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Freelancer Related Games & Large Mod Projects List
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Hey guys! First time poster, long time lurker.

I'm looking to engage the various Freelancer communities to help me build an ever improving list of Freelancer related games out there.

Long story short, in 2014 I created a Freelancer section on my oldschool retro website paying tribute to the original Freelancer games along with the great many successful & sadly unsuccessful Freelancer related fan projects out there to make sure that they are never forgotten and can inspire talented Freelancer fans to create new Freelancer projects in the future. For that list I collected pics, vids, demos, and information for as many of the projects as possible. I could use some help from the community with this list as I'm sure there's more I don't know about. This is my latest summary of the website list below.

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http://blakessanctum.x10.mx/Games/Freelancer/


(Note: Originally built in 2001 this website is still deliberately very late 90s early 2000s retro in design. So if you’re not nostalgic for old retro websites with music, animating gifs & left click browsing then you probably won’t like it)


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Freelancer related game projects list (Updated 01/01/2017) :
Large scale mod projects that expand the story
- Crossfire Mod - Huge MPlayer & SPlayer expansion to Freelancer
- Shadow of Fear Mod - Huge MPlayer & SPlayer expansion to Freelancer
- Discovery Mod - Huge MPlayer expansion to Freelancer
- Rebirth Mod - Huge MPlayer expansion to Freelancer
- Freelancer 2: Continuum - A standalone fan sequel being created by the Crossfire Team

Very Similar Games
- Star Citizen - Chris Roberts next big Freelancer style game
- Wing Commander Privateer Series - Chris Roberts original series that inspired Freelancer
- X Series - One of the greatest space combat & exploration series out there
- DarkStar One - Space shooter very similar to Freelancer
- Everspace - Very similar gameplay & graphics to Freelancer (made by Galaxy On Fire team)

Similar Games
- Eve Online - Massive online multiplayer space shooter similar to Freelancer
- Galaxy On Fire Series - Space shooter similar to Freelancer
- Rebel Galaxy - Space shooter similar to Freelancer
- Starpoint Gemini Series - Space shooter similar to Freelancer
- SpaceForce: Rogue Universe - Space shooter similar to Freelancer
- Zigfrak - Space shooter similar to Freelancer

Sort of Similar Games
- Elite Series - The original space combat & exploration series that inspired them all!
- Starflight Series - If Freelancer was a top down 2D game with planetary mining & more aliens then it would be Starflight! An awesome classic space exploration, combat & trading series.

If you know of a game series I've missed that's very similar to Freelancer, a fan game based on Freelancer, or a large scale mod project related to Freelancer please let me know!

Posted on: 7/21 10:58

Edited by Blake00 on 2017/8/4 6:11:35
Edited by Blake00 on 2017/8/18 8:42:23
Edited by Blake00 on 2017/8/18 8:43:05
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Re: Freelancer Related Games & Mod Projects List
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Two things.
1. Continuum is not really canceled. It got a reboot in 2016, a playable online demo was released back then and since that its a low priority community project (meaning that we work on it when we really dont have anything better to do). With other words not dead but also not pushing the development atm.
2. Can you please remove that Rebirth01.jpg because it shows content that originaly is from Crossfire. The Rebith mod team has a habit to "borrow" content from other mods without asking for permission.
Thanks in advance.

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Thanks Swat, didn't expect my stuff to get your attention! That's so awesome to hear that things have kicked off again with Continuum! Huge fan of the work! A year or 2 ago I saw some 'tense' forum discussions between you and the original Continuum guy and then the moddb page got deleted so I figured that was it! Does continuum have a new home I can check out & link to?

Btw in the next year or so I plan to have a full game of Crossfire and a full tribute page with pics and videos etc. Big fan of the work you guys have done. I have a 'Worlds of Freelancer Tour' video series on youtube that I'm looking forward to adding Crossfire worlds to.

Ah yes I saw your equally 'tense' discussions with the Rebirth guys on a youtube video of theirs a year or 2 ago over stolen content. I had hoped none of the 4 pics I've taken to promote them contained stolen Crossfire content but oh well, sorry about that. I'll rectify the issue ASAP!

Posted on: 7/22 9:11
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Everything FL related gets my attention
The stuff with Continuum back then was unfortunate. A pretty talented 3d modeler contacted me (I guess you have seen the rendered stuff) and asked me to help him to build a different kind of Freelancer (where everything is a bit different - like in an alternative timeline).
I came up with the idea to make this new project a sequel to Crossfire (since the ending of Crossfire 2.0 would have clearly allowed such an option) and the name Continuum was the perfect name I had in mind.


Unfortunatly after a few weeks of development a 3rd guy started to hijack the project including the moddb profile and most of my work.
I got everything back but decided to keep everything Continuum related deactivated while I was finishing my work on Crossfire in order to let the situation calm down.
Meanwhile there also isnt any bad blood anymore.

The moddb page still exists and when I think that the rebooted project is ready to be made public I will bring the old page back.
Until then there is still out forum where discussions and development is done.

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I've signed up (been meaning to sign up to your forums for years anyway), found the thread and tried your demo. Wow! Amazing! Thanks!

Posted on: 7/22 14:12
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