Constellation Distantia fuses together a traditional text driven adventure and modern 3D gameplay. Player will unravel the mystery of Distantia in a game of twists and turns, missions, mining and free flying. Also in VR!
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Release Date: Feb 28, 2017

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March 12

1.0.1 update is here

Hello my sci-fi story loving friends, here's the stuff.

Visuals: New atmospheric shaders generated on the gas, ice and volcanic planetoids, for good vibes.

Visuals: Satellites orbitting planetoids with population. Satellites can be destroyed (of course) with small karma hit and a possible metal deposit.

Visuals: Some stars have new environment and lighting for better looks and clarity.

VR: Clarified UI on strategy view (the mothership view).

VR: Clarified UI on Lab crafting table.

Gameplay: Shortened and optimized the tutorials.

Gameplay: Added altitude indicator of the closest planetoid vs the numeric value, and a voice alert if flying too low.

Gameplay: Balancing for CPU vs CPU fights.

Gameplay: Material deposits now have lifetime, depending on difficulty level and karma.

Gameplay / controls: Decreased the planetoid gravity effect.

Controls: Revamped mouse + kb controls, added smoothing between the jet animation & cursor making the m+kb controls look & feel better.

Experimental: HOTAS support for Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas joysticks. Wider support according to demand.

And a lot of small bulgfixes and improvements under the hood.

Thanks!
- Valtteri / Skanerbotten

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In case of issues, wishes or other feedback, please contact us directly at support@skanerbotten.com

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March 3

1.0.1 Update well underway, here's what to expect

Hi, I'm targeting to release an update mid March, wanted to share a bit what to expect. In case you have wishes or proposals, please write those here or send us directly at support@skanerbotten.com

VR: Improved readability on some of the menus, mostly in the strategy view (the mainship screen) and the Crafting table in the Lab.

VR / Controls: I'm investigating a possibility to add some joystick support (so, HOTAS) onboard and it's looking good. A problem is that creating profiles for joysticks requires for us to actually own said sticks. So for the first batch we are aiming to bring support for Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas 4 and MS Sidewinder Precision 2.

Controls: I revamped the mouse controls, bringing in smoothing between the jet animation and cursor to make the feel more intuitive and just a tad more challenging. My personal favorite controller for Distantia is gamepad, this takes the feel much closer to it.

Gameplay: Changing the numeric distance information into an altitude indicator for better visualization of how close the planets are.

Visuals: New set of atmosphere shaders to create even more nicer and varying looks for the planets.

And gameplay balancing and bugfixing of course as well.

Thanks!
Valtteri / Skanerbotten

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Reviews

“An adventure game with a narrative story that captivates... A simplistic but addictive game.”
Union Cosmos (Spanish)

About This Game

Constellation Distantia brings free flying, mining and combat, strategic choices and a broad storyline into the space adventure genre. The scripted and mission based progress of Constellation Distantia is made for gamers interested in an epic story!

Two vessels in your command: a massive nuclear mining ship capable of star travel, and a fighter jet ready for service. Step into a world created by true sci-fi fans in the spirit of Star Control 2, Firefly TV-series, Revelation Space novels and many others.

Professionally written story

200+ pages of professional grade storyline with thrilling twists and events. Constellation Distantia presents a complete lore to build on in the future as well.

Campaign for hours

Around 50 handcrafted missions with more than hundred illustrated cutscenes keeping the gameplay interesting for hours to come. New types of missions are revealed often to keep the player on the edge of the seat until the very end.

Atmospheric sceneries

Around 40 star systems presenting celestial objects of all sorts from rocky asteroids and volcanic moons to life containing rock planets and gas giants. Feel the lyrical ambience and vastness of space in an unique artistic cosmos with the highly praised soundtrack by Maximalism.

Diverse difficulty levels

Modes from purely narrative focus to a gameplay for extreme survivalists provides replayability value. The game has a lot of survival genre elements, which are amplified in the harder difficulty levels, while the easier levels are more story focused. The Nightmare mode has limited save games and even heavier focus on the resource management pushing Constellation Distantia closer to a roguelite game.

Captivating events

There are a lot of people in Distantia, and not all of them friendly. Mining vessels, modified fighters, transporters, dome habitats on deserted rocks all the way to mega-cities. You gotta be on guard.

Combat

Sometimes it's hard to find a peaceful solution and a combat situation becomes inevitable. There are several types of action: Mission related combat, karma related combat, hostile lunarians, plain robbery and ill will, AI vs AI combat and bossfights.

Polished core mechanics

Trading, easy to grasp crafting, leveling, blueprint studying and spacecraft upgrading. Super smooth free flying, karma and resource management and an starports with game statistics. Different types of mining from fast paced asteroid splitting to planet scale thermonuclear detonations which literally vaporize a complete planetary crust into oblivion, for your convenience. Everything wrapped inside clear and modern game visualization and focused usability.

For PC and VR

The game in its entirety is designed for traditional PC playing in mind from the very beginning. In addition we have made it fully VR compatible for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The thing is, lightning fast free glide right next to a massive planet in VR feels absolutely amazing!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 2100
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 620
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1600 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum required GPU for VR is a GeForce GTX 970 (AMD Radeon R9 290) or better.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 4460
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GPU GeForce 760
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1600 MB available space
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