Saturday, 22 October 2016

Pioneer 2016-10-22

Pioneer - a game of lonely space adventure - keeps it's monthly releases up. Every release has it's share of features, fixes and internal changes, and they certainly do stack up over time. Among things I see thruster upgrades, new ship textures, nav-buttons to mission screens, other GUI improvements and loads of other items. It's cool to see this keep growing - it certainly has a lot going for it!

Blazing lazers in Pioneer.

Roguebox Adventures 2.0

I mentioned roguelike-sandbox gam RogueBox Adventures a while ago, and since then much has happened. There is a new location, new dungeons and a few old locations have a new generating algorithm that will make them more natural. Monsters are smarter, decorative clothing has been added and the game is now playable on the rather cool open game console GCW Zero.

Exploring a dungeon in RogueBox Advantures.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

OpenRA 20161015

Fancy a game of Command & Conquer, Red Alert or Dune 2000? Now might be the time, since the OpenRA project just released 20161015. New in this version is a much more advanced Content Installer, that can now download more content automatically as well as fetch it from more types of media. There are several new campaign-missions implemented and players in multiplayer matches are now awarded a total score based on several variables, making other things than kills and deaths count. There are also lots of fixes, re-balancing and other minor features and visual additions. It's a big release for an already very stable and complete game.

OpenRA's new score-screen in action. It certainly makes multiplayer feel more exciting and dynamic.

Burning trees is a new visual effect in OpenRA.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Nikki and the Robots

Nikki and the Robots is a retro-classic 2D-platformer inspired by the greats of the genre from the 80:s and 90:s. Besides cute and nice graphics it has a unique and interesting gameplay element: various robots in the game can be taken control of through hacking, and can then be used to solve puzzles or in other ways help the protagonist advance thorugh the stages. The game is at 1.0, so it should be finished and fully playable.

Very nice looking pixels in Nikki and the Robots.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Nox Imperii

Nox Imperii is a space exploration game that seems to be built upon the great Naev-project. Nox Imperii has many new things though, like random systems and planets, a dynamic trade system, a crew system and the ability for missions and events to affect and change the universe. Sounds really cool to me! Nox Imperii also has lots of new art and development seems highly active. I'll be bookmarking this one!

Fighting barbarian ships in Nox Imperii.

Urban Terror 4.3.1

Somewhat realistic "hollywood tactical shooter" Urban Terror got a big update a few days ago: There is a new game type called "Gun Game", where each frag gives you a new weapon, and the first person to use a knife (the last weapon you receive after all others) to defeat another player wins the game. Quite a unique and intersting setup! There is also a new instagib (one hit, one kill) mode, lots of adjustments to weapons and hit zones, two new maps, improvements to old maps, improvements to HUD and user interface and many other tweaks and fixes. A huge update to this already highly polished game!

A collage of the new maps in Urban Terror.

Monday, 3 October 2016

The Ur-Quan Masters

The Ur-Quan Masters is a Free version of the classic sci-fi game Star Control 2. This open-ended game has story-driven space exploration and a whole lot of content to discover. There are 25 different types of aliens to meet and interact with as well as loads of star-systems and planets to visit. Graphics are retro, but don't let that deter you if you fancy more modern stuff, this critically acclaimed game is very fun and well worth a try. The Ur-Quan Masters contains all data and features from the original, so it's just to download and play.

Earth as seen in The Ur-Quan Masters; not quite the color I remember...

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. :)