Dev Video - Customization, Empire management and Missions

Posted by: chaosavy on steam_community_announcements October 6, 2019

Hey guys!

I've uploaded another "Dev Update" video to talk and show some of the recent changes and additions to the game.

Here it is:


Direct Link: Here

Here's a short summary of the recent changes/additions:

  • Much easier method to customizing fleet/defense ships.
  • Method to create a fleet out of hangar ships with few clicks.
  • New ship commands in Overworld mode (guard, patrol, etc).
  • Repair ships can also be given these commands and will seek out ships to be repaired.
  • Easily toggle primary/secondary burns for multiple ships.
  • UI text to see what your ships' current orders are,
  • Sensor and detection ranges overhaul (larger ships can scan further but are more easily detected).
  • Upgrades to increase sensor range and/or decrease detection range (useful for combat ships to find targets, and transport ships to avoid being detected).
  • Owned assets (bases, platforms) create a sensor net in Overworld mode, giving you a view of what's going on in your empire.
  • Trade ship interface now includes way to create "platform traders" ships that will buy/take resources from platforms.
  • Bunch of new auto generated missions added, tweaks, changes, re-balance to missions.
  • Many auto generated missions are now "fleet missions" - where you get compensated for ship loss.

Full Patch Notes - Here

Changes overview:
My time recently has been spent working on end game empire management and early game auto generated missions. My goal has been to make late game empire management a lot smoother with less mouse clicks, more automation and giving the player more control and insight as to what is going on.

I've also did a pass on auto generated missions, with the goal of make the early game to middle game smoother. Filling in some gaps to reduce doing the same missions over and over. Changing mission payouts (increasing in most cases). Rebalancing some missions and adding a bunch of new ones.

What's next?
Work towards release continues with shifting focus on finalizing elements and then preparing for release, in the form of working on more external elements like a new trailer and store/marketing elements.

As always - I hope you enjoy these changes, give them a good run through in the game and give me feedback.

Thank you for supporting the project!


Other Void Destroyer 2 News

Final Story Missions are in!!!

Void Destroyer 2 - January 3, 2020

While I'm very exhausted... I'm happy to announce that the final story mission(s) are in. Man it's been a long road... Why do I keep making games with main stories that take over a year to design and script? I'm sure it would take a team of the top psychoanalysts to figure that out - or one guy to just say - because you do things the hard way and are way too optimistic.

Further Back

Dev Video - Customization, Empire management and Missions October 6, 2019

Auto generated missions - Phase 1. September 26, 2019

Dev Video - Big Beta Patch July 17, 2019

Beta Progress! June 24, 2019

Beta! May 2, 2019

Dev Video - Carriers! March 12, 2019

New Story Mission! February 4, 2019

New story missions! January 7, 2019

Dev Video - War! November 21, 2018

Dev Video - Platforms September 30, 2018

More News

Void Destroyer 2

All you have is a basic ship, barely fit for combat, with it you'll start your journey and empire. A space sandbox, inspired by the classics and standing on their shoulders.

Developer: Iteration 11

Publisher: Iteration 11