Between the Stars is a Non-Linear Space Faring Roguelike ARPG with a heavy focus on events and player choice.
Latest Updates from Our Project:
5 months ago
– Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 08:58:50 PM
First of all, Happy New Year to everyone!
Sorry for not updating recently, but we’ve been immensely busy as of late.
We’ve got a few updates to bring to you:
- Dice Combat Rolls are now in. You will now have Dice Rolls to determine and simulate battles and other skill checks. During battles you will be able to use Items and special weapons to turn the tide of battle in your favor.
- We’ve made a ship store. You will now be able to purchase ships in ship stores (NO! NOT FOR REAL MONEY!). The interface is still being designed.
- We’ve updated the stellar map and refined its controls. Now it’s easier to read the stellar map and its locations.
- We’ve added surprise battles, Children of the Sun can find your location and intercept you.
- We’ve upgraded performance and loading times considerably.
- We are adding new events and content. We have almost 150 events written!
Design and work on the game is going well as planned, but not without its caveats. We have decided to push back the game’s launch by a few months in order to correctly polish and focus on the launch properly.
The current estimated date is between MAY and JUNE 2019. When we get closer to launch we will fine-tune the launch date.
When will the backed rewards be going out? The Kickstarter rewards will be deployed during Early Access. You will receive these BEFORE launch or DURING 1.0’s launch.
Alpha version is out, and Backer Kit Survey
7 months ago
– Tue, Nov 27, 2018 at 02:06:42 PM
The alpha version of the game is now available to anyone who has backed the game at over 100 euros. An e-mail from BACKERKIT should have arrived in your inbox by now.
For those of you who have backed the game for less than 100 euros, and want to access the alpha, please remember that you can upgrade your pledge in backerkit to play the alpha now.
There are still a number of people who have not filled out the survey, and need to do so in order to obtain their rewards. We'd like to take the opportunity to remind you that there's one week left to lock the surveys, so please make sure to send them in before then! If you have any issues finding the survey, you can follow the link below: https://between-the-stars.backerkit.com/
Development News: New Dice System
In the demo the decisions you made had an indication of success and failure that was automatically calculated based on crew and character statistics. We’ve augmented the system to implement dice rolls, making them visible when determining said results.
A character trained in charisma will have a much easier time getting a good oratory skill, barter or intimidation roll than one specialized in leadership or physical aptitude. This system isn’t only made for events, meaning we have quite a few great surprises related to their functionality.
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It's GROTESQUE! Focused on action, speed and gore!
Surveys have now been sent!
7 months ago
– Wed, Nov 07, 2018 at 09:09:53 PM
Good news! Surveys have been sent to all our backers via BackerKit! Those of you who haven't filled it out should check your e-mail to find the link to your survey.
Remember that on BackerKit you'll be able to purchase add-ons if you desire and upgrade your pledge to get better rewards!
Backers that have had problems to pay through Kickstarter will also be able to recover their pledge in BackerKit and pay there via PayPal or with a credit card.
We are organizing everything so we can give access to backers with alpha access, in a few weeks we'll begin to send the keys! In order to make the wait more bearable, you can reclaim your rank in our Discord channel! Enter and send a private message to AlexPoysky indicating your e-mail so that we can check your pledge level and give you your pertinent rank.
In this update we also want to talk about The Ballad Singer.
The Ballad Singer is an asymmetric adventure, inspired by RPGs and game books, where you can experience many dynamic stories. Forge the fate of Hesperia through the stories of four different adventurers in a fantasy world completely illustrated and narrated.
New features and information about Backerkit Surveys
8 months ago
– Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 12:19:05 AM
It’s been a little over a week since we finalized our Kickstarter. We are now working on preparing the Alpha version for the backers with immediate alpha access.
Backer surveys will be sent out on the fifth, in 10 days via Backerkit, where you will be able to upgrade your reward level, add new add-ons and respond to questions that are needed for us to send you your rewards.
We also want to bring attention to those who had trouble processing payment, you will be able to pay via Backerkit once the survey arrives in your e-mail.
Since we've finalized the Kickstarter campaign we've been working non-stop bettering the ship's controls, preliminary work on mouse control, key rebinding, adding new events and dividing space stations and planets into unique places. Also, with this new system we'll add locations on planets where you can discover stores, new text events and more.
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