I saw this game/simulation thingy on Steam yesterday and thought it looked pretty nice.. is it worth getting?
Has anyone picked this up yet?
I got it and went through a complete game in about 2 hours. It's kind of neat I guess. There is certainly room for improvement though, possibly adding more missions or features would be a good start. The gravity can be kind of fickle at times too when you are trying to get things to orbit.
Really 2 hours? Whats a complete game though? The QL made it seem like it was maybe endless?
Nah, it's not endless. After you gain a certain amount of mass you become a black hole, at which point the lone thing you have to do is devour the entirety of the universe you're in, effectively creating a "Big Crunch"/"Big Bang" scenario.
Funny thing is, my first playthrough last night, I just wanted to see what the black hole was like, so I just pushed hard to get there, and I think I hit the "big crunch" in under 1/2 hour. I gotta play it again and try to build systems. I was having a bit of fun as a planet with a force that started kicking some ass once I got up around 100 kills. I tried a couple missions, and they seem pretty interesting. Enough to make this game worth playing at least a handful of times.
I think I saw some binary star systems when I was flying around. How do you accomplish that? It doesn't seem like you can attract other stars when you're a star, but maybe I just wasn't flying at them right. Or do you have to build up one of the planets in your orbit until it becomes a star?
As simple as this game is, I think I need to go look for a FAQ or strategy guide! :P
Played it some more just now, and managed to get a system with a large star, three mid-sized stars, and 10 planets, 6 of which had life. I just kept getting my planets to absorb more mass, and 3 of them turned into stars in quick succession. Then it seems that the smallest star in the group gets the mass added to it when you absorb a planet, so I just kept doing that for a while. Pretty neat floating around with a quad-star system...at least until you reach a certain threshold and black holes start showing up, and you promptly get sucked into one. :P
@Sir_Ragnarok: Yup, I got eaten by one in my quad-system configuration. At first, I was oddly getting pulled off course, and I started seeing other systems sweeping across my screen in arcs. One fatal change in direction later, wham! Straight into a black hole. I guess I was messing around too long, and a black hole spontaneously evolved or something.
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