also be used in a limited swarm capacity as well, and they offer a cheap option to buff up an area of a fleet (after the rebalance).

We are not going to be buffing the enemy Vor that you fight, only lowering the purchase and deploy costs for players.

Additionally there are some more bugs that we have discovered and fixed (some enemy turrets not firing, for instance) that are also going to be included.

The DLC initially sounded like a small change, lets add one more option and let people micromanage some major Officers for their ships, but it has led to a pretty comprehensive pass on game balance and tweaking a number of mechanics. This all takes a lot of time to get right.

Thanks again for your patience and for playing our games! More to come "soon"...
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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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“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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