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April 12, 2017 by Zultar327 on Zultar
We’ve built a new home on Mars. It hasn’t been easy, it hasn’t been simple, and it hasn’t been safe. But for those with the will and cunning, it has been profitable.From Mars we went to Ceres, and created a refuge for belters across the system. Completely devoid of atmosphere and with a scarcity of resources that made Mars seem plentiful, Ceres was a challenge for even veteran Offworld entrepreneurs. And yet with all the resources of the belt flowing through, we once agai...
November 15, 2016 by Zultar327 on Zultar
Recently the “The Patron and the Patriot” DLC was released for Offworld Trading Company. This DLC focuses on revamping the OTC campaign, specifically aiming to add story elements and new game mechanics focused on increasing replayability.

But before we get into the DLC we need to discuss what the campaign actually is, so that’s what we’ll be doing today.

 

Offworld was designed for quick, competitive games. Companies rise and fall in a matter of minutes, and most matches fini...
Greetings!

We’re releasing the biggest DLC for Offworld Trading Company yet today.  It adds a lot of new content and is, btw, only $4.99.




The Campaign

The Patron and the Patriot is a DLC pack focused on enhancing the single player campaign mode within Offworld Trading Company.

The campaign mode that shipped with the base game operates like a competitive tournament that lasts for seven games. There are nine characters to play, each with their own set of perks. While p...
October 25, 2016 by Zultar327 on Zultar
Continuing the look back through OTC’s development, today we’ll be focusing on the Black Market.

The Black Market is a very familiar mechanic to anyone who’s played OTC for more than a couple hours. This is the tool that player’s have to directly and immediately interact with their opponents, by blowing up their key structures, disabling large sections of their headquarters, or sweeping all of their resources out of the sky. That’s why it might be surprising to learn that the Black Market w...
October 18, 2016 by Zultar327 on Zultar
For those who don’t know, Offworld Trading Company came to Early Access on Steam back in February 2015. Immediately developers and community started working together to make the game the best it could be. Part of this process was making sure the community always had a good idea of what was coming next to OTC. Ever since release almost 6 months ago, finding information about what’s on the horizon has become more difficult for our players. The primary goal of this diary will be to make...
August 22, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Originally posted by Soren Johnson on the Mohawk Games blog.


 

Today, we released the Ceres Initiative DLC, which is a entirely new location to play Offworld, with new terrain and even a new resource tree.



The rule changes are the following:

Resources diminish over time (a High resource tile becomes Medium and then Low)Uranium is a new resource (it’s a metal, like Iron and Aluminum, so it is produced by with the Metal Mine)New building: Nuclear Pl...
May 20, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Originally posted by Soren Johnson on the Mohawk Games blog.
 

Offworld shipped three weeks ago, so it’s a good time to roundup some of our best reviews!

Rock Paper Shotgun:

Civilization IV – the greatest strategy game ever made – was Offworld creator Soren Johnson’s first commercial games as a lead designer. Offworld Trading Company is an entirely different proposition: short-form rather than ultra-long-form, real-ti...
May 19, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Originally posted by Soren Johnson on the Mohawk Games blog.


The Offworld Release Tournament has finished, and the best-of-5 finals were between PBHead and YerAnd. The streams were broadcast by Zultar, and the match is linked below.



The final bracket can be viewed here.

The third-place match between Gameslayer and Deathtacticus was also pretty interesting:
May 11, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Originally posted by Soren Johnson on the Mohawk Games blog.
 

I did a playthrough of all five of the Practice Games, which can be found under Learn to Play. (Note: to unlock them, finish the first two scripted tutorials.) Over the course of the series, I explain how to play from scratch, so the videos will also serve as a good introduction to the game if you want to learn to play just from watching.

The videos are also available as a playlist.

Enjoy!









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April 28, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Originally posted by Soren Johnson on the Mohawk Games blog.
 

Offworld Trading Company has shipped! The game has exited Early Access, and the 1.0 version is now live on Steam. We also have some special deal running for the next two weeks:

Regular Edition is 25% off ($29.99)Deluxe Edition is 33% off ($39.59) and includesReal Mars Map Pack DLCOriginal Soundtrack DLCExtra Offworld Trading Company key to give to a friendAn early review is up on Quarter...
April 27, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Originally posted by Soren Johnson on the Mohawk Games blog.
 

We are announcing the Offworld Release Twitch Tournament!

Here are the rules:

The tournament uses a single-elimination bracket of 16 players.All tournament matches are 1v1, with a small map and default settings, with the exception of Reveal Map and Random Prices which must both be turned on.The format for winning is best-of-3, except for the finals, which will be best-of-5.If a player is not re...
April 26, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Originally posted by Soren Johnson on the Mohawk Games blog.
 

Listen now to ‘Red Planet Nocturne‘ – the title track for Offworld Trading Company.

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” -Berthold Auerbach

(Interview by Kristy Eason)

When creating a game, there are several pieces that need to fall into place in order to make it a complete package. Obviously, the core concept and gameplay elements need to be ...
April 13, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Originally posted by Soren Johnson on the Mohawk Games blog.
 

The Eighth Offworld Twitch Tournament has finished, between Gameslayer, Cubit, Blues, and Heisenberg. The winner of this four-player free-for-all format is the first to win two games. The finals were broadcast by Zultar and Soren:



The final bracket can be viewed here: http://challonge.com/1k5c7f0
April 7, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Originally posted by Soren Johnson on the Mohawk Games blog.



Offworld Trading Company has been in Early Access for over a year, and in that time we have launched 10 major beta updates based on feedback from you. The game has improved in innumerable ways from our first version because of the dedication and involvement of our community.

Today, we announce the release date of the game as April 28th, 2016, and we are excited to bring this game to a wider audience. We don’t view ...
March 30, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Originally posted by Soren Johnson on the Mohawk Games blog.
 

Here are the rules:

All tournament matches are free-for-alls, with a medium map and default settings, with the exception of Masquerade, Reveal Map, and Random Prices, which must be turned on.All games will be played on the next_version branch (password is “MohicanSun2015)”).The format for winning is that games continue until one player has won two matches.If a player does not show up within ten ...