I’ll be showcasing Interstellaria this weekend at PAX Prime in Seattle! If you’re there be sure to come down and chit chat! I have some awesome pins for you guys as well! We’re part of the Indie Megabooth!
INTERSTELLARIA IS LISTED UNDER PLATFORMER
I threw my hat into the indieDB’s top 100 games… and we made it! Wow! How exciting! Now the battle is one for the indieDB top ten, and even the indie of the year award! There are a LOT of amazing games on the list, so if I could see Interstellaria on the top ten that would be AMAZING! Send us a vote, cross your fingers, and lets see what happens!
again, INTERSTELLARIA IS LISTED UNDER PLATFORMER
A big reason for a lack of posts is I’ve been trying to cram as many things into v0.3 as possible before letting it go live (which should be happening later tonight for our alpha testers!). I just kept saying to myself “oh, ljust one more thing!” But I knew it was time to draw the line and release the next build.
Whats new, you might ask?
ALIEN RACES + SHIPS!
They say pictures are worth a thousand words, and each gif has a lot of frames…
Now a shrewd person might notice the UI has changed… considerably. I loved the ornate detail on the first version, but as we added features it began to get a little out of hand. Here’s out first revision:
and then the next
hey wait… what’s that on the bottom?
Whoh, fleet based combat!?
This gif is just an illustration – we’ve strapped more guns on the ships than the ships are supposed to have…
That means, of course, you can manage a fleet of ships instead of just a single vessel. It’s nice because now you wont have to choose between all the cool ships
This is as literal as “game changer” can ever be. Looking back at it now, it’s crazy how much of a difference this all makes!
Not to ignore our ground segments, I’ve also gone back and did a complete overhaul of the combat aspects of traveling to planets. It’s a LOT more exciting now
The camera is much more “alive” now and the effects are wayyy more fun to look at.
Among this update are several small things that are difficult to put into gif form – so I’ve uploaded a new video for you all highlighting the new mechanics
Oh hey, if you’d like to support the development I’ve also put up a pre-order page at http://mastercoldrice.com/interstellaria-kickstarter-paypal-page/
Thank you all for your support so far! I am VERY Exciting to be moving forward so much in the game!
Yay! I am so glad to see art coming in for my little contest. I’m sure many people are eager to get a hold of a $50 steam gift card! I know I would be. Here’s what we got for our first few days:
“I made a ship that’s basically a railgun with a bridge and an engine strapped to it”
The SS Kingyo. Kingyo means Goldfish in Japanese. It is a random encounter ship that comes from a distant sector of the universe.It needs such a big reactor because Kingyos travel far and wide to sell sushi across the entire universe.
Its inhabitants are gold-fish people (Kingyos)
It’s a medium sized low-tech freighter vessel, build for long distance travel. The ship consist of two different parts, the actual vessel and a huge cargo container
Heresy Heavy Industries is a massive corporation that’s producing spaceships, military equipment of different types and so on. They’re able of producing that all without depending on another corporations as they have their own mines, shipyards and factories.The 824H is one of most minimalistic designs, created with a thought that completely any shipyard should be able to build these ships. Since their armor isn’t really strong, it’s usually reinforced with additional plates, attached in any way shipyards see possible, usually rivets.
Approximate length: 25 meters. Armor: Front: 40 cm rolled steel. Side, top, bottom, aft: 10 cm rolled steel.
Drive section: 3x nuclear thermal rocket engines Fuel reserve: 100m^3 or more with additional tanks.
Role: battlegroup and trade convoy escort, interception, starbase defense.
I think it would be some sort of starter ship or something. It’s called the “Chlorophyl”. Built by the eco-friendly company “Gehko”
I can’t stress enough how tickled I am by these designs! I really like the creativity here. Remember, I’m basing it 100% on idea/concept. You don’t have to be a world class artist! For a link to the contest rules, you can check’m out here: http://coldricegames.com/design-your-own-starship-contest/
Let’s blow this up big!