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  • #56982
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    Keymaster

    Found this 2d clone of Elite

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV9SRHSfHp4[/youtube]

    when you dock at the space station the game turns into a graphic adventure

    type of game where you can chat to the locals,look for jobs do some trading ect.Theres a few bad vids

    of it on youtube but the game looks lot better then the vid show.

    you can get the demo here

    http://www.birdinsky.com/Bird_in_Sky/returningsoon.html

    Unfortunately it looks like the devs have gone awol,so there might not be any full game?.




    A bunch of classics here on the cheap if you get them all in one bundle

    #63455
    AvatarAnonymous

    Looks interesting maybe someone can contact them and find more info on the progress.

    #63456
    AvatarAlehkhs
    Participant

    Doing my usual bi-monthly check of the homepage for development details, it would appear this game is now entirely free.

    I haven’t had a chance to play too much, but give it a shot and let’s discuss!

    3030 Deathwar – Now Free!

    #63457
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    Keymaster

    Thats very nice of them 😀 and it works on my notebook with its mighty atom processor.

    I will have to start paying it now.

    #63458
    AvatarAlehkhs
    Participant

    Well… I started out, and when I first checked the job market, there was a job offering for a delivery trip to a solar system across the game-map. Pay: 475,876 credits.

    Now, the ship I had at the moment was lacking a split-drive, meaning my speed was pretty slow. With this ship, I should only really be doing jobs within the starsystem I was in.

    However, this job seemed way too awesome in the money department for me to simply give it up, so I took the job, set my course (easy because it was on the same y-coordinate, so I only had to aim directly horizontal) and engaged my engines full.

    Around 8-9 hours later (in the real world. Days had gone by in the game), I arrived at my destination. I delivered the package, got my pay, and immediately upgraded to a (I assume) late-game ship.

    To many, this sort of ‘real-time’ flight, without the option of time-acceleration, might seem like a boring game. Even with a standard split-drive, the trip I made can take upwards of 10 minutes. However, I really enjoy this aspect of the game. It has always been something that I wanted in games like FE2 or FFE. I want to be able to set my destination, and go do something else while my ship flies to the waypoint. It’s probably too-much role-playing for most, but I enjoy the idea.

    One complaint I have though concerning this, is that there are virtually zero pirate encounters in-between system in 3030DW. I think it would be cool if pirate roamed the void, and my ship had a proximity alarm, so I could turn up my volume (also, the soundtrack to 3030DW is very nice), and if a pirate showed up I could jump in the pilot seat, fight, and then hopefully continue on my way.

    Anyone else have any thoughts on the game?

    #63459
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    Keymaster

    I’ve not anytime to play the game yet,hopefully I will get a few hours at the weekend.

    8 hours real time 😯 Not sure I want to spend hours flying to my destination,but it’s nice to have option of doing it.

    Maybe the pirates only attack if you have a valuable cargo of ship?.

    #63460
    AvatarAlehkhs
    Participant

    Ah, well, the 8 hours would be due to me not having a ‘split-drive.’

    With one of those, the trip is condensed to a matter of minutes at most, and that is with me not understanding that I should plot my courses around nebulae, as a split-drive cannot operate very far within a nebula’s magnetic field.

    #63461
    Avatarsgchr
    Participant

    A nice game. I specially enjoyed the soundtrack. Too bad was abandoned. 🙁

    #63462
    sscadminsscadmin
    Keymaster

    Have it loaded on my machine and with playing it briefly seems well done. I will play through it a lot more and post some screenshots when I can. Hope the author picks up on developing again. I tried to find an email address but was unsuccessful for contacting about Deathwar 3030.

    #63463
    AvatarLtBlack
    Participant

    ~S~

    Downloaded played for 2 hrs to get the beginners feel. ;] Was fun to learn the controls and had some great views of the country side hwehehehe Dark, you were right they could have had a winner for cell and small notepad machines.

    #63464
    sscadminsscadmin
    Keymaster

    With a little touch up Deathwar would be a perfect fit for iPhones and other mobile apps. And maybe even look into the PS3 Network and Xbox360 Live. I am trying to get a hold of the developer to see if I can host Deathwar3030 as a download just incase something happens to the download.

    #63465
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    Keymaster

    Got a reply from Matt the developer and he gave permission so I can host the files and even a patch for the 1.03 release to make it 1.04. Unfortunetly there is no plans for further work on Deathwar3030. But you never know…. I will make an official thread for the game once I have uploaded the files (probably tonight).

    #63466
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    Shame they decided to stop working on the game.did they give any reason for not continuing?.

    Did you ever upload the patch for the game.

    I can’t see it anywhere?.

    #63467
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    Keymaster

    Been playing this again really like the game it got great atmophere,never found that patch in the download section D1

    where did you hide it. ❓

    #63468
    sscadminsscadmin
    Keymaster

    The patch is inside the archive of the game in the download area.

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