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Neptune's Pride

2 months ago

Feature: Hit Parade

The 50 best strategy games on PC

An entirely objective ranking of the 50 best PC strategy games ever made, now freshened up to include our favourites from 2017 and 2018. From intricate, global-scale wargames to the tight thrills of guerrilla squads, the broad expanse of the genre contains something for everyone, and we've gathered the best of the best. The vast majority are available to buy digitally, a few are free…

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2 years ago

Blight of the Immortals Cleaned Up And Put On Steam

The slow hordes of fantasy zombies from Blight of the Immortals [official site] were first spotted back in 2010. “Hmm, there’s some undead from a browser-based strategy on the horizon” we thought. “Spawned by the folks who made Neptune’s Pride, looks like. But that’s fine, they are very far away.” Six years later and the zombies on our doorstep. And by “doorstep” I mean Steam.…

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3 years ago

Feature: It's like a PC game, at least.

Is A No-Betrayal Subterfuge Playthrough Possible?

Subterfuge [official site] isn't a PC game, but it looks like one, plays like one, and is heavily inspired by one. I've just finished my first game of it, and I think it's better than Neptune's Pride for a number of reasons. Not least of which is that it's an experience I had which ended up guilt-free.

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5 years ago

!: Neptune’s Pride II!

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…

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7 years ago

Feature: From The RPS Archives

Neptune’s Pride: The Complete Epic

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.…

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8 years ago

An Interview With Iron Helmet Games

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…

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Feature: Betrayal in space

The Complete Neptune’s Pride Diaries

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

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…

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Pride And Falls: Neptune’s Pride Diary Part 6

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 2

We've been playing the epic browser-based strategy Neptune's Pride, and marveling at its dark psychological potential. A mix of the galaxy's finest generals, hand-picked from the slightly awkward ranks of the RPS and PC Gamer (whose coverage is here), would decide the fate of our pocket universe. Read on for the second part of the battle, where there is no love to be made: only…

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9 years ago

Battle Klaxon: Neptune’s Pride Before A Fall

The RPS battle of Neptune's Pride treads steadily on. We're reaching that late-1917 in WW1 period of exhaustion, and we're still trying to work out how we're going to write it up. However, to get a taste for it, here's Quinns writing about it for Game Set Watch. He sums up the game so... Neptune's Pride is a game of two things: #1: Intergalactic War…

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Irrational Pride: Neptune’s Pride Beta

I haven't played this yet - though I've just signed up - but this beta interests me in a couple of ways. Firstly, it's by a new developer founded by ex-Irrationalite (i.e. Freedom Force, Swat, Bioshock, etc) Jay Kyburz with fellow Irrationalites. It seems I like writing "Irrationalites". Secondly, it may be the closest thing I've seen to what I wished for at the end…

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