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Starfall Tactics

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Developer: Snowforged Entertainment

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'Starfall Tactics' NPC Factions Alpha Test Next Week, Sign Up Now - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2017 @ 8:31 a.m. PDT

Starfall Tactics is an Unreal Engine 4 powered free to download & play real time strategy/space combat game.

With Starfall Tactics, Snowforged Entertainment wants to marry the tactical combat seen in wargames with great visuals and an expansive universe populated by thousands of players -- a universe that you can explore and get lost in.

In a decaying, war-torn galaxy dominated by three rival factions, you can assemble your own spaceship flotilla and lead it into battle. Adapt to new challenges by customizing and decking out your ships. Evolve your tactics by unlocking new parts and finding rare ship modules. Dominate the battlefield and create a name for yourself among the stars.

Every ship in Starfall Tactics is fully customizable: Players can replace the weapons, engines, armor, shields, or add new modules like a Cloak System - or a Self Destruct mechanism! Gameplay is split between using fleets to conquer the galaxy or saving mankind from an impending alien threat. Players can team up with other players by taking ownership of different sectors, mining asteroids, or establishing outposts on faraway planets - in a prelude to mind-blowing, beautifully rendered space battles.

Starfall Tactics will be free to download and play, and it follows the Hearthstone model with booster packs as microtransactions . Booster packs are made of a number of different blueprints that can be used to craft almost anything in the game - from the hull of the ship down to individual engines. Each booster pack contains a set of randomly assorted blueprints, like new ship modules and even the occasional spaceship. There will be no pay-to-win. Sticking to CCG conventions will allow the developers to keep everything fair for everyone while considerably lowering the barrier to entry.

NPC Factions Test starts 26th October 16:00 CEST and lasts until 5th November 23:59 CET - get ready for an exciting week with Starfall Tactics, full of tactical battles, explosions and new features!

The Alpha test features a huge update for the MMO mode of the game - it contains a lot of new fetures, like basic questing, various pirate factions, faction progression, levels for ships, new equipment, basic crafting and more.

Everyone is invited - all you need to start playing Starfall Tactics is to register at our website and download the game when the test starts! Remember, that the game is not available for x32 systems during tests. If you participated in any previous test - just update the game client when it becomes available or fully reinstall the game client if you have an older version to escape possible update troubles.

NPC Factions Test is another important step forward for us as it features the biggest part of mechanics we need to start Early Access and finally make the game available for everybody. Still, there is a lot of content to add and bugs to fix to let you enjoy playing Starfall Tactics for years - so be patient and prepare your bug-hunting nettle along with feedback-generating keyboard - we are looking forward for your helping hand here!

During NPC Factions Test we advise you to check MMO part of the game, as it is the main focus for the current test build of the game. Here is a short list of what you can do during upcoming test:

  • Fight against new pirate factions - P.Y.R.A.M.I.D., Screechers and Nebulords
  • Complete randomly generated tasks - short missions with rewards
  • Level up your ships to get special bonuses
  • Craft ships and equipment using new rare resources
  • Mine new resources and salvage ship parts
  • Capture systems with strategic resources for your faction to get special faction equipment
  • Trade with neutral planets
  • Check your skills out in Challenges
  • And more!
Snowforged Entertainment will also have a pvp Tournament during this test with a live-stream with developer commentaries (3th and 4th November).

Key Features

  • Tactical combat: Battles can feature a variety of ships - from discreet frigates to deadly cruisers and heavy dreadnoughts.
  • In-depth customization: From the hull to the individual engines, everything is created using blueprints. Players can easily customize and outfit ships - adapting their tactics for a variety of situations. Every choice matters!
  • Epic combat: Balls-to-the-wall explosions, intense action, and stunning visuals delivered via Unreal Engine 4.
  • Galaxy conquest: Players can freely travel and explore the confines of known space. A variety of activities are available: from fending off pirates to trading, discovering new planets, and gathering intel on a new threat to humanity.
  • High stakes: Players can unite as a clan and take ownership of different sectors, mine rare types of asteroids, and establish outposts on various planets. Whether it’s territory, scarce resources, or the respect of others, the pressure is on. Players have something of real value to lose.

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