Coming from Matrix Games soon..
What is it with 4X games at the moment - they seem to be coming out of the woodwork! Not that I'm complaining...Galciv 2 is one of my treasured gaming experiences!
This looks very interesting - particularly with such vast galaxies to explore and conquer! I wonder what their previous game, Smugglers IV - Doomsday, is like...
Hehe I have noticed that to because the 4x/rpg/strategy games in the link area is the biggest of them all. These videos are pretty good at showing some of the features.
God I hate when ppl removethe videos so we can't watch them 🙁
"Private Enterprise: the private citizens of your empire automatically take care of mundane tasks like mining resources, transporting cargo, migration between colonies, tourism and much more. This frees you from micro-management and instead allows you to focus on a macro-scale"
They seem to follow the high-level micromanagement model like MOO, Sins and SOTS. I didn't saw any screenshot of detailed colony building either. They do offer detailed ship design.
I'll have a closer look to see what this baby has to offer.
There is no official release date yet.
Fixed the vids 🙂 Strange they went down since they were the ones linked from their website?
Did an overview of Distant Worlds in my blog: http://www.spacesector.com/blog/2010/01 ... tegy-game/
They just posted the 4th vid to youtube, expansion.
I hope this game isnt like Smuggles IV. While Smugglers iv is good. It has a very short time limit, like its meant to be played fast and repeatedly for different results, not my type of game, and it got annoying real fast. If this game has no time limit, then it could make up for that and be a pretty good game from the looks of them screenshots.
Just to point out something 1. The developer behind Distant Worlds is CodeForce, http://codeforce.co.nz/
They have NOTHING to do with the developer of Smugglers 4, Niels Bauer Games, http://www.nielsbauergames.com/ .
The only thing the two titles have in common is that they both use MatrixGames as a publisher.
So once again, the developers of Distant Worlds are in no way connected to the devs of Smugglers 4.
End of story.
Also, I'm very excited for Distant Worlds, for example, new empires can ALWAYS form from old in the game, meaning a game can always be fresh and not become stale with massive empires(because smaller empires will form from them via rebellion, revolution etc.)
Distant Worlds released 😀 !! (25th March 2010)
Get details and information on how to buy from Matrix Games.
Yeah just saw this released, anyone play this yet can give any thoughts? It's a bit too in-depth for my taste. I just don't think I have the patience for a game of this scope right now.
I'm playing Distant Worlds since yesterday .. and yes it seems to be a very complex 4x game (much more than GalCiv2 and Armada 2526 or even SoaSE). In fact I didn't yet played the game, I started by reading the Galactopedia (similiar concept as the Civilization's civilopedia) and by doing the tutorials. I'm still learning how to play.
Oh boy, my review will probably take a bit longer than I thought 😀
Maybe we could get some SSC AAR's (After Action Reports) on here, they are on the Matrix Games forum and make interesting reading. It's one way to learn more about the vast 'living universe' that is Distant Worlds 😉
From what I can see DW has it all, a real time complex involved space sim with a vast universe to explore plus empire building, combat and more. Looks like it will take some time to take it all in and get to grips with the game! 😯
Started playing DW and really like the depth of this game.
You can automate just about anything or nothing at all depending on your play style.
It takes a while to get used to the way the game plays and the interface isn't really that intuitive, but with the amount of info and control you use it's worth having a go and sticking to it and you can get some great enjoyment out of it.
Traker is there a demo for Distant Worlds? I haven't been able to find one yet. With a game like this there should always been a small demo showing off the gameplay. I think that is what is holding DW back from doing well.
Havn't seen a demo for the game.
And as you say, that does make people wary to hand over the money for a game they canot roadtest.
Although the videos of the game give a general idea but this is nowhere as good as a play.
There has been a major update patch 126.96.36.199, a public beta for the game already. And this is after about 3 or 4 minor fixes already.
You gota love the developers for their commitment to fixing any problems that crop up, and in their next major patch they say they are going to open up the game to be more accessible to modding
I really like this game. It got the makings of a classic.
It seems interesting... Just getting the game now... From what it looks like in the videos it seems like Lost Empire :Immortals...
I still cannot believe that there is no demo for the game. Unless there is some great videos for a game that shows off everything a game offers I don't buy anything without a demo. I am pretty sure their sales would pickup with a release of a demo.
I do agreewith you Darkzone.
It is strange they are not bring out a demo, but all i can say it is a great Grand strategy 4X game with more focus on macro-managment rather than the fine detail of micro-managment which actually works in this game. But does take a little bit of getting used too, as this game can also take weeks if not months to play out.
Anyway they have bought out another Beta patch 188.8.131.52 today, so they are listening to the community and constantly improving the game which a think is great for the future of this possible classic in the making.
opps Darkone not Darkzone
I thought Id bite after seeing the videos and buy this game. Its only going to take half an hour for the digital download of nearly 600 megabytes. Very good download service I must say. Plus their online store has a very nice layout and is easy to use. Once Ive played about with it Ill add more.
Hows the game going Lexx ❓ .
DarkOne... I have been a space sim/strategy fanatic ever since StarFlight days. After seeing each of the
four instructional/example videos for DW on YouTube that Matrix games provided I was "almost" sold. But
like you, I was wary due to the lack of a demo. But "unfortunately" 😥 , after acquiring information
everywhere on the net about the game...I made a HUGE mistake in finding out that DW had a full blown,
total conversion Star Trek mod and other "accessory" ST mods for it. Being the "Trekkie" I am ,
after recovering from the shakes and chills of my discovery, I immediately grabbed my credit card and purchased
the game. As mentioned in a previous post, I'm still immersed in not only the vast learning stages and tutorial
of the game, but also anticipating the immense enjoyment ( and countless hours/days/weeks ) of running the
soon to be vast empire of the United Federation of Planets. Whew....sorry about the ranting! I got bored of
GalCiv2, and although i was about to go the way of Sins of a Solar Empire, I believe I have made an excellent
choice. I'll report back to you guys here in the Forum with some of my after action reports..... In the meantime,
I'm off to Starfleet Academy to learn how to kick Cardassian butt and drink Romulan Ale at the diplomacy table!
BTW DarkOne...... You are doing a FANTASTIC job here at SSC