After launching in September 2017, Ancient Frontier from Fair Weather Games has a good following, a 'Mostly Positive' rating on Steam, and a new DLC on the way. It's a turn-based hex-based strategy-RPG, it's quite fun, and it's got a new update out. Which we'll chronicle here.
Fair Weather are only a two-man development house, both of whom have been in the industry for 17 years, so it's quite impressive what they've achieved. Ancient Frontier itself features two fully-voiced story campaigns based around thinking tactically, in a lovely mix of RPG and strategy gameplay, as you face raiders, opposing armies, and alien invaders. It's a semi-sequel to Fair Weather Studios' earlier title Bladestar, although that was a space shooter rather than a tactical RPG, so it's a story continuation instead of a gameplay one.
Ships are upgradeable RPG-style, although once a ship is destroyed its gone forever. Yep, it's XCOM-style with heartbreaking unit permadeath. New technologies can be researched, there are over 35 types of ship to command, and resources need to be scavenged.
On to the Patch Notes!
Patch 1.0.8. November 20 2017
Quality of Life Enhancements