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Sword of the Stars devs Kerberos branch out to tabletops

Kerberos Productions - creators of the Sword of the Stars 4X strategy series - may have a slightly patchy track record, but they're a studio that's never short on heart. This month, they've been Kickstarting funds to start a board games division, adapting their universes into dice-and-cardboard form. Possibly hedging their bets, they also released a prototype of their upcoming Sword of The Stars: The Pit…

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Mechagodzilla ‘Em Up: Kerberos Crowdfunding Kaiju-a-Gogo

As someone involved a bit with playful live events, my dream project is a Godzilla-esque model city installation. I want to fill a room with city for people to interact with as they see fit, wandering through its streets, admiring the handicraft, sitting down and chillaxing in the park, or perhaps stomping it down to the ground while roaring. Kaiju-a-Gogo is more focused on that…

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Way Down In The Hole: Sword Of The Stars – The Pit

Roguelikes! Everybody worth their salt is making a roguelike this week but the cheeky chaps at Kerberos jumped the gun somewhat and started work on their Sword of the Stars spin-off ages ago. The Pit is out now and can be purchased from GamersGate for £7.99 or through Steam for £6.29. There is also a demo, which I've dabbled with. It's from the Dredmor School…

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Spin-Off Of The Stars: Kerberos And The Pit

Kerberos haven't been spending all their time licking the wounds gained from Sword of the Stars II's messy release - they've also been developing a spin-off roguelike set in the same science-fictional universe. Sword of the Stars: The Pit might be set aboard some manner of space station, but features permadeath, door-hacking, rat-stabbing, starvation-avoiding and all that good masochistic dungeon-crawler stuff. There's a demo out…

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SOTS 2 A “Turnip” Admits Dev, Vows To Fix

It's hard to find the right word to describe the launch of Sword of the Stars 2. Troubled? Early? Turnippy? Kerberos CEO Martin Cirulis says the game will advance from "a turnip to a jewel", which does unfortunately involve calling it a "turnip" in its current state. Both Kerberos and Paradox have released statements apologising for the state of the game, with the developers going…

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Sword Of The Stars II Closed Beta Imminent

Quickly! Kerberos' gargantually betitled 4X sci-fi strategy sequel, Sword of the Stars II: The Lords of Winter, is due out at the end of this very month and Paradox are now accepting applicants for the closed beta. You'll need to go here to register your interest, providing intimate details of your life, such as how many hours a day you can spend directing squadrons of…

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Sword of the Stars II Cinematic Amuses Me

You know how I feel about ludicrously overwrought voiceovers, and the Sword of the Stars II opening cinematic, which you can see below, this year's winner in that regard. It shows "the Lords of Winter themselves in action – the ancient Suul'ka have returned to their lost empire and are seeking to regain the power they once had". Grumpy space tentacle beasts are melodramatic! Who…

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Ships Of The Rainbow: Sword Of The Stars II

A few weeks ago I ate a genuinely delicious sandwich - it was amazing - and soon after I took a look at Sword Of The Stars II, and that game looks in fine 4X fettle. It and that sandwich will forever be intertwined in my mind. Sword Of The Stars II is the most delicious 4X game I have ever pre-eaten. It also has…

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A Sword of the Stars II Video For You

No, really, it's for you, Steve. The rest you guys can watch it to, I suppose. In it developers Kerberos talk a bit about what they're up to with Sword of the Stars II: a dark force returning to the universe, giant spacecraft raking each other with giant beam-weapons, a complex and story-driven 4X game, an empire-driven hierarchies and organisation, complex diplomacy, and so on.…

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Starry Ayes: Sword Of The Stars 2

It's a way off yet, being set for Q2 2011, but the 4X space sequel from Kerberos has popped out a scene-setting cinematic trailer with some rather colourful galaxy-straddling battleships, and you can check that out below. The feature lists and stuff over on the Paradox page (they're publishing this one) are heavy on the spaceship porn: "Leviathan class of giant ships, new Battlerider-class ships…

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Fort Zombie Shambles Toward Halloween

Some rather juddery in-game footage from Fort Zombie has been released by publishers Paradox Interactive, and you can check it out below. We talked to Kerberos, the creators of the forthcoming zombie action-RPG (and 4X classive Sword Of The Stars before that), about their plans in this brains-filled interview. The game will apparently be available on digital distribution portals on October 30th, for just $10.…

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The Dead Talk: Fort Zombie Interview

When we heard news that Sword of the Stars' maker Kerberos were, as part of the route to sci-fi RPG Northstar, making a town-based zombie-defence game by the name of Fort Zombie, our response was immediate. To do lots of stuff. And part of that stuff was dropping them a mail, and asking if they were up for a chat about their imminent undead-escapades. And…

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A Starborn Thing: Fort Zombie

This was announced of PAX. Keberos, the makers of Sword of the Stars, are apparently working on an action-rpg game for Paradox which will be out in autumn. In other words, pretty damn imminently. The aim of the game is to defend your selected fort - a police-station, prison or hospital, with different advantages - by running around the town, twatting zombies and searching for…

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Space Aces: Kerberos On Sword Of The Stars

To those in the know, Sword of the Stars was expertly and epically doing the space 4x thing long before Sins of a Solar Empire sauntered onto the scene last year. The first opus from Kerberos Productions, risen out of the ashes of Barking Dog - responsible for Homeworld: Cataclysm and eventually folded into Rockstar Vancouuver - it's picked up the sort of deeply passionate…

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