EddieB of Flight Commander fame has announced that he's begun work on a new project that looks like it will be a lot of fun. Many of us are big fans of the old Sierra adventure games and this looks like it could be right up our alley! I'll let eddie explain:
"I'm making a new Sierra style Wing Commander adventure game.
Check out the screenshot of Blair meeting Paladin for the first time. Development is coming along well, I found a nice editor for the SCI (Sierra Creative Interpreter) game engine. A little more scripting, and we have a new adventure game."
Many players consider Wing Commander Prophecy's Mission X10 to be the finest in the game; one thing is clear from these planning notes: X10 is a rare example of a mission that ended up exactly the same as the game's designers had originally intended.
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Date: April 1, 2009
Project: Wing Commander Prophecy
Donated By: Jon Gruntled
I wrote a FreeLancer 2 April Fools Day update way back in 2004. Here it is.
Get it? No control whatsoever, because of all the fighting about the lack of joystick control! And the screenshot is Steve from the original 90210 crudely pasted onto some Microsoft Word clip art. Let me say that again, for emphasis: the screenshot is Steve from 90210 crudely pasted on to some Microsoft Word clip art."
In spite of this, I still get one or two e-mails a month from sad-sounding FreeLancer fans who have searched our archives for the game's name and who now want to know what else I might have heard about it. When will it come out? Will you play as Trent again? Will you be able to buy a battleship?!
So I'm sorry, I can't do another FreeLancer 2 joke. I'm sorry, everyone. If you've ever felt that our stupid joke updates should come back to haunt us in terrible ways, rest assured that they have. Please, please, please FreeLancer fans, stop. There's no game. I'm sorry. I'm so, so sorry.