Even as development continues, we’re very excited to be able to share Sea of Stars early with Kickstarter backers and the gaming community at large. Steam’s Early Access allows you to play work-in-progress versions of the game (new build updates are automatic), provide critical feedback and actually help shape its creation.
It’s official. The Infinite Space III: Sea of Stars Early Access preview begins today. Kickstarter backers who pledged $25 or more will get a sneak peek and receive Steam keys that will grant immediate access to the current work-in-progress version of the game. Backers in the lower tiers (we love you too) will start receiving keys after the Early Access launch next week. Engage!
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Hi again, it’s time for another update on Infinite Space 3: Sea of Stars! This month we have been busy basically tying up loose ends and turning all the separate bits into an actual game. At the rate things are going, a beta release around the end of March seems quite doable.
The highlights of this update video include new user interfaces for buying ships at your homeworld; diplomatic (or undiplomatic) messages from alien races; lifeforms placed on planets that they could actually live on; color-coded weapon icons; deadly new carrier ships and the fiery destruction they cause!
In other Digital Eel news, as Sea of Stars beta release draws closer, we have lowered the prices of Brainpipe and Data Jammers: FastForward on Steam and other portals to less than a fancy cup of coffee. Check them out!
Hello, everybody! This month we’re working on the combat portion of the game and the “Combat Simulator,” which allows you to set up encounters with alien fleets (we use it too, to balance play). We’re also happy to announce that Sea of Stars has been accepted for distribution on Steam as well as several other gaming portals. Our public beta testing program will be done through Steam as well, and we expect this to start in a couple of months so stay tuned for further updates!
Check out the update video here or visit the Sea of Stars Kickstarter update page here.
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Hello, everyone. Unfortunately, we have to start this update with some bad news. Last month, our friend and art team member David Cash passed away after a long battle with chronic illness which he kept private from everyone. Rich and I have known Dave since we worked at Ion Storm in the late 1990′s. He will be missed.
On the game itself, the video shows some new features like the hyperwave radar screen and multi-body systems. Sea of Stars will still only have one “primary” planetary body per system for you to explore (to keep the gameplay brisk), but moons and asteroid belts will add visual interest to special locations.
Things have been a bit slower than I had hoped lately, and we’re not ready to announce a date for the release of a beta version yet. We are, however, just about ready to start delivering some of the other reward goodies for those backers in the $50 tier and above.