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FRONTIERS - Explore ● Discover ● Survive
August 14 - railboy

Hello! Here's a post sampling the latest Kickstarter update (which you can read in its entirety here). Enjoy!

For those interested in AI stuff (including animal companions) you should check out this devlog I did about the final AI upgrade. It covers some of the final stealth skill mechanics as well.[]

There's also a devlog about map data,[] which covers some of the ways that modders will be able to create their own worlds using Photoshop.

And last but not least there's a devlog about the Bartering skill that should please (annoy?) all you economics buffs out there:[]

- L

June 17 - railboy

Gameplay Vids
Hello, everyone! There are two new videos in the media section - Trapping Gamplay and Glider Gameplay. You can also view them on YouTube if you like:

General Update
There's also a general update about how the game's going, you can watch that here:

And finally, here's an excerpt about weapons from the Anniversary Kickstarter update:
I've repeatedly stressed that combat in FRONTIERS is simple, simple, simple - a Minecraft-style clickfest. But that doesn't mean there isn't some variety in the weapons available. Here's an overview of your arsenal:

(Click for full size)[]

  • Woodcutting Axe & Pickaxe - Your first two 'weapons' are meant to be used against wood and stone, not flesh, so don't expect easy kills. But they're useful enough for scaring off small attackers like wild pigs and crocodiles.
  • Nightstick - Cheap as dirt and easy to craft - just find a stick! This simple weapon is more effective against the living than a woodcutting axe or pickaxe and it never degrades. It also appears in the crafting blueprint for nearly every other weapon. Plus you can light it on fire in a pinch!
  • Stone Hammer & Metal Hammer - If you can find (or mine) a small stone, simply add it to your nightstick and *bam* - insta-hammer. With this weapon you can defend yourself against most creatures, though you'll have to replace it often. A metal hammer is made with iron ingots - it's rarer and much more expensive, but far more durable.
  • Trainer Bow & Composite Bow - These weapons are difficult to craft and use, but worth it if you don't like close combat. A trainer bow doesn't have much range or power, but it's easier to use without the Bow skill. The composite bow has range and power to spare but without the Bow skill you're as likely to hit yourself as the target.
  • One Handed Axe & Two Handed Axe - These axes are expensive and they're useless against plantlife but they make short work of wildlife. The one handed axe is smaller and will fit in your average sack. The two-handed axe is more powerful, but it also requires a backpack, and you can't carry a lantern while using it. If you plan to fight a bear in close quarters a two-handed axe is the only weapon for the job. Like all axes, they take a long time to swing.
  • Shortsword & Bastard Sword - These are good all-around weapons. They're durable, they swing relatively quickly and they're effective against plantlife and wildlife alike. The Shortsword is less powerful but requires less iron.
  • Rapier - All the damage of a Shortsword with half the swing time. This sword is expensive to craft but durable and useful when dealing with a fast creature.
  • ??? & ??? - These strange and exotic weapons are spoilery so you'll have to wait for the final game to see them...

That's all for now - one more video is on the way, I'll post another update when it's ready. Cheers!

June 16 - railboy

Our composer Steve Barnes has delivered the final FRONTIERS soundtrack so I thought I'd celebrate by sharing one of my favorite new tracks: Highlands (Day & Night):

You can listen by clicking the link below, or you can view it in the Steam media section. Enjoy!

PS - Get ready for new gameplay videos - over the next three days I'll be posting three new videos plus an update video. See you then!

April 24 - railboy

Hello, everyone!

If you'd like to support development for FRONTIERS but missed out on the Kickstarter, now's your chance - Click here to preorder from EXPLORE-FRONTIERS.COM via the Humble Store![]

Here's a quick preorder FAQ for you:

Do I get any perks with my preorder? Beta access? Early release? Anything like that?
No, this is just for the game. You won't get it early and you won't get beta access. (I already have more beta players than I can handle, I'm afraid.)

Will the final game cost more than the preorder price?
Nope, it costs $15 now and it'll be $15 when it's released.

So... what's the point of pre-ordering?
There's no point - it's just a way for you to support development if you like. If you don't care to do that (or if you can't spare the cash right now) you lose nothing by waiting to buy the game until after it's released.

When will the game be released?
I'm shooting for end of Q2 2014. (It says so on the main page but it's in really tiny text - they need to make it bigger!) That's just an estimated release date; it may take longer.
EDIT: This has changed. My new release date is 'When it's done' - I talk about the new schedule in this update video.

Will I get a Steam key if I preorder?
You'll have your choice of Steam key or DRM-free standalone version, or both. (You'll choose once the game is released.)

Will the game run on OSX/Windows/Linux?
Yes, FRONTIERS will run on all three platforms. That includes cross-platform multiplayer.

What are the minimum requirements? My machine may not run it so I'm nervous about ordering.
My goal is to make the game run on any system that can run Oblivion. But if you're at all nervous about system requirements then I recommend you don't preorder, at least not until I've tested the game on a wider range of systems.

Thanks for reading, and thanks for your support - if you know anyone who'd like to preorder I'd be grateful if you helped to spread the word!

- Lars

March 31 - railboy

In just two days FRONTIERS has received over 5500 YES votes from nearly 10,000 unique visitors, with an 88% overall rating. That's two thousand more votes than the Concepts page saw during its entire 10-month run. These numbers are really encouraging, to say the least!

I just wanted to post these stats as a thank you to everyone. I know Greenlight hides stats from the voters - and I do understand their reasoning - but I like to share details when I can, especially when it's good news.


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