Foresight
Release Date: 28 Nov, 2014
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What’s Foresight?

Foresight is a locally developed space-based real-time strategy that focuses on the Strategy itself over micromanagement and action per minute. It’s a game that allows you to win even if you’re not an expert. Fleets, led by officers of your choosing, extends your command and range of influence, allowing you to conduct manoeuvres that can outflank your enemies. Traditional “chores” of RTS is now automated by a reasonable amount of AI in Foresight; allowing you to focus on building your fleets, strategizing against your opponents and managing your fleets.

Foresight has a single player campaign of 31 missions and 10 skirmish maps with full multiplayer capabilities via Steam.

About the Game

Foresight is an epic space-based RTS game that throws you, the player, into the thick of the battle as a commander. Lead huge fleets, armed with fighters and bombers across wormholes to fight it out with your enemy. Launch bombing missions, fighter patrols, plant observation posts or fire support base with reconnaissance units. Intelligence is key.

Recruit capable commanders as your fleet commanders; they'll not just obey your orders, they'll also talk to you, give you suggestions, raise requests and report on their progress. Fleets are semi-autonomous and therefore have their own command, which is separate from yours though they're under your command. This allows you to expand your forces beyond what you can control. They also progress alongside you, gaining experience and improving their abilities. As they get promoted in rank, so does your command; allow you to control more ships.

Foresight redefines the strategy component of RTS games by rewarding players for executing correct strategic decisions and not punishing players for a single mis-click or being less dexterous. Build order complexity is minimized to allow players to focus on what matters; building the right thing.

Need to arm a capital ship with fighters and bombers? No problem - simply make a request with that ship. Foresight's AI will automate the entire process - between picking the nearest shipyard with the lowest load and deployment to the designated ship.

So, what's your battle plan? Blitzkrieg? Flank attack? Even in space, such plans are possible because Foresight is built to deliver an reasonably accurate outcome. A large navy may not always win the day.

Finally, enjoy the epic battle as fighters dogfight each other, bombers performing bombing runs and ships firing all weapons in their full glory!

Features
  • Foresight supports up to 8 players in single player battles or multiplayer skirmishes. 
  • Create fleets with officers who will then talk to you and offer suggestions.
  • Form massive fleets quickly without a complicated build tree.
  • Reasonable automation eliminates the need to overly micro-manage RTS "chores", now you can focus on the battle more.
  • Tide of war can be tilted by intelligence gathering and positioning of ships, as well as having a healthy supply of fighters and bombers.
  • The largest army may not always win.
  • Every player is represented by an avatar character in game, making sneak attacks and assassinations worthwhile.
  • Most of the 36 Strategems applicable and is highly replicable in Foresight
  • Commanders and Advisors will level in their statistics gradually with action in combat and will unlock more innate abilities to aid you.


SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Windows
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 (Wolfdale) or better
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible with Shader 2.0 support
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectAudio 9 compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: Video cards should always be updated with their latest drivers. A high-performance video card will make a difference.
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel i5-2XXX (Sandy Bridge) or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible with Shader 3.0 support
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectAudio 9 compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: Video cards should always be updated with their latest drivers. A high-performance video card will make a difference.
First-class Cadet
First-class Cadet
Complete the 1st Mission without skipping any tutorial
First Kill
First Kill
Defeat 1 enemy officer
Wrecker
Wrecker
Racks up 70,000 HP worth of destruction
Stasher
Stasher
Accumulated harvest of 100,000 credits
Five Slain
Five Slain
Defeat 5 enemy officers
Space Superiority
Space Superiority
Build 32 fighters in a single game
Focused Multi-Purpose
Focused Multi-Purpose
Build 10 or more multi-purpose ships in a game
Hot Shot
Hot Shot
Destroyed 100 fighter-class vessels
Savager
Savager
Racks up 200,000 HP worth of destruction
Bomber Flight
Bomber Flight
Build 32 bombers in a single game
Banker
Banker
Accumulated harvest of 250,000 credits
Fighter Wing
Fighter Wing
Build 72 fighters in a single game
Gas Guzzler
Gas Guzzler
Build 6 or more UNC Harvesters in a game
Perfect Ten
Perfect Ten
Defeat 10 enemy officers
Guns Blazin'
Guns Blazin'
Build 20 or more anti-fighter ships in a game
Bomber Wing
Bomber Wing
Build 72 bombers in a single game
Accelerated Refining
Accelerated Refining
Build 10 or more SS Salvagers in a game
Gas Broker
Gas Broker
Accumulated harvest of 500,000 credits
Turkey Shoot
Turkey Shoot
Destroyed 250 fighter-class vessels
Demolisher
Demolisher
Racks up 500,000 HP worth of destruction
Confederation Economist
Confederation Economist
Build 10 or more UNC Harvesters in a game
Defender
Defender
Build 20 or more defense structures in a game
Fighter Swarm
Fighter Swarm
Build 160 fighters in a single game
Salvage Mastery
Salvage Mastery
Build 25 or more SS Salvagers in a game
First-class Honours
First-class Honours
Complete the 2nd Mission without skipping any tutorials
Fast Runner
Fast Runner
Build 8 or more NSAU Runners in a game
Multi-Purpose Battle
Multi-Purpose Battle
Build 25 or more multi-purpose ships in a game
Productive Commander
Productive Commander
Builds 5 or more ship production structures in a game
Adept Skipper
Adept Skipper
Played for 20 hours
Fighter-Hunter
Fighter-Hunter
Destroyed 500 fighter-class vessels
Army Economy
Army Economy
Build 40 or more SS Salvagers in a game
Courier Line
Courier Line
Build 14 or more NSAU Runners in a game
Capable Admiral
Capable Admiral
Played for 150 hours
Veteran Commander
Veteran Commander
Played for 90 hours
Competent Leader
Competent Leader
Played for 50 hours
Bomber Harris
Bomber Harris
Build 144 bombers in a single game
Defense Breaker
Defense Breaker
Build 10 or more siege-class ships in a game
Gas Freight Express
Gas Freight Express
Build 21 or more NSAU Runners in a game
Defense Matrix
Defense Matrix
Build 50 or more defense structures in a game
Executioner
Executioner
Racks up 1,200,000 HP worth of destruction
Accomplished Marshal
Accomplished Marshal
Played for 240 hours
Officer Slayer
Officer Slayer
Defeat 50 enemy officers
Strength In Numbers
Strength In Numbers
Build 50 or more anti-fighter ships in a game
Space Dominance
Space Dominance
Build 500 fighters in a single game
Production Mogul
Production Mogul
Builds 10 or more ship production structures in a game
UNC Conquest Medal
UNC Conquest Medal
Complete Mission 10
UNC Economy Driver
UNC Economy Driver
Build 25 or more UNC Harvesters in a game
Gas Baron
Gas Baron
Accumulated harvest of 2,000,000 credits
Anti-Fighter Rampage
Anti-Fighter Rampage
Destroyed 1500 fighter-class vessels
Long Ranger
Long Ranger
Build 20 or more siege-class ships in a game
All-Out War
All-Out War
Build 60 or more multi-purpose ships in a game
Good Conduct Medal
Good Conduct Medal
Wins 5 single player skirmish matches
Naval Bronze Medal
Naval Bronze Medal
Wins 10 multiplayer skirmish matches
Swarm Them!
Swarm Them!
Build 80 or more anti-fighter ships in a game
Turtler
Turtler
Build 100 or more defense structures in a game
Carpet Bomber
Carpet Bomber
Build 350 bombers in a single game
NSAU Medal Of Honour
NSAU Medal Of Honour
Complete Foresight: Finale
Quick and Fresh
Quick and Fresh
Builds 25 or more ship production structures in a game
Gas Tycoon
Gas Tycoon
Accumulated harvest of 10,000,000 credits
Picking up the ropes
Picking up the ropes
Complete the 3rd Mission without skipping any tutorials
Ruthlessly Efficient
Ruthlessly Efficient
Complete Mission 11 under 20 minutes
Crafty Reaper
Crafty Reaper
Destroyed 5000 fighter-class vessels
Exterminator
Exterminator
Racks up 3,000,000 HP worth of destruction
Annihilator
Annihilator
Racks up 7,000,000 HP worth of destruction
Head Hunter
Head Hunter
Defeat 100 enemy officers
Bombardier
Bombardier
Build 30 or more siege-class ships in a game
Medal of Honour
Medal of Honour
Wins 100 single player skirmish matches in a row
Command Excellence Medal
Command Excellence Medal
Wins 50 single player skirmish matches
Long Service Medal
Long Service Medal
Wins 200 single player skirmish matches
Distinguished Service Medal
Distinguished Service Medal
Wins 1500 single player skirmish matches
Medal of Gallantry
Medal of Gallantry
Wins 10 single player skirmish matches in a row
Medal of Distinguished Command
Medal of Distinguished Command
Wins 20 single player skirmish matches in a row
Space Naval Cross
Space Naval Cross
Wins 50 single player skirmish matches in a row
Succession Planner
Succession Planner
Get 100 officers promoted to the rank of Admiral
Groomer
Groomer
Get 30 officers promoted to the rank of Admiral
Naval Silver Medal
Naval Silver Medal
Wins 25 multiplayer skirmish matches
Naval Gold Medal
Naval Gold Medal
Wins 100 multiplayer skirmish matches
Naval Platinum Medal
Naval Platinum Medal
Wins 250 multiplayer skirmish matches
Naval Official Citation
Naval Official Citation
Wins 1000 multiplayer skirmsh matches
Naval Strategist Medal
Naval Strategist Medal
Wins 10 multiplayer skirmish matches in a row
Naval Commander-In-Chief Medal
Naval Commander-In-Chief Medal
Wins 50 multiplayer skirmish matches in a row
Conquerer's Medal
Conquerer's Medal
Wins 250 multiplayer skirmish matches in a row
Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Wins 20 single player skirmish matches
Inspirer
Inspirer
Get 250 officers promoted to the rank of Admiral
High Flyer
High Flyer
Get promoted to the rank of Admiral 50 times
Obliterator
Obliterator
Racks up 32,000,000 HP worth of destruction
Potential Talent
Potential Talent
Get promoted to the rank of Admiral 10 times
Capable Commander
Capable Commander
Get promoted to the rank of Commodore 200 times
Proficient Commander
Proficient Commander
Get promoted to the rank of Commodore 50 times
Efficient Commander
Efficient Commander
Get promoted to the rank of Commodore 10 times
Marshal Potential
Marshal Potential
Get promoted to the rank of Admiral 200 times
The Beast
The Beast
Racks up 100,000,000 HP worth of destruction
Eradicator
Eradicator
Racks up 65,000,000 HP worth of destruction
Destructor
Destructor
Racks up 15,000,000 HP worth of destruction
Trainer
Trainer
Get 30 officers promoted to the rank of Commodore
Guide
Guide
Get 100 officers promoted to the rank of Commodore
Subjugator
Subjugator
Defeat 2000 enemy officers
Vanquisher
Vanquisher
Defeat 500 enemy officers
High and Mighty
High and Mighty
In a game, all Fleet Commanders and Self are at the rank of Space Marshal
Teacher
Teacher
Get 250 officers promoted to the rank of Commodore
Supreme Commander
Supreme Commander
Complete Mission 30 without losing more than 25 ships
Master of Covert Operations
Master of Covert Operations
Rescue Jun Jimin without being discovered by the enemy
Master of Subterfuge
Master of Subterfuge
Complete Mission 15 under 45 minutes
Sirerian Demushka Medal
Sirerian Demushka Medal
Complete Mission 20
Thomas Lock, the Cadet
Thomas Lock, the Cadet
Admiral Pugalenthi
Admiral Pugalenthi
Jun Jimin
Jun Jimin
Candace Umara
Candace Umara
UNC 5th Fleet
UNC 5th Fleet
Admiral Vasily Andropov
Admiral Vasily Andropov
The Potemkin
The Potemkin
Bachelor
Bachelor
Vindicator
Vindicator
Thomas Lock, the Master
Thomas Lock, the Master
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Mardo
June 5, 2016
Few words about the game:

Foresight is a RTS where you can lead your fleets into an epic battles in space. You're playing as a commander with a mission to recruit other commanders, that will help you both, forces and advice in battles. It's totally up to you how you will manage your resources!


Advantages:

+ Pleasant background music and sounds
+ Nicely written dialogues
+ Awesome artwork in cutscenes, makes pretty good wallpapers
+ Storyline seems quite interesting
+ Retro graphics design is very likeable
+ After one and a half year after release of the game, devs are fully active and game is often improved with pathes and fixes
+ Thorough and clear tutorial to introduce RTS simpletons like myself into the game mechanics


Disadvantages:

- Voice acting needs an improvement in my opinion
- Minimizing the game / restarting the mission leads to stutters and even crashes
- A.I. can't really cope alone at all, it requires constant control to be somehow useful


Summary:

Full disclosure - I am not a real-time strategy games player, I played only few strategy games in my whole life and it's not my type of a game, but I'm trying to be reliable and objective in here as I possibly can.

First of all, at the first sight you can easily tell that devs love what they're doing. This might not be some great AAA top title on steam, but they're obviously trying their best in here (Look at all those news, patches, upgrades and even their responses to reviews). Their love towards their game is a huge advantage for game itself!

Now finally about the game itself, yay! Graphics looks old, indeed. But here it's not about graphics but about gameplay, so I like to think about them not as "bad" but as "retro". Music is not wonderful either but it's nice listen. I didn't got far enough into the game to fully explore its possibilities, but I clearly see all the potential in it and I will surely play more of it in future. Missions and battles themselves are highly rewarding, building up your fleets, preparing to battle and standing over destroyed ships of your enemies is awesome!

I'd love to compare this game to some other RTS titles, but as I've said before, my experience with them is quite limited. But there's one thing I've noticed in here and what is not that common from what I know. I'm talking about how tactical this game is. It's not about how big and heavy your fleet will be, it's about how you will manage to lead it. For example, commander ships can only shoot forward and it takes time for them to turn around. Without those ships, bombers and fighters become useless and if you're using little and fast battleships to flank commander ship, you're gaining a huge advantage. I might be a bit too into this game...

Yes, there are some cons to this game, but it's understandable and game is fully playable and totally enjoyable despite them. One thing that bothers me is why this game is not in early access? It's constantly updated and fixed for better and better AND it would avoid some negative reviews from people who review "fully out yet bugged" game. But I guess there's developers reason behind it.

So yeah, long story short, an exemplary game from an indie studio. Recommended for everyone, obligatory for RTS lovers to see its potential.