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Offline Jarhead0331

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Another 4X with potential
« on: October 26, 2012, 09:25:17 PM »
This one is called Solar War and its still in alpha phase.  I saw it was recently released on Desura where you can fund it for 12.99 and get access immediately.  There is also a free demo available.  It has an old school look and reminds me of aurora with a little more of a user friendly UI.  Its a much smaller game (Earth solar system only), but it looks like a good scale with enough detail to keep the player interested and busy.

Check it out:  http://solarwar.net/

















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Re: Another 4X with potential
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2012, 09:31:31 PM »
Nice find.

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Re: Another 4X with potential
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2012, 04:48:54 AM »
Yeah - played around with the demo a bit. I like it.
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Re: Another 4X with potential
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2012, 05:45:46 AM »
Me too, do you have any in-game sound? Not really sure if there should be any.... ???
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Re: Another 4X with potential
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2012, 05:58:24 AM »
Yeah I saw this on Desura last night and grabbed the demo, haven't had a chance to try it yet though.  It looks really promising doesn't it?

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Re: Another 4X with potential
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2012, 10:32:59 AM »
Has it been released, or is it still in paid beta?

EDIT

Still in paid ALPHA - so you all should know that the game is still fairly far from finished (the version number is 0.29).

http://www.desura.com/games/solar-war


Dang it, didn't read close enough to the OP.
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Re: Another 4X with potential
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2012, 03:00:59 PM »
Hey this looks awesome, thanks Jarhead!

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Re: Another 4X with potential
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2012, 11:31:29 AM »
Just a heads up that SW is 50% off at Desura for $6.50 until 11/12/12...

http://www.desura.com/games/solar-war

...and a review from Space Sector:  http://www.spacesector.com/blog/2012/11/solar-war-its-like-x-com-meets-master-of-orion-but-not/
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Re: Another 4X with potential
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2012, 06:40:54 PM »
Heard about this earlier today from Space Game Junkie and had the same thought that it seemed like Aurora with a better UI.  Definitely going to grab this.  SW and SOTSII might be enough to pull me back into 4X for awhile.
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Re: Another 4X with potential
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2012, 10:46:59 AM »
I had a three month stretch a couple of years ago where I couldn't think of anything but Aurora, this certainly peaks my interest.

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Re: Another 4X with potential
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2012, 11:33:19 AM »
Cool find. Will definitely download and check it out.
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