Time To Dive Into: Sea Of Stars

By Adam Smith on March 3rd, 2014 at 8:00 pm.

My excuse for not spotting the latest video of Infinite Space 3: Sea of Stars is a worthy one. I’ve been too busy playing Out There on my Android CleverPhone. Like the Infinite Space series, it’s a mysterious RPG that drops the player in space, surrounded by the unknown. You should try it and I shall try to find out if it’s still coming to PC, as was originally planned. Enough of that for now though because the new video for Sea Of Stars contains plenty of information to drool over, including diplomacy, alien life and homeworld shipyards. The beta release is planned for the end of March.

I’m still not convinced that I like the move to 3D but I’m also the person in the world who refused to see Gravity in an extra dimension and then complained that Sandra Bullock was a bit flat*.

*not true

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14 Comments »

  1. dE says:

    Playing Out There is the best of excuses. It’s a great game for little money and I’ve enjoyed every minute I’ve put into it. I really like how it’s all about the wonder of exploration, stumbling from weird place to even weirder places, finding alien lifeforms and piecing together their language, while dealing with artefacts you know nothing about.

    I recommend everyone with a tablet thingie to buy it. Now. If you have a soul or even an inkling of interest in Sci-Fi with mythical elements.

    • Premium User Badge Luringen says:

      Pre-ordered it, and have given it a couple of tries, but I’m pretty bad at it. Any tips beyond “get loads of fuel to not die, and loads of metal so you don’t die when getting fuel”?

      • dE says:

        I feel like getting loads of fuel and metal leads into a downwards spiral that’s hard to get out of. I found it much easier to only probe for fuel or mine for ore when I really absolutely have to. Not because I want to stock up. As a result I generally focus more on exploring many systems over many planets.
        So basically, only probe or mine if you really have to (I’d say below 40), however visit EVERY planet that has a breathable atmosphere, every relic, signal or other oddity you come across. I’ve at one point finished the game without having to mine once, simply because of the frequent Logfile Events and oddities left and right when you switch systems frequently.

        • Col Sanders says:

          Thanks result of your post I bought it…

          Can I just say it is AWESOME! It helps that I have no self control on things like this :p But seriously though thanks should make any periods of waiting I have that bit more interesting.

          • kev says:

            Well as a result of this article I picked up Out There and I’m loving it. First phone game I’ve gotten obsessed with in a while.

            Any good space explorer games for PC these days? Would love something in the mold of Star Control or Starflight.

  2. Gormongous says:

    My conquest is the sea of stars.

  3. sinister agent says:

    Wait, they’re on number three already? Didn’t the first one only come out about twenty minutes ago?

    • Pockets says:

      I’m probably missing a pun, but its over a decade old now. I feel old.

      • sinister agent says:

        I’ve just realised it’s “Endless Space” I was thinking of.

        DEVELOPERS: THIS IS WHY CALLING YOUR SPACE GAME “SPACE X” IS BAD. STOP IT.

        • Shadowcat says:

          You know, your initial comment actually made perfect sense in the context of the “first one” in the series — Strange Adventures in Infinite Space; a game in which you explore the galaxy “in 20 minutes or less”, and the just-one-more-game factor was so high that I could happily accept that someone started playing it when it came out 12 years ago, and had only just decided to call it quits for the night :)

  4. Premium User Badge Diziet Sma says:

    Oh, I’m guessing this is totally unrelated to the awesome (and only recently completed by me) DS game:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinite_Space

    • P7uen says:

      No one else has recently completed it?

      • onyhow says:

        I completed the game a long time ago, does that count?

        And yeah, Infinite Space is awesome, though…early 2nd act is just plain hell. Also, hiring some characters is just a pain (and you get no hints)

  5. Shadowcat says:

    I’m still a little unsure about the whole 3D aspect as well, but I have to admit those planets and stars do look pretty. I do think a beta by the end of the month sounds awfully ambitious (to me beta means “feature-complete”), but I’m more than willing to give the Eel the benefit of the doubt when it comes to this series — the first two games were simply superb.