Tacticular Cancer: We'll have your balls

  1. Welcome to rpgcodex.net, a site dedicated to discussing computer based role-playing games in a free and open fashion. We're less strict than other forums, but please refer to the rules.

    "This message is awaiting moderator approval": All new users must pass through our moderation queue before they will be able to post normally. Until your account has "passed" your posts will only be visible to yourself (and moderators) until they are approved. Give us a week to get around to approving / deleting / ignoring your mundane opinion on crap before hassling us about it. Once you have passed the moderation period (think of it as a test), you will be able to post normally, just like all the other retards.
    Dismiss Notice

Preview Absalom previews an early build of Race to Mars

Discussion in 'TCancer News & Content Comments' started by Trash, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Trash Don't trust the grinning loon.

    Trash
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2002
    Parrots:
    29,520
    Location:
    About 8 meters beneath sea level.
    Click here and disable ads!
    Tags: Intermarum; Kickstarter; Race to Mars

    Intermarum's Race to Mars is a new spaceprogram simulator in the same vein as the venerable Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space. They're aiming at letting you set up a commercial space agency, fight for funding, go from trying to reach orbit to getting to Mars and handle competitors at the same time. Quite ambitious and just for that they're trying to get funding through Kickstarter. Unfortunately it seems to be stalling a bit, which is a shame. So, to spread word of the game Intermarum has send out a very early Alpha version to the media. Absalom got to play around with it and shared his impressions with us.

    Check out a little pre-alpha Race to Mars gameplay while you're at it.


    Read the full article: Absalom previews an early build of Race to Mars
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 2
    ^ Top  
  2. Absalom Guest

    Absalom
    Trash I just noticed you spelt my name wrong lol
     
    ^ Top  
  3. Trash Don't trust the grinning loon.

    Trash
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2002
    Parrots:
    29,520
    Location:
    About 8 meters beneath sea level.
    Yikes. Tarsh to the rescue.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  4. Make America Great Again Infinitron Trade Master Patron

    Infinitron
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2011
    Parrots:
    59,806
    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Trash I think you edited the OP from inside the forum instead of from the front page interface.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 2
    ^ Top  
  5. Burning Bridges Enviado de meu SM-G3502T usando Tapatalk

    Burning Bridges
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    Parrots:
    14,614
    Location:
    Tampon Bay
    ??

    Buzz Aldrins Race into Space is not a "line" of management sims
     
    ^ Top  
  6. Absalom Guest

    Absalom
    A series, then? A brand? There are two games in the same genre sponsored by the same person. What is the plural form of that? Is you point is that Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager isn't released yet?

    What is your problems with the previous sentences?

    Btw the kickstarter failed so this is all a moot point anyway.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  7. Burning Bridges Enviado de meu SM-G3502T usando Tapatalk

    Burning Bridges
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    Parrots:
    14,614
    Location:
    Tampon Bay
    A game

    Corrected a typo for you

    Inacceptable grammatics at the end - unless we're in a chatroom

    I had not the slightest idea what you mean with "is well worth clicking a link if you're a fan of realistic space exploration or management sims"

    Why? Do you imply that no one reads the articles anyway?
     
    ^ Top  
  8. Absalom Guest

    Absalom
    What are "grammatics?" Also, there's a new Buzz Aldrin game coming out. People might want to get that game instead of pledging for this game. Do you understand now why I said it like that? Sorry for the typo's.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  9. Burning Bridges Enviado de meu SM-G3502T usando Tapatalk

    Burning Bridges
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    Parrots:
    14,614
    Location:
    Tampon Bay
    Ok if "grammatics" does not exist, that makes me look kind of stupid. What is your native language by the way?
     
    ^ Top  
  10. Absalom Guest

    Absalom
    American (English.)

    Also I googled "grammatics" and apparently it's an English rock band.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 2
    ^ Top  
  11. Burning Bridges Enviado de meu SM-G3502T usando Tapatalk

    Burning Bridges
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    Parrots:
    14,614
    Location:
    Tampon Bay
    LOL

    Anyway, we say "Grammatik", in English it's grammar. Since the corresponding adjective is "grammatic" I made the mistake of thinking "grammatics" is also possible. My bad you really got me on this one :(
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  12. Burning Bridges Enviado de meu SM-G3502T usando Tapatalk

    Burning Bridges
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    Parrots:
    14,614
    Location:
    Tampon Bay


    Haha I'm a "Grammatics Expert". Sorry if I was rude. But you seem to be a good sport and took it with humor.

    Concerning the games, I personally consider BARIS a classic game, BASPM (Matrix) a new game, and Race To Mars a complete unknown (like I have to see more than a few screenshots to say anything about the game).

    Until BASPM is out we don't know if it's any good. It could be fun like the original or it could be a complete embarassment.

    That's why I had a problem with lightheartedly putting these games in one basket. I would not do that.
     
    ^ Top  
  13. Absalom Guest

    Absalom
    BARIS is a great game, I just wished PBEM worked on the new open source client-remake of it.

    BASPM might be good, but it's decidedly going in a... different direction.

    But the games are set in a similar settings with similar goals using similar tools (In BASPM and BARISs' case, same "big-name" consultant). What are "baskets" for, if not to put such things together.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  14. Burning Bridges Enviado de meu SM-G3502T usando Tapatalk

    Burning Bridges
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    Parrots:
    14,614
    Location:
    Tampon Bay
    It does not have the charm of the old one, I can already see it from the screens. But they are trying to make a good game. I believe I know the guy in charge (Ignazio?) and he seems to be a bro.

    The games are very far apart (BARIS is from 1990 or so).

    Perhaps get a third opinion. It's not important though, could just feel a bit a bit wrong for some old fans.
     
    ^ Top  
  15. Absalom Guest

    Absalom
    Nah, those old fans should be grateful it's not getting the FO3 or NUXCOM treatment
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  16. Burning Bridges Enviado de meu SM-G3502T usando Tapatalk

    Burning Bridges
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    Parrots:
    14,614
    Location:
    Tampon Bay
    It's hardly so simple. Especially since space buffs have invested decades into their hobby, the creators of these "new" games may completely misjudge their target group.
     
    ^ Top  
  17. Absalom Guest

    Absalom
    You are being remarkably anal retentive for me grouping BARIS and BASPM together. Almost makes me think you're just fucking with me
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  18. Burning Bridges Enviado de meu SM-G3502T usando Tapatalk

    Burning Bridges
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    Parrots:
    14,614
    Location:
    Tampon Bay
    No I was not fucking with you. Just thought there were too many over-generalizations in your article.

    But I see, discussing this further would be a waste of our time.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  19. LooZ Literate

    LooZ
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2013
    Parrots:
    18
    Hi guys ;) Thanks for a short review.

    It's only a week till we release Race To Mars on Steam Early Access. Beside that, the game will of course be available on our website in DRM-Free version.

    In the version that's going to be released 7th March it will be possible to test basic mechanics of the game and get to know the first space program. For us this is a beginning of even more intense work period, so we're counting for your support and feedback.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  20. GarfunkeL Racism Expert

    GarfunkeL
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2008
    Parrots:
    14,956
    Location:
    Insert clever insult here
    Demo?
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  21. Mangoose Arcane Patron

    Mangoose
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2009
    Parrots:
    14,582
    Location:
    I'm a Banana
    Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity
    Fuck you, I thought Absalom was back (he's been MIA for a few months :( )
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  22. LooZ Literate

    LooZ
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2013
    Parrots:
    18
    Early Access version of Race To Mars is already available on Steam! A lot of new features come with a lot of emotions. We’ve done it quite a few times and we can honestly say it’s really fun to launch your satellite into space.

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/257930
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  23. GarfunkeL Racism Expert

    GarfunkeL
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2008
    Parrots:
    14,956
    Location:
    Insert clever insult here
    Yeah, any non-Steam options for a demo?
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  24. anus_pounder Arcane

    anus_pounder
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2010
    Parrots:
    5,876
    Location:
    Yiffing in Hell
    First step - Race to mars!

    Second step -
     
    ^ Top  

(buying stuff via the above buttons helps us pay the hosting bills, thanks!)