As promised, here it is - now fully available for download, Ages of the Federation v1.02!
We hope you'll find 1.02 to be somewhat of an improvement over 1.01, and that it helps ease the wait for 2.0. But most of all we hope that you enjoy playing it.
Hobbs and Echo in particular have worked hard to eradicate as many of the glaring issues that we felt held Ages of the Federation back at release, most notably the AI's spamming of carrier ships, as well as a number of other issues that affected the gameplay experience.
Versions 1.0 and 1.01 were released early in the pandemic without the level of polish we'd normally have aspired to. The hope at the time was to maybe help bring our players some cheer suring a hard and uncertain time. Even so, leaving Ages of the Federation in such a state was always something that bothered us.
As we are a small team, work on the final release of Aramda 3 and laying the groundwork for Ages of the Federation 2 kept us from returning to AOTF1 for a time, and when we did return our sights were set on a full-blown re-release, rebuilding the mod from the ground up. With our excitement for this project and our commitment to only releasing 'complete' works, unfortunately a long time has passed without a release from Stellar Parallax. This is an issue that has been weighing on us lately. We very much appreciate your support and enthusiasm, and especially your patience.
But we also know that appreciation can only go so far - sometimes such patience needs to be rewarded. And so we went about setting up 1.02, both as a thank you and a promise that yes, we're still working.
Once again, just to manage expectations, I'd like to emphasise that this is not the re-release. The new factions, mechanics and upgraded PBR visuals are not included in 1.02. We are willing, however, to confirm that we are aiming for a holiday release, and given our current state or development that goal is looking very achievable.
Thanks again, ladies and gents. Please enjoy Ages of the Federation 1.02. We'll be back very soon with the re-release.
Until then, be good. But not too good.