Falling Frontier brings hardcore logistics and granular space combat to the dark future

Hardcore Science Fiction RTS falling border (opens in new tab) won a new trailer at the PC Gaming Show today, demonstrating a cinematic look at its space combat and unique atmosphere.

After an all-out war between the various offshoot colonies of our solar system, the survivors fled to a new star system to build a home for humanity. Unfortunately, the old conflicts never died, and the different factions must fight for supremacy while surviving in these different worlds.

Falling Frontier has a strong simulationist focus, bringing the emphasis on logistics and supply chains from classic tabletop war games to a gritty and gritty sci-fi setting. Players must manage their shipyards, supply depots, refineries, and more to establish themselves as a force to be reckoned with, and conversely, these investments present juicy targets for a scrappy, underfunded faction that wants to engage in a guerrilla campaign.

Falling Frontier gets similarly granular in the heat of battle, with the game taking a page from the legendary FTL roguelike and simulating the subsystems and crew compositions of individual ships, making it possible to hit and cripple these structures. This presents other avenues for tactical play and savvy micromanagement, allowing lesser forces on paper to turn the tide of seemingly invincible battles. This is not a game where you can click and drag to select a stack of battlecruisers and faceroll your opponents. Meathead strategy players like me won’t last long in Falling Frontier, I think.

Falling Frontier is scheduled to be released later this year, and you can wishlist now on Steam (opens in new tab).

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