Welcome to SpaceSimCentral.com
It was a daring move to follow those weak comm signals out this far into space, but you lucked out. You have found SpaceSimCentral, a station that has been tucked away for some time at the edges of our galaxy where only the brave and adventurous travelers dare to go to seek fame and fortune. SpaceSimCentral is one of the last stops before you set off on new adventures in the vastness of deep space. We do get many travelers that tell great tales of merchandise and even things you can get for free if you know where to look. So, finish docking your ship and check-in your valuables and spend some time chatting with the locals on the station and maybe you will discover something you have been waiting a whole lifetime to find.
Enough of the intro, I'm DarkOne the Admin of SpaceSimCentral and we have been around a few years and are striving to become a great source of news, lore and a file repository for your favorite and upcoming space/scifi gaming titles. I have always tried very hard to make SSC a community where both developers and gamers can discuss what they want to see in games and developers can show off what they are working on and get honest feedback from gamers first hand. To all of the developers out there, SSC has always been very accommodating to developers in that we give them free forum space here on SSC to discuss their games with the public. There are quite a few projects going on here at SSC so you might as well join in on the fun as well.
So have fun exploring SSC, the site is going through some major changes and will probably continue to change for the coming months. But this is for the good and I look forward to peoples opinions on what they think and with any luck I can get some members to write up some articles and blogs about their favorite games so I don't have to do all the work. So checkout what SSC has to offer and do register and let us know of any new games or help us out with locating old mods/patches. Enjoy the community and see you in the forums.
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I'm really looking forward to 2014
No not the film a Kickstarter for a space sim in our own solar system http://www.kickstart...rucker?ref=live as usual more infor on Kickstater.
Bit of a whopper of a 300K target and only 31 days to get it
Space Trucker, an exciting new vision of humanity’s future in space from an award winning team of game development veterans.
The year is 2022, government spending on space is decreasing but commercial access to space is at an all-time high. A young billionaire sees the opportunity presented by this new environment and reaches out to fulfill a childhood dream. You are this entrepreneur, and your dream to become a space trucker is about to come true. After making deals to acquire surplus modules from the US, Russia, and other corporations you have completed construction of your modest orbital base. Now, at the beginning of our game, you must build your first space ‘truck’. Move supplies and materials from those who produce them to the places they are needed and turn a profit. As your potential customers grow so must your fleet and its capabilities. Don’t forget to research new technologies to keep yourself ahead of the curve, and your budget out of the red. Will you monopolize the market or be another failure along the unforgiving road to the new frontier?
Your corporate station is the hub of all activity. This is where you, as the CEO, orchestrate your company’s activities. Directing your ships around the solar system and buying and selling goods for a profit. It is also the home base of all your vessels, it is where they must return to repair or refit. As the game progresses you will be able to upgrade this station and add on the ability to research and manufacture new technologies on orbit: turning your once tiny outpost into a thriving city in the sky.
A core component of the Space Trucker gameplay is building your own space trucks. Each ship is made up of three types of modules, command, cargo and propulsion in varying configurations and numbers. A fourth module, the hull, is what everything else attaches to and determines the configuration of all other modules.
By choosing from a catalogue of hundreds of unique items you can create the exact ship to fit your mission plan. Build a fast cargo carrier moving perishable goods, a huge fuel tug making the long hauls to the furthest outposts, an opulent luxury liner ferrying tourists on space adventures, or a general all-in-one freighter for the budget conscious. Each module has its positives and negatives expressed by its stats. Those stats combine to create the custom ship. The game is to create a ship that does what you want, for the price you can afford, without too many drawbacks. As new technologies become available you can always return to change and upgrade your ship, for a price.
A good crew can make a fine ship great! Recruit and train your ship’s crew wisely and they will repay your efforts with faster travel times, better buy and sell prices, effective maintenance that lasts, or even saving the ship during a critical emergency.
A thriving space economy needs stuff, and you’re just the entrepreneur to get it what it needs. Buy fuel from the polar refinery on the moon and sell it at a premium to the Mars fuel depot. An array of stations, bases, colonies and outposts around the solar system produce stuff. The more stuff they have stockpiled the cheaper they’re willing to sell it for. Additionally those same places consume like there’s no tomorrow. The less they have of something they need the more they will pay to the person who can provide it.
This is the essence of the market economy you will find yourself a part of in Space Trucker. Tools are available to help you identify the most lucrative opportunities and capitalize on them. Using your fleet you will provide for the needs of an ever-expanding human presence in space.
Route Planning (Orbits)
Space is a dynamic place, every object is in constant motion, and getting from point A to point B is never as easy as aiming the bow at your target and firing up the engines. That’s where the route planner comes in. It helps you find the optimal path between were your ship is and where you’d like it to be. The route planner will help you make the right choices to send your ships on their way. As they travel to their destination you will also use this view to keep tabs on their progress.
The story of private companies and citizens conquering space is one that is playing out in front of us right now. In Space Trucker that story continues. A rich and exciting narrative has been crafted. From the opening cut scene introducing you to the game, to triggered events that actually expand and affect the world, the story is the continuous thread that ties everything you're doing together.
This story is not just window dressing. When you begin the game it is early in man’s expansion into space. Few stations and outposts are available, and most of them are close to home, and technologically you have few options available to you. Events in the storyline will open up new destinations for you to explore. The creation of a new asteroid mining base gives you a place to take all those tools and machine parts. It also provides the raw ore needed by the LEO manufacturing facility. Do you have the right kinds of ships available to take advantage of these new opportunities? If not, maybe it is time to add to your fleet.
As a space company it is up to you to advance the state of the art within your sphere of influence. It will be your job to research new materials and technologies to make your fleet faster, more efficient, and more capable. New hulls and modules will open up unexplored markets and better ships. After all, nothing drives technical advancement like increased profits! But be careful, R&D is expensive; strike a balance between making do with the old and living on the bleeding edge.
Space Trucker is going to give you the opportunity to experience our vision of mankind’s future as a multi-planet species. As a single player PC and Mac game it will be available on Steam and other digital distribution systems as well as our own website. This has been just a small selection of what will be available to you in Space Trucker. We’ll be revealing even more exciting features as the Kickstarter campaign progresses, so keep an eye on the updates!
I like Sean Bean, and I hope the Wachowskis brothers do a good job on this one.
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Kickstarter looking for 40K http://www.kickstart...-orbit?ref=live as usually lot more info on the Kickstater page go check it out.
You know this sounds a lot like an update of Space Rogue.
A space game with realistic gravitation, custom ship building and a fully voiced story.
Earth is gone.
Only some survived.
Everyone who could, fled the planet and settled in the asteroid belt.
Years passed, factions formed, WAR ensued over scarce resources and precious knowledge.
You are a young engineer of the Node Collective, lost deep inside enemy territory. Your mothership was on an important mission, but you weren't senior enough to know its goal and purpose. Now here you are - in a tiny, badly damaged shuttle - alone amidst the burning debris of your mothership, with nothing but the cold voice of your computer to keep you company.
10 Story-missions and a bonus playground introduce you to the world of NEW ORBIT and the story of Jonah Braun.
Now we are going to take it to the next level!
Episode 2 consists of 3 parts:
Story - The story will continue, it will be longer and even more intense! We’re working on haunting cutscenes, adventure sections that play out inside your shuttle cockpit and a finale like no other. Prepare for a downward spiral like you've never spiraled downwards before!
Challenges - Test your skills and earn rewards. Challenge yourself and challenge your friends! (The "Challenges" tier comes with an additional exclusive mission pack!)
Open Playground - Enter the zone as a Triterian outcast, work your way up, build a mean ship and rule the sector! (The more money we raise the bigger we can make the sector, the more freedom we can give you and the more good stuff we’ll be able to add!)
This time we’re aiming for the big screens too! This is still a perfect game for touchscreens, but now you'll get AAA-quality graphics and game controller support! - Let me tell you: the game plays great with an Xbox 360 controller on an HD TV!
All ships in the game are based on the same modular system - if you see it you can own it. Collect a wide variety of components and build the perfect ship for your play-style!
And some of the reward tiers come with exclusive components that you won't be able to get anywhere else. Ever.
Hello all, kudos to your great work! Is there a manual available, e.g. first steps and how to use the LDS-like drive (fast transit drives) in manual mode?
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The newest alpha release is now available for download on Windows, and the Linux version should follow, hopefully next week! There's too many improvements in this release to easily list, and most of them are thanks to the huge amount of work put in by Shadmar and our new programmer Salwan, and of course the Pioneer engine developers.
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Seems to causing a bit of a buzz on the net from the video that has been released it a FPS with seamless transitions between space and planets surface. Think Precursors and Frontier with every thing procedural generated from fish in the sea to solar systems.
No mention of it on their site yet http://www.hellogames.org/
Hugely ambitious just hope the have the resources to pull it off, no word on which platforms Just found the VGX interview http://metro.co.uk/2...of-vgx-4222222/ Only 4 of them doing it, sound like it might be single player as well.
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I do not know if a topic has been posted before about this game (none have been since june somewhere) so here goes.
I must say it's a very well-playable, enjoyable and polished game (sadly that's rare at release). But neg's are mostly that it lacks much of the SMAC atmosphere.
Anyone else managed to play this one?
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This isn't going to be easy... I'm trying to find a game just based on what I remember the box art and the fact that it was a space sim/space trading game. I know it's not much to go on, but what I can remember of the artwork is that it was mostly black and white and in a minamalist style. There was a ship on the box with maybe some Asian text (not too sure about the text). The background behind that was mostly plain white. I don't know the release date, but I saw this about 10 years ago.
I've looked online at many boxes in theis genre and have come up empty, so I'm thinking this could have been released on an obscure console, or it might be from Japan.
Is there a comprehensive database with all video games in this genre?
Thanks for any help.
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Google, Bing, MV2000, ThomasRe, Google Mobile, shadmar, sapog662, robn, Darkwolf