You are the captain of a starship venturing through a massive open universe. Customize your crew and take command at the helm of your very own ship as you explore a galaxy torn apart by internal strife, alien threats, and political intrigue.
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January 16

Update #129: Smooth the Trajectory


Update #129 unfurls its sails with some amazing new ship components, some changes to the balance of some M2400 and M3400 Engines, new ability to set waypoints from your mission cargo screen, new SFX and the Bounty Hunter changes that were discussed with Update #128 but missed the launch boat.


New Components, Shifting Patterns
Known for the incredible durability of their spirits and their ships, the Zenrin House now offer level 5 upgrades for both Reinforced Structures and Armored Bulkheads. These new upgrades provide some of the best Void and Radiation damage resistance in the game and can be deployed to protect both crew and ship from damage.

As new larger hull ships are introduced as well are better large slot upgrades, we are constantly working to test and maintain balance across all ship mass classes. As a balancing measure the survability of Mass 2400 and Mass 3400 Ship Engines has been increased by including both Armor and Shield in their profiles, which will make these ships slightly harder to kill as enemies and slightly more survivable when controlled by a player captain.


Community-Driven Improvements
A big thanks to the community for sharing some more great ideas and suggestions with us this week. Especially to all of the streamers playing Star Traders: Frontiers. By request, we have made the map seed visible from the in game menu so it is easier to grab and share while playing. We've also added a varied sound effect for a negative Trait mutation so you know it the second it happens and can take a check of the event log.

Finally, we've added a feature allowing you to set a waypoint to a mission from the mission cargo screen. By opening your Cargo screen, then mission cargo, you can see a list of all passengers, prisoners and packages you have on board. By clicking any of these items, your ship will route a new waypoint to that mission's next destination.

Bounty Hunter Talents
We talked about this last time,. but due to a glitch in the sequence of events it wasn't included in Update #128. Now in #129, we've made the previously mentioned changes to the Bounty Hunter Talents! We've changed the Initiative cost of 2 Bounty Hunter Talents -- increasing Unfaltering Ire to 10 and reducing Hunter's Challenge to 10. Also, the bonuses from Steadfast Aim have been reduce to flat +20% to Ranged Damage, Accuracy and Piercing.

v2.4.63 - 1/16/2019
- New Ship Component: Reinforced Structures 5 (Zenrin Faction)
- New Ship Component: Armored Bulkheads 5 (Zenrin Faction)
+20% Accuracy, +20% Piercing
- Mass 2400 pattern changes -- increased base Armor to 3 and added 1 base Shielding to all M2400 Engines
- M2400 Void Engine: Behemoth now has 5 Armor and 3 base Shielding
- Revised pricing and install availability for Battle Bridge, Battle Prow 5, Hull Plating 5
- Revised mass, install price and install time for Armored Cargo Hold 4, Fuel-Cargo Hold 4
- Added New Trait Mutation Sound Effect (Negative Traits)
- Click Mission Cargo (Passengers, Prisoners, Packages) to set Mission Waypoint
- Added display of current game's Map Seed to map menu overlay
- Bounty Hunter Talent Initiative changes: Hunter's Challenge only costs 10, Unfaltering Ire now costs 10
- Bounty Hunter Steadfast Aim changes, reduced self-buff to +20% Damage,
- Fixed name mismatches for Eryn Razor at some points in story
- Fixed bug with Pirate Talent 'Rigorous Search'
- Fixed bug causing constant price decreases in some Steel Song starports
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January 13

Update #128: Industry and Military


In Update #128 the faction juggernauts of industry and military might gain their first set of faction-specific bonuses, another round of art additions finishes the gear catalogs, the game over screen gets a big boost, Bounty Hunter Talents get some rebalance and a new player-requested feature in "Stash All" in wild zones! It's big, its packed, its Update #128.


Javat, Cadar and Steel Song
Relying on their immense network of mining and refinery operations, Javat is able to offer Water-Fuel at a 10% discount at all of their starports. Where the price is below $10, the discount always cuts at least $1 off the price.

On the military side -- out of reverence for military captains, all Cadar faction holdings reserve extra Spice and Medical supplies for captains bearing military rank. As the grade of your military rank increases, the reserved cache of spice and medical supplies increases. On the far side, Steel Song bestows great prestige upon those that carry their Edicts. Every grade of Edict grants a 1% discount on any and all starport upgrades -- from weapons to armor to new prison cells.


Stash All
Thanks to our awesome community, we've got another player-requested feature in #128. The "Stash All" button in wilderness zones allows you to quickly drop everything in your cargo hold onto into a hidden stash.

Crew Combat Balance
With Update #128, we've changed the Initiative cost of 2 Bounty Hunter Talents -- increasing Unfaltering Ire to 10 and reducing Hunter's Challenge to 10. Also, the bonuses from Steadfast Aim have been reduce to flat +20% to Ranged Damage, Accuracy and Piercing.

Across the board for character's gear, the bonuses to Damage have been reduced, from between 5% to 10% for some of the higher pieces of gear.


Legendary Deaths
For those legendary captains who have died in the void or fighting to get back to it, the game over screen has gained some big improvements to help you remember their life and deeds. You can now gain access to the full Captain's Log as well as the Captain's Awards list in order to bask in their (fallen) glory!

And More, More More
We've also added over 100 new names to the game's name generator for added variety and more flavor. We've added 10 new barks for Traits like Drunk and upgraded the Trait mutator to avoid confusion combinations like Tense + Calm. And we've fixed a host of little bugs reported on Steam -- issues with the starting mission, different window size handling at different scaling, losing Rep with Indies and more.

Thanks to everyone posting feedback and suggestions!

v2.4.61 - 1/13/2019
- New Javat Faction Bonus: Javat starports offer a 10% fuel discount on normal fuel prices
- New Steel Song Faction Bonus: captains with Edicts gain discount on all upgrades in starport at 1% per Edict rank (rank 9 = 9% off)
- New Cadar Faction Bonus: captains with military rank gain access to additional spice and doctor supplies
- Added 11 new pieces of gear art for to round out the catalog
- Added 10 new barks for characters by Trait (thanks Steam!)
- In Memoriam screen now features the fallen Captain's Awards and Log (thanks Twitch!)
- Added "Stash All" button for Wild Zones to dump entire hold to stash with one click
- Increased list of names in the name generator by 10% (over 100 new names)
- Bounty Hunter Talent Initiative changes: Hunter's Challenge only costs 10, Unfaltering Ire now costs 10
- Bounty Hunter Steadfast Aim changes, reduced self-buff to +20% Damage, +20% Accuracy, +20% Piercing
- Improved Trait exclusion tables to avoid odd combinations
- Reduced highest bonuses to ranged or melee damage granted by gear
- Fixed bug where Arbiter's mission disappears after accepting it
- Fixed bug allowing some missions to cause fake loss or gain or Rep with Independents
- Fixed inconsistencies between System Atlas and Contact Detail around Recruiting and other Trait-base services
- Fixed some inaccuracy in mission text
- Improved UI responsiveness to certain screen sizes and scaling
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Reviews

“Star Traders: Frontiers is the best space game I’ve played in ages”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

About This Game

Command your ship and crew as a space pirate, merchant, bounty hunter, and more in Star Traders: Frontiers – an epic space RPG from Trese Brothers Games. Venture forth into a massive open universe, rich with adventure and the lore of the Star Traders. Choose your path by assembling and commanding your custom crew and spaceship in a constantly evolving galaxy torn by internal strife, political intrigue, and alien threats. Will you fly as a pirate terrorizing shipping lanes, join the solar wars as a military captain, or track targets across the stars as a fearsome bounty hunter?


  • Explore a rich, open universe: Discover endless procedurally-generated galactic maps, meet unique characters, and take on enemies to conquer the galaxy!
  • Become an intergalactic captain: Take on the role of a spy, smuggler, explorer, pirate, merchant, bounty hunter, and more (26 jobs total)!
  • Customize your own spaceship: Choose from more than 350 upgrades and 45 ship hulls to build your very own vessel to venture across the vast reaches of space.
  • Assemble and tailor a loyal crew: Assign talents and equip specialized gear for every spaceship crew member.
  • Experience an ever-changing narrative: Decide to make friends or foes with other factions and influence political, economic, and personal vendettas.
  • Mold the crew by your choices: As you make decisions and set the tone for your ship, your crew will grow and change to match. Destroy enemy ships with all hands on deck and your crew will become more bloodthirsty and savage. Explore distant worlds and loot dangerous wastelands and your crew will become intrepid and clever ... or scarred and half-mad.
  • Varied Difficulty Options! play with save slots to try out different builds or storylines or turn on character permadeath and enjoy classic roguelike experience
  • Achievement Unlocks: accomplish story and challenge goals to unlock additional optional (but not better) content like new starting ships and new starting contacts


First there was the Exodus – when survivors of a great war left the ruins of the Galactic Core behind in search of a new home in the stars. Scattered worlds were claimed on the fringe of the galaxy. Each pocket of survivors held on to an isolated set of worlds while trying to rebuild under the great law of Shalun. Three centuries later, technology has brought them back together again. Discovery of the hyperwarp has bridged what was once an unimaginable distance between far-flung colonies, long-lost families, and political factions.

With that reunification has come great economic prosperity. The hyperwarp reestablished the transportation of cargo, goods, and technologies between the quadrants – but it has also brought great strife. Political rivalries have been rekindled, blood has been shed in age-old feuds, and the fires of war have been stoked. Amidst the political infighting, a ruthless revolution is rising – and the fervent explorers of the hyperwarp have awoken something that was better left asleep.


Our very first game, Star Traders RPG, took hundreds of thousands of gamers on an interstellar adventure. Star Traders’ success and overwhelmingly positive reception helped to launch Trese Brothers Games. It was the adventures of our community’s star-crossed captains that put us on a trajectory to share more of our worlds, ideas, and dreams.

We set out to capture the loneliness, bravery, and camaraderie of people living together in a spaceship sailing across the stars. It is with great pride that after releasing four other games in the Star Traders universe, we’ve created a sequel to the original Star Traders RPG.

Step onto the bridge of your starship, take to the stars, and create your own story in Star Traders: Frontiers.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: 1.2 Ghz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 or higher
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Please make sure your video drivers are up-to-date!
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 10
    • Processor: 2.0+ Ghz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 or higher
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Please make sure your video drivers are up-to-date!
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11
    • Processor: 1.2 Ghz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 or higher
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.10, 10.11
    • Processor: 2.0+ Ghz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 or higher
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14+
    • Processor: 1.2 Ghz (32 or 64-bit)
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 or higher
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 16
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz (32 or 64-bit)
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 or higher
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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