Play as an A.I tasked with helping mankind explore the vastness of space. Customize your ship, recruit a crew, battle alien vessels, research new technology and explore randomly generated universes.
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Feb 29, 2016
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

The Sentient is about exploration and trying new ideas and gameplay mechanics that are not often seen in other space simulation games.

Because of this, we need a lot of community feedback to help address gameplay issues and make a fun experience for all.

As seen on our website, we have updated the game on a regular basis -- adding features and polish based on tester feedback.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect to be adding content and polish. After that, we will see the current status of the game -- and depending on our (and player) satisfaction with the product, we will continue to add new content or move the game into full release.”

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

“More polish, additional content and completed systems. We have taken into account all the lessons learned, suggestions from the community and putting them into the game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Majority of the systems are now in with many randomized events added in to give many hours of enjoyment.”

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

“The final price for the game is still being decided.”

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

“We plan to have open discussions on elements of the game and directly engage and fix issues that arise.

The community will be able to make feature suggestions and let us know what is and isn't working.”
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July 15

.8.2 Pushed to live branch

Pushed .8.2 to the current live branch.

Additional fixes with the save system and various memory fixes.

This build also includes the ability to rotate objects with R during the build process. UI is going to get updated to reflect this soon.

Whats next is now included in the build on launch.
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June 26

WIP 0.8.2 Pushed to Unstable Branch

Pushed .8.2 to the unstable branch. For now its labeled as .8.1a.

This includes the ability to rotate all of the ship objects along with a save game issue fix due to some of the new texture formatting. (For now press R or spacebar to rotate while in the build menu)

There are several zFighting issues with the sprites so I want to clean that up before it goes to the main branch.

Save files in the unstable branch will not always work in the main branch so be careful of that however save files in current branch should work to the previous version.
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About This Game

In The Sentient, you play as an artificial intelligence who is asked to help mankind’s failing space exploration plans. Being able to process data relatively quickly you are tasked with bringing as much research and knowledge back to Earth via an orbital station known as "The Ark." At the Ark, you are able to recruit a crew, alter the layout of your ship, and perform research to improve current and new technology in order to aid you on future missions. When away from the Ark, your decisions can result in the life or death of not only your ship but of your crew. Space is a vast unknown so everything must be discovered in order to attempt to work with or against aliens.

Key Features:
1) Procedurally-generated: Explore unpredictable sectors of space.
2) Choose a crew: Recruit a crew with perks and daily needs. Train them well and become stronger.
3) Fully-customizable ship: Design and optimize the complete layout of your ship - from the number of shield generators to toilets. Everything is in your hands!
4) Ship-to-ship combat (based on ship designs and crew capabilities): Not able to withstand enough damage? Increase the number of shield generators and shield consoles. Not enough damage output? Increase the number of weapon tanks and weapon consoles.
5) Ongoing research: Gain research usable in upgrading weaponry, ship stats and capabilities.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 800 MB available space

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