First, lets get the gif out of the way. I know the truth – you all come here for those fancy fancy gifs!
Diplomacy! Its still pretty basic (there are a lot of mechanics tied into the options you select that just aren’t in yet) but I can now create/run full dialogue trees. It’s pretty exciting! Even though its not a complete feature yet suddenly the game feels just a little bit more complete.
In fact, a lot of things are changing in the next couple of months for the dev cycle. The first 6 months of our journey this year was really bent on combat. In a lot of ways its mostly because of how complicated combat is. Lets be honest, a lot of players just want to shoot missiles and lasers too. It’s important to get it right. We’re now in full blown summer and its time to begin working on the exploration mechanics of the game, as well as the trade system. I’m pumped!