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All,

Found a new one. Still in development and no demo available. And, unfortunately, according to A Talent for War the developer has cancelled it for the time being --- he has run out of money, among other reasons. Regardless, it has a gorgeous visual style and certainly looked promising. Maybe some of you filthy rich forumers can finance it

Eschaton: Chain of Command

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StarFighter

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Starfighter is a top down view space shoot em up flash game.

You control a Class A Starfighter and have to use it to complete 30 varied missions. You will be rewarded an amount of money depending on how difficult the level is thought to be, and you may spend this money on upgrades and various weaponary.

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The Universal

http://theuniversal.net/

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The Universal is a unique, massively-multiplayer online game set in a virtual universe of realtime 3d worlds, owned and run by players.

You start in space in a single star system, with a range of worlds to visit and explore. By playing on worlds you can earn galactic credits with which to improve your space vehicle, fly to new star systems and... well, that depends on what you find when you get there....


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How do those guys keep themselves from going under?

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Cellblock Squadrons

This one looks GOOD. Here's a quote from the site:

Delve into a future world where every criminal has a debt to society, and the darkness of space is where it's to be repayed. Join in missions with up to 99 other criminals and earn your freedom, so that one day, you can finally go home. Choose from five small craft and experience reflex busting gameplay, randomized weapon placements and some time in solitary confinement, as you fight against more than forty enemy battleships, bent on your entire squad's destruction.

You're not going to save the universe... this time, you're only going to save yourself.

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um maybe this can be renamed to smaller developer games instead of sims..

Hostile Space

No description by developers.

Stellar Frontier

Stellar Frontier is a real-time multimedia 2-D action/strategy multiplayer internet game where you compete against (and cooperate with) other players around the world via the internet or a private intranet. There is no greater joy than commanding your own starship in real-time, patrolling the solar system in search of your enemies.

To play Stellar Frontier, you will need a computer running OS/2 Warp 3.0, OS/2 Warp 4.0, Windows 95/98, or Windows NT 4/5. Stellar Frontier is enhanced with full multimedia and network capabilities, but if you are not hooked up to a network, there is a single player mode, complete with computer opponents. In short, our goal with Stellar Frontier is to use whatever enhancements your computer offers to give maximum enjoyment to computer technophiles without excluding gamers with lower end configurations.

We have greatly enjoyed developing and testing Stellar Frontier and we're sure that you will too.

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Galactic Dream

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a space-based strategy game in which four species are fighting for their very survival. This game brings you the shaped wings of your very galactic dreams: you will command starships and terifying space monsters in real time, choosing your side next to the infatuous Terran Galactic Federation, Aldarian Warfleets, Sandking Psyarmada and, not to forget, the aggressive "world slayers", for whom the space is never enough!

cool, demo is available for download.

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hostile space imo is rubbish. stellar frontier, doesnt seem like anyone plays anymore. quite old.

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demo download doesn't work.

also screenshots don't come up. like half the buttons don't work.

also try. tnz2.cateia.com The neutral zone 2

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Originally posted by Cruis.In:

demo download doesn't work.

also screenshots don't come up. like half the buttons don't work.


well they say the game is an alpha version, maybe they forgot to mention that the website is too.

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This looks pretty cool Drop Team

It runs on Windows XP, Linux and MacOS with multiplay.

Some points from the features which seem interesting.

* Deformable terrain with engineering vehicles digging out trenches in real time, ordnance created surface cratering and even trees toppling over under artillery fire.

* Huge, detailed and varied alien landscapes each planet accurately modeling its own gravity and atmospheric density, radically changing the tactical situation.

From the forums i understand that there be no infantry in the intitial version. Probably later with an add-on.

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ABA Games

You'll find some pretty good freeware shoot 'em ups there. Take a look, they're under the "Windows" category. My fav is rRootage, it features different game styles from different games, like the Dreamcast games GigaWing (GW mode) and Ikaruga (IKA mode).

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Originally posted by Darkling:

For those of you who loved Privateer, it's been
via the VegaStrike Engine. I've checked it out and pretty much everything is there but the cut scenes.

This is a good game. They are planning on releasing a new version here soon.

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The Ur-Quan Masters

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The project started in August 2002, when Toys For Bob released the partially ported sources of Star Control 2 3DO version to the fan community. Our goal is to port this wonderful game to current personal computers and operating systems. It is and will remain 100% free of charge, and anyone can contribute to the project and thus help make it even better. For more information, look at our info page.

Very,very awesome game.And don't forget to download the extra music remixes when prompted in the installer menu.It very fits the game.

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quote:

Originally posted by paranide:

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The project started in August 2002, when Toys For Bob released the partially ported sources of Star Control 2 3DO version to the fan community. Our goal is to port this wonderful game to current personal computers and operating systems. It is and will remain 100% free of charge, and anyone can contribute to the project and thus help make it even better. For more information, look at our info page.

Very,very awesome game.And don't forget to download the extra music remixes when prompted in the installer menu.It very fits the game.


Looks like homage to StarFlight. It also looks like they just modified the Starflight engine. If you look at the screen shot section, the second shot in the first row, the earth orbital scan, exactly the same menu font and all around look to it. Not that that is a bad thing just an observation.

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Anacreon

An update to the 1988 game of the same name

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The mechanics of the game are simple. Each player assumes the role of a totalitarian ruler of a small galactic empire. Every player in turn examines status reports and issues orders each year, a simple process that includes determining which worlds can become colonies and deploying fleets to conquer them. Once all players have taken their turn, the computer updates all the worlds in the galaxy and the next year begins. There are no formal victory conditaions in the game, so a game doesn't ever have to end.

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