46 Comments
Posted by defector

Looks cool.

Posted by lKennedyl

Yea, looks cool. I'll wait for the Bruce Lee DLC though.

Posted by blacklab

Spaaaaace!

Edited by Gunslinger0130

This looks really promising, also has one of the best 80's/90's sci-fi throw back posters ever:

Posted by magicwalnuts

Looks really cool, but I'm super skeptical about this one.

Posted by Bollard

I never played X-Wing or Tie Fighter so I guess I just don't have the nostalgia, but any game with space combat in it just feels awful to me. Why do I want to fly round and round in circles shooting at a dude for hours again?

Posted by Sin4profit

It does look cool but i wonder, at this point, if an X-Wing/ Tie Fighter spiritual successor is enough. I think they need to take those classics games and expand on them into the realm of where we wanted those games to go; planetary surface fighting, flying through a capital ship's interior.

With Elite: Dangerous, Star Citizen, No Man's Sky, and games like this coming out, i don't know if this will be able to keep up if there isn't a good deal of expansion to the games it tries to emulate.

Posted by uglykitten

I swear I've heard that music from another trailer of some kind...

Posted by PazDaemon

I swear I've heard that music from another trailer of some kind...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSwceekphqU

Posted by Hero_Swe

Goddamn this is like Homeworld and Freespace SCP had a baby and it was the reincarnation of an alien space god who wanted nothing more but to help the human race achieve it's full potential as a space faring asskicking race.

Posted by BonkyMoon

This looks like Homeworld with a first-person mode. That could be pretty awesome.

Posted by Rustafur

The combat and controls look tight. I wonder if it goes much deeper, past the first person combat element.

Edited by Sweep

Kinda reminds me of Flotilla.... especially the map views and cel shaded graphics.

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Posted by nexusz

Strike Suit Zero anyone?

Posted by kalmis

Sure, color me interested.

Edited by RAStemen

I'm liking the simple graphics, but the audio (not the music) is what is really appealing to me. Gotta love low-fi voice chatter.

Posted by MeatSim

@sweep: Yea I was thinking the same thing.

Edited by Hardtarget

@sweep: ya flotilla is great but I think this has a much more first person Homeworld vibe

Edited by Sweetz

Release date? Even a vague time-frame? Wait, not even on the website?

>:(

Posted by LucassoTheGreat

I dunno, looks kinda fun but why should I play this when I can just go play X-Wing and TIE Fighter?

Posted by Veektarius

To my mind, the spaceflight sim won't come back until we find a developer willing to make one unplayable on a gamepad.

Edited by Rattle618

Im not digging the look from that trailer very much, but I hope its cool!

Posted by BigD145

Hello Homeworld. Welcome back to three dimensions, four if we're thinking of space-time.

Posted by IcyEyes

@uglykitten: You probably have. I lot of people use stock music for these things. It's a neat trick. Just imagine this trailer with out it! However, the over use of music from Two Steps from Hell in movie and game trailers is getting kind of annoying.

Edited by Murdoc_

Ship designs and color stripes look like they are from Homeworld.

UI looks like it's from Flotilla

Music is some sort of remix of the dark knight.

I mean it's neat, but doesn't feel "new" to me because of those reasons and probably many more that I'm not recognizing right off the bat.

Edited by AssInAss

I need this on my wall...

Posted by Zurv

looks boring..

hey, when is the new homeworld game coming? :)

Posted by pancakehumper

Just so you guys are aware, this is made by one person.

Edited by ajroo

Tie fighter was one of the greatest games ever made. I cant believe it was never updated and rereleased. Imagine what they could do with that series now........I just cried and jizzed at the same time thinking about it.

Sorry....i just cant quit "Tie Fighter"....even if i cant play it.

Edited by pygmy7

@pancakehumper Yeh, I'm sure. Next thing you'll tell us is this was made by a Shacker?

Posted by pancakehumper

@pygmy7 said:

@pancakehumper Yeh, I'm sure. Next thing you'll tell us is this was made by a Shacker?

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. We cannot reveal too much.

Edited by fisk0

I'm liking what I've seen of this, I just wish they'd change the particles to match the rest of the visuals, maybe go with sprite based explosions, because these don't match the style of the other graphics at all. Since they're going for this kinda hard edges, flat shaded 90's polygon look, maybe they could take a hint from Digital Image Design's Inferno, David Braben's Frontier or for that matter, Quake II or SiN for polygon based explosions. Seems like something like that would fit much better.

Disclaimer: I'm generally not a fan of particle based explosions.

Posted by HerbieBug

Your name will be Hot Dog.

Posted by Subracore

There's a significant RTS component of the game that the trailer doesn't show if anyone is worried about a lack of depth. It's playable this weeked at PAX East in the indie Megabooth and they'll be showing Oculus Rift support as well. Also from everything the dev has shown and said on other forums this game looks super good!

Posted by thedapperswindler
@sweep said:

Kinda reminds me of Flotilla.... especially the map views and cel shaded graphics.

YES! I was thinking the same thing. I absolutely loved Flotilla.

Posted by Klyith
@sweep said:

Kinda reminds me of Flotilla.... especially the map views and cel shaded graphics.

Flotilla is one of the inspirations, there's a shout-out link to Blendo games on his page. But even moreso there's a huge Homeworld inspiration to both Flotilla and this one.

This is a game I'm super excited about, the guy making it has a good head on his shoulders and is pulling inspiration / mechanics from games as diverse as GTA and Eve, as crazy as that sounds.

Posted by James_Hayward

add Oculus to this and the intensity would be amazing...can you imagine how cool it would be?!

Posted by Sphinx

@veektarius: While Star Citizen and Elite: Dangerous will both be playable with a controller - they won't be ideal by any stretch. Simply moving your ship around won't be enough, you will want to have quick and easy access to adjusting power levels, weapon groupings, etc.

Posted by Veektarius

@sphinx: That's basically what I'm saying. The fun in a good starfighter is in the ability to fine tune your ship on the fly. The spinning in circles and shooting is a very basic mechanic and yet between that and switching weapons and missiles and afterburner and whatever confirm button you have for onscreen prompts, it's hard to fit that stuff on the pad.

Edited by Hazmatt

Hm, this actually looks super interesting.

Edited by Roxxy

Looks great, Definitely love the homeworld feel.

Posted by MonkeyKing1969

It looks great in my opinion, very stylized and cool. The nice things is we need more games about space combat, because we need different games to fill different roles. We need this game. We need Strike Suit Zero and HOMEWORLD: Shipbreakers. We need Elite: Dangerous and the next Mass Effect...and all the other games.

Right now I'm getting very interested in a game like Elite: Dangerous for sure. I have been waiting for a sandbox game set in space that wasn't an MMO or just a shooter in disguise for a long time. I actually hope Mass Effect gets a bit more sandboxy in the future.

Posted by Mr_Creeper

I don't know; really seems like something I'd have to demo first.