You don’t need fancy VR sets to enjoy EVE Online. You only need a an additional spaceship-themed control panel, like this massive box, made by Hijel.
It stands to reason that if the world of Chris Roberts' ambitious crowd-funded space sim Star Citizen has television commercials for new starships, it would likely have its own space-themed version of Top Gear as well. Here's what that looks like.
About a year ago, an indie sandbox space sim named Xeno Galaxies tried to gather some development money for itself. Sadly, it didn't work out. Now, it's back, and it looks like that year off did it a lot of good.
Fun, beautiful and stunningly immersive, EVE Valkyrie could be virtual reality’s Wii Sports moment.
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I had my eye on a new Jeep Cherokee, but this ad for Origin Jumpworks' new 300i series has me sold, both on the ship and Chris Roberts' Star Citizen.
Above you can see Starlight Inception, Escape Hatch Entertainment's successfully Kickstarted space simulator, coming out this August on PC, PS3, and Vita. With this, Kinetic Void, Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen on the way, I'd say we're looking at a full-scale Kickstarter-backed genre revival. And it is glorious.
The early Miner Wars 2081 alpha I played last year was little more than a spaceship equipped with a mining laser capable of blasting tunnels through massive asteroids. I played with it for hours. Since then the Descent-inspired space sim has grown into something much bigger.
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…