Imperium Galactica II…For the iPad?!?!?!?!?!?!

Imperium Galactica II iPad Screenshot

This iPad Screenshot of IG2 Looks EXACTLY Like the PC Game!

So I might’ve mentioned before that Imperium Galactica II: Alliances is my favorite 4X space strategy game, like, EVER. Well, while I don’t usually cover mobile gaming, I found out today that this AMAZING game is now available for the iPad through iTunes for about $4. $4! For some of the greatest grand space strategy EVER. If you have an iPad, and are reading this, GET IT NOW. You can thank me later.

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Happy 50th Birthday Space Games: A Look at How Far We’ve Come

SpaceWar! In Action

50 Years Ago, Spacewar! Was Born!

I recently realized that Spacewar! was first released in 1962, fifty years ago. In looking at the game’s Wikipedia entry, the first operational version of the game was released in February, while the version we’ve come to know and love was released in April. Therefore, I’d say now is good enough a time as any to say happy 50th birthday to space gaming, and to look back at how far we’ve come since the very beginning…

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Ring Runner – Flight of the Sages Kind of Announced…I Think…

Ring Runner Screenshot

Yay, More Spaceships with Lasers!

Thanks to Alexander Barrentine (@acbarrentine) on Twitter for pointing this out to me! Apparently there’s a new spacey game on the horizon called Ring Runner – Flight of the Sages, according to this article on Rock, Paper Shotgun. They’re calling it a mix of DOTA and other MMO’s along with some ARPG action thrown in. I’d never heard of it before — though a trailer was released almost a year ago — likely because it looks to also be an Xbox Indie game (I own a PS3). ;)

Regardless, it looks to ME like a successor to Subspace with RPG elements using archetypes from Fantasy RPGs, which isn’t a bad thing. Combat is top-town, wherein you can choose to fly one of sixty five ships pooling from over 300 skills to make each ship unique. Their YouTube page has a bunch of videos so you can make your own determination, and I’ll embed some of these after the cut. I hope to learn more about this intriguing looking game soon. Thanks for reading!

Edit: I got some new information on the game from the game’s designer, and will paste it beneath the cut.

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Spacey Snippets – 3/27/12

All those little dots are news stories...

So...Much...News....UGH!

Hey y’all, how’ve you been? Me, I’ve been BUUUSY, which is why it’s been a while since I did one of these. There’s been a good chunka news over the last couple of weeks, so let’s get right to it, shall we? :)

That’s it for now folks, Stay tuned for some more original stuff in the coming days. Have an awesome day, and thanks for reading!

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Space Combat Game Solar Struggle to be Released on 3/29/12

Solar Struggle in Game Screenshot

Look at All the Pew-Pewness!

I got a lovely email in my inbox the other day from Andreas Heldt, CEO of Z-Software, asking me if I’d like more information on their upcoming PC space game, Solar StruggleSince I’d never heard of it before — apparently it was an Xbox Live Arcade game before this — I totally wanted to hear more. Here’s the blurb I was sent:

Today I would like to announce the upcoming release of Solar Struggle for the PC platform. From the 29th of March 2012 on, the game will be available on the LittleIndie platform for € 6.95. Update: At the moment there is a pre order discount of 25%.

The game has 11 missions and a skirmish mode as well, and the player can fly nine different ships. You can read more about the game on the official website linked above, or check out a trailer after the cut. I’ll bring you my thoughts shortly after release. Thanks for reading!

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