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Help us modernize the beloved cult classic online space adventure!
Help us modernize the beloved cult classic online space adventure!
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Vanity Item Gifts, Portraits, and Steam Marketplace

Posted by Spellbook (Creator)

Client Progress Update

The new user interface for The Infinite Black Expansion is about 95% complete. We can connect to the server and play the game! The next step is to implement the universe and solar system maps, space battle visuals, and movement from sector to sector. We'll have a demo video of the user interface soon.  

New Features  

Players have been asking why things are delayed. A big reason for that is because we've added 9 major new features that were never announced! We'll release more details in the coming weeks, but today we can reveal three of them!  

1) There is now a captain portrait designer built into the client so all players can create a unique avatar. The old website portrait system will be going away.  

2) Vanity items drop from enemy NPCs and special events. You can buy and sell these items, or consume them to add to your collection. There are currently over 5,000 vanity items with more on the way. Bonus: Kickstarter backers will receive exclusive Vanity items!  

3) We are integrating the Steam Marketplace into the desktop clients. This allows players to buy and sell equipment safely outside of the game using their Steam wallet, with powerful price history and market tracking tools.  

We'll have another update soon with a video and more information!

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    1. JGO

      I’ll never say no to free stuff :)

    2. Spellbook 3-time creator on

      We totally understand why people are frustrated with the delay. We would be too, but the goal is to make a GREAT game -- not a QUICKLY PRODUCED game.

      You wouldn't like the final product if we rushed it, so there's no point in doing so. We work every day, all day, on this project and we think it will be worth the wait!

    3. JGO

      You’ve only backed 2 projects, if you’re planning to back more; you’re going to be continually disappointed because delays are a common in projects.
      Be grateful this project is coming along and not a complete failure. I have seen backers lose hundreds of dollars in failed projects.

      Thanks for the update, looking forward to playing the expansion and all the new options it comes with!

      Thanks again

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      Jtnofear on

      Not holding my breath seems like smoke and mirrors first rule dont blow smoke for a date it would be released then just treat us like mushrooms