Shattered Stars

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Shattered Stars is a stand-alone series of campaigns by Bryan See that is set hundreds of years after the events of FreeSpace 2 and Blue Planet.

Story

Hundreds of years after the Second Shivan Incursion, the Shivans have dominated the galaxy and the universe.

In Shattered Stars: A Deepness Within, the cosmic destroyers find themselves fighting for their own survival after they encounter several sophisticated advanced species. In the ensuing war, two species forge an unlikely alliance, whose consequences can only be catastrophic in the extreme, not only for the galaxy, but for the entire universe and the universes that lie beyond.

Campaigns

A Deepness Within Teaser Demo

  • The original demo
  • 2-to-4-mission branching campaign
  • Released on 14 December 2018

A Deepness Within Act 1

  • The first major campaign
  • 20-mission campaign
  • Will be released in 2019

Factions

Shivans

Summary

The Shattered Stars continuity begins hundreds of years after the Second Shivan Incursion.

Warships

Spacecraft

Weaponry

Unknown Intellectual Mechanised Species

See also: Unknown Intellectual Mechanized Species

Summary

The Unknown Intellectual Mechanised Species, or UIMS, sometimes known as the Live-Weapon, are one of the new species introduced in Shattered Stars. They describe themselves as uncounted number of evolved Battle Machines in various sizes, composed of inorganic substances. There are several groups with different evolutionary lines, and the three groups found are called "UIMS", "UIMSĪ“", and "UIMSĪ©", respectively.

Warships

Spacecraft

Weaponry

Battura

Summary

One of the new species introduced in Shattered Stars, the Battura are a race of life-forms originated from the different dimension. They invaded several dimensions via an object known as the "Dark Planet," which has the function as a subspace gate like the Knossos.

Warships

Spacecraft

Weaponry

Bosconians

Summary

The Bosconians are one of the new species introduced in Shattered Stars as a race whose culture is similar to that of a space pirate. Excellent in stealth technology, their spacecraft are unable to be detected by sensors unless they approach.

Warships

Spacecraft

Weaponry

Sadeen

Summary

The Sadeen are one of the new species introduced in Shattered Stars as a race with a highly-advanced civilization similar to the Terrans and Vasudans, and the Ancients before them. Their appearance is similar to the average Terran.

Warships

Spacecraft

Weaponry

Development

Original Concept

Originally Shattered Stars started off as an original project by Bryan See in 2014 to act as a stealth interquel and sequel of sorts to the 2012 Total Recall film, whose universe was used as its setting. It became almost too large and too ambitious as many engine features were being added and tested, including Physically-Based Rendering, Unicode text support, and SDL2 support, to name a few. It was retooled many times, even becoming a total-conversion that do not require FS2 Retail. Then, in 2018, two campaigns were released: Trimurti, a mod that allows players to play as Shivans, and the first release of Inferno: Nostos. It was at that point he got the idea for what has become the current iteration of Shattered Stars, a mod that is set thousands of years in the distant future of the FreeSpace universe.

The Team

Bryan See is the only team member.

Videos

Releases

Developers

Project Staff

  • Bryan SeeProject lead

Project Contributors

Beta Testers

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