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Flagship is a real-time strategy game set on a galactic scale, played from a first person perspective. The game is being built from the ground-up to be played with the Oculus Rift, though it can be played on a normal monitor as well.

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Progress update and new screenshots, featuring the hangar, fighter cockpit, equipment cars and engineering.

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Hi everyone, it's been a while so we'd better update you on our progress!

Firstly, we've started properly lighting our locations. Up until now we'd just thrown in enough point lights to be able to see where we're going, but now we're actually starting to place lights with more care; striking a balance between realism, setting the right tone and drawing the eye to points of interest. The image below shows our progress with the hangar bay.

We've also done some work toward fleshing out the game's primary enemy. They are the dominant force in the Galaxy and unfortunately, also extremely hostile toward all other species. They are also the primary cause of Humanity's forced exodus from the Sol system. We can't show off too much yet, but you can get a glimpse of them in the screenshot below.

I've also done some work towards my pet project, flyable fighters. This particular feature isn't guaranteed to make it to the final game, but it probably will. It's all a bit clunky at the moment and the controls need a lot of work, but it's getting there. The catch is that your ability to command will be limited whenever you're away from the bridge, so you'll have to rely on your trusty first officer to look after things while you're gone.

Among other things, Matt has been revamping the exterior ship models. You can see his work on one of the frigate variants below. Being an RTS there will probably be a fair amount of ships in the sky at any given time, so we're trying to keep the polycount as low as possible without sacrificing too much visual fidelity.

Matt's also been hard at work on the ship interiors. We're aiming for a pretty high level of detail as they'll have to hold up in VR. Unfortunately we're not quite ready to reveal any of that yet, so here's a sneak peek at some equipment carts he's been working on instead.

Okay, we can show you a little more than that. Here's a section of engineering he's been working on too. Very much taking our inspiration from submarines on this one.

That's all for now, until next time!
Brad

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Jesusfreak
Jesusfreak

This is starting to look better than Star Citizen...

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Frosty_Guy
Frosty_Guy

So limited command, Like commanding fighter and bomber squadrons instead of the giant ships?

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Fireball24
Fireball24

I would say that you probably cant control the flagship itself but you can sand simple orders like "engage" or "formation (name of formation)" or you cant access the strategical map so you cant control the movement of other ships. But thats just my guess

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Major_Kirrahe
Major_Kirrahe

Yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out to be rather Freespace-ish during fighter combat...assuming flying is included in the final product. For those of you who don't know, Descent: Freespace The Great War and Freespace 2 are two very good space flight sims of the late 90's.

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Vouroboros
Vouroboros

It looks absolutley amazing, I can't wait to play it!

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vfn4i83
vfn4i83

Star Citzen make it sound that engine is doing crazy things about polygon, but in reality they just add a lot of LoD, what is completely doable in the Unity Engine.

Here a test done a long time ago

The fighter idea is awesome.

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TheVidmaster
TheVidmaster

want want want want want

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Major_Kirrahe
Major_Kirrahe

This is looking good, Urban Logic. The fact that we've been forced to flee our ancestral homeworld intrigues me. Una Salus Victis Nullam Sperare Salutem. The one hope of the doomed is not to hope for safety.

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DarthVain
DarthVain

Looking great.

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Darth_Futuza
Darth_Futuza

Yay news and progress!

By the way, are you guys looking for new devs?

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