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ojsdad

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on: December 13, 2019, 08:45:14 AM
Finally looks like it's going to actually happen.

https://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4732812

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Hi everyone,

We’ve been working on a new Distant Worlds game for more than four years now and we thought it was time to start giving you a peek at the journey we've been on.

Please note that the screenshot included here is not from a final, polished release build so will in places include some unfinished areas and placeholder art. There is much that is still subject to change between our current development build and the release.

This first peek is just a teaser to whet your appetite and to draw your attention to the fact that we are going to start talking more about where we're going over the coming weeks and months.

What you see below shows a view taken from just behind the night side of a Mortalen Rocky Desert Planet, Shaom Hee 6. On the dark side, you can see some lights from the Mortalen colony below. On the light side, you can see a small storm in the atmosphere above the world, as well as a Medium Space Port and a variety of ships coming and going, carrying cargo or colonists, or guarding the area against pirates or other intruders. The snippet of interface in the bottom shows the planetary bodies, ships and stations at this location and is an easy way to navigate what's within your view. Note that this is a cropped screenshot and there is much more that is not shown.

With that said, we think the image itself conveys a good bit of new information and we’ll leave it there for now so that you can discuss.

Most importantly, we do plan to show more and speak about where Distant Worlds is going in more detail in our Home of Wargamers Twitch live stream event on December 19th, around Noon US Eastern time / 5PM UK time, so please tune in then for some more information. I will also be participating in the Twitch chat during the live stream to answer questions.

We appreciate your interest in Distant Worlds and we hope you enjoyed this first brief teaser.


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Reply #1 on: December 13, 2019, 03:19:49 PM
Finally!

I actually don't really like games.

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Reply #2 on: December 14, 2019, 11:24:26 PM
About bloody time.  At least this indicates the game might actually come next year, although I still have my doubts.  (I'd been starting to project a 2021 release date.) 

Looks pretty good from the primary screenshot.  Here's hoping they've improved the gameplay & mechanics along with the visuals. 

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Reply #3 on: December 15, 2019, 04:25:30 PM
Martok, hopefully we'll be playing DW2 this time next year.!!!!!!!

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Reply #4 on: December 15, 2019, 09:36:25 PM
Martok, hopefully we'll be playing DW2 this time next year.!!!!!!!

Seconded!  This is one instance where I won't mind at all being proven wrong about a game's release date.  :) 

In fact, I have reason to believe beta-testing is suppose to begin around March, so an autumn release seems both feasible and fairly likely.  Keeping fingers crossed! 

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Reply #5 on: December 15, 2019, 09:50:08 PM
The only thing that will delay my purchase, is that I'll get my anniversary coupon on Dec 9.

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Reply #6 on: December 16, 2019, 11:38:23 PM
My anniversary coupon shows up around the end of August, so it'll be interesting to see if the timing works out as to whether or not I'll be to use it for DW2.  (Fingers crossed!) 

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Reply #7 on: December 19, 2019, 12:42:44 PM
got some screenies coming y'all's way shortly :)

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Reply #8 on: December 19, 2019, 02:13:48 PM
got some screenies coming y'all's way shortly :)

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Reply #9 on: December 19, 2019, 03:23:15 PM
Martok,

You'll need a cold shower and clean undies after reading this.

https://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4737033

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Reply #10 on: December 19, 2019, 03:32:45 PM
yeah, those are the exact same screenshots they sent out as a press package, so maybe we're not going to bother posting them over here, too.


seems like a wasted effort of sending them to the media outlets if they're going to post them in their own forums 90 minutes later


by the time anyone in the media can do anything with them, it'll just look like they were scraped straight out of the matrix forums

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Reply #11 on: December 19, 2019, 04:01:04 PM
They did a twitch session at noon time. That's where that all came from.

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Reply #12 on: December 19, 2019, 07:23:54 PM
Martok,

You'll need a cold shower and clean undies after reading this.

https://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4737033

Yeah, this definitely just shot up to the top of my "most-anticipated games" list.  Loins have definitely been moistened! 

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Reply #13 on: December 19, 2019, 08:46:59 PM
Guess I'm the only one not that thrilled with the first one. Didn't like the ship battles, the economy, space travel... or much of anything in the game really... :oh:.

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Reply #14 on: December 19, 2019, 09:01:34 PM
Guess I'm the only one not that thrilled with the first one. Didn't like the ship battles, the economy, space travel... or much of anything in the game really... :oh:.

Nope, those are many of the gripes that I've had.  Combat was the worst part of the game. 

The economy wasn't bad, you just had no clue as to what was going on with it and how your decisions were going to impact it. 

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