Gold - Return to Infinite Space

"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." So about the only thing to do with something so huge is go back, as This Shrapnel Games Press Release announces the completion of development on Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space, Digital Eel's wacky space adventure sequel. Pre-orders are now being accepted at the Shrapnel Games Store. Here's a bit:
Weird Worlds: Return To Infinite Space is the staggeringly brilliant follow-up game to the original, epic coffee-break game of space exploration, Strange Adventures In Infinite Space. Designed for Windows, the sequel is everything you enjoyed about the first game, along with a whole parsec or two of new stuff guaranteed to make even a Vulcan get excited. We're talking gorgeous new graphics, amazing new encounters, even more challenging combat, and more secrets than the strange guy down the hall who always wears that stained raincoat...
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Weird Worlds:

I pre-ordered this some months ago, the moment I heard I was able to do so. Strange Adventures in Infinite Space was "staggeringly brilliant", and for a mere handful of dollars sucked away more hours of my life than most full-priced games. The new game looks gorgeous by comparison, and will offer more options, much more Stuff, and much Much more in terms of modding: SAIS was given some simple mod support post-release which produced some really nice efforts, but WW has had this in mind from day one. I can't wait.

Oh, and I didn't interpret the comments as bashing WW/SAIS for not being I-War or TIE Fighter... I just thought it was that a new space game of any kind made people nostalgic for those titles?


I-War 2:

I-War 2 is still an awesome game (and still incredibly beautiful, for that matter), and there's plenty of life left in her yet. Although it's just the first formal release with some known bugs, and is intended as a platform for future releases with bug-fixes and added features, you guys should definitely check out Epic Middle States. See the release announcement here:
http://www.ataricommunity.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=137


Procedurally-generated 'landable' planets:

...and a procedurally-generated universe in general. Billions of planets, literally.

Take a look at the development journals for "Infinity: The Quest for Earth". It's a long ways off, and it's going to be a MMO first and foremost, but the guy really seems to know what he's doing.

Experimental planet terrain has been a recent focus, and he's using pixel shaders to generate the terrain textures entirely from the video card!

http://fl-tw.com/InfinityForums/

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