Roadmap

Starship Mechanic Roadmap

(Last updated 03/11/2015)

Since building our prototype of Starship Mechanic, we've had a lot of ideas and a lot of feedback on what to change and what to improve for the full release version of Starship Mechanic. From this we have produced lists... lots of lists, of what to add and change. Below is the plan of how the full release version of Starship Mechanic will be built. The list will change. It will grow, it will shrink, but it will let you know what to expect in the revamped version!


Key:

At the point of writing this section, the road map has existed for 2 months with no explanation of what different colours actually mean. For those who wish to understand, here is the key:

  • No special formatting: Not started
  • Green; Bold: In Progress
  • Blue; Strikethrough: Completed
  • Red; Strikethrough: Removed

Engine

These are core interlinked systems that are needed behind the scenes, such as AI and various infrastructure.

Pre-alpha

  • Level Loader
  • Power Simulation
    • v4.0 of power simulation
  • Piping System
  • Battle Simulation
  • Captain AI
  • Fire Simulation

Alpha

  • Saving and Loading Games
  • Upgrade System

Systems

A ship is the sum of its parts, and there are a lot of parts that we are planning to add. Each system has a specific function, some more vital than others.

Pre-alpha

  • Life Support
    • Coffee machine now integrated into life support
  • Generator
  • Resonance Crystal
  • Battery
  • Wire
  • Shield
  • Weapon
  • Communications
  • Engine
  • Sensors

Alpha

  • Switch
  • Junction Box
  • Power Dissipator
  • Fabricator
  • Storage Area
  • Scrap Collector
    • Fabricator now automatically collects scrap

Beta

  • Artificial Gravity
  • Lights
  • Coffee Machine

Equipment

What is an engineer without his wrench? Usually and engineer with a fire extinguisher honestly, but there is more to keeping a ship running than just repairing systems and putting out fires.

Pre-alpha

  • Wrench
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Multimeter
  • Crowbar
  • Screwdriver
  • Install Crate
    • Shield & Weapons
    • Switch

Alpha

  • Auto-repairer
  • Auto-venter
  • Hull-repairer
  • Auto-synchroniser

Beta

  • Forklift

Multiplayer

Beta

  • Local Multiplayer
  • Network Multiplayer

Game Modes

Pre-alpha

  • Endless Mode
    • Bounty Mission
    • Salvage Mission
    • Escort Mission
    • Other mission types TBC

Alpha

  • Tutorial
    • Demo/single level version
    • Multi Level Tutorial
  • Campaign - TBC

Beta

  • Challenge - TBC

Extras

Alpha

  • Local Leaderboards
  • Multiple Ship bays - TBC

Beta

  • Global Leaderboards