Chapter 5 Agena System

I’ve been working on Chapter 5 Agena System. This system offers some new challenges to the game and marks the first chapter of the second Act.  The second act of the game will play out differently than the first act. While the first act of the game is about being part of a larger conflict, the second act is about being stuck behind enemy lines trying to do what it takes to survive and complete your mission. After being severely damaged the Canopus retreats to the Agena system where she hides in the upper atmosphere of a gas giant to make repairs, unfortunately the gases in the atmosphere play havoc with your ship’s systems, particularly the shields. Shields are completely useless while within the gas giant’s atmosphere. Here are some screenshots from the 3rd mission in Chapter 5, where the player must defend the Canopus from incoming long-range torpedoes.