Stellar Assault: FSO is an independent project by fans of the Original game to create a whole new Space Flight experience for the PC. Focusing more on Classic Sega Arcade-styled gameplay, Stellar Assault FSO is meant to be a fast paced, action-packed homage to the the Arcade Shoot-em-ups of yore. Ship models and gameplay are heavily influenced by the 32x version of Stellar Assault, while the story and atmosphere is strongly guided by the Saturn Version. All in all, SA:FSO combines elements from both games to create a fresh single-player experience.

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The Summer saw a ton of rapid development and creativity. This past holiday season? Not so much...

Posted by Quanto on Jan 5th, 2011

Gotta love the Holidays!

Or not... We were planning on getting our demo released a month ago, unfortunately, just as the October ended and November rolled around, development came to a virtual stop. I utterly failed to anticipate just how much the holiday and midterm exam season would bring our team to a halt, but it did. We've seen several draft  missions come to the SVN and we've even added new Mission Designers to the staff, however inspiration has been slow coming as much as the new content. In short, I apologize for getting anyone's hopes up. 

However, since the holidays have finally ended, we've picked right back up where we left off. New Models are again in the works and I've been cracking the whip to bring the mission designers back on task.

As far as eye-candy is concerned, there isn't too much new.  Beyond a redesigned Feather2 which has been in the works for a while now, the Medelus class cruiser is also finished along with a few new civilian space-craft.

Medelus Class Cruiser

AL-551 Astroliner

Feather2 Remodel

The Feather2 Remodel was pretty well needed as it turns out. The new Feather1 looked so good, and the old Feather2 looks really outdated next to it, so the Feather2 Remodel was undertaken by Thaeris in his first major attempt at creating spacecraft model for the game and it came out excellently. I think he deserves a round of applause really!
The related threads can be found here:
Medelus: Hard-light.net
Civilian Ships: Hard-light.net
Feather 2: Hard-light.net

Well, that's that. Hopefully we will have a lot more to show off in the coming months!
-Quanto

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SinKing
SinKing Jan 6 2011, 6:53pm says:

The Feather 2 is an awesome ship! i like all thes designs, but this one is really well balanced. You can check my profile and browse for some older work I did for a mod called Space 3102. I really like designing spacecraft, maybe you can use on or two of those designs? It doesn't look like you need any help though :)

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Thaeris-HLP
Thaeris-HLP Jan 17 2011, 9:03pm replied:

Thanks for the compliments, SinKing! It took quite a lot longer to work on the Feather 2 (or Fe-2) than I wanted, and in fact on my end I wouldn't quite consider it finished. Really, this was a joint venture between Quanto and myself in this regard, where I produced the base mesh while the model was finalized by our project lead. Quanto is responsible for the lighting on the model as well as the mapping.

I did take a look at your ships, and I think some of the larger civilian ships were quite nice. Our civilian vessels represent a greater diveristy in style and form than the military craft, though all of our artwork is derived primarily from the original Stellar Assaut game, the Gall Force anime (which produced the original game), and elements from the Sega Saturn version of Stellar Assault (which has a style all of its own). That said, we will eventually have a whole slew of civilian craft available for use in the game. :)

If you're still curious about our project, I encourage you to visit our official website (and its wiki), or even better, take an active interest in our project on hard-light.net. Of course, if you have anything you're curious about, feel free to ask!

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Mobius89
Mobius89 Jan 9 2011, 11:03am says:

Amazing, keep it up! :-)

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