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Ships Ahoy - Space Colony HD

A new Space Colony HD Website is online, heralding the promised release of this updated version of Space Colony, Firefly's sci-fi strategy simulation. Here's the deal:

Space Colony HD has players construct military and civilian bases on different planets throughout the galaxy, defending it from hostile alien threats while also keeping their ragtag crew of colonists alive and content. Your colourful crew includes the amicable Venus Jones, Scandinavian biker Stig Svensson, cybernetics expert Mr. Zhang and even former chicken farmer Billy-Bob Perkins. Each character has a unique personality with specific skills and needs, as well as different interactions. While keeping the crew happy is important, players must also keep them alive, maintaining oxygen levels, work productivity and defending against hostile alien threats.

The game features a wealth of different structures, weapons, aliens and real-time strategy mechanics befitting of a base builder. Establishing mining operations, colonist facilities and perimeter defences is up to the player, as is deciding which planets to colonise. As a throwback to the Stronghold games, players can choose to take a “Military” or “Civilian” path through the game, battling indigenous life or building intergalactic golf courses instead.

Space Colony HD updates the original strategy sim with high definition graphics and a greater field of view, often allowing players to see attacks on their base and points of interest at a glance, without the need to scroll around the map. The game has been remastered to support resolutions up to 2560x1600, up from the previous cap of 1280x1024. A new trailer and HD screenshots can be found at www.spacecolonyhd.com.

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13. Re: Ships Ahoy - Space Colony HD Nov 9, 2012, 16:20 Optional Nickname!
 
Dev wrote on Nov 8, 2012, 17:27:
McSterls wrote on Nov 8, 2012, 15:02:
PHJF wrote on Nov 8, 2012, 11:21:
I don't put stock in any game featuring "HD" in the title. As if this were 2002.

I thought it was an iOS game with HD in there.
That may well be why they are doing that.
Modern ipads have higher resolution, and perhaps they want to port it to other platforms and cash in on apple stuff.

Optional Nickname! wrote on Nov 8, 2012, 16:00:
GOG +1 Sale.

If only Steam didn't start itself before every game, even in offline mode, I'd support it. Until then, GOG gets the loot.

N.B. No Steam employees, family members, or affiliates are allowed to reply to this message without disclosing their affiliation.
Incorrect. It doesn't have to before EVERY game. There are some steam games you can run directly from the install folder and the exe and they don't start steam or require it to be started.

They are few and far between, but it only takes 1 to disprove an "every" statement.

Please post those game names here, that require Steam to run, but run without Steam being active, offline or not. I'll check back to this thread. If it is a great number, just post the more popular ones.

I'm genuinely curious as to which games those are, as I've encountered or heard of, none!
 
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