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.
Here’s some screenshots:
Any of my followers tried this new but retroish 4X Master Of Orion 2 like game? 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).
Have been watching this video series of it and am just blown away! Think I’m gonna have to hit that buy button lol!
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I spent endless hours playing Master of Orion 1 in the 90s 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!
This guy has a done a nice gameplay vid of the early release:
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Very excited to hear the recent news! Amplitude have reimagined Master of Orion to Endless Space, Master of Magic to Endless Legend and now they’re taking on the big one that started them all, Civilization to a game called Humankind.
I for one welcome our new TBS overlords, and I would like to remind Amplitude that as a retro gaming youtuber and promoter I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their forums and store pages.
(Simpsons joke 😉 )
So this of course makes me think that there’s only one Micropose 90s 4x TBS great left unconquered, Sid Meier’s Colonization!
I would love to see what those guys could do with that formula. The original of course is a great game and many times I found it even more addictive than some of the other greats. I recently replayed the original in HD thanks to the old Windows 3.1 version being resizable, and even to this day it is ridiculously addictive.
Wow!! Amplitude (creators of the brilliant Master of Orion style game Endless Space and Master of Magic style game Endless Legend) have decided to take on the big one that started them all.. Civilization!.. and they are calling it Humankind. Very excited to see how this one turns out! This is the first real competition since the good old Call to Power days.
These days there’s nothing I love more than finding a free fan made remake, sequel or spin off of one of my favourite 90s games. Especially the ones that retain the original graphics but allow for modern HD resolutions while adding gameplay improvements we wished the original had. Most of these projects are alive and well but could really use our support! Here are some of my favourites..
An amazing open source multiplayer remake of the 90s Command & Conquer and Red Alert engine. Supports C&C1, Red Alert 1, Dune 2000, C&C2 Tiberian Sun along with Red Alert 2 and Dune 2 Classic via 3rd party addons.
Requirements: Fully playable. Only needs original C&C CDs if you want videos & some special addon content
A brilliant open source spin off of the Civilization series. Most similar to Civ2 but also has a nice top down Civ1 mode too. Can support up to 126 AI or human players and has a huge range of user generated content such as maps, mods and graphics.
Master of Magic IME
Implodes Multiplayer Edition is the classic Master of Magic remake we’ve all been waiting for. We just need him to finish it lol! HD resolutions, multiplayer (single player is still there too!), ginormous mirror worlds and up to 13 players (all Wizards!!) in one game await you!
Requirements: None! But is still in Alpha.
An utterly incredible open source remake of the classic 4X space strategy game Imperium Galactica. The original games creators were so impressed they gave them a contract allowing them to legally work on the remake. HD resolutions, better unit controls, sandbox galaxy mode with playable aliens, multiplayer, building upgrades, and a video upscaler are just some of the amazing improvements.
In-between Doom level editing over the last year I’ve been playing my massive old Master of Orion 3 game that seems to go on forever lol. It’s most people’s least favourite of the series & while I feel the same I still really enjoy it, especially with mods that fix a lot of the issues. One day I plan to do a Master of Orion legacy section that tributes the series and its many clones out there much like I did with my Master of Magic section!.
So I was very excited to hear a few months ago that there was a new Master of Orion game on the way. The game is absolutely stunning, I’m utterly blown away by its graphics and voice acting. I love the planet view, little ships fly around in orbit & you can even see the frigging buildings you build on the planet surface through the clouds! It’s still in steam early access as I type this & apparently the AI needs a lot of work but once all that is ironed out this could be one the greatest space strategy games ever (at least for immersion anyway lol).
This new game looks like a great merger of the series best qualities.. eg it took the immersive graphics (eg planet view) from orion 1, the excellent empire/colony management from orion 2, the galaxy worm hole navigation & scary real time battles from orion 3.. and on top of all that is a very futuristic Endless Space & Endless Legend style non-intrusive but incredibly clean & informative interface.
Check out the amazing videos below..
Biggest known voice actors cast I’ve seen in a PC game
Gameplay Video from PAX Aus (bit low rez though so check out the next vid below to really see the quality)