Wednesday, January 18, 2006

New Space Game Found - Epoch Star

It isn't often that a space game flies under my radar, but somehow this one did. I was searching for images of Starflight on Google Images recently, and came across a game I'd never heard of called Epoch Star, which was released in the middle of 2005.

Apparently, Epoch Star is a space adventure game reminiscient of Starflight and Star Control II, and was created by Battleline Games. I played the game for an hour or so last night, and found it was very similar to those two games, but with its own tweaks like a WASD control scheme. I had a ton of fun with the game, so I'd suggest anyone who has even a passing interest in space adventures at least check it out, since it's a free download. I hope you enjoy it.

9 comments:

Rick Battagline said...

My name is Rick Battagline, and I'm the author of Epoch Star. I noticed your blog, and I appreciate your kind comments. I thought I'd take a moment to tell you a little about the project. It started out as my hobby project to learn to program games. Last summer my brother John joined the effort. At the moment I'm writing this from the Sundance film festival in Park City where the Slamdance Gurilla Game competition has nominated Epoch Star for an independant game development award. It is still in development and I hope to put a new version out on my web site soon.

I just wanted to thank you again for the mention, and ask anyone who is interested in providing feedback or bug information to please send an email to support@epochstar.com. I check it daily.

Thanks again,
Rick Battagline

Brian Rubin said...

It's my pleasure, man. Keep us posted on any new developments. Thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

Sure thing. I put a newer version out over the weekend. I still need to update my web site to reflect that.

Thanks,
Rick

Reza said...

Speaking of games like Starflight, does anyone know what happened to the independent Starflight 3 project? The website (www.starflight3.net) doesn't even seem to be online anymore. I'm wondering if the project was scrapped. It'll be a shame if it was.

Anonymous said...

Reza,

SF3 moved to http://www.starflightcentral.com/.

Cheers,
Buford

Anonymous said...

I stumbled across Epoch Star while looking for mods for EV:Nova back in 2006.

Great game--I just finished playing through it a second time (first as a Mercenary and now as a Bounty Hunter)

Anonymous said...

Hey.

I love Epoch Star, been playing it for the past few days now. But it seems to be really buggy on my computer. Is it just me or is it buggy for everyone? For example one of the beginning missions on Gaalite I believe when it gets attacked by the Legion, Mandralorians and some other guys (forgot who), I go to destroy what it tells me to, and when it goes to the mandralorians it crashes.

Some help would be great. Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

I think the game is incomplete. I've played through until you have to collect the special items like the sword of mandralor, then it crashes everty few seconds.

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