Indie developer Fair Weather Studios has set an official release date for its new turn-based strategy game, Ancient Frontier.
Coming to Steam on September 21, 2017, Ancient Frontier is a science-fiction strategy game set in the same universe as Fair Weather’s previous title, Bladestar. With two story-driven campaigns featuring fully-voiced dialogue, dynamic turn-based combat, and RPG-style ship progression, Ancient Frontier sends gamers into the thick of galactic conflict in the deep, far reaches of space. As the commander of a massive fleet, players must deal with warring factions, double-crossing corporations, cunning privateers, and galactic governments. Interested readers can check out the game’s teaser trailer below.
Alongside over 35 unique ships from which to build their fleet, users can customize their play style by unlocking technologies in Ancient Frontier’s extensive tech tree, employ dozens of different weapon systems and abilities, and explore the frontier while fighting over large, detailed space maps. Players improve ships through combat, adding to their power and ability through a progression system. Adding a unique twist to the typical turn-based strategy, Ancient Frontier features a permanent death mechanic in which ships lost in space are gone forever, encouraging wise resource management and careful tactical planning.
Fair Weather Studios is a small indie development company based in the United States with a team consisting of two people who have been creating projects together for over 17 years. In 2016, the studio released its debut title, Bladestar, a sci-fi action shooter which paved the way for the story contained in Ancient Frontier.