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Spaceships Ahoy - SOL: Exodus

Seamless Entertainment announces the release of SOL: Exodus, saying the space shooter is now available via Steam. Here's word on the game:

By the year 2500, Earth had become toxic and unsafe for human life. Pollution and overpopulation had ravaged the planet, forcing humanity to the stars. Colonies and settlements soon sprung up across the solar system, but man had not left its thirst for war behind. Then, they learned their sun was dying, and everything changed. Only when faced with threat greater than each other did the nations of man finally come together. The United Colonies of SOL (UCS) was born, its first and only mission: to locate a new home for mankind, safely beyond the doomed borders of our solar system.

Suit up and take on the role of the Lieutenant Commander, ace fighter pilot and 2nd in command of the UCS Atlas, as you search for a new home, battle a mysterious enemy, and rescue humanity from a fiery end.

Key features:

  • Experience an action space shooter like no other with Unreal™-powered visuals.
  • Eight epic missions take you across breathtaking landmarks of our solar system, including Pluto, Neptune, Triton, Uranus, Saturn, and Titan.
  • Utilize the advanced weaponry of your UCS HADES space fighter, including dual gatling guns, tracking missiles and MAG cannon.
  • Engage a variety of enemy fighters, bombers, drones and more as you protect civilian transports and defend installations from attack.
  • Take down massive capital ships by hacking into them and revealing their weak points or turning their weapons on one another.
  • Learn the origins of your shadowy foes as the plot unfolds through full voice-acted dialogue
  • Replay missions to earn higher ranks and perform heroic actions to earn upgrade points which can be used to improve your fighter.
  • Top your friends on Steam leaderboards and compare your medals with dozens of achievements to unlock!
  • Fully remappable controls support USB gamepads, joysticks, and mouse/keyboard control schemes.

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28. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - SOL: Exodus Jan 26, 2012, 17:18 Akuinnen
 
Fully remappable controls support USB gamepads, joysticks, and mouse/keyboard control schemes.

This is BS it doesn't work with most joysticks. On my X52 the throttle doesn't work and it constantly spins. Others report Thrustmaster sticks don't work. The dev claims this will be fixed in about a week.
 
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27. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - SOL: Exodus Jan 26, 2012, 12:49 Prez
 
Slashman wrote on Jan 26, 2012, 09:07:
Prez wrote on Jan 26, 2012, 08:19:
Even though I'd rather see a "serious" space sim, I am glad to see space shooters becoming more commonplace. That means we're that much closer to Freelancer 2.

No no no!

What we want is a Freespace 3, a Wing Commander something, and a new X-Wing Alliance game!

Hey if you're gonna dream, dream big! We'll take all of the mentioned titles, AND they'll be PC exclusives with proper joystick and keyboard support.
 
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26. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - SOL: Exodus Jan 26, 2012, 11:21 ViRGE
 
qsto wrote on Jan 26, 2012, 09:56:
Suppa7 wrote on Jan 26, 2012, 00:03:
The game is a senseless arcade shooter that gets boring quickly. If all you're looking for is mindless arcade action go ahead and pick it up but if you're looking for serious space shooter action that has weight and depth. Sadly the game is way too simplistic. The missions are pretty canned while the production values are alright, the game itself is monotonous and it lacks a geniune feel that you are in space combat.


Freespace 2 SCP is still where it's at, get a copy of FS2 @ gog.com, hit http://scp.indiegames.us/ and get all the updates you can get way more entertainment value then this mindless indie attempt at a space sim.

Freespace open trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhAR8rWPluQ
As aswesome as Freespace 2 is, it still belongs into the same simplistic arcade action category with this game, or X-Wing for that matter. All these games have the same toyish Star Wars flight model. Obviously mission parameters are much more complex in Freespace 2 and the battles far bigger, but it's still "aeroplane in space" nonetheless.

If you want realistic space combat with newtonian flight model, I suggest to check out I-War and IW2: Edge of Chaos. Of course Elite II belongs into this same category as well.
Well yeah, that's kind of the point. It's a dogfighting game, not a true simulator (even if the genre is called space sim). It would be like bitching about the fact that in Quake you can instantly heal yourself with a medkit - it's supposed to be inaccurate for the sake of gameplay.
 
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25. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - SOL: Exodus Jan 26, 2012, 10:27 Whiskers
 
Looks interesting. Kinda reminds me of Starlancer, which is my favorite space game.  
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24. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - SOL: Exodus Jan 26, 2012, 10:08 nin
 
Have you ever checked the wikipedia entry for that?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Rum



Can I upload this to the wiki page?


 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
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23. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - SOL: Exodus Jan 26, 2012, 09:59 eRe4s3r
 
Have you ever checked the wikipedia entry for that?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Rum
 
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22. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - SOL: Exodus Jan 26, 2012, 09:56 qsto
 
Suppa7 wrote on Jan 26, 2012, 00:03:
The game is a senseless arcade shooter that gets boring quickly. If all you're looking for is mindless arcade action go ahead and pick it up but if you're looking for serious space shooter action that has weight and depth. Sadly the game is way too simplistic. The missions are pretty canned while the production values are alright, the game itself is monotonous and it lacks a geniune feel that you are in space combat.


Freespace 2 SCP is still where it's at, get a copy of FS2 @ gog.com, hit http://scp.indiegames.us/ and get all the updates you can get way more entertainment value then this mindless indie attempt at a space sim.

Freespace open trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhAR8rWPluQ
As aswesome as Freespace 2 is, it still belongs into the same simplistic arcade action category with this game, or X-Wing for that matter. All these games have the same toyish Star Wars flight model. Obviously mission parameters are much more complex in Freespace 2 and the battles far bigger, but it's still "aeroplane in space" nonetheless.

If you want realistic space combat with newtonian flight model, I suggest to check out I-War and IW2: Edge of Chaos. Of course Elite II belongs into this same category as well.
 
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21. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - SOL: Exodus Jan 26, 2012, 09:50 nin
 

REDRUM!
REDRUM!
REDRUM!

 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
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20. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - SOL: Exodus Jan 26, 2012, 09:49 wtf_man
 
nin wrote on Jan 26, 2012, 09:29:
It's like the Anti-Derek Smart...

!tramS kereD

!tramS kereD

!tramS kereD

...uh-oh... now I'm possessed!
 
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19. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - SOL: Exodus Jan 26, 2012, 09:29 nin
 
For how awesome it is you'd never suspect it was developed by ONE GUY

It's like the Anti-Derek Smart...

 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
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18. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - SOL: Exodus Jan 26, 2012, 09:12 Mad Max RW
 
jimnms wrote on Jan 26, 2012, 06:32:
Wow, two new indie space sims this week. The trailer for this one didn't look as good as the one that came out a few days ago, Evochron Mercenary. Has anyone tried either or both? I downloaded the demo for Evochron Mercenary, but I haven't tried it yet.

I've been playing that one for a while and it's a totally different style game. Evochron is like a scaled up, harder Freelancer with less focus on story and more on simulation. It takes a while to master and you will get your ass kicked. For how awesome it is you'd never suspect it was developed by ONE GUY with more content on the way.
 
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17. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - SOL: Exodus Jan 26, 2012, 09:07 Slashman
 
Prez wrote on Jan 26, 2012, 08:19:
Even though I'd rather see a "serious" space sim, I am glad to see space shooters becoming more commonplace. That means we're that much closer to Freelancer 2.

No no no!

What we want is a Freespace 3, a Wing Commander something, and a new X-Wing Alliance game!
 
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16. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - SOL: Exodus Jan 26, 2012, 09:05 Burrito of Peace
 
Prez wrote on Jan 26, 2012, 08:19:
Even though I'd rather see a "serious" space sim, I am glad to see space shooters becoming more commonplace. That means we're that much closer to Freelancer 2.

We don't own space shooters but we have an understanding with those who do.
 
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15. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - SOL: Exodus Jan 26, 2012, 08:19 Prez
 
Even though I'd rather see a "serious" space sim, I am glad to see space shooters becoming more commonplace. That means we're that much closer to Freelancer 2.  
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14. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - SOL: Exodus Jan 26, 2012, 07:58 Pankin
 
Shit outta luck.  
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13. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - SOL: Exodus Jan 26, 2012, 07:17 JaguarUSF
 
I posted a gameplay video I made while playing it. I'm not quite as enamored as others are.  
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12. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - SOL: Exodus Jan 26, 2012, 06:32 jimnms
 
Wow, two new indie space sims this week. The trailer for this one didn't look as good as the one that came out a few days ago, Evochron Mercenary. Has anyone tried either or both? I downloaded the demo for Evochron Mercenary, but I haven't tried it yet.  
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11. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - SOL: Exodus Jan 26, 2012, 03:53 InBlack
 
Star Trek: Online, check it out. Granted its an MMO with standard MMO type missions but the space portions are rather fun and good.

Ground combat is a horrible mess and looks like ass.

So far Im playing it like a story single player at about a mission a day, so it doesnt feel like too much of a grind. It works since these story arc missions basically take about half an hour to 45 minutes to complete and usually give you a level up at completion.
 
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10. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - SOL: Exodus Jan 26, 2012, 03:50 ViRGE
 
It's a $10 indie game and it plays like one, but I'm enjoying it so far.  
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9. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - SOL: Exodus Jan 26, 2012, 01:29 Jerykk
 
It's too bad Naumachia is pretty much dead and Black Prophecy ended up being an MMO. They both had so much potential.  
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