Posts Tagged ‘Dreadnought’

The Flare Path: Tidal Energy

When Penny, Flare Path’s globetrotting PBY pilot, spots an amateur coder quietly crafting a computer wargame or sim on some remote desert island, she always executes a few low passes in order to check out the project in question. When she spots an amateur coder quietly crafting three titles simultaneously she simply has to alight and talk to the industrious individual concerned.

In today’s column, Penny’s Q&A with Richard Taylor, a man whose trio of “hopelessly amateurish” (his words not mine) naval games teem with exciting ideas. Oh, and some half-formed thoughts on Gettysburg: The Tide Turns.

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Yager’s spaceship ’em up Dreadnought hits open beta

Honking great spaceships are now blasting each other in the newly-launched open beta of Dreadnought [official site]. Made by Spec Ops: The Line studio Yager, it’s a multiplayer class-based shooter were folks play as capital-class spaceships. You know, the big ones. After a year in closed beta testing, now it’s open to all who sign up over here with publishers Grey Box. Read the rest of this entry »

Giveaway: 5000 keys for the Dreadnought beta

There are plenty of games now about piloting zippy little space fighters, but still only one or two that offer you the chance to pilot hulking great capital ships. That’s what Dreadnought is offering: a team-based multiplayer game about gigantic spaceships firing lasers and missiles at one another across the deep space and the upper atmosphere of alien worlds. It’s due to launch into open beta in a couple weeks and we’ve got 5000 keys that will get you in right now.

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The PC games of 2017 mega-preview

As Old Father Time grabs his sickle and prepares to take ailing 2016 around the back of the barn for a big sleep, we’re looking to the future. The mewling pup that goes by the name 2017 will come into the world soon and we must prepare ourselves for its arrival. Here at RPS, our preparations come in the form of this enormous preview feature, which contains details on more than a hundred of the exciting games that are coming our way over the next twelve months. 2016 was a good one – in the world of games at least – but, ever the optimists, we’re hoping next year will be even better.

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Massive-o-Spaceship Game Dreadnought Gets A Beta

Two years, man and boy, I’ve been excited about Dreadnought [official site], the giant huge spaceship battle game from Spec Ops: The Line devs Yager. Haven’t heard much about it for around year though, and now that I look again there seem to be two other developers in the mix (with one Greybox now seeming to be frontman) and a torrent of mildly alarming in-game payment options. However, it is about to enter a closed beta, which you can pay to get into if you so wish, so soon we’ll finally know if that old dream of Megaships At War can really come true.

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Dreadnought By A Long Shot: 10 Minutes Of Big Ships

2015 is the year for multiplayer about slow moving hulks, if World of Warships and its flying, free-to-play, scifi equivalent Dreadnought [official site] are anything to go by. If you’re tired of single-person fighter ships with their nippy antics, and what you really want is to crawl through the air while peppering sustained laser and rocket fire, then come watch ten minutes of the developers playing the game below.

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Colossal Command: Dreadnought

Yager quietly took the reigns of the Dead Island series, debuting the trailer for number two earlier today (ignore Riptide), and they’ve also started to make some noise about the other game they’ve been working on since Spec Ops: The Line. Dreadnought is a game about bloody great battleships of the skies. As the freelance commander of an armada, you’ll be able to customise your fleet and take them into battle against other players. No word on what single player component (if any) there will be. The trailer below has ships of decent enough size…a bit disappointing though. And then it all makes sense.

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