Ancient Frontier: Steel Shadows sci-fi RPG launches on Windows PC, with Linux incoming. This is a turn-based strategy RPG hybrid available via Steam. And also the creation of two-man development studio Fair Weather Studios. But the games also playable via Proton.
Steel Shadows puts players in the role of a space outlaw looking to make his name in the outer frontiers. So that means you must hire a crew of their choosing and then over the course of the game, build an entire pirate fleet. While going on rampages to steal, pillage and raid the fringes of Federation space.
Ancient Frontier: Steel Shadows allows pirate commanders to customize the ships in their fleet. Using various upgrades and weaponry to dominate on the battlefield against the various factions of the universe.
Since we already have a Linux confirmation from developer Fair Weather Studios. Obviously native support is next on the list, likely after bug fixes. But as previously stated, I am able to play the game via Steam Play using Proton. So Linux gamers should get a Gold level functionality running Proton 3.7-8. The original Ancient Frontier is also playable as well.
Ancient Frontier: Steel Shadows Trailer (Windows, soon Linux)
- A full campaign with over 20 story missions
- Over 50 procedurally generated side missions
- Dynamic initiative-based turn-based combat
- Purchase, outfit, and control the unique pirate faction ships
- Hire and assign crew members that gain experience and power along with your ships
- Hire unique mercenaries and ships to add to your fleet
- Experience over 50 random events
- Customize your play style by unlocking technologies in an extensive Tech Tree
- Large, detailed maps to fight across space
- Three different strategic resources to manage
- Dozens of different weapon systems and abilities to control
- Includes both free DLC’s; Ancient Frontier – The Crew and Ancient Frontier – Quests and Events
Steel Shadows launches with a Ancient Frontier Discount on PC:
So, to celebrate the launch of the standalone expansion of the original Ancient Frontier. Fair Weather Studios are have a 60% discount on the original game. Also allowing players to pick up both games for under $25 USD. Carrying on the story of the universe from 2017’s Ancient Frontier. Steel Shadows is available now on Steam for $14.99 USD worldwide. But worth play via Steam Play using Proton.