Evochron Renegades Website
announces the release of this "Freeform Space
Combat - Trader and Mercenary Simulator," StarWraith 3D Games' follow-up to
are online and
a playable demo
(direct link), the demo is mirrored on
, and Gamer's
. Here's a bit from the announcement:
Evochron Renegades features
true freeform gameplay, letting you play the game the way you want to and
defining your role in the game's universe through your actions and decisions.
With gameplay options far beyond the genre's typical trading and combat,
Evochron Renegades lets you perform a variety of activities including racing,
spying, exploring, equipment cleaning, clearing shipping paths of asteroids,
bribing, hiring crew members, transporting, recovering lost items, fuel
harvesting, ship designing, and much more. The game also rewards players who
'think outside the box' by coming up with new ways to advance and survive using
the available trade, combat, and exploration options.
Evochron Renegades features a vast seamless universe that lets you fly anywhere
without loading screens or choppy environment flipping. Fly from planet to
planet, star to star, solar system to solar system seamlessly. You're free to
fly where you want, when you want with open space navigation and onboard jump
drives. There are no required warp gates or trade lanes to hold you back and
restrict your travel. Optional gates are available to simply provide shortcuts
for long distance travel.
The game's environment interaction also goes far beyond the genre's typical
'background wallpaper'. Nebula clouds, asteroid fields, atmospheres, stars,
moons, caves, and planet rings all provide unique options for shelter and
strategy. Such environment effects include changes in gravity, fuel consumption,
physics, sensor range, and visibility.
You are in the action with a first person viewpoint, directly controlling your
ship, including its weapons and equipment. Instead of only letting you click the
mouse a few times just to have the game play itself, Evochron Renegades lets you
make all gameplay decisions directly from the cockpit with complete control over
where you go, how you fight, and what you do in the game.
For the first time in the series, you can join with other players in cooperative
contracts and share the rewards. Players can now join forces to take on far more
difficult objectives, including destroying massive capital ships armed with beam
weapons, missiles, and particle cannons.