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Ancient Frontier: Steel Shadows
« on: February 28, 2019, 10:22:15 AM »


Steel Shadows is a standalone RPG set in the epic universe of Ancient Frontier. Take command of a rag tag band of pirates and outlaws as you fight your way across the Frontier for treasure and glory. Delve into our latest turn based tactical RPG.


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Steel Shadows is a standalone RPG set in the epic universe of Ancient Frontier. You do NOT need to own or have played Ancient Frontier to enjoy this content. Take command of a rag tag band of pirates and outlaws as you fight your way across the Frontier for treasure and glory. Delve into our latest turn based tactical RPG.
 


You play as Rogan Harker, a recently freed convict. He travels to the Frontier to find old friends and start a new life. But the overpowering Federation still controls most of the Frontier, and the new and budding Alliance is no fan of outlaws. Hated and feared, the pirate life is one of constant danger. Friends and allies are hard to find and harder still to keep. Beset on all sides can Rogan find fame and fortune with his fledgling pirate fleet?







   A full campaign with over 20 story missions
   Over 50 procedurally generated side missions
   Dynamic initiative-based turn-based combat
   Purchase, outfit and control the unique Pirate faction ships
   Hire and assign crew members that gain experience and power along with your ships
   Hidden unique mercenaries and ships to add to your fleet
   Experience over 50 random events
   Customize your play style by unlocking technologies in an extensive Tech Tree
   Large, detailed space maps to fight across
   Three different strategic resources to manage
   Dozens of different weapon systems and abilities to control
   Includes both free DLCs; Ancient Frontier - The Crew and Ancient Frontier - Quests and Events


Will you survive the frontier?















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Re: Ancient Frontier: Steel Shadows
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2019, 10:24:28 AM »
How is this different than  Ancient Frontier?


Steel Shadows features a brand new campaign where you get to play as the Pirate faction. It has a new story, new ships to play with, new characters and voice acting. Steel Shadows includes all of the gameplay updates and DLC that was released for Ancient Frontier as well, allowing for a more complete and polished experience. Both games use the same base engine.

Steel Shadows does NOT include either of the campaigns from the base games. The Federation and Alliance factions and their stories can only be experienced in Ancient Frontier.

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Re: Ancient Frontier: Steel Shadows
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2019, 12:19:06 PM »
one of my beta games and really enjoyed it, plays the same as the first but has more depth and options and the newer parts are well worth it for those who liked the first, so making a good series imo :howdy

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Re: Ancient Frontier: Steel Shadows
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2019, 12:03:56 PM »
Steel Shadows - Patch 1.06
29 Apr @ 11:29am - FairWeatherStudios




Greetings Commanders! We hope that everyone is enjoying their exploits on the Frontier. Today is a huge update as we finally reveal the voice acting. We also bring you new events and a few balance changes.

Voice Acting!

We are very pleased to finally bring full voice acting to all of the lines in the game. We know this is a feature many of you have been requesting. After months of work this feature is now finally fully realized.

We want to extend a huge thank you to the voice actors and actresses who poured their energy into bringing these characters to life. Your talents are very appreciated. Also a special thank you to all of the returning characters who reprised their roles from the first game.

Be sure to let us know what you think of the voice acting in the forums and in your reviews!


Options

We are proud of how the sound work turned out. However, we know that some people prefer the game the way it has been, with no voices. For those people, we also have you covered. Simply go to the options menu and turn the dialogue volume slider all the way down, and you can enjoy the game as you have.



New Events

We continue to expand the number of random events in the game. This should continue to make each playthrough even more unique and immerse you in the life of being a fleet commander on the Frontier. This has been a popular addition to the game, and we hope to continue to bring you more events. This patch adds another group of random events to the pool.


Balance Tweaks

We have gotten a fair amount of feedback that the later boss missions are too difficult, even on the easiest difficulty level. Part of this is related to the difficulty in general of turrets. To address this we have reduced the difficulty on all of the late game boss fights, and reduced the number of turrets on all difficulty levels on all missions that had them. Hopefully these missions are a little easier.

We are looking over the player data from the last several months and will be using that to potentially make additional balance tweaks in the future.


Bug Fixes

Finally, we think the game is largely bug free. However there were a few small issues that should be addressed in today's patch.

   Fixed all bugs related to all events not spawning for older games.
   Fixed minor display errors that could occur on a ship's detail inspection.

And... that's it! We hope everyone continues to enjoy their adventures on the Frontier.

Thank you for playing our games!


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Re: Ancient Frontier: Steel Shadows
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2019, 01:40:39 PM »
Steel Shadows - Patch 1.07
13 May @ 8:04am - FairWeatherStudios   



Greetings Commanders! Today we bring you a large balance patch and a few polish improvements. Read on for the details.


Balance Update - The Whole Game is Easier

As mentioned in our last patch we looked over all of the player data to see if changes needed to be made. It seemed very clear from the data that there were multiple areas where the experience needed to be improved. Today we bring a large number of balance changes.

First off we lowered the difficulty in all sectors but the very first area. The first area we still feel is offering the right level of challenge to introduce players to the game.

Secondly, as we recently did for Ancient Frontier, we reduced the number of ships you face in the second half of the game so that portion is less of a grind.

Third, we increased the starting resources on both the Beginner and Veteran difficulties.

Finally, we made some under the hood changes to make the experience easier on Beginner and Veteran difficulties.


Voice Acting

First off we have been very pleased with the reception the voice acting work has gotten this time around.

We had more opportunity to think about improvements for this game after the lessons we learned doing Ancient Frontier. One of the improvements we made was to have the actors read short little command lines for their ships while they were recording.

Today we bring you this update. Now all of the ships with a character will sometimes speak when you give their ship a move order. This should make it easier to tell who is who on the battlefield.

We also added one short conversation that did not make it into the last patch.


End Credits Song

We were honored that the lead composer of the game, Mimi Page, wrote us a unique song for the end credits. We were very pleased with how this turned out. Several of you have asked us for the lyrics of the song.

With this patch we have updated the Credits screen so that it now displays the lyrics. You can now all enjoy Mimi's poetry as she helped us bring this world to life for all of you. We hope you enjoy this update.


And... that's it! We hope everyone continues to enjoy their adventures on the Frontier.

Thank you for playing our games!   

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Re: Ancient Frontier: Steel Shadows
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2019, 11:53:15 PM »
Steel Shadows - Trading Cards are now Live
09/10/19

Greetings Commanders

We are happy to announce that Steam Trading Cards are now available for Steel Shadows. Have fun collecting the whole set. This also means that all new badges, backgrounds and emoticons are ready to be earned.

We hope everyone continues to enjoy their adventures on the Frontier. Good luck out there.

Thank you for playing our games!


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