Armada Online Kickstarter Relaunched as Armada Engine

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A New Kickstarter Campaign!

Hey y’all, remember a little while back when the folks behind Armada launched a Kickstarter campaign? Welp, for varied reasons, the gents behind Armada Online canceled that campaign and launched another, Armada Engine. I’ll let the gentlemen explain:

Roger and I made Armada for the Dreamcast to provide an experience people could share. With Armada Online, we have banded with people from all over the world to craft our dream game. Join us in bringing Armada Online to life as a shared experience, and as a development engine capable of supporting new experimental game types.

–Mark & Roger

Sounds intriguing, to say the last. I know I’m gonna back it in order to back independent game development and hopefully to get a new version of Armadaon the PC at the very least. ;) GAWD I loved Armada…

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Armada Online Launches Kickstarter Campaign!

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AO is Now on Kickstarter!

Now y’all should know about my insane love for Armada on the Dreamcast, as it’s truly a remarkable space-based action RPG that I still play to this day. Several years ago, the folks behind Armada launched the PC-based follow-up, Armada Online, and I jumped in to play as soon as I could. At the time, however, it felt very, very unfinished, so I decided to take a break from it and come back later when more stuff had been added. That really didn’t happen though, as many games took over my attention, and whenever I’d recall the game and visit the site, it didn’t really look recently updated, so I moved on.

Well, imagine my surprise when LiquidMantis mentioned on Gamers with Jobs that the folks behind AO have now launched a Kickstarter campaign! Even though I got in the beta years ago, I’ll be kicking this some fundage to help ‘em out, as I’m hoping AO captures the excitement and intensity of the original Armada. Head on over and check it out, and kick ‘em something if you like what’cha see. Enjoy!

Edit: OMG. I didn’t see this stretch goal:

$500k—We will release the original Armada (Dreamcast) into the public domain, and rewrite Armada 1 for PC as a free release (using art/animation/ships from AO).  We will try to release it for free on other platforms later, with 4 player coop support on one system.

OMG GET ON THIS PEOPLE. ARMADA IS AN AMAZING GAME! :)

 

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Consolification: Armada for the Sega Dreamcast

Armada for the Sega Dreamcast

Oh Fun, Fun Times...

So my history with console games is VERY scattered (why do you think this blog focuses mostly on computer-based games?). I had all the Ataris up to the 5200, as well as the Vectrex and so on, but when I got my first PC in the mid 1980s, all of that stopped…

Until maybe 2002, when I made my first foray back into consoles for nearly 20 years with the purchase of a used Sega Dreamcast, and I purchased it for only one game…

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