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 (63) - 71% of the 63 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 21, 2017

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December 29, 2018

Ancient Frontier - Patch 1.16



Greetings Commanders!

We have recently made a number of balance tweaks and quality of life updates to Steel Shadows. We wanted to be sure that we updated this game as well so that both are an equally polished experience. Read on for all of the tweaks in this patch.

Optional Mission Display
A user suggestion was that we hide all optional missions when there are none available, as they clutter up the interface. After talking about it, we saw no advantage to displaying all of the Optional Missions when a player has no Optional Deployments remaining. So, we have tweaked the display to hide optional missions when you can't take them.


Shadows
We have improved shadows from the main light sources on all levels. These will be disabled on the lowest two quality settings.


Balance Changes
  • Slightly reduced the difficulty of all late game Bounty Missions in the Alliance Campaign. This should improve the flow of the later missions.
  • Increased the drop rate of capital and escort crew members from all missions that drop a random crew member. You will now promote less fighter pilots.


Bug Fixes
  • Fixed the mission description for Federation Story Mission 14
  • Removed several rogue Alliance Warships that had gone wandering


And that is it for the tweaks and bug fixes made today based on the work on Steel Shadows.

If you haven't yet, check out the stand alone expansion here:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/734730/


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December 11, 2018

Steel Shadows is now available!



It has been a long road, and now Steel Shadows is available! Dive back into the world of Ancient Frontier playing as an all new faction through a new campaign.

Let us know what you think! Be sure to drop us an email, comment in the forums or leave us a review. We really appreciate your feedback.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/734730/

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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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