Strike Vector Looks Striking, Beta Revving Up

By Nathan Grayson on December 20th, 2013 at 4:00 pm.

Fact: excessive motion blur has killed 27 million in-game pilots in the past year. In 2014, the toll threatens to be even higher.

The day mankind invents the flying guncar is the day our true descent into apocalyptic dishevelment finally begins. Or I suppose it could also guide us into the future proposed by The Jetsons, but regardless: flying cars mean flying cities which in turn both mean that something has gone horribly wrong. The planet’s become uninhabitable, so humanity’s decided to stink up the sky too. I must confess, though, that guncar skywar looks way more fun than regular old infantry (or even plane) battling, so it’s not all bad. Well, except for the whole war part. But anyway, Strike Vector is coming along swimmingly (flyingly?), and its open beta is taking off in January. Trailer below.

Despite its snazzy hi-res looks, Strike Vector is actually being developed by a teensy tiny indie team. And the beta sign-up process? So indie it hurts. There’s no meticulously laid out sign-up form or anything like that. Just email beta@strikevector.net and ask nicely (I recommend “pretty please with sugar on top and also I won’t poison your community by spewing racist/sexist/ableist slurs and screaming profanities when I lose”). For your troubles, you’ll procure a Steam key.

Which is all to say that this is surprisingly not a buy-in beta. Seeing as no-strings-attached alphas/betas are nearly extinct these days, that’s worth celebrating all by its lonesome. But ultimately, it’s the game that will do the talking. Like what you see?

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15 Comments »

  1. Viroso says:

    Is it ableist to say “omg so lame”? I mean not this game, it looks cool. Anyway, I spent years not knowing “lame” was also used to describe a handicap. English is not my first language btw.

    • SillyWizard says:

      I would threaten to mute you, but….

    • Orija says:

      First language or not, your claims of being ignorant of the word’s connotations will fall on deaf ears at RPS.

  2. pilouuuu says:

    This seems perfect for the Oculus Rift!

  3. HumpX says:

    yay for mindless wanton destruction!

    I am so on this….

  4. The Random One says:

    SKYCARGUNWARFAC- *explodes*

  5. derbefrier says:

    Looks like it could be fun.

  6. SuicideKing says:

    “A new kind of FPS”…and most of the trailer omits the F and P. Also, Strike Suite Zero.

    Also, i’d point to Limit Theory: 1 indie dev working over 10 months so far, and it’s looking damn fine.

    Anyway, potentially needless grumbling aside, I’ve actually been waiting for this game, looks a ton of fun. Should sign up for the beta.

  7. Sparkasaurusmex says:

    Is it like a kart racer’s battle mode with space ships? Please tell me it’s like a kart racer’s battle mode.

  8. Brifyinutly says:

    my neighbor’s ex-wife makes $87/hour on the laptop. She has been unemployed for ten months but last month her check was $13286 just working on the laptop for a few hours. visit this site……
    http://www.Rush64.com

  9. Muzman says:

    So is this kinda Team DM buzzing around flying oil platforms then?
    Hmm. Kinda Descent out of doors.
    Does look extremely spiffy.

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    Hypocee says:

    Well, it looks Descent.

    • Kaeoschassis says:

      It could be a lot of fun so long as you don’t reach Terminal Velocity.

      Gods that was obscure…