Space Game News and Deals 3/13-19/13: Serious Ketchup Needed

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SO MUCH NEWSINESS!

Helllloooo everyone! SOOO SORRY I’ve been lax on posting the news, but I’ve been just SO busy and SO tired I’ve barely had a break for anything else. In fact, that TIE Fighter video below was pretty much all I’ve had energy for recently until now, thankfully. I’m finally feeling more awake and human, and need to get both you folks AND myself informed as to the latest spacey gamey stuff going on, so let’s dive in, it’s pretty deep.

  • Escaping Titan – The Kickstarter for the Escaping Titan rulebook collection has launched, and has a very modest funding fee which will, I believe, help fund the game itself. I know I’m kicking to it, are you? ;) These guys will also be on the next episode of the podcast, so stay tuned!
  • Weird Worlds – This awesome, AWESOME game is now on Steam! YAY! Go get it! :)
  • Horizon – Got word today that Iceberg Interactive will be publishing this game! Congrats to them!
  • Star Citizen – Lots of updates here. First, Gamasutra has an interview with Chris Roberts on his crowdfunding successes. Gameinformer also has an intterview with the main man. Then, the official site has some Terra concept art, a new issue of “The Lost Generation“, a fan spotlight on ship designs, and a video with lead artist Mark Skelton, which will be below.
  • I.O.U: Isle of Universe – Thanks to Demorve on Quarter to Three for pointing this out to me. Over on Steam Greenlight, there’s an interesting looking game called I.O.U: Isle of Universe which I’d never heard of before, but looks nifty as heck, so I’ma keep an eye out on it. :) You can see a video of the game in action after the cut.
  • Starflight II – The CRPG Addict has posted several entries covering his look at the game, which are all fantastic reads as usual. :) If you’ve not played this, they’re VERY spoilery, FYI, so proceed with caution.
  • EVE Online – Holy crap, lots of articles on this one. The official site has stories on The Angel Project and a dev blog on the war on bots. The Mittani has a look at the The Burning Life novel, two articles on the use of carriers, and various articles covering the TEST Alliance, EVE University’s head resigning, incoming planetary ownership in Dust, Li3 Alliance having its wallet stolen, a look at the revised Black Ops system, and a look at the old Naglfar cap ship. Whew!
  • Star Conflict – The Mittani also has an article on getting started in the game. There’s also a small Q&A on the official site.
  • FTL – Polygon has a lovely little story about the background of the game and its success.
  • Kerbal Space ProgramVersion 0.19 has been released which includes Linux support, atmospheric effects, new parts and a lot more. I need to make another video of this ASAP.
  • AI War – There’s a new update entitled “Core Foamhammer” which adds new versions of eighteen ships.
  • Beyond Beyaan – There’s a new update on wormholes and starlanes for y’all to read.
  • Distant Worlds – Rob over on One Guy, Too Many Games has reviewed the game and found it didn’t click with him, sadly.
  • Star Lords – According to a Tweet from the game’s developer, you can now get Alpha 3.0 at the official site.
  • Limit Theory – There’s a new progress update over on the the game’s forum which, as always, is a great read.
  • StarDrive – To help make up for my own lack of a preview (SORRY, been so busy), I present to you this comical Let’s Play forum series.
  • Angular Velocity – There’s are a couple of progress updates as well as a new video, which will be under the cut below.
  • StarStrategy – The lead developer is looking for help with some graphics for the game. There’s also a new screenshot, new video, and some progress updates.
  • Void of Darkness – There’s a new call for alpha testers, and a new video to gawk at as well!
  • Miner Wars 2081 – There’s a new update for the game which apparently includes the source code!
  • Elite: Dangerous – Thanks to Wild Bill for sending these in! :) There’s a new progress update video up on Kickstarter.
  • Infinity – Wow, twice in as many weeks with a new update, this time talking about the possibility of a Kickstarter and other fun stuff.
  • Predestination – There’s a new race reveal! Meet the Sauros! Aren’t they ADORABLE? ;)
  • Galactic Reign – This is a new game that looks like a fun space conquest game, but is only available on Windows 8 and Windows Phone, so I likely won’t be playing it. Sighs. Thanks VGN247!
  • Drox Operative – JUST UNDER THE WIRE. Just as I was about to post this story, I saw there’s a new patch for the game which adds…new colors on some ships…oh, and a bug.

Next up, SolCommand has some lovely models for your game creation usage, this time of a Giza Pyramid ship, a Dyn shield emitter, a Kurat Command Ship and some futuristic towers. Finally (OMG I KNOW), the Concept Ships blog has lovely art from rd7, Colin Foran and Jon McCoy.

WHEW! I need a nap! Have a good one folks, and I’ll try to make these more regular in the coming week, but don’t be surprised if I miss a day or two, as I’m just swamped. :/ Thanks for visiting and reading, as always, and have a great day!

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2 Responses

  1. SolCommand says:

    Now that’s a big list of updates. Cheers for the heads up on the Angel Project from EVE.

  2. Pogue Mahone says:

    Oddly enough, I have a Windows phone, I may have to give Galactic Reign a shot. Sounds like it might be fun for boring meetings.

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