The galaxy is yours in Astro-Slug!
Four months ago I made a survey and posted it to this website. I must admit that I have procrastinated a little, but have worked hard enough to officially announce that I am making a game called Astro-Slug!
Astro-Slug will be about a space slug named Ral Meynolds, who, after fighting in a war, has retreated to a life of piracy and freedom. He flies around the galaxy looting, destroying, and sometimes killing whatever he can so that he may help his friends back on his home planet. The game will feature several different types of enemies and an endless combination of randomly generated spaceships for you to take over. Once taken over, a spaceship is sold for profit, which you can then use to upgrade your ship and your character.
Each ship will have a boss battle with the Captain. After killing the captain, the ship is conquered.
Ral Meynolds is a veteran of the Scarab Wars, a galactic war between the Intergalactic Confederation of United Peoples (ICUP) and the Intergalactic Republic of Scarab (IRS). The war ended in a treaty that gave the IRS control of the rim planets. After the war, Ral Meynolds returned to his home planet, a rim world, and became acquainted with several Scarabs. After befriending them, he realized the oppression done upon the Scarabs by the ICUP, and vowed to rebel against the ICUP. He became a pirate, and now roams the galaxy in search of government ships to steal, loot, and destroy.
There are 4 types of enemies:
Drex: the Drex are humanoid cyborgs that usually act as guards for the ICUP.
Frugi: The Frugi are traders. They may seem peaceful at first, but they will do anything to protect their wares.
Tresni: the Tresni have very good engineering abilities. They are known for being able to make and fix machines faster than any human, as well as being very productive miners. Like the Frugi, they are a peaceful race. Be cautious, however, for they are very defensive.
Humans: The humans control the ICUP. Originating from Earth, they act as the discoverers of the universe and masters of government. Most peoples are able to stand the humans’ egotism, but the races that don’t inevitably engage in war.
I hope to be able to release this game by May, 2017. Until then, you can check out the Dev Blog to see updates and play the latest version!