Project Space Sector. A spiritual successor to Master of Orion 2.
We're on a quest to make a great turn-based space 4X game that captures the feeling of Master of Orion 2 and still manage to offer something new.
If you believe this is the game for you, your opportunity to jump on board is now here!
Status Report, as of March 28th, 2017
The vision for the game is established and most of the gameplay systems are already implemented, some in a more complete shape than others.
The game is playable, however some systems are still not implemented. Examples of these include: starbases, bombardment, ground combat, ship refit/upgrade, espionage, race customization and events.
There’s still no AI, or very minimal at this stage. A rudimentary AI is in place to help support the diplomacy and space combat auto-resolve functions. Very basic stuff still.
The AI work will start as of now and is expected to endure for the next 3 months or so where the plan is to have basic AI functionality ready for the public pre-orders with instant access, to open somewhere in the summer.
We find that the UI is serviceable at this stage and we expect it to improve a lot during the course of development.
All the art assets in the game are still placeholders. A first round of art procurement will start now and all assets will be replaced or completed when we launch the pre-orders. Further art and final assets will be procured with the funds raised from the pre-orders.
The major changes since the last report from October 2016 include the following: - new music tracks (credits to our forum member Vivisector 9999), a new building that boosts culture, 2 new leaders, more space monsters, auto-resolve function inside space combat, trade goods, miniaturization, many UI enhancements, new "low quality" models to test different ship styles and shapes, and a lot of bugs squashed.
On February 17th, 2017 we launched the "VIP Session", a closed playtesting program where several people from the community were invited to have access to the current build in order to help us playtest the game and tell us their thoughts and suggestions for improvement.
We received a ton of great feedback from the VIPs which has helped us a lot on shaping the game further and improve it to what we think is a good state for a Pre-Alpha.
Call for VIPs
We can't thank enough to our current VIPs. They have been awesome. The quality of the feedback has been great and the game will no doubt be much better due to their contributions. They will forever be associated with helping the development of this game, on its quest to develop a worthy spiritual successor to Master of Orion 2.
The game is shaping up quite nicely, but it's still in rough shape in many areas and far from completion.
If you're interested in becoming a VIP, we're interested in having you, as we are now issuing a Call for VIPs! We want to gather feedback from more people, and now would be a great time for you to start providing hands-on feedback while the game is still in its early Pre-Alpha stage.
As a VIP, you'll have access to the game immediately and can start telling us what's good, and what's not so good, in order to help us ensure we deliver a great game in the end for everybody.
A special VIP forum is already set up for all the VIP discussions where there will be instructions on where to download the latest build.
By being an active VIP, and by that we mean that you can provide some feedback on the forums and possibly engage with other fellow VIPs, you'd also have the game for free when it releases as for all subsequent DLC and expansions that may come afterwards. You'll also be included in the game credits.
How to Apply for a VIP spot
To apply for a VIP spot you only have to do three simple things (with step number 3. being optional):
- Leave a post below stating that you wish to join the VIP program
- Register the Project Space Sector (the game) newsletter (click the link and check the newsletter form on the sidebar to the right) so that you can stay in touch with further news about the game development (this is a different newsletter from the old SpaceSector.com blog one!)
- [OPTIONAL STEP] Tell us why you think you should be considered to be a VIP for this game
Example of how you should post your comment below to become eligible for selection:
Note (*): If you don't want to specify your email contact, send me an email with the username you used in the post, so that I can track you and get you running for a spot.
And, that's it, you're in and ready to be considered for selection!
We expect to pick up around 20 more people very soon to join the VIP program at this stage, so if you're interested hurry up and apply today. We may have more VIP calls in the near future (to be decided) up until the summer, so even if you don't make it in this first wave, maybe you can be picked up on a hypothetical next wave. If you're selected, we'll contact you to get you all set up.
So, what do you say?
Adam Solo & MalRey
The Dev Team
Screenshots (click to enlarge)
(graphics are not final)
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