Seamless Entertainment's upcoming space combat sim SOL: Exodus is a game built for the most dedicated fighter pilots; the kind that long for the days of Wing Commander and Freespace, Privateer and X-Wing Vs. Tie Fighter. If you can prove your space sim passion, then we might just have a spot in the SOL: Exodus closed beta for you.

We've gotten peeks at SOL: Exodus at various stages of development, and those of us here at Kotaku that can think of nothing better than spending a lazy afternoon helping enemy fighters vent precious gasses into the depths of space are rather excited about this downloadable space sim. We might even need to dig out our dusty old flight sticks. Anybody got a spare joystick port?

If you remember joystick ports, then you're right up there with the cream of the spacefaring crop that the tiny team at Seamless would like testing out their game, but first you have to prove your mettle.

How? We want to hear your stories of space adventure. Tell us about the time you made it through a particular Wing Commander mission by the skin of your teeth, or how you managed to overcome overwhelming odds in a dogfight against a far more powerful foe. Give us stories of marathon flying sessions, broken flight sticks, or building your own cockpit to help the sensation of being in a spaceship that much better.

We've said it before: With SOL: Exodus, Seamless is trying to make space sims fun again. Give us a little taste of the fun you've had in essay form, and maybe we can help contribute to future fun in the form of code to help test out their creation.

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Need some inspiration? Flip through our SOL: Exodus gallery of screenshots, headshots, and some of the ships you'll soon be referring to as "target". Or check out the game's official web page to see what the excitement is all about.

Then share your stories of space adventure in the comments section. We'll pick the top 25 — we might even feature some of the best on our front page — and they'll score a one-way ticket into universe of SOL: Exodus.

Suit up pilots; this could get bumpy.


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