Some are abandoned and then picked up again years later, when everyone had forgotten all about them.
Hi-Rez' free-to-play shooter Tribes: Ascend is doing quite well—it has been downloaded 1.2 million times in its first month, with 110,000 people joining through the game's friend-referral system.
Tribes: Ascend officially launches on April 12, a day when llamas will rain from the sky, filling multiplayer maps with fresh corpses until they're nothing but islands of dead... oh! See what they did there?
If you're not one of the more than 300,000 players that participated in the closed beta test for Tribes: Ascend, your time has come. On February 24 you get to stop reading about what Hi-Rez Studios has done with your beloved Tribes franchise and experience it first-hand.
When Hi-Rez Studios contacted Kotaku about giving away 100 codes good for entry to the Tribes: Ascend beta test, I thought long and hard about the most efficient and fair way to distribute those codes to our readers.
If you're anything like Joel and I, you'd really like to get into next month's closed beta for free-to-play online multiplayer shooter Tribes: Ascend. If camping out in front of Hi-Rez Studios until they let you in isn't an option, you can always drop $30 for the beta-guaranteed VIP preorder package.
I have played Tribes: Ascend. If that statement doesn't make you jealous, provoke salivating, or awaken tense memories of last-minute flag captures that you can physically feel in your shoulders and mousing hand, this probably isn't going to be the article for you.
Direct from QuakeCon 2011, here's twenty minutes of Tribes: Ascend in action, filmed during a demonstrations of Hi-Rez Studios' revitalization of the beloved franchise. Makes me want to play it all over again.
I first played Starsiege: Tribes at the 1998 E3 Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. A relative newcomer to the multiplayer first-person shooter, I fondly recall ignoring whatever objective our team was supplied with, instead spending my time whooshing about the map with my jetpack, giggling to myself.
The next Tribes game, Hi-Rez Studios' Tribes Ascend, will be free. It's the loadouts in this online PC shooter that will cost you.
Hi-Rez Studios continues to tease Tribes fans with concept art from its upcoming online multiplayer sequel Tribes: Ascend. Here's a look at the heavy-class armor Diamond Sword and Blood Eagle troops will be sporting once the game drops.
Then perhaps you'll find the game Orion: Prelude of interest. It combines Tribes and Counter-Strike influence with a feature few sci-fi shooters are brave enough to include: Tyrannosaurus rex. Perhaps you'll be interested enough to fund it.
Hi-Rez Studios, the team behind PC MMO Global Agenda, has bought the rights to the Tribes franchise. And, not screwing around with it, has promptly revealed that a new Tribes game is in development.
Red 5 Studios, the developer founded by former World of Warcraft team lead Mark Kern, finally unveiled its long-in-the-making online shooter, Firefall today. The free-to-play futuristic action game also has a futuristic release date.
Sure, Final Fantasy XIV only has five races that are renamed versions of the races from Final Fantasy XI, but with two tribes each, that's like ten races total! Let's take a look at them, shall we?
Turn those frowns upside down, Tribes 2 fans. While the game may be officially six feet under, a group of dedicated fans have brought Tribes 2 back to life, online multiplayer and all.
InstantAction.com draws closer and closer to the wide release of the Tribes-channeling Fallen Empire: Legions, a first-person shooter with jet packs for the innovative web-based gaming community. It's not a bad little game, if a bit simplistic in its current form. The only thing missing from it right now are large…