Ancient Frontier is a turn-based strategy RPG set in the far future. You command the fleet. Players will explore, conquer, pillage, or liberate the frontiers of space. Take control of massive fleets of capital ships and support craft as you play through two unique campaigns.
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Mostly Positive (69) - 72% of the 69 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 21, 2017

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April 12

Ancient Frontier - Patch 1.18



Greetings Commanders! We hope that everyone is enjoying their exploits on the Frontier. Today we bring you new events and a major balance pass.

New Events

We continue to expand the number of random events in the game. This should continue to make each playthrough even more unique and immerse you in the life of being a fleet commander on the Frontier. This has been a popular addition to the game, and we hope to continue to bring you more events. This patch adds another group of random events to the pool.


Balance Tweaks

Today we have also added a number of balance tweaks based on continued player feedback. This first piece of feedback we are addressing is that several of the unique mercenaries are not good enough for how hard they are to unlock. We made a couple of the missions slightly easier, and we also buffed the stats on several of the merc ships, putting them more in line with the strength of the mercenaries found in Steel Shadows.

Second, we have heard that even after the last pass the late part of the game is too much of a grind, even on the easy difficulty. We looked at both campaigns, and slashed the numbers of enemy ships for story missions past 14 for the Alliance Campaign, and story missions past 17 for the Federation Campaign.

  • Improved the stats and abilities on several of the unique, mercenary ships.
  • Lowered the difficulty of several of the mercenary missions.
  • Reduced the difficulty of the middle and endgame of the Alliance Campaign.
  • Reduced the difficulty of the endgame of the Federation Campaign.

Bug Fixes

Finally, we think the game is largely bug free. However there were a few small issues that should be addressed in today's patch.

  • Fixed all bugs related to all events not spawning for older games.
  • Fixed several errors in mission objective text in the Federation campaign.
  • Fixed minor display errors that could occur on a ship's detail inspection.

And... that's it! We hope everyone continues to enjoy their adventures on the Frontier.

Thank you for playing our games!
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January 27

Ancient Frontier - Patch 1.17



Greetings Commanders! We hope that everyone is enjoying the new year. We bring you a smaller patch today that adds two new features.

New Events

We continue to expand the number of random events in the game. This should continue to make each playthrough even more unique and immerse you in the life of being a fleet commander on the Frontier. This has been a popular addition to the game, and we hope to continue to bring you more events. This patch adds another 5 random events to the pool.


Quality of Life Improvement

Today we have also added a pop-up box to inform you whenever new ships are available to be purchased. We know that it could be tedious checking the market after each story mission to see if there were new ships to buy.


And... that's it! We hope everyone continues to enjoy their adventures on the Frontier.

Thank you for playing our games!
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Reviews

“It is easy to sink dozens of hours into Ancient Frontier, and by and large I enjoyed my time with the game”
8 – Chalgyr's Game Room

“If you like traditional, hexy turn based strategy there’s no reason you won’t enjoy this and there’s quite a lot of it to go through.”
75 – Old Grizzled Gamers

“This game is an excellent example of what game developers are capable of when they are given a chance to create something they truly care passionately about.”
Early Access Gaming

New DLC Available



Quests and Events is a FREE DLC that is automatically included in the game. This expansion to the game adds a quest system and random events to the game. Also includes many quality of life improvements, balance tweaks to abilities and difficulty, and more!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/891140/Ancient_Frontier__Quests__Events/

Featured DLC



The Crew is a FREE DLC that is automatically included in the game. This expansion to the game adds dynamic crew members that level up and can be assigned to your ships. Also includes new missions, new rewards, more optional deployments and the ability to use your early Hero ships in Bounty missions!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/863790/Ancient_Frontier__The_Crew/

About This Game


Brand new cinematic turn based strategy!

Fair Weather Studios is very happy to announce Ancient Frontier! Ancient Frontier is a turn-based strategy role-playing game set in deep space in the far future. Players will explore, conquer, pillage, or liberate the frontiers of space.

The universe is built off of the story established in our first project, Bladestar, but takes it much deeper with warring factions, double crossing corporations, privateers, and galactic governments. Take control of massive fleets of capital ships and support craft and navigate the rich multi-faceted story of Ancient Frontier- the future of war.




  • Two full fledged campaigns
  • Dynamic initiative-based turn-based combat
  • Over 35 unique ships to command
  • Customize your play style by unlocking technologies in an extensive Tech Tree
  • Two major factions and three sub-factions
  • Large, detailed space maps to fight across
  • Three different resources to manage
  • Dozens of different weapon systems and abilities to control

Will you defend the frontier?

Do you like Ancient Frontier? Check out Steel Shadows for a whole new campaign!
https://store.steampowered.com/app/734730/Ancient_Frontier_Steel_Shadows/

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or newer (may not work on all 32 bit systems)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Must be able to display 1024x768 resolution or higher.
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Ensure your Microsoft Visual C++ Libraries are up to date if you get runtime errors.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit)
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Ensure your Microsoft Visual C++ Libraries are up to date if you get runtime errors.

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