Here's Klavs' vicious Raptor with a new advanced texture. There's significant weathering effects present now, and all of these shots feature the ship carrying four menacing torpedoes. It's amazing what some scorch marks and scuffs can do for the look!
Thanks a lot you guys, I will be building some good desktop pics for you when time permits!
As for the various game engines out there, they're all great, but I'm going to keep my grubby mits on these for a while, before I decide on any kind of release. Who knows what the future will bring?
Here's a quick update on the Raptor, she's a lot dirtier now!
There's been quite a few new space combat sims for iOS devices lately, so NuAngel sent in a cool new game for Android phones. Star Pagga boasts about its action-packed 3D gameplay, intense single player campaign and 8-player multiplayer over local networks or online. The Lite version is available to try for free, and the full game is only $2.36 on the Android market or $1.99 on iTunes. Reviews call the story brief, but generally rave about the game's spacecraft customization and nifty touchscreen/accelerometer-based controls.
StarPagga is an action based 3D space combat game. As a new member of the Azure Squadron it's your task to attack and defend in a variety of space environments. Choose one of four different spacecraft and take to the stars alongside your wingman in a series of dangerous dogfights against superior enemy numbers.
You can play multiplayer games over a LAN, enabling you to battle with your friends or alongside them whilst at the same location. It is great fun to talk to your wingman face to face and to fight the AI bots. This is particularly good for iPod users who will have internet access with on a LAN, but not necessarily whilst out and about.
Internet multiplayer is also a key feature of Starpagga. It means that iPhone users can play online wherever they are, providing there is good reception on their network. It makes the game incredibly accessible, as you don't have to be in the same room to play Starpagga together online, or even in the same country!!
There are a variety of different space environments available. You can fly around Saturn's rings, or you may need to duck and dive through the dense asteroid fields. The deep fog plasma clouds, where visibility is challenged really test your skills. At the same time, the orbital construction zones are full of dogfights and will require a degree of control. Playability for this game is paramount!