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Vega Strike (OSS) Space Sim News
Posted by Whisper928 on 2014/3/11 12:49:11 (1625 reads)

Vega Strike is a first-person space trading and combat simulator, developed for Microsoft Windows,
POSIX Unix-like operating systems such as Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X systems.
Many of the core game mechanics of Vega Strike are indirectly inspired by Elite.
The successors to Elite, namely Wing Commander: Privateer, were particularly strong influences.
Released under the GNU General Public License, Vega Strike is free and open source software.
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Elite Dangerous - Alpha Phase started Space Sim News
Posted by w0dk4 on 2013/12/14 2:29:07 (2204 reads)

The first alpha phase for Elite Dangerous has started and it consists of a combat test!

Check out the video:

More info:

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X Rebirth Release Trailer Space Sim News
Posted by Timmy51m on 2013/11/14 23:00:00 (2038 reads)

X Rebirth is finally here, at least in Europe, few more days for America. Strangely though, I find myself waiting for some reviews before I decide on this one, it looks kinda weird graphically. Have they overdone it with all the lights, lightmaps and trails etc?

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Elite: Dangerous Capital Ship Battle Video Space Sim News
Posted by Timmy51m on 2013/9/19 15:27:44 (2501 reads)

Here is the capital ship battle video used as part of the composer selection process for Elite: Dangerous. The video contains the music created for the pitch by the winning composer Erasmus Talbot.

The video also helped us develop other aspects of the game such as ship materials, GUI layout and special effects. Look out for David Braben's next dev diary where he will talk about why we created this video. We'll also follow up with a detailed art making of video to highlight how the artists benefitted from putting this video together.

You can can follow the latest developments for Elite: Dangerous on our website: Read more

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Nexus 2 Funding Initiative Space Sim News
Posted by w0dk4 on 2011/9/14 19:42:35 (4767 reads)

Launched in 2004, Nexus: The Jupiter Incident was a landmark in space-based Real-Time Strategy games. Noted for its lavish visuals, and deep, tactically-focused gameplay, it is a cherished memory for all gamers who revel in the sight of mighty dreadnoughts and swarms of fighters clashing in huge fleet engagements.

Now, in 2011, the original development team is preparing to bring you the next episode in this galaxy-spanning epic. We invite you to join us on this momentous journey, as Marcus Cromwell once more takes the bridge to defend Earth from the onslaught of savage alien races, and decode the enigma of the mythical beings known only as the Creators.

To help Most Wanted Entertainment to fund and create Nexus 2, go here:

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Black Prophecy released for EU players, official North American beta starting Space Sim News
Posted by w0dk4 on 2011/3/21 20:01:46 (5801 reads)

As of today the Black Prophecy European live service has started. On two servers, European players are invited to begin their journey into Black Prophecy’s exciting universe.

Players who have already participated in the open beta phase will keep their existing accounts but have their characters and clans wiped. In appreciation for the past months of testing we have prepared a small surprise package with some premium items that players who have played since beginning of the open beta will find in their premium storages.

Visit the official website to register an account.

Download the client here!

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Black Prophecy Open Beta Space Sim News
 Posted by w0dk4 on 2011/3/3 13:12:59 (5395 reads)

Black Prophecy is now in open beta for european users!
Download the client here.

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Also, in their latest update(s), they changed the mouse cursor to more resemble Freelancer's intuitive control scheme:

- Steering and aiming has been revised. The control of the ship has been changed and should now be more intuitive
- The crosshair position is now free from the ship's direction, (...)

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Posted by crashbx on 2010/9/19 23:33:14 (6110 reads)


Miner Wars is a 6DOF underground and space shooter played in a fully destructible environment and is a combination of single player story game and MMO.

As a player, you operate an advanced mining ship in an open world asteroid belt area. You dig kilometers of tunnels, harvest the ore, travel the solar system (...)

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GamesCom 2010 Space Sim Trailers Space Sim News
Posted by w0dk4 on 2010/8/20 11:09:35 (5376 reads)

Here is a collection of space sim related gametrailers from the GamesCom 2010:

Black Prophecy:

Star Wars: The Old Republic - Space Combat Gameplay:

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Black Prophecy News Space Sim News
Posted by w0dk4 on 2010/5/20 0:40:00 (6857 reads)

If you havent heard already, Black Prophecy is very alive with it's closed beta already having started. The developer Reakktor Media has finally found a publisher in gamigo games and will release Black Prophecy as a Free-To-Play MMO game.

Latest trailer (really worth watching):

Visit for more info!

Here are the latest 3 new screenshots posted on

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