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Smugglers 4 cover picture Smugglers 5 - Secession
Smugglers 5 is the fifth instalment in the turn-based single-player space trading game series.  Will you be a greedy trader, an ambitious fleet pilot or a ruthless pirate? Board enemy ships, manage factories, conquer star systems and forge your own galactic empire - ultimately, your actions will have an impact on a galactic scale.
 
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Smugglers 4 cover picture Smugglers 5 - Invasion

Smugglers 5: Invasion is a standalone expansion for the turn-based science-fiction space trading game, Smugglers 5. Now war has returned to the galaxy. For the right kind of captain, it’s a whole new chance for fame and fortune.

 

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What is it about?

Empires & Dungeons 2 cover“It’s basically Elite… but turn-based. [...]" - Rockpapershotgun.com (Smugglers 4)

"Smugglers 4 offers an open-ended universe [...]" - Outofeight.info (Smugglers 4)

"TOP 3 bestselling PC game" 
- Impulsedriven.com in May 2011  
(Smugglers 4)

"TOP 1 bestselling indie game" 
- Direct2Drive.com in June 2011 
(Smugglers 4)

The galaxy is at war - the Federation, the Coalition, the Outer Rim systems and the criminal Syndicate battle for control. It's a dangerous life for a pilot on the front lines, but it can also be a lucrative one - are you an honest trader, or does smuggling illegal goods sound more profitable? Will you join the war effort for your faction, set up your own empire or simply explore the galaxy? 

The fifth instalment in the long-running Smugglers series features a completely revised turn-based combat system and a range of new ships to fly, as well as a host of exciting features.


Features:

•    Explore the galaxy through a fast turn-based travel and combat system
•    4 factions; 6 professions with new, unique skill trees; 100+ different skills and a revised skill system
•    30+ spaceships and encounters ranging from fighters to battleships, cruise missiles and star bases
•    Non-linear war and campaign system. You can influence the war!
•    Manage a crew, board enemy ships, become an Admiral and command whole fleets
•    Plunder planets and pirate outposts, conquer space systems and even rule your own empire!
•    Supply and demand based trading with prices influenced by storyline and campaign
•    Advanced text generation technology and new short stories for planet exploration make every game different
•    Marry a beautiful wife and have children
•    Optional compatibility mode to allow blind players to enjoy the game
•    and much more ...

The six most important new features compared to Smugglers 4:
•    You can now start and rule your own empire!
•    Manage your own factories or pirate outposts
•    Raid and plunder planets or pirate outposts
•    80,000 words of new and dynamic short stories (the equivalent of a full length novel)
•    Completely revised skill and combat system
•    Play as an independent adventurer - or join the military

There's a ship in the hangar and the stars are calling to you. Don't keep them waiting.

You can download a complete list of changes since Smugglers 4 here:
http://nbsd.fileburst.com/Smugglers5Changes.txt


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Vote for it at Steam - Greenlight:


While the original Smugglers 5: Secession game has been greenlit and will be release on Steam shortly, we still need your vote to get the game on Steam here.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the system requirements? What languages are available?

The game should work fine on any PC with Windows XP/Vista/7/8 or newer. There are no special requirements, except about 100 MB of space on your harddisk.

If you have a Mac, GOG.com does offer a Mac compatible version. Unfortunately we cannot offer any support for Mac.

The game is only available in English.

Is this a new release?

Yes, this is a new release. The game is currently in beta. You can download a complete list of changes since Smugglers 4 here: http://nbsd.fileburst.com/Smugglers5Changes.txt

Where can I buy this game?


Until the game is released on Steam, you can buy it directly from our website at: http://www.nielsbauergames.com This also gets you a couple of rewards if you do (see below).


What´s the difference to Smugglers 5: Invasion.
Is it still worth buying Smugglers 5: Secession?


Absolutely! Smugglers 5: Invasion is a stand-alone expansion that features a different scenario. It offers three factions (incl. ships, uniforms etc.) that are not included in Smugglers 5: Invasion. The game plays differently too, because Smugglers 5: Invasion focuses on a permanent war between two factions (humans and tiger-like Jalkaths).

What´s the difference to Smugglers 4?

We have added tons of new content. You can download a complete list of changes since Smugglers 4 here: http://nbsd.fileburst.com/Smugglers5Changes.txt

Is the game resolution 800x600? Why is there a black border on the side? Why isn´t the game fullversion?

The game runs in fullscreen mode in the resolution your PC runs at. There is a black background picture with stars.

Since the release of Smugglers 5: Invasion on Steam, the size of the main game screens of Smugglers 5: Secession and Smugglers 5: Invasion have been increased to look pleasing in Full HD (
1920 × 1080). The main screen of the game is and was never supposed to fill your screen in order to give you the possibility to put the trading or mission information screen to the side of the main screen.

The original option in the game to change the resolution of your PC has been removed, because it caused confusion. If you must, you can do so in the Windows display settings. It´s just not recommended, because the artwork looks better in your native resolution and you need the additional space at the side.

Is the game resolution low? Why is there a black border on the side? Why isn´t the game fullscreen?

The game runs in fullscreen mode in the resolution your PC runs at. There is a black background picture with stars. The main screen of the game is not supposed to fill your screen in order to give you the possibility to put the trading or mission information screen to the side of the main screen. There is an option in the game to change the resolution of your PC in case you want a larger main screen.

In Smugglers 5: Invasion the native resolution of the two main screens in the game (travel and combat) has been increased. This makes it more convenient for high resolution displays.


What´s included? Is the game DRM-free?

•    A DRM-free electronic copy of the game (instant download)
•    A 86-page manual as a .pdf file
•    Free patches and updates to the final version (we will keep improving the game after the release)
•    For additional $4.95 you can get all previous Smugglers titles (Smugglers 1, 2, 3 and 4).

The game has been greenlit. What happens next?

We still have some paperwork to sign with Valve and they need to approve our release date. We are aiming for the closest possible release. Please sign up on our newsletter to be informed about the release:

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