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August 18th, 2018, 10:38
The New World now has a Steam page which lists a fall 2020 release date. Check out the new concept trailer below.

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It is the Year of Our Lord 2754…

You will never feel the sun’s warmth under a blue sky, never hear the wind in the branches of a tree, and never swim in the ocean, all because you had the misfortune to be born on the Ship, chained to a fate you didn’t choose. You have never seen Earth and you’ll never see Proxima Centauri either. You’re doomed to live and die on the Ship in the name of the Mission, like your father before you, like his father before him.

The Ship is old. She had already been twenty years in service when she was rechristened Starfarer - a pretty name for a retrofitted interplanetary freighter. No one is certain the Ship will actually reach its destination, and nobody much cares, since no one alive now will live to see it. Might as well get on with your life and try to make the best of it.

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The New World is an isometric, party-based RPG inspired by Heinlein’s Orphans of the Sky. Your character's world is a “generation ship,” a massive spacecraft on a centuries long voyage to colonize a distant planet. The Ship's original government has been disbanded following a violent mutiny and you must negotiate a treacherous path among your fellow passengers and the contentious factions striving to dominate the Ship. Your choices alone will determine who your friends and enemies are.

  • Skill-based character system, with feats and biological implants.
  • Tactical turn-based combat, featuring standard as well as targeted attacks and weapon-specific special attacks such as Fanning and Long Burst.
  • Multiple quest solutions, mutually exclusive questlines, and a branching main storyline.
  • 12 recruitable party members with different personalities, agendas, and beliefs.
  • 3 main factions and a score of lesser factions and groups.
  • A large arsenal including melee weapons, firearms, energy pistols, grenades, and fancy electronic gadgets like the Reality Distortion Field.
  • Different environments to explore, from the Engine Room and Hydroponics to the dystopian cities of the Habitat and the Wasteland, the now uncharted corridors and decks that bore the brunt of the fighting during the Mutiny.
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August 18th, 2018, 10:42
Hmm surprised to see it on Steam as the game still has two more years of development time. Anyway if its as good as Age of Decadence It'll be a day one purchase for me.

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This is ZE game. It's gonna be a long wait…
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August 18th, 2018, 14:58
After the trainwreck Age of Fecadence Iron Tower polished up Dungeon Rats surprisingly nicely with patches. This new one appears to be how all their games should have been done. At least the environs look fantastic!
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August 18th, 2018, 18:38
Aesthetically disappointing. It looks like a dozen other shovelware cyberpunk games on steam. Then again, the Age of Decadence looked like crap too.
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Looks aren't everything.

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Aesthetically disappointing. It looks like a dozen other shovelware cyberpunk games on steam. Then again, the Age of Decadence looked like crap too.
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I would never claim otherwise
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August 18th, 2018, 20:41
I did not like the aesthetics, too, but I'm pretty hyped for the game.
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August 18th, 2018, 21:18
I like the look thus far. It has a long way to go so the appearance may evolve. More environmental additions should further improve matters.
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August 19th, 2018, 00:39
Isn't pretty much everything they've shown here concept art? (I assume even the character sheets they've shown are mockups). Seems a bit premature to pass final judgement on the visuals. IIRC they're using Unreal engine so it might look pretty nice. Not AAA level obviously, but if you care about that this probably isn't the game for you anyway.

I predict the 2020 release date will be for Early Access as that model seemed to work well for them with AoD. I'll probably buy it day one on GOG, but I think I'm going to try really hard to wait until it's been patched for at least several months. Will probably be my GOTY 2022
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August 19th, 2018, 21:19
Chatting with one of the devs about Early Access, he said they're hoping for late 2019 as a start for EA, with a 2020 release. Here's hoping.
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