I spent endless hours playing Master of Orion 1 in the 90s (which was of course what got me into GalCiv) so this sounds good! Free early release you can play right now.. love letter to MOO1.. infinite techs.. dynamic AI.. wormhole/starlane game or not.. super customizable UI & gameplay. Good stuff!
Sadly it looks like it probably won't get funding in time.. got pretty close too.
It did and is off to the races.
Yeah it got funded in the end so I was glad to be wrong lol!
Speaking of which I've found yet another love letter to Master of Orion except this one is more MOO2 like! Has anyone here tried Interstellar Space Genesis? If so was it good? Was it stable? Apparently the indie team behind it consists of only 2 people haha! It looks pretty awesome so am thinking about trying it out now that it's finally on sale (it's normally pretty pricey lol).
Thanks for pointing out that IS:G is on sale. Purchased and downloading now.
Yeah time was running out on the steam sale and the general response I was getting in most places I asked was either silence or 'never heard of it so I don't know if it's good' haha.. However I watched this dudes let's play series below and that sold it for me.. so I hit the button too lol!
As expected it’s graphics aren’t exactly revolutionary lol but damn is it addictive and fun to play. Last few days I've barely eaten, slept, worked.. it’s all gone to hell haha!! There's room for improvement though so I've been posting lots of feedback on the steam forum as the devs actually read your comments and respond which is a rarity these days haha!
Agreed. Reminds me of MoO2 more than any other game I've played. I kinda like the retro-graphics, and it definitely has the "just one more turn" quality. I'm 140+ turns into my first game without much clue as to what I'm doing, but I think I'm doing ok. Still have to explore combat, though. There's a crystal entity guarding a nice planet not far away ...
Yeah I played it for a few days and really enjoyed it. Didn't end up finishing my game though as I decided to wait for more patches and their planned DLC to make it an even better experience as it still felt a little rough around the edges in a few places. Heaps of potential though.
If people are interested in more info I've finally just written a belated steam review with a big list of the game's pros and cons (IMO).
Also just released some videos covering my thoughts too:
Is there a Linux version of these games. They need a Linux version.
No idea.. probably not though haha!
Ooooh just heard about another MOO like project called Alliance of the Sacred Suns (that seems to have been doing public betas for years under the name Imperia5x) when I saw it's kickstarter campaign. Looks like an interesting attempt at being different from regular Master of Orion like 4x space strategy games by focusing more on you the emperor.. feels kinda of like a 'Dune - Padishah Emperor simulator' managing those pesky greedy disobedient houses haha! Planetary management looks interesting, those separated regional environments and developments remind me of MOO3. A simple thing but I also love how the planets moons just swing past the camera while you're managing the world. Haven't seen any space battle footage so I dunno how that's managed. It's kickstarter period is over half way through but it's not even at half funded which is a bit worrying. It's been worked on for many years and seems so far along so hopefully the project would survive a KS failure.
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