New Gemini Wars Media and Blog Post

Gemini Wars Screenshot 1


I’m still recuperating from three weeks of two jobs (one’s ended, but I’m still exhausted), but I’m gonna ramp up the news and original content as I have the energy to do so. :)

To that end, the folks at Camel 101 have sent over a dozen screenshots of their upcoming real-time space strategy game, Gemini Wars, as well as let me know of a new blog post about natural disasters like planets blowing up and stuff, which honestly looks REALLY cool. :) I’ll bring you more on this fascinating looking game as I get it. :)

Click the link below to check out the rest of the screenshots.

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Distant Worlds – Legends Expansion Pack and Contest Announced

Distant Worlds - Legends Screenshot

That's alotta ships...

I received a press release today from Matrix Games announcing a new expansion pack for the excellent 4X game, Distant Worlds. Entitled Distant Worlds – Legends, the new expansion pack includes several features, such as:

  • New character system, including Leaders, Admirals, Generals, Ambassadors, Governors, Agents and Scientists, all with defined skills and traits and the opportunity to advance and improve
  • New modelling of borders and spheres of influence
  • New expanded gameplay with race-specific events and victory conditions, as well as a new hidden faction!
  • Expanded technology tree, including dedicated carriers, cutting lasers, rail guns, new planetary facilities and wonders
  • Improved AI and an updated Diplomacy system with refuelling and mining rights as well as immigration policies
  • Improved fleet management and automation, including fleet postures
  • Improved modding support, including full race and character modding

There’s also a contest in which those who submit the winning idea for a space monster can win the entire Distant World series. I keep meaning to pick up their other expansion pack, The Return of the Shakturi at some point, and this seems like as good an excuse as any. :) Click below to read the entire press release.
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Off-Topic – A Valley Without Wind Released

Some kind of forest battle.

A Valley Without Wind in action...

I know, I know, this is a site about space games, but I thought this was worth mentioning. Arcen Games – the folks behind the fantastic space game A.I. War: Fleet Command – have released their latest game, A Valley Without Wind. This is an exploration game set in a procedurally-generated world that goes on for as long as you do, and looks to be a mix of games like Terrarria, Metroid and Castlevania. You can download the demo now, and if you like it, spend $10 to get into the beta at a discount. I’m gonna check it out once I get home, but it totally looks fun. Enjoy!


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AI War: Alien Bundle Announced

Frigates in battle in AI War

It's so...beautiful...*sniff*...

Got a press release from Matrix Games earlier today announcing the release of the AI War: Alien Bundle which includes the base game, AI War: Fleet Command, as well as its three expansions, AI War: The Zenith Remnant, AI War: Children of Neinzul, and AI War: Light of the Spire. This bundle is priced for $19.99, which is a steal at the price, though to be completely honest, these games have been offered at a cheaper price during various sales on Steam, GamersGate and other places, so that’s something to keep in mind. It IS, however, $10 less than it’s currently going for on Arcen Games’ own site.

Regardless, $20 is a steal for the amount of gameplay found here, so if you’ve not played AI War: Fleet Command, now is a great time to start. Enjoy!


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So Yeah…Stuff Happened…

Not the video game Paperboy. ;)

Extry extry! Read all about it! :)

So while I was working my butt off at two jobs for the last three weeks, a few things happened that I didn’t have time to cover then, so I figured I’d give ‘em a quick rundown:

  • RTSGuru brought word of a new browser-based space strategy game called Starpires that looks neat despite it’s…wacky name.
  • The Beyond Beyaan blog had a few interesting updates covering design changes, the race selection UI and the player setup screen.
  • Space Sim Central has word of a sequel to the arcade shooter Space Chunks entitled Space Chunks II: Lair of the Chunk Lords, which looks pretty fun. Never heard of Space Chunks before this, so I added it to the list.
  • Over on Quarter to Three, Kevin let me know about a new space game called Blockade Runner, which looks like “Minecraft in space” and might not be a bad thing at all.
  • ModDB brings word that Homeworld:@ — a mod for Homeworld 2 that is “building upon the foundations of Homeworld and Homeworld:Cataclysm to create a faithful sequel in the Homeworld:2 engine, with new ships, storyline, and game mechanics” — has been released.

Whew, that was a mouthful. :) I hope to be all caught up on news now. :) Thanks for reading, and if I missed anything, please contact me. :)


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Drox Operative Formally Announced

Some art from Drox Operative

Spaceship! Yay!

You might recall some time back we had a Q&A with Steven Peeler of Soldak Entertainment about his upcoming then-unnamed space game. In the time since then, he’s revealed the name and launched a new site for it. The new game will be called Drox Operative. Some of the features include:

  • Explore a dynamic and evolving galaxy
  • Explore a unique sector of the galaxy in every game, with different “monsters”, ship components, quests, and even races
  • Fight in the galactic war between the various alien races
  • Battle hundreds of different enemy starships

We’ll bring you more info as we get it. I know I, for one, am DAMNED excited about this game. I keep throwing money at the website, but nothing happens. :/


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