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Galactic Strategy | Tactics | Action

Found a Terran government, corporation or armada and compete for influence and control over the galaxies resources in Heathen Engineering’s Terran.

Grand strategy meets real-time tactical battles meets 3rd person space shooter action.

Manage your empire across thousands of stars developing systems, stations and fleets to spread your influence across the galaxy.

Take command of battles issuing orders and assigning targets to orchestrate the downfall of your competition.

Lead your battle groups from the front as you take the helm of powerful warships and turn the tide against impossible odds.

Early Access Features

  • Strategy + Tactic + Action:
    4X meets RTS meets 3rd person big ship space combat; manage resources and build an empire on the strategy map to fuel your growth, issue orders to your battlegroups in combat to control the flow of battle and take direct control of powerful warships to turn the tide in your favour.
  • Fleet Combat:
    In combat you take the role of battle commander and warship pilot. Issue orders to your battlegroups in 'Command mode', an RTS style view or switch to 3rd person view to take direct control of any warship in your fleet.
  • Organization Types:
    Choose from one of three organization classes to start your empire, each with its own unique perks and unique origin on the progression grid.
  • Research Technology:
    As your influence grows you will unlock new abilities and enhance your efficiency and capacity by unlocking and upgrading technologies.
  • Influence:
    Gain influence by developing your Science, Economy, Industry and Military power. Watch nearby systems fall under your control as your influence spreads across the galaxy.
  • Citadels and Stations:
    Build powerful citadels and space stations to hold back the rising influence of your competition and provide defence from invasion.
  • Massive Galaxy:
    Expand your empire across a massive procedural galaxy containing thousands of star systems and tens of thousands of worlds.
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18 March 2019 – Heathen Engineering’s Terran which releases from early access on 21-March-2019 will have post-release content updates with the first update scheduled for Q3 2019, free for owners of the game.

Heathen Engineering’s Terran releases from early access on 21-March-2019 but that doesn’t mean the Heathen Team will be taking a break. The post-release plan for Terran calls for continued development with the first content update to be made available free for all Terran gamers. The content patch will feature additions to ship combat, new warships and ship technologies to research with additional details to be announced closer to release. The planned release date for the upcoming content patch is late Q3 2019.

Heathen Engineering’s Terran has been in early access since 21-March-2016 and has evolved greatly over its 3-year early access period driven largely by gamer feedback. The community driven approach will continue post-release with the ‘work-in-progress’ being made available ahead of the official update via Steam beta functionality. Players can find the Terran Roadmap on Trello with up to date information on upcoming content, known issues and future plans.

Terran Store Page: Store.steampowered.com
How to use Steam Beta: Steamcommunity.com
Terran Roadmap: Trello.com

Terran Release Date Set!

Terran Release Date Set!

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Galactic Strategy | Tactics | Action! Heathen Engineering's Terran release and post-release plans announced.

Early Access Phase 3

Early Access Phase 3


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Terran Update

Terran Update


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June Patch Released

June Patch Released


Heathen Engineering’s Terran released a big patch today introducing programmable parts, new ship hulls and the return of missile weapons. The patch...

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synthèse de la presse des prognostics Quinté

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lodendsg Creator

Hi sorry I dont quite understand and auto-translate wasn't much help

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Is this still in development?

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lodendsg Creator

Sorry for the delay didn't get a notification.

Yes Terran is in development and has announced its full release date of 21 March 2019

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hey guys just checking in i just bought your game cant wait to get into it.ive been following it for a while now .
i was wondering when i loaded it up i just see campaign which takes you to the galaxy screen where ur empire starts . i was wondering how i get to the ship builder and i seen in Sector K72 Beta Release you can fly around in first person lead ships into battle and you have contacts how do i get to that ?

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lodendsg Creator

Hi bigdady85 sorry for the delay, we don't get notifications when posts are made here.

As for the ship editor it has been disable for the time being while we focus on gameplay refinements. As to flying a ship around in 3rd person, yes you can!

In combat you can select any of your ships by simply clicking on it and then take direct control of it by pressing Tab (default) to enter pilot mode, pressing tab again will return to command mode.

The patch coming up (info on release date coming soon) brings with it several key improvements to the UI and in game guidance that should help with learning how to play and accessing features like pilot mode.

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I think you need to review a couple of things, firstly you're trying to sell an early access game at full price even though your game has very little features, it won't entice people to purchase early to "support development" and looking at steam it's been 3 months since you've done an update which also doesn't look very good.

However the idea of your game excites me and sounds really promising so i'll follow the project for now but please consider the points I've made.

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lodendsg Creator

Thank you for your feedback, and apologies for the delay this message didn't appear in my box yet its dated for Sep :(

Starting the Early Access off so early in the development process and at full price has been a question mark for quite a few.

Terran's Early Access however was not started so early in order to fund the game's development rather to enable those interested in the game to get in early and help mature it not simply test it. As you noted the game is not yet feature complete, as of the Sep patch Terran is still in Phase 1.

As to span between Steam announcements or updates to the Main branch I'll bring that to the team. The Beta branch which is available on Steam to all who have the game is updated rather frequently with its changes reflected on the Trello road map, while Main is only updated as given bench marks are hit and stabilised such as the Sep patch. This can certainly be improved to at the very least be more apparent and we will take that on board.

We are gearing up to announce the next patch now which will transition the game into Phase 2 of our Early Access plan and is a perfect time for us to make changes and improvements to how we meet the communities needs. I hope you follow the project and let us know what you think.

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lodendsg Creator

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 on the Steam Greenlight Concept page where we have set up discussion forums for this and more.

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lodendsg Creator

We want to hear from you. Over the life of the project we have got some great feedback and ideas and have take that into the game.Your feedback thus far has done a lot to help realise Terran and there is still a lot to do so be sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Steam or anywhere else you like be and leave your thoughts, ideas and criticisms.

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