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KickStarter Star Traders: Frontiers - space sandbox game by Trese Brothers

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Taka-Haradin puolipeikko, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. Taka-Haradin puolipeikko Arcane

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    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tresebrothers/star-traders-2-rpg/description
    Closed Alpha should be released January 2017.

    Game seems to have some similarities with Mandate in scope, but at least Trese Brothers have some decent games (Heroes of Steel, Templar Battleforce) under their belt, so perhaps this one won't be vaporware.
    They have been quite diligent with their kickstarter updates. Last one came just under a week ago.
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tresebrothers/star-traders-2-rpg/posts/1773322
     
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    Star Traders 1 is basically a good game for 10 minutes until you realize there's no variety, no real randomness, no real economy and no real exploration. It's basically 2d Freelancer without funky grafixx so not really gonna fap too much over this one.
     
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    Not only do they have games under their belt but they have amazing customer support, frequently engage with players, listen to feedback and they support, patch and improve their games very extensively and long after release. Considering its only two guys basically, I have no clue how they manage to do it, its quite amazing. No way this is going to be vaporware.

    I have only played Templar Battleforce so far but it was a big positive surprise. Looks like mobile crap on first glance but has incredibly well designed and fun turn-based combat, so I will definitely keep my eyes on this.
     
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    It was one of their first games and for mobile. Since then they have continually improved/expanded further games with complexity.

    It was some months ago where I thought combining Star Traders with Templar Battleforce would be extremely cool. It seems they had the same thoughts.
    :yeah:
     
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  5. Taka-Haradin puolipeikko Arcane

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    Yet scope of this game will be wholly different from say Templar Battleforce.
    Whereas TB was squad based tactical game with handmade missions; this promises to have motivation engine guided crewmen and NPCs with their own goals, 3 different battle systems (ship to ship, boarding and planetary missions) and procedurally generated galaxy with handmade content included.

    It simply is vastly more ambitious project than what they have done before.
     
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    Sounds like the pitch for Scam Citizen or Nu Males Sky or Spore or X4: Stillbirth. I want to love again but I've had my heart broken by pretentious devs with faggy beards one too many times.

    Will wait for the 85% off Steam sale with all dlc.
     
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    The battle systems look a lot simpler than Templar Battleforce in this update, though I don't know if that's simply a place holder or the final design.
     
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    Looks like there are three layers of combat, ship battle, boarding and ground combat. The ground combat looks pretty much like TB, looks like the same engine.
     
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    I guess we'll find out this month. Is anyone getting the alpha?
     
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    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tresebrothers/star-traders-2-rpg/posts/1773322

    I'm not one of those $50 backers.
     
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    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tresebrothers/star-traders-2-rpg/posts/1796591

     
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    Yes.
    Though Twitch playback isn't working correctly for me currently.
     
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    The concept is great and I am sure the gameplay will be great too but they really need to get the memo about PC UI design. Even though this is PC exclusive (I think?) you can tell they have been developing for mobile a lot, some of these boxes are so fuckhuge.That was the one thing that annoyed me about Templar Battleforce too but there it was somewhat excusable.
     
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  17. Taka-Haradin puolipeikko Arcane

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    It's not.
    They are doing the mobile versions simultaneously with PC.
     
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    That explains it then. I guess I'll have to live with it.
     
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  20. Graphics are nice. I prefer Homeworld-style ship combat compared to this, however. Star Wolves was fun.
     
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    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tresebrothers/star-traders-2-rpg/posts/1863819
     
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    I'm cautiously optimistic about this one as the Trese Brothers have been doing this for awhile and seem to be improving with each release. I must admit however that I did expect something a bit more exciting from crew and ship combat than what I saw in the Twitch gameplay session. Perhaps they'll expand further upon it though. Will keep an eye on this one, especially as they seem to have gotten a decent budget for the first time.

    Do love their universes. These guys are unashamed nerds who build their gamestudio from a mom and dad photo store and base their gameworlds on their own pnp gaming. And it shows. They throw in everything from Dune to WH40K to Blade Runner and somehow it works.
     
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    any alpha let's plays yet?
     
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    Nah. Closed alpha so no non-developler let's plays or streams.
     
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