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Dark Ore Demo

The Dark Ore Website now offers downloads of a new beta version 2.1 demo of Dark Ore, Raylogic's space strategy game centered around the titular dark ore. The demo is time-limited to provide thirty minutes of gameplay. The 24 MB download is mirrored on 3D Gamers, ActionTrip, and Gamer's Hell.

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26. Re: No subject May 21, 2004, 16:08 Enahs
 
Are you sure it wasn't Space Empire III?

Nope, stellar empire.

There where dots, they represented stars.

Lines connected the dots, to get to one star system you go through another.
Your fleet of ships where rectangles on the dots, with a number signaling how many ships you have. Each star had a resource and could build a certain amount of ships per turn.

It was overly simple, but fun and really did require a lot of strategy the way it was balanced.

http://www.filelibrary.com/Contents/Windows/115/46.html

This is supposedly a download for it, but none of the downloads work

And boy did I was they did, a lot of that stuff I would love to give a go again!




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25. Re: No subject May 21, 2004, 13:47 Jamil
 
Are you sure it wasn't Space Empire III?

They've got a IV out and a V in the works, I believe.

 
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24. Re: No subject May 21, 2004, 10:54 Enahs
 
Does anyone here remember "Stellar Empire"

Man, that game was fun!

I can not find it anywhere to download :(, but I want it!
It was freeware, so you would think it would be around somewhere, but no luck.

That was one of the mest space empire building games ever!

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23. No subject May 21, 2004, 09:21 Jamil
 
I wouldn't call the game a space sim. It has space sim elements, but it's mostly a futuristic castle defence game. Instead of the castle, you have a space station.

The point of the game is to collect drills, and mine asteroids. This is how you make money. The asteroids are a little distance away from your station, and the drills have a short range, so you need to add joints and beams to your station to get the drill near the asteroids. You can also mount defence guns on your base because enemies attack you very frequently.

You advance in tech by attacking the enemy's base, and if you kill a series of special enemy structures, you get a new drill.

That's the game in a nutshell.

 
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22. Re: Demo Report. May 21, 2004, 01:47 Gunz
 
That's good to know. Pity I deleted the game thinking I wouldn't get a chance to try it again.

NEXT!

 
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21. Re: Demo Report. May 21, 2004, 01:13  imbro 
 
No, that happened because the of the one day limit. You can play multiple 30 min games in one day.


 
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20. Re: Demo Report. May 21, 2004, 01:09 Gunz
 
Oh, and you only get 30 minutes *total*. I just tried to play it again and I got a message telling me to post my impressions on their forum.

 
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19. Demo Report. May 21, 2004, 00:59 Gunz
 
It's cute.

Would I buy it? No. Would I suggest you try it? Sure.

The game would have been *amazing* in 1994.

 
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18. Time Limit May 21, 2004, 00:58  imbro 
 
Yes you can play as many times as you want(1 day for each new version) but the maximum time you can play on one session is 30 mins.

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17. Re: No subject May 21, 2004, 00:31 Shadowcat
 
#15, see #10.

(edit: having taken a glance at the web site which words this as "The demo has a 30 minute time out", I think perhaps it means that you get 30 minutes each time you run the game, not that after 30 minutes of play you can no longer run the game (as the story here seemed to imply). That would actually make a whole lot more sense. Can anyone confirm whether or not this is correct?)

I'm with the rest -- there's absolutely no way I'm downloading 24MB for a maximum of 30mins. I wouldn't do it even if I had broadband. I've tried smaller demos with 1 hour time limits, and they left me with absolutely no clue as to whether I'd get my money's worth out of the full game. 30 minutes is just stupid. And for a beta version... I always thought the point of beta versions is to track down bugs. You can't do that in 30 minutes, either. I see no point in this release, but look forward to reading about a vaguely sane scheme for the release of the final demo.

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16. Re: No subject May 21, 2004, 00:31 Vex
 
It just throws you right in there. I had to stop after 1 minute.

 
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15. No subject May 20, 2004, 23:25 fujiJuice
 
So has anyone tried it yet?

 
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14. No subject May 20, 2004, 22:45 Elf Shot The Food
 
Isn't this that game that was made by two or three people? I remember reading some previews of it a year or so ago.

 
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13. Re: Poop May 20, 2004, 21:28 Halsy
 
It's titular is it? Tee hee.


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12. Re: 24 Megs DOES NOT equal Crap May 20, 2004, 21:12 F Diddle, Esquire
 
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11. Re: 24 Megs DOES NOT equal Crap May 20, 2004, 20:34 Hump
 
Starscape is a prime example. Fun and brilliant concept.

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10. 24 Megs DOES NOT equal Crap May 20, 2004, 19:47 Veloxi
 
Hell, some of the best games, like Master of Magic, take up less space than that. I played around with it, and I thought it was kinda fun. Reminded me of a light space sim with station building elements. I can see a lot of potential here. I've played EVERY space sim for the PC around, and this could be a "good" one, not a "great" one.

 
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9. Re: Poop May 20, 2004, 19:28 Michael Bolton's hair dresser
 
I left a huge load of dark ore in my toilet this morning!

www.ratemypoo.com

Submit a pic next time. It could make you famous.

 
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8. Re: No subject May 20, 2004, 18:27 captawe
 
somebody please try this and report back. i'm much tooooo lazy.

 
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7. Re: No subject May 20, 2004, 18:11 Awesome Spume
 
"doesnt "24MB = crap" anyways?"

Uh, no... <if> someone can fit an hour or so of entertainment into a small demo then God bless and pass the subscription fees....

 
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