We've been approved by Steam Greenlight!
Freedom comes at a cost
With a unique, streamlined command system, fast-paced battles with alternating activations, customisable armies and simple -- yet deep -- strategic tactics, the game will see you tell the story of the Exodus Wars: a bloody civil war fought between the Guild and the Royal Empire of Man.
What are people saying about Fractured Empire?
"I love the look and art-design."
- Cinema Blend
"the extremely impressive sense of scale...not to mention its marvellously hand-crafted art style"
"It's all the hard-core strategy of a turn based, tabletop, wargame with all the shiny animations but without that sense that a unit is just moving from one square to another ala the Civ games or the long forgotten Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War ... what EW:FE has is potential. Bags of it. Bags and bags."
- The Shell Case
Some of you have been wondering why you haven’t heard from us since our last FracturedEmpire.net update. We're still here, but unfortunately the state of hiatus we discussed has continued and will continue for a while yet.
The short version is there's been no news to share. The long version appears below...
For those who were not aware, this hiatus period has occurred because Josh's mother passed away suddenly a few months ago and he was named executor. She had a rather complex estate situation, which Josh has been trying to unravel. This is unfortunately taking longer than anticipated.
The "on-goingness" of this situation had a nasty knock-on effect for Membraine, too, of seeing the business run short on development funds, which means Josh and Glenn have now joined me in working regular jobs on top of our Fractured Empire development commitments in order to keep rooves over our respective families’ heads.
Currently, then, the game’s development continues to be in a holding pattern until Josh has the bandwidth to return to his coding duties. Even when Josh does return, however, because of the financial situation mentioned above, we will be working part-time on the game until we figure out some way to obtain finance and get back to full-time development again (we do have options on this front, I should mention, so it's not all doom and gloom—we're still in a mulling and considering phase, though, so more discussion on this subject will have to wait for another day).
We care very much about our community—especially our early adopters who have supported Fractured Empire’s development by buying into the playable Alpha stage.
Thank you for your support, your understanding and your patience in this difficult period in Membraine's history. We will keep you abreast of any developments and build updates the moment they happen.
Latest tweets from @membraine_ftw
@logandecker Is it a New Zealand movie? Sounds like New Zealand. :)
Aug 20 2014, 1:00am
@logandecker Gonna go with "no; that's weird shit"...but it _is_ kinda Rock and Roll. :)
Aug 20 2014, 12:48am
Aug 20 2014, 12:44am
The latest Exodus Wars: Fractured Empire newsletter has just been sent out. It's also available online at T.co
Aug 18 2014, 2:00pm
Uploaded a "sneak peek" vid highlighting changes to the UI we're introducing in response to community feedback -- T.co
Aug 17 2014, 8:01pm
@TheShellCase Thanks, Phil. We're getting there! :)
Aug 17 2014, 1:36am
@jaywink There is no better hangover cure. :)
Aug 17 2014, 1:14am
Aug 13 2014, 5:01pm