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Old October 22 2012, 04:40 PM   #28
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Re: Star Citizen - Chris Roberts' new game

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Space Combat is a dead genre and could use a boost.
You guys do know that Diaspora: Shattered Armistice, a Battlestar Galactica themed freeware standalone space combat game made with the so-called FreeSpace Open engine (significantly upgraded FreeSpace 2 engine) got released this September? Just saying, because you guys seem like you might enjoy it.
By the way, I wouldn't be quick to say the genre is "dead." It's just not as high-profile as it once was. Freespace 2 certainly killed the genre (for a while), but now it's back. You have the X series, which remains modestly popular. Looking through my Steam account, I've got these various and sundry space combat sims (in the Freespace/Wing Commander mold):

* DarkStar One (2006)
* SpaceForce: Rogue Universe (2007)
* Evochron Mercenary (2012)
* SOL: Exodus (2012)

Granted, there aren't that many of these, but what's available is pretty good.
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