By Craig Pearson on February 29th, 2012 at 12:16 pm.
If a game doesn’t have a connection to my favourite dark matter infused vacuum, I’ll usually take the time to write a letter to the publishers, developers, neighbours, suggesting a rethink. Sometimes it works, sometimes I get my door kicked in by a SWAT team and taken to a ‘facility’ for a rest and a cup of tea. Take Gamigo’s Nexus Conflict: It was originally a fighting game about two phones, a classic in the making you might think? But upon hearing about the burgeoning international movement known as SPACE!, they reworked the game according to my themes: it’s now a strategic MMO in the Black Prophecy universe. You know, in SPACE! Beta details and trailer are below.
Nexus focuses on capital ship-to-ship battles, behemoths up to 1.5km in size that you need to manage and configure. That’s why SPACE! is ace: 1.5km ships in water* would just sink, but in space I could balance one on my finger. The free-to-play browser/Unity game’s closed beta starts next month, and promises PvP, PvE and PvE co-op missions, crafting, and factions. And the video below claims to show actual game footage. It looks rather pretty. Up for it?
You can sign up for the beta now, with the first battles being fought in early March.
*My science teacher was Dr. Dre, before he dropped it and took up English.