Stellar Tactics combines a classic narrative driven, Party-Based RPG with turn based ground combat, space exploration and a deep character and ship customization system. You will build a team of elite mercenaries and explore a vast universe of over 200,000 systems.

Faced with inevitable destruction at the hands of a mutagenic virus and a irreversible cosmic event, the remnants of the human race embark on a sub-light journey across the vast expanse of space.

Many thousands of years later, they arrive at their destinations hoping to colonize distant worlds. The journey, however, has unexpected consequences, changing the sleeping passengers on each ship in untold ways, giving them frightening powers and amazing gifts.

You are an elite warrior genetically modified, bred for warfare. Your team will wake to investigate an occurrence on one of the ships that carry the remnants of your people, suspended in a deep sleep for the long sub-light journey. Your deeds, will change the destiny of those you protect. Choose wisely, as your actions will be reflected in the events that unfold when you reach your destination and you are unleashed into the void.

A fusion of Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Stellar Tactics tells the story of a parallel warring species of human beings, genetic mutation, ancient alien civilizations, unprecedented power and hope. A compelling narrative of finely crafted lore specifically designed to mesh with an open ended RPG sandbox universe. A sandbox universe designed to entertain for many years to come with episodic content releases that will fill thousands of star systems with story and content.

FEATURES:

Explore

  • Delve into hidden bases, ancient ruins and caves on planets
  • Scout derelict ships, abandoned space stations and anomalies
  • Prospect and mine asteroid fields and planetary resource nodes
  • Gather scanning data that can be sold for profit
  • Pilot your ship across a massive universe in search of fame and fortune

Fight

  • Fight, disable and board enemy ships
  • Utilize Psionics - a powerful psychic energy - pyrokinesis, psychokinesis, cryokinesis and geokinesis
  • Augment your weapons and defenses with modifications, devices and nano-technology
  • Build your own specialists in a classless progression system - choose from over 300 skill perks to customize your team members

Trade

  • Choose your ship - fast and light for smuggling or massive and slow for large loads of cargo - pilot 40 ships, each with a unique upgradeable configuration
  • Establish the most profitable trade routes between systems
  • Craft some of the most powerful gear in the known universe for use or trade
  • Hack stations and place data buoy's for real time trading data

Loot

  • Tons of loot, thousands of item combinations
  • Five weapon tiers, from basic to epic including armor sets and legendary weapons dropped from hand crafted faction and world bosses
  • Customize your team with upgrades and modifications
  • Personal shields, devices and med-packs will keep you alive when used strategically

GAMEPLAY:

Stellar Tactics combines a classic narrative driven, Party-Based RPG with turn based ground combat, space exploration and a deep character and ship customization system. You will build a team of elite mercenaries and explore a vast universe of over 200,000 systems.


The game is designed to accept episodic content that will fill the canvas of its massive universe for years to come. With millions of planets, numerous factions and a nearly infinite playability, Stellar Tactics was designed from the ground up to become a rich and diverse Sci-Fi RPG sandbox.


As a Classic RPG, you can expect rich character interaction, dialog tree's and statistic based dialog options for Charisma, Intelligence, Strength and Perception. The options can change the course of interaction in numerous ways. Besides main storyline missions, a dynamic mission AI generates missions based on your current location in the universe and faction alignment. There is always something to do in Stellar Tactics.

Mining for resources both in asteroid belts and on planets generates wealth to help you upgrade your ships, 40 different types in all that can be purchased, attained through special missions or taken by disabling and boarding your enemies. These ships can be sold or kept for later use. A dynamic economy ebb's and flows with the activities of the background AI. As an example, hostile factions destroying a convoy of merchant vessels could cause a commodities price to skyrocket offering opportunities for savvy traders to make a killing.

Tactical, turn based team combat presents new challenges for strategic players. Devices allow the player to fit a total of 12 unique effects both beneficial and combat specific across their team members. Discovery of ancient civilizations could provide you with powerful team based attacks that can annihilate your enemies. Team members with high intelligence may develop psionic powers that allow them to unleash devastating attacks. Shields, weapons (both melee and ranged) and equipment can all be upgraded with Nano-Tech and component parts. Hundreds of skill based perks allow you to customize your team members for the challenges of deep space. Your team members will level through using their skills and defeating enemies in a classless progression system. Space combat will be action based and your ship and weapons will respond to the ship specific skills your team develops over time.

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Lots of progress this week, primarily on the chaff system, directional shields and planetary effects.

Chaff system - The chaff system is complete. You can purchase chaff from any ship equipment vendor. Your ship holds a total of 50 chaff modules which can be deployed in combat to confuse enemy missiles.

Directional shields - This system is complete now and includes some changes to the way shields work. Your combat shields take damage until a directional shield is depleted of energy. At that point, you start taking damage to your secondary shields. If your secondary shields are depleted, any combat hits making it through depleted directional shield apply damage to your hull armor. You can select a facing shield to receive extra recharge energy. See the video for details.

Target micro menu - The target micro-menu is finished for now. You can select any ship and a popup menu will allow you to scan or approach that target. I'll likely be adding other features to this menu in the future.

Planet visual update - I've been wanting to do this for a while so I took a break from AI and other coding to update all the procedural planet atmospheres - I think they look a lot better.


That's it for this week. Thanks everyone!

Stellar Tactics - Progress update - 11/10/17

Stellar Tactics - Progress update - 11/10/17

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Weekly progress update for Stellar Tactics posted on Steam Forums!

Progress update - 11/3/17

Progress update - 11/3/17

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Weekly progress update for Stellar Tactics posted on Steam Forums!

Progress update 10/13/17

Progress update 10/13/17

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Weekly progress update for Stellar Tactics posted on Steam Forums!

Progress update - 10/27/17

Progress update - 10/27/17

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Weekly progress update for Stellar Tactics posted on Steam Forums!

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Sweet_Lemonade
Sweet_Lemonade

This game looks awesome. I love turn-based sci-fi/fantasy games.
Do you mind me asking what language/framework/engine are you using to make it?

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produno
produno

Good Luck with the game!!! I have purchased it and cant wait for more content.

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Weekly progress update - Directional shields, chaff, micro menus and planet materials updated #screenshotsaturdayT.co

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A classic party-based RPG set in a massive Sci-Fi Universe! #indiedev #gamedev #rpg #spacegames T.co

Nov 18 2017

This weeks progress update posted on Steam and a video showing a bit of space combat, loot and afterburner upgrades… T.co

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Another Friday progress update - This week, ship vendors - Steamcommunity.com #screenshotsaturday #gamedevT.co

Nov 4 2017

Final Equinox is a turn-based Sci-Fi RPG. They have a few articles up on indieDB - Looks interesting - Indiedb.com

Oct 29 2017

This weeks progress update - ship equipment vendors and the "Power Bias" gauge - Back to work... - Steamcommunity.com

Oct 27 2017

Check out the teaser trailer for Burden of Command - certainly on my must play list! Youtube.com

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BigBossBattle posted a preview of Stellar Tactics - Thanks BigBossBattle! - Bigbossbattle.com T.co

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This weeks progress update posted to the Steam forums - Ship equipment loot system - #gamedev #indiedev Steamcommunity.com

Oct 20 2017

Another excellent lets play/tutorial series started - thanks Gamester4life - check it out - Youtu.be #indiedev #rpg #gamedev

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