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Space Station: Frontier - sci fi strategy from Origin8's Sentinel team! Submitted!

12-15-2009, 09:52 AM
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Space Station: Frontier - sci fi strategy from Origin8's Sentinel team! Submitted!

Next up from Origin8 - Space Station: Frontier! If you liked either Sentinel game you'll love this one: it's not a Tower Defense, but it IS a sci fi themed strategy game that will appeal to TD fans, and it's set in the Sentinel universe! EDIT: Video's here!


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From the team that brought you the award winning Sentinel series comes a brand new Sci Fi strategy game, Space Station: Frontier!

You are the Overseer of a deep space mining operation, scouring the farthest reaches of the Solar System for valuable resources. It would be a peaceful job but for one thing: a vicious, mysterious alien race is violently contesting your claim to this territory. Now, as you harvest precious energy, you must also fortify your station, build up your firepower and defend humanity's domain on this new frontier!

Features:

- Construct weaponry and mining tools using an intuitive tower defense style interface.
- Design and power vast networks of structures, then defend them against alien incursion!
- Earn upgrades and unlocks for your space station to increase its power and abilities!
- Enjoy the story-based campaign mode where you are humanity's last chance for survival.
- Play one of the freeform, endless modes and compete with other players worldwide using the online leaderboards.
- Mission mode provides quick tactical challenges. Beat a scenario to earn achievements!
- Full OpenFeint integration provides multiple user profiles, complete offline support, online scores and lots achievements to earn.
- Awesome music & sound effects by Earcom!

Good luck, Overseer!

We've got a couple more screenshots at the Space Station: Frontier website. The game has been submitted to Apple for approval and we expect it to launch at $2.99 or regional equivalent. If you want a taste of what this team's done before, Sentinel: Mars Defense is currently FREE!

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Last edited by Repair Drone; 12-15-2009 at 12:02 PM.
12-15-2009, 10:13 AM
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Finally it has been submitted. I've been beta testing it and I can tell you it's awesome. The way you build your base, by connecting power nodes to build a kind of cable, is a very interesting thing. Be careful not to let your enemies kill a node in your cable, or the rest of the cable is without power. Better build a Node-Network instead of one line. This bypasses the problem of dying nodes a bit.

Oh, and when it's out, one tip for you. If you get killed by hordes of enemies, just build more harvesters and less turrets at the beginning. This way you earn crystals faster, which gives you an advantage. Most beta players (including me ) played a bit slow and we repeatedly were overrun by the alien forces.

No more to say right now, but the game is a must-buy!

12-15-2009, 11:05 AM
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looks great!!!! any chance of some video???
12-15-2009, 11:08 AM
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yeah, i beta'd too, but i got stuck on 4th lvl

Beta tester of 54 games
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Thats a nice lookin gun.
12-15-2009, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Vingdoloras View Post
Finally it has been submitted. I've been beta testing it and I can tell you it's awesome. The way you build your base, by connecting power nodes to build a kind of cable, is a very interesting thing. Be careful not to let your enemies kill a node in your cable, or the rest of the cable is without power. Better build a Node-Network instead of one line. This bypasses the problem of dying nodes a bit.

Oh, and when it's out, one tip for you. If you get killed by hordes of enemies, just build more harvesters and less turrets at the beginning. This way you earn crystals faster, which gives you an advantage. Most beta players (including me ) played a bit slow and we repeatedly were overrun by the alien forces.

No more to say right now, but the game is a must-buy!
+1 to all of this!

The graphics and premise of the game are really neat. You've got 3 modes of play including campaign, survival, and mining. You get to earn cash and purchase different weapons and upgrades.

Yes, the game is definitely challenging...which is a good thing!

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I don't want to alarm anyone, but I just played this, felt a tingle, rushed to the bathroom, and urinated rainbows and glitter.
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Yesss, I'm off for a leak to see if the same happens for me.
12-15-2009, 11:32 AM
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looks great!!!! any chance of some video???
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Originally Posted by Repair Drone View Post
Video's on its way - I'll edit it in later.


As I noted when we advertised for beta testers: game contains repair drones. It's a winner by default!

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12-15-2009, 12:03 PM
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Video! Also now in first post.


FUTURE SENSE - A brain-bending Time Travel adventure OUT NOW!
SENTINEL 4: DARK STAR - Probably the best Tower Defence in the Galaxy
TRANSPORT TYCOON - The definitive version of the classic business sim
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12-15-2009, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Repair Drone View Post
Video! Also now in first post.

YouTube: video
So clearly this is the game you were BORN to make, eh?

Also as a proud beta tester I can give this a big thumbs up!

It has resource management, base design, and some cool Castle Defense aspects!

You have limited resources with bigger and badder invading fleets trying to destroy your poor little mining outpost. Do you go all out and create a wall of laser turrets or focus your resources more on creating miners.

It even has a cool career feel to it as your butt kicking in in the various game modes translates into credits to spend on space station research and development for new and improved components to play with your next attempt in any of the game's modes.

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12-16-2009, 12:35 AM
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I like Sci-Fi. I like building space stations. I like strategy. It does seem to be a very interesting take on base defense games for the iPhone. I will keep my eyes out for this one.

Do the turrets rotate or do they always shoot in one direction? I was trying to find a rotating turret in the video, but could not find one.
12-16-2009, 02:33 AM
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Oh nice, a Harvest: Massive Encounter clone (see: http://www.oxeyegames.com/harvest/). And it looks great!