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Overview

The Pandoran War is a 2D mission-based space shooter, set between THE THIRD SIDE and THE ATTTRIBUTE OF THE STRONG. The game features over 50 individual missions, with many different objectives and craft to pilot.

 

Features

  • Battle through a story-backed Campaign, composed of over 60 missions.
  • Pilot starfighters from the novels, including the ATAF, Ray, Firefly, and many more, including new fighters not featured in the core trilogy.
  • Take the seat as one of the many characters from the novel trilogy.
  • Non-linear mission structure.
  • Multiple mission objectives.
  • Engage in combat with pirates, traitors, and the Pandoran army.
  • Tackle huge and deadly capital ships.
  • Work alongside AI team mates, to reach your goals.
  • Engage in epic struggles, where the destruction of your fighter does not mean the end of the fight.
  • Take advantage of the player-only Boost and ECM abilities, to gain a tactical edge of battle.
  • Earn trophies for completing missions and racking up impressive stats.
  • Take on the Challenge mode, designed to test your skills to breaking point.

 

Manual

The gameplay manual can be found in the "manual" folder of the game archive (and in /opt/tbftss/manual in the Linux binary installs). It can also be read online, by clicking here.

 

Screenshots

 

Downloads

Below is a list of the downloads available for the game. You should download the file that matches your operating system (or the source code, if you prefer to compile your own version).

FilenameVersionOSSizeUpload date
tbftss-1.5.1.src.tar.gz1.5.1Source code63MB29th February 2020
tbftss-1.5.1.linux-x86_64.tar.gz1.5.1Linux (x86 64-Bit)65MB29th February 2020

 

Installation

Windows: Uncompress the zip file, and double click on tbftss.exe to launch the game.

Linux x86: Unpack the archive, change into the directory it was extracted into, and run ./tbftss from the command line to launch the game.

Linux source builds: Unpack the archive and change into the directory it was extracted into. Run make, and then make install (likely, you will need to be sudo for this to work). The game can then be started via the Games menu entry. Alternatively, the game can be started from the commmand line by typing tbftss. The binary will be installed into /usr/bin, and the data into /opt/tbftss.

 

Trophies

The Pandoran War features a trophy award system, not unlike the trophies and achievements found on PSN, Xbox Live, and Steam. Trophies are listed below (some are hidden). Note: this is not an online system.

44 trophies (18 hidden)

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One of the seven

Earn all other trophies


Gentle start

Complete a campaign mission


Ready for duty

Complete all the training missions at Sol


Truly epic

Survive an epic battle


The bigger they are ...

Destroy an enemy capital ship


Giant Slayer

Destroy 25 enemy capital ships


Plenty more where that came from, unfortunately

Destroy a Pandoran-controlled craft


Oh man, I gotta get me one of these!

Pilot an ATAF during the campaign


The 4th emergency service

Complete a mission using a Tug


Room for one more on top

Complete a challenge using a Shuttle


Dedicated

Complete 25% of all challenges


Obsessed

Complete 50% of all challenges


Completitonist

Complete 100% of all challenges


Hero

Take down 50 enemies (player only)


Veteran

Take down 500 enemies (player only)


Legend

Take down 2,500 enemies (player only)


Your name's on one of these!

Fire 100,000 shots


Dodge this!

Launch 500 missiles


Isn't technology wonderful?

Use the ECM 250 times


Runaway!

Boost 250 times


Hoarder

Collect 250 items


Sightseer

Visit 100 waypoints


Minesweeper

Destroy 255 mines (player only)


Get out and push

Disable 500 opponents


Frequent flyer

Destroy one of each common type of starfighter


Revenge

During an epic battle, kill the enemy that just killed you

 

Links

GitHub project page - The source code and resources for the game.
The making of ... - A page dedicated to the development of the game.
YouTube Playlist - A YouTube playlist of all the main missions in the game.

 

License

The source code for this game is licensed under GPL2. Assets are provided under a variety of Creative Commons licenses, described in the README.md file.

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