In Ensign-1 you play the role of a space fighter pilot returning from a deep space colonization mission. On arrival back to our own solar system, you find Earth has been colonized by a hostile alien force. It's now up to you, with the help of your mothership, the Ensign-1, to take it back Ensign-1 allows allows for complete freedom in approaching objectives. You can fight from the safety of your spacecraft, or land and exit to explore space stations and carriers on foot. You can commandeer any spacecraft in the game, no matter how big or how small. Defend an asteroid base, or take the fight to the enemy with a huge mothership, friends manning turrets, it's your choice. The game also features a multiplayer mode where players can explore a randomly generated galaxy, either fighting co-operatively to clean out enemy fighters, or battling each other for supremacy.

New Sounds, HUD, Afterburners, Enemy Missiles

New Sounds, HUD, Afterburners, Enemy Missiles

Dec 28, 2012 7 comments

Ensign-1 gets a small overhaul on its sound engine, a new HUD, afterburners and finally enemies that shoot missiles.

New Misison and New Ensign

New Misison and New Ensign

Dec 21, 2012 2 comments

Ensign-1 gets a new exciting mission added to the game, as well as a redesign of the Ensign-1.

Missions 4 and 5 Now With Dialogue!

Missions 4 and 5 Now With Dialogue!

Dec 16, 2012 2 comments

Ensign-1's missions 4 and 5 now feature recorded dialog for the mission, adding a bit of tension and scripted events to the mix!

Ensign-1 Supports Xbox360 Controlls

Ensign-1 Supports Xbox360 Controlls

Dec 13, 2012 11 comments

Ensign-1 now supports an Xbox360 controller. Play the game on the TV the way it was meant to be played!

New Factions and Cameras!

New Factions and Cameras!

Dec 4, 2012 3 comments

Ensign-1 now has new playable factions in the multiplayer. You can now choose to play as the aliens or as space pirates, and battle your friends head...

Money and New Ships!

Money and New Ships!

Nov 14, 2012 4 comments

Money has been added to the game, which is accumulated from shooting down enemy ships. You can now save up to buy a new ship!

Multiplayer Gravity Wells

Multiplayer Gravity Wells

Oct 27, 2012 0 comments

Ensign-1 now features multiple gravity wells for players to explore, each with varying degrees of difficulty and filled with different starbases and ships...

Public Server and Dark Worlds

Public Server and Dark Worlds

Oct 6, 2012 2 comments

Ensign-1 has a few small updates to announce, including a public test server, and new worlds with eclipsed suns.

Random Galaxies and Co-Op!

Random Galaxies and Co-Op!

Sep 19, 2012 9 comments

Ensign-1 now features online co-operative play in the multiplayer mode, along with randomly generated server worlds and random enemy spawns!

Ensign-1 Now Sports Multiplayer!

Ensign-1 Now Sports Multiplayer!

Sep 6, 2012 8 comments

Ensign-1 now sports a very basic multiplayer mode with many new features and plans along the way! Also some other nice news bits.

New and Improved Sound Effects!

New and Improved Sound Effects!

Aug 16, 2012 0 comments

Ensign-1 has been updated with new sound effects designed by Dr. Piranha!

TRI and 8 other games are together on KICKSTARTER

TRI and 8 other games are together on KICKSTARTER

Jul 30, 2012 3 comments

The first Indie Game Bundle on Kickstarter. Help funding nine great projects!

WYSIWYG Level Editor Released

WYSIWYG Level Editor Released

Jul 11, 2012 1 comment

Ensign-1's in game level editor is now being released to the masses. Make whatever you want and put it in our game engine now!

Get To The Turrets!

Get To The Turrets!

Jun 25, 2012 8 comments

This week we're releasing a content update that adds 2 new missions as well as other various improvements.

[Ensign-1] Weekly: Explosions and Cockpits!

[Ensign-1] Weekly: Explosions and Cockpits!

Jun 18, 2012 3 comments

In this our 2nd weekly update, I show off our new ship explosions as well as a brand spankin' new cockpit which you'll all love, because I'll make you.

[Ensign-1] Weekly: Flashlights!

[Ensign-1] Weekly: Flashlights!

Jun 11, 2012 2 comments

Explore a derelict spaceship with a flashlight! Also check out our smoother mouse controls.

[Ensign-1] Snazzy Wingman Lines and Mouse Controls

[Ensign-1] Snazzy Wingman Lines and Mouse Controls

Jun 4, 2012 3 comments

You guys asked for it, and now you've got it, game now supports the mouse.

New Additions to the Team!

New Additions to the Team!

May 28, 2012 9 comments

We've had a number of new people join the team recently, which should increase the quality of the game significantly!

Because We May Sale

Because We May Sale

May 24, 2012 9 comments

Because We May is a sale collective of developers from different websites, devices and genres that have set low prices for the last week of May. Why?...

Shaders and Normal Maps oh my!

Shaders and Normal Maps oh my!

Apr 19, 2012 14 comments

I've brought shader support into the game engine, so that everything should look much more vibrant!

Ensign-1 Released on Desura

Ensign-1 Released on Desura

Apr 10, 2012 6 comments

A multiplayer space combat game that allows players to leave their ships on foot to commandeer turrets, and other starships.

Enemy In Sight!

Enemy In Sight!

Mar 22, 2012 0 comments

Our team is working on polishing the game for an alpha release now. I've been working on adding info to the HUD as well as giving players a few more options...

Campaign Progress and 8Bit Funding

Campaign Progress and 8Bit Funding

Mar 1, 2012 4 comments

Development on the single player campaign is well underway, complete with a little story, a mission map, and a single mission. In addition, we've opened...

Turrets, Capital Ships, and Explosions

Turrets, Capital Ships, and Explosions

Feb 4, 2012 3 comments

In this article I promise to talk about manning turrets, fighting capital ships, and explosions!

Last Chance to Preorder!

Last Chance to Preorder!

Dec 28, 2011 1 comment

The Kickstarter campaign is almost up, and this is your last chance to pick up a pre-order of the game.

Piloting Capitol Ships and other Engine Improvements

Piloting Capitol Ships and other Engine Improvements

Dec 20, 2011 5 comments

Ensign 1 now has a few new gameplay features, like the ability to pilot capitol ships, and carry out a firefight inside of them.

Ensign Engine Progress - Player Transportation

Ensign Engine Progress - Player Transportation

Dec 4, 2011 1 comment

Both the artwork and the engine have been progressing at a steady pace. The flagship Ensign has been redesigned, along with the fighter ships hud. Also...

Ensign launches a Kickstarter campaign!

Ensign launches a Kickstarter campaign!

Nov 1, 2011 7 comments

Ensign 1 has launched a kickstarter page, allowing other indie gamers to advertise on space billboards.

Networking and Docking Woes

Networking and Docking Woes

Sep 27, 2011 7 comments

Here I'm just talking about what I'm currently working on with my space sim, network programming and how docking on ships will work.