Space Game General All-Platform Thready Discussy Thing :)

#5898

What does Astrox have for the person with Helium Rain and Objects in Space as their go to space flying/trading games?

#5899

Hmmm, let’s see. A lot more skills to learn. Mining. And I guess that’s it.

That said, the three are very different games. Objects in Space is all about the “submarine-like” experience. Helium Rain is all about the streamlined trading/contracts. And Astrox is about being EVE offline.

And there’s X4, which has a lot more than all those three combined, but again, it is its own thing.

#5900

An excellent answer.

#5901

Hey, gotta earn that “Brian’s sidekick” title! ;)

#5902

Was watching an Astrox tutorial.

One thing I miss about X-Wing/TIE Fighter was that space was black and stars were white. Not this “cotton-candy-exploded-on-my-screen” junk in every game since then.

:(

#5903

The thing about space games is, they’re so technically easy to do, they feel a little too easy, and everyone who makes them wants to distinguish them somehow, usually by splashing color everywhere. There’s no animation to do, few if any background objects, and you don’t have to obey real physics because that’s too un-intuitive in space.

#5904

Link, please.

#5905

NOBODY TELL CHRIS ROBERTS THIS!!

#5906

Now, I am not saying that I like a bit of the green. Because where I am it is not yet fully legal. But I AM saying that, if I did enjoy such, I might have both a bit of vodka and the green. Just saying, you see, just maybe… mine the shit out of the asteroid 741 meters from my station’s door. And I might decide to mine the feck out of it. So that my apartment in the station might have a clear view of the god damned SCENERY!

If you understand…

#5907

I found playing a different soundtrack than the games helps too. Running a mix in a browser with the games music off. May I suggest this? If you like that sort of chill thing.

#5908

Hey Mr. @BrianRubin , look what’s on GOG right now!

https://www.gog.com/game/parkan_2

#5909

Hot damn!

#5910

Where do you live where Mountain Dew isn’t legal?

#5911

Your video for Gaia is great, its looking like something special. A 2D Space ARPG caught my attention. Along with the fantastic art style.

#5912

Hey Brian, did you get a Dark Future beta key?

#5913

Do you mean this?

#5914

Yeah.

#5915

Er…that’s not a space game…is it?

#5916

No, but I saw that you had it on your Steam wishlist. I was just curious.

#5917

Oh, yeah, it looks fun.