Space Exploration: Serpens Sectory (Prototype 1)
September 12, 2017 11:10 PM   Subscribe

Space Exploration: Serpens Sectory (Prototype 1)
An old prototype SF game about mysteries, weird aliens, and managing your crew.

  • Explore and map the stars of the newly re-discovered Serpens Sector.
  • Acquire and manage crew with various talents and opinions.
  • Encounter alien species like the warlike Gloptians, desperate Thellurm, powerful Nemans, and mysterious Pan-Opta.
  • Attempt to uncover the cause of the great calamity that nearly wiped out mankind a generation ago.
  • Fight enemy ships in a turn-based combat system: hide behind planets, navigate through asteroid fields, hack enemy ships, and use your crew's special abilities.
Space Exploration: Serpens Sector is an old game project inspired by games like Strange Adventures in Infinite Space and Star Control. Future work on the project, if any, will start from scratch, but what's here is quite pretty and playable.
Role: Developer
posted by Zarkonnen (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Nice, thank you!
posted by XMLicious at 9:42 AM on September 17, 2017

I hope that some day space explorers seeking strange new worlds will indeed be able to ask the question, "Do you accept payment in monkeys?"
posted by XMLicious at 6:19 PM on September 18, 2017

Very neat! I think I actually got more fun out of just one session than from Spore's entire space stage.

Just two suggestions if there's ever a future version:

- I loved the crew selection mechanic, but it was a little hard keeping track of the various classes and experience levels in that long list. Maybe include some kind of "crew matrix" listing the various job slots and showing how well-staffed they are as you go?

- For such a text-heavy game, the typeface was pretty hard on the eyes (at least on my 1920x1080 display). I actually had to bump the resolution down so that the extra fuzziness would make the characters less jagged and harsh.

It was a pleasure to play though, and I hope you're able to continue it someday!
posted by Rhaomi at 12:38 AM on October 14, 2017

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