Friday, 16 September 2016

FlightGear 2016.3.1

FlightGear 2016.3.1 is out! The changelog is still being updated, but there seems to be in-simulator GUI improvements, new scenery, a new Cessna 150 aircraft and probably many other things. A very impressive project, simulation fans should give this one a go!

The inside of the FlightGear Cessna 150. I find this extremely impressive - every little gauge and knob is modeled.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Red Eclipse 1.5.6

Red Eclipse received a smaller update today, bringing it to 1.5.6. There are mainly bug fixes, but also improvements to menus and user interface as well as an advanced tab with extra settings for the controls menu. Happy fragging!

Red Eclipse is not only fun and fast-paced but also very nice and shiny graphics-wise.

Terasology 1.2.1

Terasology 1.2.1, also known as Beta 4, was released a few days ago. As usual the changelog is long and hard to understand for us un-initiated. But I understand this game is doing some really cool and dynamic things to it's open world.

Another great Terasology-screenshot from the forum. I hope it's ok I use it. :)

Thursday, 8 September 2016

OpenDungeons 0.7.1 (Also, my 200th post!)

200 posts! I wouldn't have thought they were so many already. :)
For today, a huge new release of OpenDungeons is out! This is one I'm really fond of, so for this release I will be enjoying new creatures, new rooms, new maps, new graphics, new game options, voices and better minion behaviour - among other things. There is also an online-lobby which makes it easy to find online games and talk to other players. By now this game is truly polished and highly playable - a must if you find realtime strategy games at all interesting!

A nice, dark, damp dungeon in the making.
There are skill trees to play around with - need I say more? :)

Monday, 5 September 2016

OpenMW 0.40.0

The OpenMW project has reached another milestone in it's quest to implement the classic RPG Morrowind in a modern and Free game engine. It appears that the game is basically playable in this release and focus is now on polish, fixes and optimization rather than implementing features. Click here to have a look at the entire changelog as well as a few videos from the release.

A cosy tavern with a few visitors from OpenMW.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Stunt Rally 2.6

Stunt Rally 2.6 was actually released almost a year ago, but I missed it for this blog. This excellent and impressive rally racer got a lot of new stuff in this release: five new tracks, two new cars, pacenotes (signs showing which way to turn), some improved sound and graphic details and a whole lot of more subtle gameplay improvements. It's fun and polished, and if your computer can handle it this game looks amazing with all settings on max - the twisting tracks are very impressive to behold. There is also an editor for those who want to try crafting their own tracks. Well worth a try!

Landscapes in Stunt Rally are sometimes breathtaking.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Mars Simulation Project

Here's something cool I came across a while ago: the Mars Simulation Project. Not exactly a game, but at least game like, it let's you simulate a human settlement on mars complete with exploration, advanced base-building and social interaction, resources to manage, an economy system, etc, etc. It seems very advanced yet with an accessible UI and nice graphics. There are several scenarios to run and loads of little details to track and optimize. This should be fun!

Several base-modules and vehicles in Mars Simulation Project.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

The Pandoran War - 1.0

The Pandoran War has reached a major milestone: 1.0! That's right, the game is now feature-complete and contains 67 main missions spread out through a campaign, 8 training missions, 5 extra-missions and loads of challenges and throphies. There is certainly a lot of content here, and it's a highly polished and very fun game. Well worth a try!

Giant spaceships and lots of cannons and lasers in The Pandoran War.

Terasology - 1.2

Terasology is now on 1.2. This super-advanced block-building game with elements from Dungeon Keeper and Dwarf Fortress keeps stacking huge changelogs. There are rendering improvements, improvements to the user interface editor, better networking, a whole bunch of improvements to various game modules as well as a lot of other things probably best understood by the initiated. If you are looking for a new virtual world to spend time with, this might be it!

Terasology can look quite beautiful, as this screenshot proves.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Pixel Dungeon 1.9.1

If you are looking for a new roguelike to sink your teeth into, Pixel Dungeon might be the one you want. As the name implies it has some very fine pixel art and there are 4 character classes, 25 different monsters, 5 different bosses, several tilesets, 80+ types of weapons and a whole lot of other little features and details to like. While I personally feel many roguelikes are rather inaccessible and unpolished, the contrary is true of Pixel Dungeon. It's very easy to get into and feels very polished!

Pixel Dungeon also has an Android version, hence the rather unusual aspect ratio.