Thursday, June 30, 2005

Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space Publisher Announced

Digital Eel has announced that their next game, Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space, will be published by Shrapnel Games. Here's a clip from their website:
Weird Worlds will be released by Shrapnel Games, makers of fine strategy games like Dominions II, Salvo!, Star Fury and the upcoming Land of Legend. Weird Worlds is slated for a September gold date with release to follow within a month. That means you can be thwarting evil Primordius and blasting pesky Deep Hunters to smithereens before you can say Zubenelgenubi!
Head over to the official Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space website for more information.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

ATFW Status Update

It seems as if I've been slacking off a great deal as of late, but it's my current goal to manage one day of updates per week. Between the job (which ends at the end of August), the obvious job search underway now, writing elsewhere, having some time for myself, and the indulgence of occasions of the social variety, I haven't had a lot of time for ATFW.

Having said that, "For the People, By the People" will continue its holding pattern while I'm in desperately-seeking-more-hours-in-the-day mode. Once the future job has been secured, and I've resettled, things should pick up again. In the meantime, I ask for your patience and understanding.

Flight Commander Patched

Eddie Benowitz has posted word that Flight Commander has been updated. Mostly geared towards the modding community, but it also adds a couple of multimedia features. Thanks CIC.

Gal Civ 2 Updates

Stardock announces that Paradox will be publishing Galactic Civilizations 2 in Europe. Paradox carries the full press release, which was created a couple of weeks ago.

The release of Beta 2 also saw the creation of a number of developer journal entries: CariElf discusses about efforts made on the new screens, mormegil shares eight screenshots from the second beta and also talks about UI design, BoogieBac offers a trio of concept art pieces and talks art, and Draginol reveals the release date (February 2006), gives an update on the game, where it stands, and how the beta will proceed, and also serves up four screenshots from the game.

X3 Screenshots

Egosoft have published a dozen screenshots in recent days that show off the X3.

Stargunner Freewared

Stargunner, a space/sci-fi shooter from then Apogee (now, 3D Realms), has been released as freeware. The 38.4 MB download includes 34 space-based and land-based levels (and one underwater level, to boot). Thanks Blue's.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Evochron v2.028

StarWraith 3D has updated their free-form space combat sim, Evochron, to v2.028. The latest patch can be applied via the game's installer or the full version can be grabbed from the gamesite.

MMPOG Round-Up shares a dev blog entry by kieron regarding a volunteer abuse in the ISD and the resolution of that issue.

A pair of missed Friday Features (Kkhowir Forest and Rryatt Trail) lurk at the official Star Wars Galaxies site.

Wizards of Technology airs a podcast (near the 30 minute mark) that includes a chat with Guild's John Bergman; apparent topics include Vendetta Online's future and an upcoming contest.

B5 Starfury Sim v1.2

The Babylon 5 Starfury Simulator has reached the v1.2 milestone. The latest and greatest adds mouse flight controls for the joystick-challenged, new graphical enhancements, and a number of new features (all listed near the bottom of the page).

Privateer Remake v1.1

Privateer Remake v1.1 has been launched in full versions (Windows, Mac OSX, Linux) and v1.0 to v1.1 patches (Windows and Linux). The full changelog (and there are a number of tweaks and enhancements) may be viewed in this thread at the Vega Strike Forums. Thanks PR team!

Star Trek Neutral Zone 2 Alpha 2.5

Thanks to Stuart and Justin for the news that Star Trek Neutral Zone 2 Alpha 2.5 has been released. The latest version adds 3D audio support. Undetermined future versions will include 3D models, screenshots of which can be seen here and there and that-a-way.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Gal Civ 2 Beta 2 Update

The Galactic Civilizations II site has been updated with news that the next beta version will include more features than planned but will be available later than expected (the second week of June).