Star Traders: Frontiers space sim RPG adding mod tools in Linux gaming, Mac, and Windows PC. Thanks to the ongoing efforts of developer Trese Brothers. Which continues to hold solid reviews via Steam Early Access, since 2018.
The award winning space sim RPG Star Traders: Frontiers developer announced they will be adding mod tools to the game. Which you can see in a Steam post celebrating the 250+ free content updates made since the game’s release.
“We reached a point in Star Traders’ development where we could zoom out and consider larger scope changes to the game,” said Andrew Trese, Co-founder and Creative Director. “Players’ feedback and ideas have always been a deep pool for us to draw from. And the game’s momentum is still going so strong years after release. Adding mod support seems like a natural expansion.”
As a galaxy spanning sandbox RPG, Star Traders: Frontiers also offers many opportunities for modding. While continuing to hold up positive support in Linux gaming, Mac and Windows PC.
- turn-based starship combat. Along with a Darkest Dungeon like crew combat with a variety of ship components, crew jobs, and gear to choose from.
- dynamic NPC assigned missions that test a Captain’s skills. Testing players with diplomacy, exploration, espionage, commerce, and more
- open ended trading or smuggling between planets and across quadrants
- a strategy layer requiring Captains to navigate the always shifting political intrigues and conflicts of six main factions.
“We’ve always loved the idea of adding mod support to our games,” said Cory Trese, Co-Founder and Technical Director. “Star Traders: Frontiers has the player base and the depth. And I think an agelessness that will really make it worth the investment.”
Star Traders: Frontiers Trailer
The Tools & Possibilities
The initial scope of mod support will include:
- A basic save game editor all players will be able to use to customize their personal playthroughs.
- Steam Workshop tools for uploading & downloading mods. A separate install moddable build of the game.
- Officially supported access & documentation to the game database for mod creation.
Some fans have already found ways to make limited mods or utilities for Star Traders: Frontiers. While doing things like swapping in custom outfits for their characters. As well as a tool for planning ship builds. But with open access to the game database and Steam Workshop integration for mod distribution. Now mods will be much easier to create, install, and maintain.
A Call for Modders (And a Chance to Get Early Access)
Any interested mod creators and contributors can sign up to get an email when mod tools for Star Traders: Frontiers are fully released. Through this form modders can also ask to be considered. So you can use mod tools in the early access group later this summer. Plus also support Linux gaming in the process.
This group will get early access to the tools. Provide feedback that will help determine what modding capabilities and features are in order. They might also have mods they create officially featured by Trese Brothers. Getting in ahead of the full launch of mod support.
A Next Challenge for Star Traders: Frontiers
Games like Darkest Dungeon saw an explosion of new content, new character classes, and new gear. All thanks to mod support being added. While Path of Exile’s data APIs allowed developers to create incredibly useful player utilities. Offering up a similarly deep and complex RPG. The Trese Brothers are eager to add mod support. Hoping it provides another great boost to a fan favorite game.
Launched in 2018, Star Traders: Frontiers is available on Steam Early Access. It is the latest title in the Trese Brothers’ longest running series of games. Priced at $14.99 USD. With continuing support in Linux gaming, Mac and Windows PC.