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What is PULSAR: Lost Colony?

PULSAR is a cooperative starship simulator that takes you and your crew (1-5 players) to the farthest corners of the universe on a mission to find the mysterious Lost Colony. It features a procedural galaxy generator so every journey will be unique and contain new challenges for you and your crew.

Will it include a multiplayer mode?

The game has been designed from the ground up to provide an amazing cooperative multiplayer experience (up to five players), although it is entirely possible to play offline with bots as your crew.

What platforms will PULSAR be released on?

The game will be released on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

When will it be released?

We are on track for release in Summer 2014 with a closed Alpha beginning in early 2014.

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0 comments by LeafyGames on Apr 11th, 2014

Hello everyone!

We’ve been quite busy here at our little studio and we have some interesting news for you all!

To start off, those who pledged at the "Early Backer" or "Backer" levels will now be allowed access to the Alpha. We said the beta would be available in April and it’s not looking likely, however we’d still like to invite all of you to join the alpha and help us test the game! 

Our current estimates look like the beta will arrive sometime in early Summer. This is a pretty loose estimate due to the amount that might change from important feedback and what we learn through testing. 

We have built a new system for delivering keys to the beta access backers, since the last method we used ended up having some problems we decided to take a different approach as well as invest in more secure services. 
This took some time away from the update to the game but we believe it’s important to get keys into the hands of our backers as conveniently as possible. If you are a beta access backer, please use this link to redeem your Steam key: Pulsarthegame.com

Don’t hesitate to let us know if you encounter any difficulties or problems, we’ll be more than happy to help you out any way we can. 

V0.29b has been released, it’s mainly focused on sound effects, a new method of gaining interesting statistics on players as well as a few bug fixes here and there.
You can watch Devlog 27 to learn more about it as well as read the patch notes below!

Devlog 27:

v0.29b notes:

  • Totally overhauled SFX system and new sounds added! 
  • Optional Anonymous Gameplay stat tracking added 
  • Rotation speed of ship tweaked 
  • Combat tweaks (weapons charge a bit slower, do less damage overall)
  • Ancient Ruins should now spawn correctly

We also reached our next stretch goal! Two additional Secret ships will be added to the game during the development, we are pretty excited to build them! The two ships will be relics from the old wars, retrofitted to use modern technology, they will act and play in a unique fashion based on how the old wars were fought. More on this to come later!

As always, feel free to visit the forums to chat with other players, give feedback or help us hunt down those pesky bugs!
Link: Pulsarthegame.com

Thanks for your time, have a great day and fly safe! :)

The Leafy Games Team

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Cnaff Oct 19 2013, 9:51pm says:

Great work, this is looking awesome! Keep it up!

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SeptimusPryme Oct 18 2013, 4:29pm says:

Have you given any thought to locking the camera onto computer stations/terminals and releasing the mouse cursor to allow for (possibly) easier control of them? And/or keyboard shortcuts for the different on-screen controls.

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meteoricgames Oct 3 2013, 11:19am says:

Congrats on being Greenlit guys, we added our game at about the same time and we're still only half way there!

Good luck with the kickstarter!

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Shajirr Sep 29 2013, 8:22am says:

Going to support this on Kickstarter when you set up a project there.
Looks awesome so far! Also the engine choice, hopefully it will run smoothly and won't try to fry my PC like some games made on Cry engine.

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BrandonZ201 Sep 11 2013, 3:58am says:

I am going to instantly track this game. This game interesting gameplay and i love it!. I want to become Captain Picard. btw, you should add a button to be able to zoom in the scanner. Best of luck, mate!

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Alternative_Gaming Sep 8 2013, 9:25am says:

I hope this game will be realistic. Screens and the idea looks very nice.

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SilentSiren Aug 23 2013, 1:27pm says:

Will there be any type of character creation, or atleast a character selection system. Im a girl so XD

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LeafyGames Aug 23 2013, 3:21pm replied:

Hey SilentSiren,

We do plan to support basic character customization (i.e Helmets, and Hair Color). We are also planning on having female characters! :)

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SilentSiren Aug 23 2013, 3:23pm replied:

Ok, awesome. Definitely tracking.

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siveon Aug 22 2013, 12:53am says:

Thank you! Somebody with the thought and decency to make a co-op Starship simulator.

My hats to you sir.

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PULSAR: Lost Colony
Windows, Mac, Linux
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Leafy Games, LLC
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@cokecola13711 It will be on Steam! We are 'on Steam' already but just not on the store! Look for that around Beta!

Apr 18 2014, 11:21am

@Theromantics1 We post them in the secret area of the forums or you can download them directly from Humble!

Apr 18 2014, 11:20am

@TheZeakQ You should be able to use Amazon Payments if that makes any difference!

Apr 18 2014, 11:19am

PULSAR v0.29b has been released! T.co

Apr 14 2014, 7:59pm

It's time for a new PULSAR update! v0.29a has just been released! Release Notes Here: T.co

Apr 1 2014, 7:41pm

@Oranghes Thanks so much!

Mar 22 2014, 5:55pm

@crtxreavr We'll be moving to steam sometime during beta! :)

Mar 22 2014, 12:42pm

Just released Devlog #25! T.co

Mar 21 2014, 10:38pm

Just patched PULSAR to v0.28e! Release notes incoming! T.co

Mar 21 2014, 7:32pm

PULSAR has been updated! Version 0.28d is out! Read about it here: T.co

Mar 10 2014, 5:19pm

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