Posts Tagged ‘Everspace’

Wot I Think: Everspace

Sci-fi dogfighter Everspace [official site] has been stuck in the early access nebula since September last year. But last month it turned up the warp crank and charged the star batteries to “quite full”. Zoom! It’s a roguelike that our Alec took a peep at once before. But it’s properly out now, so I’m going to tell you wot I think.

It’s an arcadey, gun-swapping dance of asteroids and explosions. I’d call all the boosting and lasering and missile-launching a “ballet” but that would imply some finesse on the part of the pilot, whereas I have none. Nevertheless, it’s a better-than-average dogfighting sim – uppercase “DOGFIGHTING”, lowercase “sim”.
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Podcast: The Electronic Wireless Show E3 Special

Oh my lord, somebody needs to defeat this notorious E3 war machine once and for all. The RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show, have gathered their forces to take on the monster. We’ll be tackling all the big news: Beyond Good and Evil 2, Wolfenstein 2, Sea of Thieves, Anthem, Life Is Strange: Before the Storm and lots more. We’ve so much news to talk about that we’ve recruited news editor Alice O’Connor to come help us. We’ve also sent Adam behind enemy lines to Los Angeles, but have only been able to recover a handful of his communiques.

This week’s special extra-long episode also features some chat about Alice’s murderous efficiency in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Pip’s floundering in Football Manager 2017 and my doomed piloting in Everspace. We also discuss the origin of the name “E3” and discover a patchwork quilt of possible etymologies. Read the rest of this entry »

Everspace warping out of early access in May

Roguelikelike space shooter Everspace [official site] will leave early access and properly launch on May 26th, developers Rockfish have announced. (You might now Rockfish from the Galaxy on Fire games on pocket telephones.) If you dug the sound of Everspace when Alec had a play last year and thought you might have a crack when it was done, make a note. Or if you’re already onboard, hey, the last big pre-launch update has arrived to add a mysterious alien race, full functional cockpit views for all ships, new upgrades, and other odds and ends. Read the rest of this entry »

Everspace: Death & Shopping Amongst The Stars

To some extent, “early access game” is increasingly a school of design as well as a state of development. Let’s play bingo:

Crafting
Looting
Permadeath
Free-roaming
Proc-gen
“story to be added later”

And there you’ve got yourself the recipe for a potential Steam hit, as Everspace [official site] has been.

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Action Space Shooter Everspace Still Looks Shiny

Remember when there were essentially zero space games? How times change. Everspace [official site] is attempting to carve out its space-niche in the increasingly crowded space-market by focusing on singleplayer, roguelike-style mechanics, “non-linear storytelling,” and space combat that intends to be more arcade and action-focused than strictly simulating physics. There’s a new trailer below showing some of the crowdfunded game’s recent development progress.

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Everspace: Galaxy On Fire Creators Tackle Space Porn

Our brothers in the land of mobile gaming might recognise the name Galaxy of Fire – it’s an old dog, at least in the context of iOS: A space-em-up dogfighting series from the mid-Noughts. Now some of GoF’s original creators are now back together, this time as a new little studio called Rockfish, and are expanding on the themes of their old series in a PC release called Everspace.

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