Fall Out: Neptune’s Pride 2 Updates With New Ways To Play

By Graham Smith on November 12th, 2013 at 9:00 am.

This fucking guy.

Neptune’s Pride 2 is the most exciting game I’m never going to play. The sequel to the space strategy backstab-’em-up has just been updated with a set of features that sound like it’ll be more pleasant to be miserable than ever before.

In Yang’s recent Level With Me with Thomas Grip, the designer of Amnesia spoke about the idea of building games that can or should be played only once. And I read it and I thought, “Yeah, like Neptune’s Pride.” It can take weeks to complete even a single game, and at the end of it, when all the war and betrayals are over, winning feels hollow.

This is a recommendation, by the way. Neptune’s Pride is one of the most memorable gaming experiences of my life. From its simple fleet commands and economy of planet-gathering springs a eternally deep well of strategy. Because people.

Neptune’s Pride 2 now includes turn-based games, in which everyone can make a move before winding the clock forward 12 hours, rather than waiting for your ships to glide serenely towards their target in real-time. That means that it should be less all-consuming, at least, should you choose to play this way. Developers Iron Helmet are also testing 64-player games, which conversely means you can soon fall out with everyone you know at once. Efficiency!

Also, geez, I just noticed it’s HTML5 so you can play it on your phone as well. You can fall out with all of your friends while on the toilet. Weirdly, this makes me more tempted.

Check out our diary of playing the first game together, or go start playing its sequel now.

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12 Comments »

  1. McDan says:

    I did get an email them the other day about this, any other RPS’ers up for another game?

  2. Tainted says:

    I’ve been playing this on and off for six months. A truly fantastic game. The mobile version is seamless and allows me to play despite work commitments.

    I really hope you guys do another game diary for this game. I’ve read the first many times.

    Perhaps a rock paper shotgun & crate and crowbar cross over diary? My head might actually explode.

    • Premium User Badge bills6693 says:

      If 64 player works, you could play with the RPS writers and fill the rest with readers. You turn on extra anonymity so nobody knows who anybody is. The diary is only released after the game is finished…

    • eQuality_Ninja says:

      This. So much this.

      RPS: Please, please, please do another Let’s Play. They are hands-down the best bits of RPS (outside the whacky stuff from Cara chan, Rab and Alec, not that I have any favourites…). Please!

  3. zachforrest says:

    Turn based does sort of ruin the bait and switch tactics of the original

  4. Cooper says:

    I was playing the first 64 person test game.

    It requires that all fancy graphics settings get turned of, but other than that was completely stable. For the short amount of time my empire survived…

  5. Premium User Badge Gap Gen says:

    Is there a new feature for micropayments where you can hire assassins to murder your friends’ relatives one by one if they don’t agree to your demands?

  6. Mr Bismarck says:

    64 player Neptune’s Pride. Finally I can massively expand the number of people who hate me.

  7. KicktheCAN says:

    This game consumed my every waking moment (and some sleeping ones too) when it first came out a few years ago. The fact that it is now turn-based seems to have fixed life-destroying aspect of it but I do not know if I can take the chance.