Posts Tagged ‘Neptune’s Pride’

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

By Graham Smith on November 12th, 2013.

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.
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!: Neptune’s Pride II!

By Jim Rossignol on April 15th, 2013.


Few games have had quite as much emotional impact on the RPS (or indeed PC Gamer) team as the original Neptune’s Pride. You can read the complete, epic account of our intrigue and anguish in this real-time browser-based strategy here. It was so affecting that it took over our lives for several weeks. And now it is BACK. Neptune’s Pride II: Triton has quietly launched and I can hear the sound of inevitability ringing in my ears.

Tutorial overview video explains the new game, below.
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Neptune’s Pride: The Complete Epic

By Alec Meer on January 2nd, 2012.

In case you missed it first time around in March 2010, this epic space conflict AAR is about as required-reading as this site has to offer.

Neptune’s Pride is a slow-form multiplayer Strategy game. We got together with our friends from PC Gamer to play. Weeks of bloodthirst, treachery and violence on a galactic scale later, we stopped. Then took a few weeks to recover. And then we wrote about it. The results follow. They say more about the players than anyone would like to admit.
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An Interview With Iron Helmet Games

By Jim Rossignol on January 18th, 2011.


If one thing gets RPS’ collective heart racing, it’s slowform strategy games with inscrutable diplomatic dimensions. Well, John’s bit of the heart doesn’t race to that, but it’s cold and black, and makes this weird groaning noise… Anyway, one company which has been masterful in the production of these kinds of games is Australian outfit Iron Helmet, who have been responsible for first Neptune’s Pride and now Blight Of The Immortals, both browser-based multiplayer strategies of excellent repute. We spoke to their mastermind, Jay Kyburz, and asked him to explain his activities.
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The Long-form Emotion

By Phill Cameron on March 30th, 2010.

Man, it's perpetually hard to illustrate these two games.
Since November, I’ve been playing one of two games all day, every day.
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The Complete Pride And Falls

By RPS on March 18th, 2010.

Neptune’s Pride is a slow-form multiplayer Strategy game. We got together with our friends from PC Gamer to play. Weeks of bloodthirst, treachery and violence on a galactic scale later, we stopped. Then took a few weeks to recover. And then we wrote about it. The results follow. They say more about the players than anyone would like to admit.
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Pride and Falls: Neptune’s Pride Diary Part 7

By Kieron Gillen on March 16th, 2010.


It’s over! 17,000 words later and at last we have a victor for this, the most miserable and guilty of all AARs. Will the galaxy enter the rule of Kieron’s glittering red Empire? Or will it be empurpled by the all-powerful, all-duplicitious Graham? Or perhaps blue underdog Jimothy Rossignol will at last spring his winning gambit. Read the grim and salty conclusion to our game of Neptune’s Pride after the jump (or read it over at the PC Gamer blog here here).

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Pride And Falls: Neptune’s Pride Diary Part 6

By RPS on March 15th, 2010.


The battle for galactic domination has been reduced to just a handful of titanic empires. Victory, however, hangs in the balance. Will exhaustion finally exact its toll on the generals of this epic war? If you’re enjoying these reports then EXCITINGLY SLOW SPACE WAR AWAITS YOU in Neptune’s Pride. You can also read a version of this diary over on PC Gamer.
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Pride And Falls: Neptune’s Pride Diary Part 5

By RPS on March 14th, 2010.


Empires have risen, and now they are falling. The fifth part of our battle for Neptune’s Pride sees the final contenders struggling for ultimate victory in a long, drawn-out attrition that would tax their very souls… (PCG’s version of this diary is over here.)
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Pride And Falls: Neptune’s Pride Diary Part 4

By RPS on March 13th, 2010.


Who will rule space? No Sponge, that’s for sure. But who else might take the crown? Could it be Graham’s exploding Empire? Or Jim’s embattled corner of space? Or the vast Empire of Quinns? Place your bets for part four… And maybe go sign up to Neptune’s Pride yourself. (PCG are also running a version of this diary, over yonder.)
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Pride And Falls: Neptune’s Pride Diary Part 3

By RPS on March 12th, 2010.


The slow space war of Neptune’s Pride continues with one more player knocked from his seat in the heavens. Who will it be? And can the others agree on a permanent alliance to win the game? (PC Gamer are also running this diary over here.)
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