In the midst of all the gushing taking place over the latest Star Citizen gameplay reveal, our very own Gordon Cameron slyly steered the discussion towards an ambitious new project he’s been putting together on the down-low, DERPSPACE: Encounter at Regula O.S.S.
Gordon Cameron even leaked his own early alpha footage, much to the disbelief of some of our more percipient and skeptical forum members. So majestic is this image it took only minutes for the first cries of fraud and misrepresentation to echo through the thread. But feast your eyes on this and decide for yourself how plausible such graphically stunning imagery is, given modern day computer limitations. And just a reminder, this is purported to be actual, playable, in-engine footage.
So excited is this developer to hit the ground running, he’s already engaging with fans and has begun to assemble a pretty thorough FAQ; which I’m obliged to include below:
Q: Hmm that (screenshot -ed.) looks photoshopped… also, are the maps procedurally generated?
A: They ARE procedurally generated! I even wrote a function so no two stars end up adjacent to each other. I’m quite proud of it.
Q: Will D.E.R.O.S.S. support Oculus Rift?
A: You can wear an Oculus Rift while you play it. You might want to take it off once in a while to look at the screen.
Q: In your game can you get space health insurance but sometimes it doesn’t pay your space medical bills so you have to get on your space phone and argue with them? I’ve always dreamed of a game with that level of realism.
A: I’ll put that in the to-do list. I am planning to implement a zero-G toilet that occasionally clogs with tribble hair.
Q: I’ll play it.
A: Well, at the moment all you can do is move the ship across the map in one direction, blow yourself up, or quit. Think that’s enough for a decent Let’s Play?
Q: Can I buy an ASCII art spaceship?
A: The Destroyer class can be yours for $300:
Qt3 EXCLUSIVE REVEAL (spoilered for those who wish to go into the game blind):
The Destroyer Class: 3====>
And at the developer’s behest, I humbly pass along the following request: “Please don’t copy-paste. You’re on the honor system!”
Q: Can we get Gary Oldman mocap? Also, can I be a space farmer in it?
A: Gary Oldman expressed interest… in earning $5 million for a day’s work!!! Now I just need $5 million. If you want to be a space farmer, go play M.U.L.E.
And finally, all of this, and more, will no doubt be covered during the huge 2018 DERPSPACE convention announced and scheduled for next year, DerpCon 2018, where all of Gordon’s promises will not only meet and exceed expectations, but will vindicate him against all the skepticism and doubt that such an immense project like this can generate among some of our more short-sighted and unimaginative members.
And while details have not yet been released, the development team behind DERPSPACE have already announced that they’re bowing to pressure and are willing to accept donations of five figures or more from insistent supporters. And while an official crowd-finding campaign has yet to be announced, they’ll no doubt be beating off crowds of enthusiastic space game enthusiasts with disposable incomes for years to come.
With any luck we won’t have to wait until DerpCon 2018 for Gordon to release the first DERPSPACE ship reveal & pre-order trailers .