Ancient Frontier Set to Launch in September

XCOM meets Battlestar Galactica in this indie turn-based sci-fi epic, coming in September.

Fair Weather Studios has announced that Ancient Frontier, a sci-fi turned-based strategy game with RPG elements, will release in September. Described as X-COM meets Battlestar Galactica, the game will feature two story-driven campaigns.  

Featuring tactical combat mixed with resource management, RPG progression, a fleet management system, and permadeath for ships lost in the void, Ancient Frontier has overcome a failed Kickstarter campaign and other hurdles during its development cycle. Aside from these features, little is known about the story itself, aside from the game is fully voice-acted.

Speaking with the PR rep for game, we asked why the choice was made to create a turn-based strategy game around fleets of starships. They said that the turn-based strategy genre often doesn't explore the cosmos, and they wanted to rectify that. 

"Exactly! The turn-based strategy genre has a whole tends to lean towards fantasy settings, you know, all the lovely swords and sandals stuff. It's nice to have a turn-based strategy/RPG that does something a little different and provides sci-fi fans something to sink their teeth into."

Although the developers said a trailer would be released soon, we'll have to wait and see if Ancient Frontier delivers the goods on September 21 for PC. 

Are you interested by Ancient Frontier or put off by the lack of gameplay footage? Let us know in the comments below!

Published Aug. 15th 2017

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