By Simon Moore on November 6, 2015 at 10:30am
It’s the year 2600AD, and you are drafted to UFSE, a growing multi-species interstellar federation that is beginning to explore nearby galaxies. Space piracy has run rampant, and a strange disease is spreading between planets, possibly by a techno-religious cult named the Ursae… Powerful alien species and the run-of-the-mill riff-raff face down in the cold blackness of space. Your task is to pilot the UFS Intrepid, an experimental craft along with a crew that is not entirely human. The objective is to explore the galaxy and bring back whatever artefacts you might recover. To fuel your vessel and to build out its fighters, your crew will mine asteroids and examine planetary bodies, and ultimately survive.
“Fringes Of The Empire” takes inspiration from popular games such as “Star Control 2” and “StarFlight”, while taking the classic gameplay to the next level. “Fringes Of The Empire” has you thrown into the vastness of space from above with a 2D top-down view as you explore a sci-fi universe with an array of ships at your disposal. It’s a rogue like action with an RPG splash, you get to explore devastated areas of Earth and onward into the far reaches of the galaxy.
Uncovering the secrets of the universe is your target as you aim to save the UFSE Alliance from grave interstellar dangers. Equip your ship with weapons from ancient caches spared by bombardment and fly boldly towards undiscovered far-away systems full of space piracy, infested colonies and new alien civilizations.
"The Early Access version has a lot of combat and the basic ideas of the game are in place. Players can explore multiple star systems, fly around the Earth, fight baddies and explore the farthest reaches of the solar system -- and other solar systems. Already, players can expect to: create a unique character, manage and train their crew, participate in heart-pounding ship-to-ship combat in a roguelike space simulator. Over 36 weapons are already programmed into the game -- though many won't be available in the Early Access version"
- The developer known only as....MadMerv
Lost Astronaut Studios is bringing “Fringes Of The Empire” to PC on Steam via an Early Access launch on November 13th, offering a retro-inspired Sci-Fi blend of rogue-like RPG adventure and real-time 2D top-down tactical shooters. The game is due for release in 2017.