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Afar is a space exploration game created for the StarTrekJam hosted by Sophie Houlden. Get to know your starship, learn what it can do, and see what's out there.

Features in the current build include:

  • Explore an entire solar system and battle the hostile beings you encounter there
  • Control your ship by sitting in the captain's chair and issuing orders to your crew
  • Head down to main engineering and alter your ship's abilities by replacing and moving the parts that make it function

Features planned for the next build, currently in development, include:

  • Unique stories and missions for each planet. Yours is a mission of exploration, and you won't be spending all your time fighting the galaxy's villains.
  • More of your ship will be open to you. Aside from the bridge and engineering, the ship has many other functions for you to discover.
  • A significant expansion to the number of parts and systems available in engineering. You'll need to make use of them to get through the challenges you'll face.

After that, Afar will expand to include the rest of the ship, and robust crew management mechanics that will allow you to assign crew to stations, and get to know them when they're off-duty. A happy crew is a productive crew, and discovering their stories will be just as thrilling as discovering the stars and planets around you!


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Current version changes:

Version 0.11 - 2 July 2016 - Fixes some bugs and includes some tweaks based on user feedback

-Fixed a bug that allowed the player to pick up more than one engineering item, which would prevent putting one of them down.

-Fixed a bug that caused menus to take an abnormally long time to open if they haven't been opened before

-Fixed a bug that caused enemy ships to move in unintended ways

-Fixed a bug that locked the player out of giving commands to their bridge crew

-Crew members have been scaled to be closer in height to the player

-BGM has been disabled for the time being

-A number of new sound effects have been added

-Enemy ships have had their behavior altered to be less aggressive

-Lift doors will now open if the player selects the floor they're already on

More information

Published159 days ago
StatusPrototype
PlatformsWindows, Mac OS X, Linux
AuthorMr. McGregor
GenreSimulation
TagsAction-Adventure, Aliens, Exploration, Sci-fi, Space, Space Sim, Tactical
Average durationAbout a half-hour
Player countSingleplayer

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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Afar_Windows_v0.11.zip 35 MB
Afar_Mac_v0.11.zip 38 MB
Afar_Linux_v0.11.zip 38 MB

Comments

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I'm afraid I triggered a bug which didn't allow putting back one of the red ones. And battle seemed somewhat unfair :)

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Thanks so much for checking it out! I appreciate the feedback, I'll be making some changes to the next build based on your comments. =D

EDIT: A new build is up now. Thanks again for sharing your thoughts!