Such a beautiful day to share with you the news that the 1.3 Monsters Invasion update has finally arrived!
First things first. Our German friends, there is an important one for you – das Spiel gibts jetzt auch in Deutsch!
To those who didn't understand a word, the game is now available in German. Work is still in progress, so you can stumble upon a few English texts. We're working further with our german partners to make German version better. You can select the game language in the game properties menu (the game will download localization files after that). We would really like to hear your feedback!
Another great news - Space Rogue is on sale now! Buy the game now with 25% discount
Monsters Invasion – 1.3 Update
Now to the 1.3 Monsters Invasion update. The full list of changes is huge, you can check it by following this link.
For Windows 10 users
: if the game crashes, please try to install this version of DirectX: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8109
Here are some update highlights.
In the deepest corners of the Universe they hid, but now it's time for these space giants to return and conquer the galaxy! Or merely eat some fresh meat (oaklana guys taste amazingly sweet). You'll have to deal with various types of Magnapods (as they were called by Norg scientists). Each monster type has unique abilities which you'll have to handle with. The battles won't be easy, you should use your best tactical skills to hit monster's organs in the right time and order. Manage your team members to avoid losses, be very careful and attentive. Monsters is a new gameplay mechanic for Space Rogue and the whole genre.
The newest military development of Norg scientists has hit the market. Forget about that pitiful prototype drone which you have had so far. Now you can buy various powerful drones at the shops across the galaxy. Whether you try amazing incendiary drone which would grill your enemy just like a delicious chicken at Kepler's Fried Chicken, or stupid yet effective Cannon drone, the result will be above your expectations. At least, that's what they say in the ads. Anyway, drones are indeed stronger than a regular weapon but much slower and less accurate. Also, drones need time to refocus fire after each target change. For now, only two player ships are allowed to use drones - Monaro (Human) and Eri (Norg).
Awesome news to those who couldn't live without a badge for billion crucially destroyed enemy spaceships. Now you can gain achievements! Now it's your turn to make us actually add that achievement about the billion :)
Eri ship – Norgs are coming to town
Mysterious Norgs have always been explorers, not warriors. However, sometimes you have to examine enemy's vulnerability with a massive armament. Monster invasion forced Norgs to provide their new prototype ship for a public use. Eri equipped specifically for using drones and cartridges.
Cartridges — brand-new devices and significant changes
Three absolutely new cartridges are now available in the shops across the galaxy. Two of those cartridges focus on defensive gameplay by increasing crew' repair speed or enabling crew' personal shields. Other one - gives you the advantage in a boarding actions by increasing crew' attack speed (but reducing crew' movement speed at the same time). NPC spaceships get very similar cartridges as well. So consider counteraction tactics.
With Update 1.3 we also make a significant rebalance of cartridges' energy cost. The goal of these changes is to make energy management more challenging.
New superior and special weapon
Superior weapon — additional group in the armament range. Each existing weapon gets new stronger but rare version. You can recognize it by a little star in the corner of weapon icon.
Special weapon — four extremely rare wunderwaffles. If you managed to get it, think of yourself as Space Smuggler King or something like that. Very fast (we mean it!) laser, 'infinite rockets', bugbot-cannon (just imagine!) and awesome BURRRNING beam. That's what we called special!
Main mission and events
New exciting main mission — face the rebel of ambitious rogue general and cut a mysterious plot against the Galactic Council. Also, we add several new events and sub-quests with space monsters. In addition, you can try extra answer options in the dialogues available if you've fulfilled some requirements.
Technical and visual improvements
Our main priority after the new features was bug fixing, so now the game works better. A lot of changes was made to the interface — gorgeous illustrations, icons, highlights and other visual effects.
AI improvements are also in the list of changes. Your team members are operating more logical with no manual command, either do enemies' crew.
Space Rogue also supports Steam cloud saving now. Play wherever you want, your progress will be kept safe and sound.
These and a lot of other improvements and changes are made with Monster Invasion update. Please, read much more detailed patch notes here
or on the Steam community.
We would like to give you a quick status report and tell about the nearest future of Space Rogue answering questions you've asked us before. First of all, we want to thank all who've been playing Space Rogue so far. We hope you're really enjoying it and we'll do our best to improve your game experience.
What is the release date?
In Red Beat, we want to release Space Rogue as fast as possible. However, we have our internal quality standards and the vision of how the finished game may look. We haven't achieved this so far but are MUCH closer with this update. Thus, we can assure you that the Space Rogue will be released this year, though we can't tell you the exact date at the moment.
And when these cool features appear?
As we promised before, we do change our approach to releasing updates. Once we had a desire to make it in 'old school' way like, you know, the big updates with many cool features and content. However, it seems like things don't work that way in these times. So, here's our new statement: more updates, less size. Patches will be released frequently, but with fewer features. Thus, we will provide better and faster feedback for game' community.
So, we think, that's enough at the moment. Ask us any questions you want here, on the Steam Community and via social media accounts: Facebook
Good luck! Meet you in the galaxy!