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June 8th, 2019, 23:59
TurnBasedLovers interviewed the sole developer behind Stellar Tactics.

4th Turn) I know that Stellar Tactics can be played easily like a sandbox game, but I've also read that you can follow a main story. So, in this regard, my questions are: how long will be the main storyline? What will be its importance for the player? And, lastly, there will be also articulated secondary quests?

I can't say exactly how long the main story will be. The story will be released in chapters, there will be meaningful engagements related to your main character (the character you create who comes out of stasis at the beginning of the game.) Right now the game has about 10 hours of story and that is just the prologue that brings players to the sandbox.

There will be side quests for various factions in the game, a few key character quests and some larger universe altering missions. And then, of course, there are unlimited bounty's/missions you can take right now in the game. I'll be expanding on that system during BETA to make it a more "personal" experience.

5th Turn) Looking at the screenshots, it's almost impossible not to notice resemblance to some cornerstone of the past, like the X-Com series and Freelancer. Besides these, is there something else in particular that inspired you?

Sure, I've been a gamer and game developer (Sr. Producer) in the game industry for many years. A few of the old games inspire me the most. It's one of the reasons Stellar Tactics has an old-school feel to it. I'm finding the number of these games dwindling and I'd like to keep them alive. As big publishers continue to look for big dollars, these games have fallen off their development roadmaps and been replaced with high production value experiences that in some cases (not all) tend to feel a bit threadbare.

-Elite, Sentinel Worlds, Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday, Baldurs Gate, Eve Online and the list goes on. Many of these have been inspirations

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