Author Topic: Interstellar Space Genesis  (Read 1965 times)

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on: July 28, 2019, 01:28:36 PM
So I'm playing Interstellar Space Genesis and discover this star system. Anything you want to tell us, Martok?  :whistle:


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Reply #1 on: July 28, 2019, 01:42:37 PM
"want" to tell us?  probably not....

"should" tell us?  uh...  yeah

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Reply #2 on: July 28, 2019, 02:24:29 PM



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Reply #3 on: July 28, 2019, 08:40:38 PM
Heh.  To be honest, I didn't even realize they'd put me in the game.  Very cool!  :) 



As to *why* I have a star system named after me, the explanation is simple enough.  Nor is it really a secret at this point, especially now that the game has been released...  ;) 

I was a fairly regular poster over on the SpaceSector website, back before the guys who ran it decided to begin developing their own 4x title (Interstellar Space Genesis).  Given both my participation on their website, and my love & enthusiasm for 4x/grand-strategy games, I was invited to join the ISG forums, as well as beta-test the game later on. 

I've admittedly only been an occasional participant (with regards to both the forum discussions and beta-testing), but I've always been supportive of what the devs were trying to achieve.  (I was one of those nutty "early adopters" who purchased ISG even before it was available on Steam.)  While I've still not played the game very much yet, I like a lot of the mechanics and game design choices the devs have made. 


I've never viewed MOO2 with rose-colored lenses the way so many other 4x fans seem to, but I suspect it may have actually found a worthy successor in ISG. 

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Reply #4 on: July 28, 2019, 09:29:20 PM
Cool!  :2thumbs:

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Reply #5 on: December 19, 2019, 07:15:17 PM
For anyone who has had an eye on this game, but hasn't yet picked it up, now might be a great time to do so! 


Why, do you ask? 

1.)  Praxis Games just released a huge update (patch notes here).  It includes a crap-load of improvements, with an emphasis on automation options to reduce that micromanagement we both love and hate in 4x games.  :P 

2.)  The game is currently on sale ($19.79 US), a 34% discount.  :)  Definitely worth getting at that price IMO! 

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Reply #6 on: December 19, 2019, 07:27:44 PM
ISG is the first space 4x in a while that holds my attention for more than two minutes.  :bigthumb:

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Reply #7 on: December 19, 2019, 08:56:09 PM
Sigh.  Wishlisted it. 

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Reply #8 on: April 09, 2020, 04:23:26 PM
Massive (2.3GB) update today. New graphics and a metric TON of other stuff.

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Reply #9 on: April 09, 2020, 08:32:58 PM
On sale for $19..79.

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Reply #10 on: April 09, 2020, 08:34:43 PM
This has been on my wishlist for ages.  I guess I should pick it up...



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Reply #11 on: April 10, 2020, 02:06:11 AM
Massive (2.3GB) update today. New graphics and a metric TON of other stuff.

Yeah, I was playing the new update on the beta branch when my computer died.  (Grr.)  It's a massive improvement on what was already a fun game. 

Looking forward to playing this some more once I get my machine fixed.  ISG may have become my go-to space 4x (finally displacing Stellaris)...at least until Distant Worlds 2 comes out.  :D 




This has been on my wishlist for ages.  I guess I should pick it up...

I truly do recommend it.  ISG manages to capture that "old-school" feel, while also managing to improve on the standard formula, plus avoiding some of the more traditional pitfalls of the genre.  If you enjoy space 4x games at all, then it's definitely worth checking out IMHO. 


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Reply #12 on: April 10, 2020, 04:26:41 AM
I bought it.  :biggrin:

Dunno when I'll get around to playing it because I've recently become hopelessly addicted to Destiny 2, but it is definitely somewhere near the top of the list.  I haven't played a decent space 4X in ages.



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Reply #13 on: April 11, 2020, 11:00:54 AM
Actually I've started my first game.  Just getting to grips with it.

Anyone here who's played, can you give me some starting tips?  What do you wish you'd known when you first started playing?



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Reply #14 on: April 12, 2020, 02:14:23 PM
What do you wish you'd known when you first started playing?

How to play.   >:D

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