Space Sims/Strategy Games Catch-All

Me too, exact same I reason I took a break.

Hey guys, new podcast is up, this time talking about music in space games!

http://www.spacegamejunkie.com/podca...

Enjoy, and thanks for listening.

OooH! If Twitter, and the google translater is to be believed, we're looking at a March 15th release date for Space Rangers HD: A War Apart.
From the official Twitter feed:

Добрые сэры, вот он, момент, которого вы ждали почти уж год... / / Релиз - 15 марта! Официально, окончательно, бесповоротно.
Good gentlemen, here it is, the moment you've been waiting for almost a year already ... / / Release - March 15! Officially, finally, irrevocably.

Not sure if that's a worldwide release, but they *did* say it would be releasing simultaneously in all languages.

Nice find man! Thanks!

I'm also hoping the game pops back up for sale on GOG, Steam, GamersGate and so on, since it oddly disappeared last year.

Yes indeed! They've verified that the new game is going to use Steamworks. Not sure about the original.

Release version of the game will be available sometime in Q1 of 2013 simultaneously in Russian and English. You will be able to purchase the game in retail stores and through Steam as well.
Both digital and retail editions will be protected with Steam DRM.

Booooh. Yah. Time to find a press contact.

The Sword of the Stars series is 75% off on Gamersgate -- should I get the "Complete Collection" or just I or II?

Man, I loved Space Rangers, looking forward to the sequel very much. It may tide me over nicely into Bioshock.

misplacedbravado wrote:

The Sword of the Stars series is 75% off on Gamersgate -- should I get the "Complete Collection" or just I or II?

Get the complete one for $6, that's an amazing god damned deal. A lot of folks believe the first game is better, but they're steadily patching the second one, so it might be worth checking out.

How is the new Space Rangers related to II? Last I heard they were fixing it up to be less buggy and less Engrish. Is this the final result or is this a new game?

It's a new version of II with updated graphics, new features and expanded piracy options I believe. It's not SR3. It's like SR2.75

Is Sword of The Stars 2 good now? It's really cheap and my finger is quivering over the buy button.

Strangeblades wrote:

Is Sword of The Stars 2 good now? It's really cheap and my finger is quivering over the buy button.

It's playable at least, but it's polarizing. Folks either love it or hate it. It's SO cheap there I'd say get it and find out for yourself, because it's a massive game.

Veloxi wrote:

It's a new version of II with updated graphics, new features and expanded piracy options I believe. It's not SR3. It's like SR2.75

Oh, crud, I've already bought that game twice, I don't want the same thing a third time, even if it's a little improved.

Malor wrote:
Veloxi wrote:

It's a new version of II with updated graphics, new features and expanded piracy options I believe. It's not SR3. It's like SR2.75

Oh, crud, I've already bought that game twice, I don't want the same thing a third time, even if it's a little improved. :(

Only a little? heh.

I played it several times but never got to the end because I kept running into bugs.

Malor wrote:
Veloxi wrote:

It's a new version of II with updated graphics, new features and expanded piracy options I believe. It's not SR3. It's like SR2.75

Oh, crud, I've already bought that game twice, I don't want the same thing a third time, even if it's a little improved.

You're not a true fan! Begone with you, heathen! YOU MUST BUY ALL THE THINGS!

Tamren wrote:
Malor wrote:
Veloxi wrote:

It's a new version of II with updated graphics, new features and expanded piracy options I believe. It's not SR3. It's like SR2.75

Oh, crud, I've already bought that game twice, I don't want the same thing a third time, even if it's a little improved. :(

Only a little? heh.

I played it several times but never got to the end because I kept running into bugs.

Yeah from what I remember the game can be really hard to beat unless you get equipped well enough. With the best way to make money is the text adventures, low risk high payout and fun. Dealing with the replicators themselves was also damn hard, but they drop decent loot. Scavenging after a large battle get's you decent stuff. I tried playing a trader once, but I just couldn't make it work. The updates look interesting but since that would mean replaying the text adventures I'm not sure how much I wanna buy it again. Also then ending is minor and silly, but amusing.

Part of the problem for me is that in order to advance the war effort you basically gather up replicator bits and turn them into science stations, sometimes for a reward. But either the combat was too hard/I had no backup and fighting them was suicide. Or there were so many friendly ships around that they snatched up everything and I never got the change to collect them.

Tamren wrote:

Part of the problem for me is that in order to advance the war effort you basically gather up replicator bits and turn them into science stations, sometimes for a reward. But either the combat was too hard/I had no backup and fighting them was suicide. Or there were so many friendly ships around that they snatched up everything and I never got the change to collect them.

Yeah you really can't do combat until you have some really good weapons and gear. Wormholes help as they give decent stuff and it relies on more arcade skills then anything. Getting the hacks that you can send also help out a whole lot. Still early on it's a lot of luck getting good stuff and hoping for the best. Really until you can handle yourself in a fight I would do nothing but easy missions to get better gear. Interestingly enough I think this helps you and your allies as the tech level of the replicators doesn't advance as fast as yours when leveling.

Hey guys, two podcasts for one this week. We talk to Michael Juliano, the developer of Rogue System, about his game and his Kickstarter:

http://www.spacegamejunkie.com/podca...

This was the second of three podcast eps we recorded this week. The third was with OMG CHRIS FREAKING ROBERTS OMG. That one will go live on Monday,

Thanks, and enjoy!

I just saw Stardrive get added to steam. That's the one with grid-based ship building right? Do we have a thread for that yet?

Finally! I've been waiting for that after passing/missing the Kickstarter.

It was a kickstarter?! Dammit I missed that one too! I totally would have put some money in, just like FTL.

Looks really fun regardless, I just might pre-order. But I've been burned by that in past so I'll wait for some impressions first.

I picked it up this evening. The tutorial videos are good Thats about as far as I got.

I grabbed it as I posted earlier but haven't had a chance to fire it up. Hurray for snowbound weeekends though!

Any thoughts on Stardrive yet guys?

Yonder wrote:

Any thoughts on Stardrive yet guys?

I wrote a preview a while back, really liked it then. I'd link to it but I'm on my phone.

Yonder wrote:

Any thoughts on Stardrive yet guys?

It's on my wishlist.

Veloxi. Enjoy. (I don't subscribe to pic thread so here it goes)

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