When I began this blog last August — and it’s seriously grown since then, thanks to you guys! — I originally thought I’d spend much of my time reviewing older, classic games while looking at the occasional new release that would come my way. In the last several years, it felt like new space games had pretty much been coming out at a trickle, slowly but steadily, and I figured that this trend would continue. Holy crap was I wrong.
Many, many years ago, an exceptional space RTS/4X mix called Conquest: Frontier Wars was released, and it was glorious. While it was at its base an RTS game, it had 4X elements, an excellent interface and fabulous gameplay. A sequel was then planned, and a demo released for it, but nothing happened after that.
Well, imagine my gorram shock when JD commented in the Nexus 2 kickstarter post about a new Kickstarter campaign for Conquest 2 – The Vyrium Uprising that has begun. I swear, this is a glorious time to be a space game fan. Get over there and kick it, dangit! ;)
So y’all might recall some time ago that the folks at Most Wanted Entertainment put up a campaign for a sequel to their excellent Nexus: The Jupiter Incident on a Kickstarter-like site called Games Plant. Sadly, nothing ever came of it. Recently — thanks to a request from reader “frptunz” — I followed up with my contact over at Most Wanted to see what happened. Apparently,
Yes, unfortunately Games Plant was a failure and it buried Nexus 2 as well.
HOWEVER, in the next sentence:
BUT… :) we are currently preparing a new campaign on Kickstarter, which should start in a few weeks’ time.
SO HOLY CRAP, Nexus 2 might still happen! Woohoo! To learn more about Nexus 2, please check out my Q&A with the developers, and stay tuned as I’ll bring you more on this as I get it! Thanks for reading!