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Posts tagged “3000AD”

Battlecruising: Universal Combat CE Is Free

We couldn't have a revival of ambitious and possibly-over-promising space sims without Derek Smart. Yes, yes, I'm sure you are enjoying Elite: Dangerous and your Star Citizen, but how many pages of documents did you have to read to make your ship go? Aren't they, y'know, for babies? How many keys on your keyboard aren't even used? To test whether you're a baby, Smart has…

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Smart Moves: Galactic Command Echo Squad SE

The last mention of Galactic Command on RPS was so long ago that I thought the special edition that appeared on Steam at the beginning of the week was a new game with a cumbersome name. Not so. It is, in fact, a remastered release of 3000AD's 2009 space combat sim and a demo is available for those seeking an alternative to Elite. Any mention…

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Feature: Get Smart

Smartie has the answers: Derek Smart on Line of Defense

Derek Smart is either famous or infamous, depending on who edited Wikipedia last. He's either been making games for twenty years or making the same game for twenty years, and he's either a maverick indie genius or mad fool, depending on who you ask. But he has never stopped making games. We caught up with him to talk about his new game, Line of Defense,…

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Line Of Defense “Nightbridge” Glimpsed

3000AD's upcoming MMOFPS Line Of Defense is big. The latest devblog reveals at that one of the base areas, Nightbridge, which is a base within a ruined city, is: "...nearly 2km x 3km massive." And the surrounding environment is even more serious: "The entire scene itself – like the other three – is about 64km x 64km. A lot of space to run around in…

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Derek Smart Talks Line Of Defense, Alganon

The man who made a career out of complex space-sims and controversy is moving on. Derek Smart is now president of Quest Online, and has been rebooting free-to-play MMO Alganon. He's also just announced an ambitious MMOFPS, Line Of Defense. We talked to him about both these things in the interview that follows...

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3000AD Announces “Line Of Defense”

3000AD have revealed their next game, an MMOFPS called Line Of Defense. Encompassing both space combat and war across planetary landscapes, Line Of Defense a twitch shooter in "a massive open persistent game world". It is apparently due for release later this year. There's an FAQ on the game here, but we've also got an interview with project bossman Derek Smart coming up later today,…

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The All Aspect War Demo: A Veritable Saga

Here's a tale to warm the cockles of your dark, bitter heart. Lest you've not been following the remarkable fallout to Jim's quickie post concerning the recent demo of Derek Smart's latest indie opus, its sprawling comments thread has become something of a biblical epic of hate, love, redemption and disagreements about where people's arms appear when they swim. Initially, the thread was as miserably…

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Doctoring The Tardis: All Aspect Warfare

I noticed 3000AD had released seventeen (count 'em!) minutes of footage from the flying section of their now-Beta forthcoming sci-fi multi-terrain elite-force-on-hostile-world-'em-up All Aspect Warfare electrovideogame. They've planning to release two more videos, one showing vehicular shenanigans and the other showing tactical fistifights. So well done them. I link to it, primarily as I'm aware that 3000AD are about as PC gaming as PC gaming…

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