Command your own Starship! Take control of a powerful faster than light ship. You control the crew and the stations. Your skills as a commander will either help you to survive the perils of the galaxy, or cause your crew to perish. Your crew lead the way. You keep them fed, give them rest, and entertainment. Assign them to stations to boost your ships abilities and level up their skills. Each crewman is unique and valuable. Each one you let die is a huge set back! Explore the galaxy! Trade between worlds, and use diplomacy to learn the secrets of the universe. IF all else fails, make planet fall and explore the world on foot. Upgrades are everywhere! New ships are available at every port. Purchase helpful stations which you can place on board your ship to help your crew, or your combat abilities. Powerful guns and armor are available as well to keep the commander safe on his away missions.
Lots of expansion. Interstellaria now features another ship, and the foundation has been laid to create as many ships as needed. Navigation has been expanded to include planetary interaction.
Posted by coldrice on Sep 14th, 2013
I'd like to think of this last week as a week of EXPANSION. We've taken what's been worked on and... well... expanded it!
Firstly, the new stations for navigation and engineering were implemented. Here's an example of an engineering station:
From there we set to work on adding new code framework for additional starships. Here's an old model human corvette. It's one of the first ships you can purchase. It lacks in shielding and armor, but makes up for it with an additional weapon slot.
the UI has also had some updates. Transferring between screens looks a lot more exciting:
and in addition, tutorial and game pop ups are handled a lot better with an easier to read UI element
From there I've begun adding some new individual crewman functions. This one is important goes into the next weeks development:
Finally, the base graphics for interacting with planets has been added. Some (but not all) planets can be landed on and explored. Some (but not all) planets can repair your ship or offer goods. Some (but not all) planets are friendly.
Everyone's been really positive on how the planet screen has turned out so far!