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Some space action I'm working on

4 Comments
2024/04/16
18:36 UTC

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A space combat project I'm working on...

23 Comments
2024/04/15
16:13 UTC

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Some Answered Questions on JumpShip

Some New Details!

So I sifted through the JumpShip discord for hours to find answers to some FAQ.

#Jumpship

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2024/04/12
19:12 UTC

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Astra Protocol 2 - Space Station Update

Hi All,

We've just released a new feature patch for our cassette futuristic space sim, Astra Protocol 2.

As part of this patch, we've improved the features of space stations, allowing for repairs and resupply - alongside a load of other improvements and fixes.

Gameplay footage can be found here: https://youtu.be/ynDhuSiruoQ?si=RZEtqttJRZDmom6k

And patch notes can be found here: https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/2026750/view/7058904365147871078?l=english

https://i.redd.it/v5p3krun91uc1.gif

2 Comments
2024/04/12
11:27 UTC

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Any mission based space sims I may have missed?

Looking for something inspired by Wing Commander, Star Lancer, Tie Fighter instead of Freelancer, or Elite.

Seems every new space sim wants to be an open world and there are a dozen bland Freelancer clones out there.

37 Comments
2024/04/12
04:32 UTC

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2D Space Games like StarSector?

I know of the following, please let me know if I am missing any major ones:

Endless Sky

SPAZ

Gratuitous Space Battles

Star Valor

19 Comments
2024/04/11
04:39 UTC

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Is Eve Online p2w?

How p2w is Eve online? I just started playing it and found that you can get PLEX (thing u buy with real money) and sell for ingame money. Also, is the subscription worth it for a man that just started playing it? Or should i wait a bit more and then sub to the game?

12 Comments
2024/04/11
04:24 UTC

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Space games with "legs"

Hello, what are some good space games that u have your own ship to explore but also can explore planets on foot? I already tried Elite Dangerous (didn't like it that much) X4 Foundations (the one i liked the most) and No man sky (which i don't know the current state of content). Are there any more good ones out there?

68 Comments
2024/04/10
17:52 UTC

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Looking for a specific type of space game.

am currently watching the Macross SDF anime series and the idea of a giant spaceship that serves as both a military vessel as well as host a small city and civilian population makes me want to play a game based around the same challenge.

been looking over alot of space-sim games trying to find a perfect match for what am looking for but my knowledge on the genre is bad so advice from long time fans could you help me out and suggest so games that fit what I'm looking for

8 Comments
2024/04/09
22:42 UTC

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Indie game Starship Simulator smashes KickStarter goal. There's a demo available right now on steam.

15 Comments
2024/04/09
18:08 UTC

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Gaia Beyond - Chapter 2 is now live

It took a while – but it is finally here. Gaia Beyond has doubled its main story with 10 to 12 new missions (depending on player choices) centered around the sci-fi Asian faction "The Sphere" - and also introduces carrier ships!

Update trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUaYXXU2-BM

Patch note: https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/788630/view/3642883289645884132

4 Comments
2024/04/07
21:56 UTC

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6 Forgotten Space Simulation Games to Pick Up in 2024!

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2024/04/07
16:38 UTC

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Help With Finding New Game

I've been looking for a new cool space game for a while, but I'm not very good at finding new games. Just for some info, I really enjoyed NMS, KSP, Outer Wilds, and Space Engineers. Is there a game that is similar to those? Also, I don't really enjoy games that have "limited-time" cosmetics or battle passes, they just bother me. Is there a game out there that can scratch this itch I have? Thank you everyone.

15 Comments
2024/04/06
19:03 UTC

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Taking over spaceships by boarding them.

Could anyone please help me find a game that does this:

TL;DR: Heat Signature but 3D\VR.

  • I want to be a pirate, boarding spaceships navigating through them, killing the crew and taking over the ship to sell it \ scavenge it for parts.

  • The game has to be single player;

  • Boarding action should be in FPS mode so I get in on the action.

When Starfield came out I really hoped I will be able to board large ships, steal them and sell them for profit.

Unfortunately Starfield did not scratch that itch well enough, any other games that do that better?

59 Comments
2024/04/06
07:36 UTC

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X4 or elite dangerous?

Can't decide which one to play, both of them sound very appealing, can u guys give me pros and cons of both games? Plz

24 Comments
2024/04/05
23:03 UTC

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Games with a focus on space stations?

Basically the title. It could be space sims, pseudo life sims like SS13, colony sims, etc. I know X4 has station building. I'd really like something where I can own my own station in some fashion and make building it up/managing it the main focus of my playthrough. Would just building up a single station in X4 be viable or do I need to play like a galactic real estate mogul to have a good time?

6 Comments
2024/04/05
16:45 UTC

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X4: Foundations 🪐 7.00 Public Beta Trailer ✨ Discover What's New!

5 Comments
2024/04/04
15:18 UTC

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Keep an eye out for this space game

If you like coop games this small team for the Jump Ship game I think has a banger of a game coming out in early access this year. Indie Devs have really been whipping AAA games lately. You can wishlist it on Steam already. Some early takes on some who have got to Alpha test have said it’s like Sea of thieves, Left 4 Dead, and FTL all rolled into one.

9 Comments
2024/04/04
00:19 UTC

4

Elite Dangerous or EVE Online

Hello, what do u guys recommend to play and what is more new player friendly? Elite Dangerous or EVE ?

20 Comments
2024/04/03
21:32 UTC

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Anything like Objects in Space?

Looking for something that'll scratch the same itch, man that game had potential...

11 Comments
2024/04/01
13:59 UTC

11

Top 10 Space Simulations to Play in Virtual Reality!

5 Comments
2024/03/31
16:55 UTC

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Searching

Hello all, I am looking for a game to scratch a very specific itch. Something that has the freedoms and liberties of Star Citizen(such as flying ships of varying shapes and sizes while also maintaining ground combat and exploration, kind of like the CitizenCon footage a few years back) but the availability of No Man’s Sky. I have tried to keep up with star citizen, but I do not have the money to make the required upgrades for my PC to run Star citizen(seriously, I think, if I’m lucky I get 15-20 FPS, my stuff is obsolete) so my PS5 is my main workhorse(a gift from my late father). I have spent a few hundred hours in no man’s sky and they have made many changes and updates since launch, but combat still feels very clunky at best for ground combat. Space combat is much better but also lacks a kind of fluid feeling like in Elite Dangerous. I’m certain at this point in my journey the game I’m looking for doesn’t exist yet, and while I’d love to make it happen or “do it better” I am unsure of where to begin in developing a title such as this beyond learn programming and make some friends in the industry. Any suggestions or recommendations welcome. Past any I have referenced here, since Star Citizen is the only one I don’t have any significant experience with. Oh and Mass Effect. Almost scratches it, but not quite.

34 Comments
2024/03/31
03:55 UTC

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Ostranauts vs Cosmoteer vs Avorion

I'm currently in the market for a "mucking about in space" game that will let me having a ship and pootle about and try to survive. On Steam Deck just to be clear. I'm happy with mucking with controls and stuff :)

Honestly looking at Ostranauts it seems like my perfect game but with a layer of grime and punishment smeared across it that slightly drags down my expectations. Something with the harvesting/customisation etc of that game but with a slightly nicer tone would do me wonders!

Cosmoteer looks great but very combat focused? Less of the just "being in space" that I'm a bit after.

Avorion looks similar to Cosmoteer, looks great but very combat focused? I'm ok with combat but I also want to pootle about.

Cosmotee & Ostranauts are currently top of my list because they have ship interiors modelled too and I really want that. I love ship interiors! Bonus points if I can walk around.

I adore DeltaV, it's probably my favourite space sim right now but obvious has a singular focus. Singular focus is ok but sometimes I just want to spread myself thin.

Any other recs please shout. I've tried X4 many times but never quite had it click. It's also not great on steam deck... other things crossing my radar are Astrox, Void Crew (solo issues though) & Spacebourne 2.

12 Comments
2024/03/25
09:43 UTC

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Looking For: Simplistic Space Dog fight Game

I understand this is a subreddit for sims however, I'm looking for a game comparable to battlefront 2s (2017) Starfighter Assault. Closer to the arcadey side, quick combat/missions, etc.

27 Comments
2024/03/21
18:02 UTC

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Force feedback in space games

Howdy,

I found a dated list of Force Feedback supported games and noticed that its heyday coincides with the last golden era of space sims. So things like X-Wing Alliance and Starlancer appear to have it, and lots of forum posts confirm this. Does anyone know of others, or more recent games that have FFB?

Or even mods and remakes -- for example, I would guess that since X-Wing vs Tie Fighter has been ported into XWA engine, it would inherit FFB support.

By Force Feedback I mean the directinput or directx framework, rather than the more common controller rumble that many console game ports might have.

9 Comments
2024/03/21
11:17 UTC

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