Since that Google Code stopped its Download service, I will now post the alphas and any subsequent release here. The news post will be also a bit more active than before.
The source code continue to be hosted @ Google Code:

Alpha 7 [0.6.1] is released since September 29/2013 and available on the downloads section.

The Alpha 8/9/10 [0.6.2/0.6.3/0.6.5] is in the making and will be released by the first semester of 2014.

Please bear in mind that this game is a one man hobby project and far to be completed in its core systems yet.

The game is in two phases:

-in the first one, called the Colonization Phase, the player must establish a new colony on a pre-determined planet and has 365 standard days to make the colony viable.

-in the second one, the game is purely sandbox, and the player can develop his/her colony as he/she likes. AI and game/historical events will set many goals and problems to manage.

Parts of the game system that are already implemented:
- a complete planetary system generation which has been developped until its beta stage. This tool isn't used in-game but as an integrated third party tool.
- the colonization phase system (which manage the first part of the game)
- the mission system for the space units, the colonization and interplanetary transit mission
- the Colony Simulation Model which manage each colony's data and events
- an embedded help system (a bit like the civilopedia from the game Civilization IV)
- the Socio-Political Matrix that manage the policies and memes
- an unified interface for macromanagement purposes
- an infrastructure management system including: Conversion/Assembling/Building , a transition phase, the modes of production and the custom effects
- a production system which manage the production matrix, the energy equilibrium of a colony, and the reserves consumption.
- a partial planetary survey: the resource survey is implemented (biosphere and features & artifacts survey will be added in the future)

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0 comments by farcodev on Oct 29th, 2013

I wasn't aware that many countries were blocked here since a user reported me this problem today.

So I decided to host the files on Dropbox too.

The alpha 7 is here, for the people that are blocked by xDB/Gamefront.

I'm really fedup to discover time after time all these kind of thing (and I really try hard to stay polite here).

But anyway, by respect to all the followers of this project on IndieDB I will keep this page, to post the news and upload the releases. It's just that I will put the files also on Dropbox as an alternative for the blocked countries.

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FARC Alpha 7 [] - full Package

FARC Alpha 7 [] - full Package

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The Alpha 7 is done and officially released.

FARC Alpha 6 [] - full Package

FARC Alpha 6 [] - full Package

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The Alpha 6 is done and officially released. As usual there's two features that are postponed toward the next releases. Here are the changes: * the full...

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zehawk Oct 31 2013, 8:32pm says:

Will this game be free? Because just what I see now, it could easily be a product you should pay for! Looks great, music sounds truly atmospheric, I'm interested to see where you go with this!

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farcodev Creator
farcodev Nov 2 2013, 9:14pm replied:

Yes, since the game is open-source it is free, and will stay like this for the many years to come :)
Thanks for your support, I always appreciate them, even more since the game is not completed yet in its core.
Thanks again! :)

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Guest Jun 4 2013, 4:58pm says:

This game seems great. But I have to admit, I didn't figure how to establish my colony... If anyone could help me about that, that would be nice :P (God I feel nooby...)

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farcodev Creator
farcodev Jun 10 2013, 12:36pm replied:

Haha Thanks.
Well this game to be is far to has its base features complete yet, and it isn't simple especially without much indication. I hope to put a base feature complete game in 2015 (yup it's a long way yet...)
But enough of ranting: to setup your colony, switch into space unit view ('s' on keyboard) and be sure that the Movane is focused. It is normally the case when you switch into this view for the first time. After that you only have to right click on the 3d view to pop menu a menu and select colonize.
I let you to do the rest, but if you have a question again don't hesitate to fire one!
For info, F1 will display the keyboard shortcuts of the game and a crude encyclopedia that will be heavily modified in near future

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farcodev Creator
farcodev Jun 10 2013, 1:44pm replied: pop a menu...
Sorry for the typo

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xinsavior Jun 18 2012, 4:47pm says:

I can't seem to be able to do anything with the mining site, which is stuck in transition. Also, it seems that Far Colony refuses to start up most of time, showing no error sign, and the program starting up in the task manager, but nothing visually happening..

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farcodev Creator
farcodev Jun 19 2012, 11:50pm replied:

Someone on the dev blog reported that and it worked after a full windows reinstall...
It's not a clean thing, because normally it's the app to adapt to the user not the contrary...
Fortunately I had only 2 reports of this but I'll try, during the code audit of the main form, to see if something could do that even if I don't see where.

I'll also dig the transition time bug, someone had the same and sent me a screenshot and by the displayed information I have an idea on the problem, even if I cannot reproduce on my PC and VMs the game system is my code so debugging is easier :)

Thanks for your report and sorry for all convenience

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farcodev Creator
farcodev Jun 4 2012, 9:04am says:

Sorry for all the bugs of the Alpha 1 :(

The Alpha 2 is now upload on Google Code and also here (when it will be unlocked by the indiedb audit system).

Sorry again for the previous crappy release...

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farcodev Creator
farcodev Jun 4 2012, 10:19am replied:

"is now uploadED" sorry for the typo

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caekdaemon Apr 2 2012, 4:07pm says:

Tracking this, looks like it could be pretty fun :D

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farcodev Creator
farcodev Apr 4 2012, 11:20pm replied:

Thanks for your interest, I hope it will lol. But if you like simulations and Civilization, there’s chances that it will :)
The so called "playable Alpha" is yet for the end of April/May, as planned.
There will be again a lot of work to do after that but at least the game will have a start (already have) and above all an end, considering this Colonization Phase.

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