Fair Weather Studios released Ancient Frontier: Steel Shadows, an expansion to their sci-fi turn-based tactical RPG, last December. Soon it will speak!
Fair Weather is adding voice acting to the narrative of Steel Shadows. In this storyline you play as Rogan Harker, a man who just got out of prison but will very probably run right back into trouble. You’ll use a turn-based combat system and customizable “Tech Tree” to best your enemies, take their stuff, and become the most feared pirate in the galaxy.
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
Hire 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 maps to fight across space
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
Though Steel Shadows ties into the original Ancient Frontier, it’s fully playable by itself. But this week, you can currently get the entire kit and kaboodle for $35 thanks to a 25% off sale on Steam. By itself, Ancient Frontier: Steel Shadows costs $14.99.