Incoming! New Spacey Gaminess on the Horizon!

So Many Games! So Little Time!
So Many Games! So Little Time!

Hey kids, how are ya? I’m popping in because I’ve been swamped with info surrounding a passel of new space games coming down the pipe, and since I’ve not the time to do a full news digest right now, I thought I’d at least highlight all these new games I’ve been finding (both on my own and with your help, thank you very much). :) Let’s take a look at some of these new critters, in no particular order:

  • Excubitor – This was explained to me as a mix of Orcs Must Die and Nuclear Throne, which is a great pedigree if you ask me. :)
  • Ancient Space – A very pretty grand space combat strategy thing from Paradox!
  • Infinite Explorers – A 3D sandbox that includes both space and planetary fun.
  • Space Engineers – A Minecraft like space building sandbox thingy.
  • Cimmerian Space – This is a browser-based space construction and combat game currently running a Kickstarter.
  • Star Commander – Found out about this one via RPS, and it looks like a nifty 4X.
  • Solarsystem Conflict – Found this one on Greenlight, looks to be a multiplayer buildy spacey shooty thing.
  • Requiem Earth – This is an RTS/sim mix that apparently allows you to command any ship in the field. Also found via Greenlight.
  • Jameson the Pilot – EVERYONE chimed in to let me know about this one, which looks to be a top-down open universe shootey/tradey/piratey thing, so thank y’all. :)
  • Star Fleet Armada – This looks to be a Star Control 2 cloney thing with procedural galaxies, and an alpha to download! Also found on Greenlight.
  • Pixel Space – Also found this on Greenlight, looks to be an infinite spacey shootey questy thing.
  • Avoidance – Looks to be a space and planetary RPG thingy that you can currently and exclusively pre-order on Desura.
  • Beyond Sol – A top-down open-universe multiplayer sandbox game thing, which looks pretty nifty.
  • Apollo4x – The developer contacted me about their upcoming 4X space strategy game that has trade and tactical warfare! It’s also on Greenlight.
  • Seldon Crisis – This massive MMO with one foot in EVE and the other in Asimov’s Foundation trilogy is currently running a Kickstarter!
  • Transverse – A controversial space combat MMO from the folks who brought us Mechwarrior Online.

The Wiki has been updated with these games as well, if you need help getting an idea just as to the massive amount of space games in development (which is so lovely to see). I hope this helps y’all keep track of what’s incoming! Have a great day my friends!

15 comments on Incoming! New Spacey Gaminess on the Horizon!

  1. Wow, that Apollo4x thing looks REALLY cool. And I enjoyed the video on the site. “GAME-BREAKING POWERS AT YOUR COMMAND!”

    I wonder if any of these ten thousand new space 4x games are ever going to actually “release”, or if everything is just going to be in early access from now on…

    1. Although it is a little disconcerting that the Twitter account they promote on the Apollo4x homepage is suspended. Hmmmm.

      1. I totally understand that concern. We’re kind of learning the social media ropes. Its kind of embarrassing to have defunct Twitter account.

        More importantly, I understand all the skepticism surrounding the 4x genre. Especially because they tend to overscope and fail at implementation.

        However! This product is in fact legit, and a greenlight vote is free. If the game gets through, you can then have poor Brain bite the bullet and try it out first before you decide further.

        I’m a hardcore gamer first and last; I feel as though the Indie community neglects design, depth, and AI, and we’ve (Digi_Ent) built Apollo4x to deal with those two issues first and foremost.

      2. I totally understand that concern. We’re kind of learning the social media ropes. Its kind of embarrassing to have defunct Twitter account.

        More importantly, I understand all the skepticism surrounding the 4x genre. Especially because they tend to overscope and fail at implementation.

        However! This product is in fact legit, and a greenlight vote is free. If the game gets through, you can then have poor Brain bite the bullet and try it out first before you decide further.

        I’m a hardcore gamer first and last; I feel as though (some) of the Indie community neglects design, depth, and AI, and we’ve (Digi_Ent) built Apollo4x to deal with those three issues first and foremost.

        Edit: Clarified.

  2. What about M.O.R.E.! It’s only going to be the best, most immersive Space 4x game since Master of Orion II. Many have tried, but none have quite succeeded until…the game is pre-alpha, but gameplay is looking interesting and amazing. Check it out: http://www.morethegame.com

    And if you like what you see and have a few bucks to spare please consider making a donation on their KickStarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1447560584/more-of-more
    Along the right side is a list of cool rewards you’ll receive for each funding level you support. I’ve never been this excited about a Space 4x game release since MOO2 in 1996. MOO2 went on to become the Gold Standard for all future Space 4x games. I worthy successor to Master of Orion 2 is in the works. Check it out and decide for yourselves.

    1. Hey Greg, welcome to the comments! While I appreciate your enthusiasm for M.O.R.E. and its second Kickstarter (trust me, I backed the first one, I wanna see it too!), this particular post was focusing on new games I’d not heard of before that I wanted to share with my readers. I’ve, by contrast, spoken of M.O.R.E. quite a bit around here, and it’s been a known quantity for some time. :) I hope that explains why it wasn’t mentioned here. Thanks for reading!

    2. Also man, and I say this with sincerity, you might wanna work on your pitch a bit. It sounds downright…shillish, and folks might not respond well to that. You wanna be a bit more…relaxed, casual, natural with your approach.

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