Sunday, December 16, 2012

"I cant shake this guy!"

Only five days left! All the planets are getting ready to break from their regular orbits and shift into alignment and the Mayan skeleton warriors are sharpening their spears in their caves, waiting for the big day. Got more video games for you to stick in your bunker computers so you wont get bored while waiting for the fires to die out and the air to clear. Today I got something new for you today, its got killer robots, nuclear missiles, spaceships, and genocide. Its called Diaspora: Shattered Armistice.

Diaspora is a fan made game based on the Battlestar Galactica show, not the series that played in 1978, the "RE-IMAGINING" that premiered way back in December of 2003, which has been in development for over four years. The game itself is made on Free Space 2's open source code, meaning that the reason this game is free is because the developers would get sued by two separate groups of people if they tried to charge cash for it. The game uses both the shows' source material and Free Space 2's code to full effect, making missions that feel like they're from the earlier episodes of the show, and the zero-G flying physics feels like it was lifted from the show as well. The cockpits for the ships are well detailed, and based off of the show.
The game has the giant clouds of SPACE FLAK as well
Gameplay wise the dog fighting feels fluid, and the game works with Track IR if you have that. During missions it almost always feels like shit is hitting the fan, with missiles everywhere and raider wings that keep jumping faster than you can shoot down the ones that are already there, all while the FTL system slowly charges. And then you have the civilian ships that join you, have fun trying to save everyone from everything at the same time.
If you like Battlestar Galactica, or Space Combat Flight Sims, then Diaspora is definately worth a look.  There are episodic releases planned for the future so if you like what you hear then good news because there's going to be more of it. I mean it has space ships AND robots, who doesn't like that?
This guy
However, this game isnt no quick download, it's at least a gig, and it need a litte bit more "omph" from your computer to work, so I wouldn't recommend trying to play this on a toaster (My jokes are only getting worse as time goes on). You can get Diaspora: Shattered Armistice here

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