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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Release Date:
Sep 21, 2017

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August 6

Ancient Frontier - Patch 1.13



Greetings Commanders!

Today we have a group of balance changes and bug fixes that we wanted to get out right away.

We are working on another content update that will feature additional Outrigger ships and missions. There was not time to fully test the missions for this patch, however, so they will be launched in a future update. Rumors say that a new Outrigger heavy cruiser has been sighted in deep space. You have been warned.

Graphic Enhancements

With this patch we have made several changes to the display of the UI in all of the ship management screens. The UI will appear larger on most resolutions, and should lead to a better experience when playing at a variety of 2k and 4k resolutions.

In addition we made changes that should allow the game to play on most TV monitors the same way it plays on computer monitors.

Balance Changes
  • Reduced the difficulty of most pirate missions in the Alliance campaign.
  • Changed how resource collection is tracked so that only the specific resource needed for the mission counts for completion. In the past it was possible for a player to get in a no-win scenario if the AI picked up too many resources. However, a long time ago we made a change where resources picked up by the AI ships counted toward quest completion. With that change, we can again revert resource collection objectives to only count specific resources.
  • Changed the AI to care more about its own life when attacking. There should be less suicide runs now.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a bug where if you saved the game on the Market, and then tried to start a new game the game could crash.
  • Fixed a bug where clicking on hexes 5 or 6 spaces away from your ship would not register unless you moved the camera.
  • Improved a bug where the AI could attack you from very far away. This should happen much more rarely than it already did.
  • Fixed the "skip turn" bug that could sometimes appear. Note: This is the fourth time we have attempted to address this bug. This time around we made some very drastic changes behind the scenes to stop it from happening. As there is no dependable way to reproduce the bug, we are sort of shooting in the dark, but we are feeling good about this attempt. If you continue to see this bug please let us know.

Known Issues
We are aware and have confirmed that not all of the 58 events are showing up for all players. We are still looking into what is causing this and hope to have a fix soon (tm).

As mentioned at the start, we wanted to rush out the bug fix portion of this patch to make for a better experience for all players. The "second half" of this patch will now be released in patch 1.14, and will include more content featuring the Outriggers in both campaigns.

We hope you enjoy these updates, and thank you for playing our game!
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July 16

Ancient Frontier - Patch 1.12



Greetings Commanders!

This is a small follow up patch to the release of the new DLC, and only makes three changes:

  • First, we have added a step to starting a new game where you now choose your save style (Ironman vs Standard). This way you don't have to worry about the defaults. You are able to choose a different save style for each individual campaign if you choose.

  • Second, we changed the "choose difficulty" icons to more clearly represent the choices.

  • Third, we fixed a bug that could impact ability accuracy.

Known Issues
We are aware and have confirmed that not all of the 58 events are showing up for all players. We are still looking into what is causing this and hope to have a fix soon.

In addition, we continue to look at the difficulty situation at all levels. We are testing some new balance tweaks for Veteran and Beginner difficulty. In addition, in regards to the pirate difficulty in the Alliance campaign, we are looking at making some slight changes, and potentially adding a few new missions where you fight the Outriggers in Hadron.

We don't have a timeline on the next patch, but our hope is to address some of these concerns by the end of the month.


We hope you enjoy these updates, and thank you for playing our game!
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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?

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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