Space Game General All-Platform Thready Discussy Thing :)


#4703

I did enjoy 3030, to be honest. Now that’s it’s finally GA, I need to get back to it!


#4704

Well that’s good to hear. :)

Yay!


#4705

Guys…I’m almost in tears. 3030 Deathwar was already fantastic a year ago in early access, but they somehow managed to make it even more awesome. It’s just so fun you guys.


#4706

You never fail to tempt me… Have been resisting… but the call is great…


#4707

Woohooooo!


#4708

This review sums up my experience. https://www.heypoorplayer.com/2017/09/14/3030-deathwar-redux-review/

Not being able to save while missions are active is problematic.

This bit is spot on IMHO.

“somewhere along the way, I realized I was reviewing a pretty good game that’s just not my cup of tea. That open-world sandbox is constructed in a very smart way, but filled with missions that bored me. They might not bore everyone. I know there’s a very specific market for this kind of thing. If that market is you, then market it up! Its UI is overcomplicated. Space travel gets dull, but its presentation is good and its ideas are all in the right place in space.”


#4709

Friends, the amazing, AMAZING (best space game made in the last decade, yeah I said it) Drox Operative and its necessary expansion are on Steam’s Weeklong sales this week. If you don’t already own 'em, now is a great time.


#4710

Whooooaaaa you guys.


#4711

I remember looking at 3030 before and not being all that interested, but looking at it again, it reminds me of Escape Velocity…


#4712

That’s part of its charm.


#4713

What the heck? Wasn’t that out even before Jumpgate?


#4714

JG was in beta for a year or so, but yeah, this released a touch before JG went live in 2001, IIRC.


#4715

Brian

Have you or can you take a look at this game:


#4716

Nice find. I’m intrigued as well.


#4717

At first look, it looks like a better, meatier version of Sid Meier’s Starships.


#4718

Ancient Frontier is a turn-based strategy role-playing game set in deep space in the far future. Players will explore, conquer, pillage, or liberate the frontiers of space.

My goodness. Wishlisted.


#4719

I’ve got it and hope to dive in tonight or this weekend.


#4720

Katie bar the door! Too many turn based space strategy games. Who’d a thunk such a thing just a few years ago?

The combat looks kinda like Age of Wonders III in space. If the tactical AI is as good as AOW3 that would be marvelous. Destructible terrain and cover, oui!

Is there a price listed?


#4721

$24.99 as I recall from a forum discussion.


#4722

Report back, posthaste!