Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Space

‘First-person experience’ Adr1ft revealed in new trailer, screens

505 Games has released a new trailer and screenshots from One Zero’s Adr1ft. In the upcoming ‘first-person experience’ title, players awake to find themselves floating in space, surrounded by the debris of a space station. They must scavenge the wreckage to find parts to repair their damaged EVA as well as what’s left of the space station, and in the process, find out what caused the accident.

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GOG.com adds Tie Fighter, X-Wing, Monkey Island, and more

GOG (PC) LucasArts and Disney Deal Announcement - Screenshot 1 (Tie Fighter)

Several of us here have been waiting years for this news: GOG.com has added Star Wars: X-Wing Special Edition and Star Wars: Tie Fighter Special Edition to their library. Actually, the service added six games in total as part of a new deal with new license holders Disney Interactive, including Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Sam & Max Hit the Road, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. All are fantastic, but the two space-based combat flight sims in particular have been sorely missed. And this isn’t all. This batch represents only the first wave of a 20-plus-title deal.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut

(PlayStation 4 Review) Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut

“… a decent port of a solid space-based arcade-style sim, with plenty of dogfighting and missile-launching mech action. ”

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Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut out for Xbox, PC, tomorrow for PS4

Strike Suit Zero Directors Cut (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Strike Suit Zero makes its console debut today with the release of the Director’s Cut edition for Xbox One. PC gamers can also download the re-release, which has been home to the original version since early last year, while PS4 owners will be able to grab it tomorrow. The updated version sports new ship models, improved textures, a restructured campaign, two new suits, and the additional campaign that was added as part of the Heroes of the Fleet DLC pack.

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Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut in development for PS4, Xbox One

Strike Suit Zero Director's Cut (PS3, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Born Read Games’ stylish sci-fi- and mech-themed action title Strike Suit Zero is heading to next-gen consoles in the form of a new Director’s Cut edition. The PS4 and Xbox One versions will include all of the downloadable content currently available for the PC release as well as updated models, an improved graphics engine, and the always-nebulous “more.”

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Drox Operative: Invasion of the Ancients demo, full version launch

Drox Operative (Mac, PC) Invasion of the Ancients Preorder Announcement - Header

Drox Operative’s first expansion, Invasion of the Ancients, is now available for download, as its demo. The Ancients were the races that dominated the galaxy before the Drox rose to power, but who later fell to the Drox and their Operatives. Now that the Drox are no more, the Ancients have returned for revenge, and the remaining Operatives are their prime target. Their return brings with it 19 playable subraces, new quests, new components, military and production space stations, the new Scavenger race, and new Legion, Overlord, and Talon monsters.

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Update 1.029 launches for Drox Operative

Drox Operartive (PC) Update Announcement Oct - Screenshot 1

Work continues on Soldak’s excellent space-based action-RPG Drox Operative, and now players can download the latest update: patch 1.029. Recent updates have continued to refine the base system as well as add support for controllers, and the latest patch follows suit. Some of the tweaks include trap damage increased by 50%, new warnings for mandatory quests, and Trade Pacts visible when race icons are highlighted. The full list of changes is available below, and the patch can be downloaded here.

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Soldak launches update 1.024 for Drox Operative

Drox Operative (Mac, PC) Steam Greenlight Announcement - Screenshot 5

A new patch has gone live for Soldak’s action-RPG Drox Operative. As with previous updates, 1.024 adds a variety of tweaks, such as the Shadow’s spy trait now affecting espionage and sabotage, Drox Guild quests now rewarding more credits and XP, and ancient quests popping up more frequently. The full list of changes is available below, and the patch can be found here.

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Stardock acquires rights to Star Control, development to begin soon

Star Control (PC) Stardock Announcement - Header

Stardock has acquired the rights to the seminal action-strategy classic Star Control. The studio is planning on beginning development on a new version for PC this year, with the intention of rebooting the series. According to Stardock president and CEO Brad Wardell, the development team expects their iteration to be “similar to what Firaxis did with the XCOM series last year.” Wardell also stated that Star Control II is being looked at “as a major source of inspiration.”

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Drox Operative updated, controller support added and improved

Drox Operative (PC) Beta Patch 1.016 Announcement - Screenshot 1

Two new patches have gone live for space-based action-RPG Drox Operative. The latest official update, 1.015, adds controller support, while the newest beta patch, 1.016, includes a number of additional tweaks. Details for both 1.015 and 1.016 are available below. Some of the beta patch’s changes include the ability for planets to build and transfer ships to other planets, new ancient race dialog, and various fixes for icons and text. The new update also addresses some controller-related issues.

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