RODINA is an immersive space exploration game, made by a single developer, which allows players to seamlessly discover an entire full-scale solar system and battle its alien infestation both in FPS and Ship-Ship combat, all with no loading screens.
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Why Early Access?

“I consider Rodina to be in "ongoing development". This means that I will keep adding new features and game content, even after the game comes out of Early Access.

Many Early Access games have a set feature list and definite end-point. This is not the case for Rodina, which is more reminiscent of games like Minecraft and Dwarf Fortress, where you could imagine features being added forever, and designations like "Released" and "Beta" are somewhat arbitrary.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“As I mention below, I'm currently working on a Roadmap which will take me out of Early Access. This Roadmap will likely take me through 2018.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“My current Roadmap is to implement "Ship Boarding" and "Planetary Citadels" - in other words, Alien locations for you to invade and take over. This will include lots of different enemy types, weapons, things to interact with, etc. This milestone will focus heavily on varied content and polished features, so once it is complete, Rodina will hopefully be rich enough to take out of Early Access.

Over the long run, I aim towards making Rodina a "Daggerfall in Space".”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Rodina is currently a "full game" in the sense that it is meant to be played from start to finish, and that there are minimal bugs. You can explore the entire solar system, fight with hundreds of enemy Xenos (both in FPS and Ship combat), create your own race of Robot Babies, and investigate dozens of journals and books giving you the game's backstory.

However, Rodina is still not "full" in the sense that there isn't currently enough content. That's what I'm working on right now!”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Possibly, yes. As Rodina improves, or if it ever gets big features like Multiplayer, I may increase the price.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The community is very important to me. I interact on the forums constantly, and am always listening to feedback. Users help me test the game, and keep it generally stable.

Every once in a while I do an informal "vote" to determine what milestone to work on next. I always have plans, but sometimes it's fun to get structured feedback from my customers. I really enjoy getting the community involved!”
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July 31

Rodina 1.3.3: Xeno Bases!



They're here!

Xeno Bases are starting to pop up on the planets in the Zorica System! I'm very excited about this update!



These bases aren't fully functional yet. As the Xenos finish their construction, they will become even more dangerous.

Next up: making the bases more awesome with functional shields, turrets, explosive Thermal Gel, Trooper Xenos, atmospheric pressure, and maybe much more stylish walls!



Thank you for all the support!

-Brendan

EDIT: Patch released!
* fix gravbike disappearing from ship after editing ship layout (FINALLY!)
* fix interior getting alpha blended sometimes
* fix crash with gravbikes out of physics world


**** RODINA 1.3.3****

* New Feature: Xeno Buildings, Tileset, and Debcorations
* New Feature: Editor skeleton (particles, interior testing)

* Improvement: Gravbike controls in space via the mouse, can be activated in space, has a UI indicator
* Improvement: Make use of Steam's remote storage API so we can add "Delete File" button to save/load
* Improvement: Alpha and Emittance for generic objects
* Improvement: Redo decoration placement randomization
* Improvement: Improve room placement so less likely to overlap
* Improvement: Interior Editor tweaks: show all rooms (transparent), polish door placement

* Optimization: Optimize missile debris to fix explosion hitch

* Bugfix: Prevent Xenos from firing at you through walls
* Bugfix: Fix gravbike breaking when you exit mid-flight, or upon load
* Bugfix: Fix wall distances in generated interiors to reduce lights ending up behind walls
* Bugfix: Remove entrance hallway from generated interiors
* Bugfix: Duplicate mines on Morena
* Bugfix: Make sure productions don't reuse production seed and end up with identical results
* Bugfix: Fix projectile motion / double impacts at low framerates
* Bugfix: Fix delete button in interior editor
* Bugfix: Fix planets with small radius getting no physics in low-terrain-detail mode
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June 28

1.3.3: Xeno Buildings Preview



I'm working on Rodina 1.3.3 - Xeno Buildings and it's coming along great!

I've been busy building building exteriors, decorations, and a tileset, and I finally put them all together!

Going to do release the update sooner than expected too - only a couple more weeks! :D
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About This Game

RODINA is an immersive space exploration game which allows players to seamlessly travel across an entire, full-scale solar system. Seamless means your character can travel anywhere - in space, on planets, and in your ship - with no loading screens!

Walk around your space ship, or anywhere on full-size planet landscapes. Fly through a planet's atmosphere to its surface, or out into deep space. Fight the Xeno swarm, both in fast-paced FPS combat and in thrilling dogfights, and learn the secrets of the demise of the Vanguard Colony Ship and the role of its mothership- Rodina.

Rodina is in continuous development! Please try the free demo before buying!


Rodina is made mostly by a single, obsessed developer - a 10-year veteran of the games industry who previously worked at Bethesda Softworks on Oblivion and Fallout 3. You can always contact me at brendan@elliptic-games.com

Current Features:

  • Full-scale, completely seamless procedural solar system
    4 full-size planets, 50 randomized major asteroids, something like 45,000 minor asteroids, and one enormous star!
  • Procedural Interior Engine
    Discover the Vanguard Ruins – interior spaces that are laid out, constructed, and decorated completely procedurally.
  • FPS Combat
    Use your blaster, missiles, or powerups to handle the Xeno infestation
  • Combat with alien ships
    Several different alien ship types, and 5 different weapon types, including heat-seeking missiles
  • Customizable ship interiors
    Easily personalize your ship’s layout and share your design with other players
  • A Story and Background fiction
    As told through books, emails, and logs
  • Dynamic Soundtrack
    Over an hour of music, written by award-winning composer John Robert Matz
  • Mod Support
    An open scripting system allows for mods that are simple to create, install and remove

Future Vision:

Over time, I intend to work on Rodina towards the direction of "Daggerfall in Space" - a seamless procedurally-generated space RPG on a massive scale.

Frankly, this is crazy! I can't make any promises about where or how long Rodina will go (and I ask you to buy only based on what you see here now), but I can promise to keep working on Rodina for as long as I'm able to. I'm committed to making Rodina great, and I hope that what's already released shows that I'm capable of delivering something different, vital, and fun.

Please try the demo, and if you like what you see and pick up the full game, all your money will go towards Rodina's future development!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Vista, 7, or 8
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated GPU with 512MB Memory
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Some users have reported problems with Intel cards. Please try the demo before buying Rodina!
    Recommended:
    • OS: Vista, 7, or 8
    • Processor: Quad Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated GPU with 1024MB Memory
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 300 MB available space

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