Author Topic: Dune: Spice Wars  (Read 826 times)

Martok

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on: December 10, 2021, 04:11:01 AM
Not sure what to make of this, but it certainly looks interesting, at least:  The developers behind Northgard are making a real-time 4x where you fight for control of Arrakis. 


https://shirogames.com/dune-spice-wars-announcement/

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1605220/Dune_Spice_Wars/





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Reply #1 on: December 10, 2021, 09:50:26 AM
Huh. Any relation to the old PC version?

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Reply #2 on: December 10, 2021, 10:02:32 AM
The old PC game was excellent.

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Reply #3 on: December 10, 2021, 04:45:16 PM
Huh. Any relation to the old PC version?

Not that I'm aware of, no.  Although I'm sure it had to serve as an inspiration for making this one. 




The old PC game was excellent.

So I've heard.  I never played it myself; I discovered Command & Conquer first. 



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Reply #4 on: December 12, 2021, 05:40:23 AM
Cool. Look forward to seeing more



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Reply #5 on: December 16, 2021, 10:48:53 PM
Some interaction with a few of the devs.  It's nice to see the game actually getting some attention. 






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Reply #6 on: December 19, 2021, 08:15:46 PM
IGN dropped a preview that gives us a little more info... 


https://www.ign.com/articles/dune-spice-wars-interview




What probably caught my eye the most is that the game will apparently have Stellaris-like "side stories", that can range from one-offs to multi-stage events.  Sounds like a neat way to keep the game from becoming too repetitive. 



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Reply #7 on: January 08, 2022, 12:02:38 PM
I really enjoyed what they did with Northgard, so am keen to see what they do with the Dune franchise. Looks good.



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Reply #8 on: January 08, 2022, 12:39:11 PM
^ Agreed.

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Reply #9 on: January 08, 2022, 03:25:44 PM
The developers behind Northgard

That tempers my interest, frankly. Northgard was a bit too abstract and boardgamey for my taste. Still, it's Dune so, you know....



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Reply #10 on: April 06, 2022, 02:07:47 PM
The game is coming to Early Access April 26: 


https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/1605220/view/3226274327488059663




They also announced the Fremen as the fourth/final faction, the other three being Atreides, Harkonnen, and the Smugglers.  The last one seems a particularly odd choice, but will withhold judgment for now. 



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Reply #11 on: April 06, 2022, 02:17:25 PM
Sounds great



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Reply #12 on: April 06, 2022, 02:44:54 PM
Yeah, I've been following this. Looking good so far.

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Reply #13 on: April 20, 2022, 06:57:46 PM
Part 2 of the FAQ is up: 


https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/1605220/view/3226274956649389510




The main points that I took away from it: 

1.)  The initial price will be $/€29.99, though that could change (go up) during development. 

2.)  The game will be around 3GB. 

3.)  A "typical" game will probably take 2-3 hours to play. 

4.)  Bawb and I should be able to run the game at or near max settings.  8) 




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Reply #14 on: April 25, 2022, 08:38:56 PM
In anticipation of the game's release into Early Access tomorrow, DasTactic and Rob (from Explorminate) both take the game out for a spin: 


https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1466594286







Looks pretty good overall, though it admittedly feels a bit small-scale at the moment.  It's a long way between now and full release, however, so we'll see how development goes. 



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