Space Sim First Look: Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Update ID Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

We mentioned last week that we'd be spending a little more time introducing up and coming space sims, and there's a very big one that's been a glaring omission until now. Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is an extremely promising Privateer-style shooter sim by Double Damage Games, which includes huge Wing Commander fans Travis Baldree and Howard Day, among others. The team has been on our radar for a couple years thanks to their spectacular 2017 April Fools tease and easter egg blueprints, and now the game is approaching release. It will be available at the Epic Store for PC at around $30 with ports available on at least the Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch. I could talk about stats and features, but you're probably better off just watching the videos below. The first two clips introduce the gameplay and story, and the third video is a lengthy stream with Travis that goes into lots of juicy detail. If you're looking for a modern take on Privateer, this is as close as it gets. The combat looks very satisfying, and there's some nice customization and storyline packed in too. More background is available in their FAQ.
Crank the volume, chamber another round, and burn like hell...

Double Damage Games is happy to announce Rebel Galaxy Outlaw, a blue-collar space combat adventure packed with outlaws, explosions, gleefully unrealistic spaceflight, and a hell of a soundtrack.

Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is a sort-of-prequel to 2015’s Rebel Galaxy, this time dropping you right into the cockpit and doubling down on the roadhouse vibe of the previous game. It features high-octane space combat, over 20 hours of subspace radio, side activities like billiards and dice poker, plenty of sketchy characters to meet, and sketchier jobs to take on. Nobody’s saving the universe around here - they’d settle for saving a couple of credits.

Rebel Galaxy is an action-packed, swashbuckling space opera. You’ll battle pirates, explore anomalies, befriend aliens, scavenge battle wreckage, mine asteroids, and discover artifacts. Choose your path as a roguish do-gooder, crafty space-trader or power-hungry privateer - or maybe a little of each! Buy larger and more powerful craft with your hard-earned credits, and outfit them with a variety of wicked weaponry and defenses. Set in a galaxy of fantastic sights, and secrets to be found, Rebel Galaxy is above all a space epic of adventure, exploration, and combat.

Rest Your Head on a Space Cat Update ID Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

Fans watching yesterday's episode of All Wings Considered got a glimpse at LOAF's awesome new Thrakhath pillow. Wingnuts who wanted to grab one for themselves can find the product at Society6 here. There's actually a pile of different products you can get, so if you needed a Kilrathi wall clock, handbag or hoodie, you're in luck! There's also a 30% off coupon if you sign up for their email list.

All Wings Considered - Episode 14 - LIVE! Update ID Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

The latest episode of ALL WINGS CONSIDERED is live now! All Wings Considered is the CIC's first ever streaming variety show which features news, conversation and gameplay relating to our favorite series. This week's Nav Points include:

  • Maxing out our Tarsus in PRIVATEER!
  • Learn to identify the pirate clans
  • Privateer 2 ship of the week: the Shaman

Missed the stream? The replay will be available below once it has been processed by YouTube. You can subscribe to the AWC channel for future notifications here.

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In-Game WC4 Cockpit Upgrade Previewed Update ID Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

Here's another nifty teaser for the WC4 Remaster fan project. We saw DefianceIndustries' immersive Hellcat cockpit a couple months back, and now Pedro has integrated it into game for the first time. It demonstrates a neat effect with the game's familiar HUD being projected in front of the cockpit glass. There appear to be some nice lighting effects as well. The team cautions that there's still a lot of work to go, but things already look promising!
First in-game shot of the cockpit. Still early days

Blair Forms on Vagabond's Wing in Fight to Save The Tick Update ID Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

Fans have recently rallied to save The Tick after its cancellation by Amazon Studios last week. The superhero show stars François Chau, among many others, who played Vagabond in Wing Commanders 3 and 4. He's been a big voice in the campaign to bring the show back, and he's gotten some major support from Mark Hamill. Far from being a lost cause, the show's creator and cast have announced that they are signed on for more episodes, and their production partners are reportedly looking for another network willing to air a third season. Amazon Prime subscribers can catch the highly rated show for free on Prime Video. Mr. Chau continues to be active in a wide variety of sci-fi shows from Stargate SG1 to Lost to The Expanse to the new X-Files, but it's neat to see him remember his Wing Commander roots like this!


Spinning Scimitars, Lively Longbows & Pirouetting Piranhas Update ID Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

The recent talk about the WC1 Sprite Refresh has gotten a lot of people excited, so here's a closer look at some of the potential assets. The original Wing Commander games worked by arranging and then displaying dozens of potential snaps of each ship from each potential viewing angle in order to simulate 3D. DefianceIndustries and Goliath put these three rotating gifs together to give fans a better sense of how this works. Click each one to see them in motion!
I was playing guinea pig with Goliath's awesome sprite rendering script for Blender. I think we can call it successful. I'll just leave this here....

Morningstars Light up the Night Update ID Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

Up tonight is a fantastic piece of art by tkdrobert. This one features a pair of Morningstars zooming away from the Concordia or another Confederation class dreadnought set against a colorful backdrop. Although the final results almost look like a painting, the scene was 3D rendered with Klavs' models as a starting point. tkdrobert has done some nice retouching to give it a cool stylized look. Check out more of his work here.
Rendered in Daz3D (IRAY) with post-work done in Photoshop.

Space Sim First Look: Between the Stars Update ID Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

It's been quite a while since we regularly covered new space sims as they were introduced, but the industry has still been hard at work putting them together. We're going to try to get back into sharing interesting ones that we come across now and then, which leads us to Between the Stars. The game generates random universes, allows for lots of ship customization and is centered around a big single player story. A ship is outfitted with a variety of systems and multiple crew members, and characters are at risk of permadeath based on the decisions you make. Perhaps most importantly, combat looks pretty neat! Check it out below or find it on Steam.
Between the Stars is a space action video game with traces of RPG, management and roguelike elements. In it, we’ll live our adventure advancing in the universe and upgrading our ship, Captain and crew in order to be able to withstand the space war that is currently being fought.

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