The 20150604.1 Development Build for Heathen's Terran. This is a Development Build e.g. is more low level and incomplete than an Beta or even an Alpha...
Set in the distant future man has long since evolved beyond mere flesh and bone and is now one with the machine. You start your journey as a young fully realized but inexperienced Terran pilot free of any allegiances or obligations. Join or form factions, corporations, bounty hunter gangs or even crime syndicates as you forge your story. Rather you choose to fly solo or with a massive fleet, take to government or start a corporation the galaxy and gameplay will respond in kind to your choices and performance.
Heathen Engineering's Terran is still under development; features may be changed, added, removed during development and in later expansions. Check back frequently for news and updates.
Heathen's Terran is am ambitious game featuring capital spaceship combat, ship building, faction, corporation, bounty hunter gangs and crime syndicates that can be formed, taken over or joined and served. Manufacturing, politics, trade, black markets and a rich persona system for the NPCs.
The game features can be staggering; so is it all to much, not enough or is goldilocks and just right?
Which feature/s sound most interesting to you or have we just missed your favourite of SciFi gaming all together. Let us know here on IndieDB or on the Steam Greenlight Concept page where we have set up discussion forums for this and more.
Heathen’s Terran has a Dev Build … so what is that some obnoxious name for pre-alpha? Not really; a dev build is a targeted build only specific features and functions are included, this is what developers use for ‘unit testing’ only typically they would run this in compiler or in the engine. Heathen has taken it a step further and compiled and packaged it up along with a companion document to help other enthusiast, fans and indie dev contribute to the testing process.
There is a handy introduction vid which you can find on YouTube, IndieDB or right here in this article. Did I mention the Dev Build is FREE, no Kickstarter level to buy or Pre-Order or any of that; after all you are helping us to make a better game why should you have to pay to help us?
Installation is simple, the executable of the game is wrapped up in a zip file, so you simply need to unzip and double click the exe to be up and running. The build does implement Unity Analytics in a basic form so exceptions and some basic metrics like component count will be sent anonymously but human feedback is key here.
Heathen hopes there are a ton of people brave enough to jump into a development build and more hopeful that they will bother to e-mail or post on forums their thoughts and opinions. Even if no one says a peep though Heathen will be iterating on this idea and releasing updates to the Development Build right up until Beta testing.
This is actually a lot of effort but quality is very important to Heathen Engineering so the more hands, eyes and well whatever else you want to put on it the better. This also gives gamers, indie devs and the press the opportunity to give more meaningful feedback and guidance as you can you actually play key parts now. Story buffs don’t be worried Heathen will never release a build that includes any story spolilers.
The Dev Build is available now on Heathen Engineering’s Terran IndieDB download page which you find here. Note this build is Windows only; but if your interested in a Linux or Mac Dev Build just let us know.
You can let Heathen know what you think in just about any way you like; Heathen has a presence on all the social sites listed below and if there is one you want to see them on that’s not listed just let us know and we will correct that : )
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@TechTrawler ya put my pre-order in for the PC version as soon as it was available :)
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@ThatFakeGuyDan we are always looking to improve our offerings and have a few updates coming up which we are excited about.
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