Tag Archives: space
Fri, Apr 15, 2011 | 13:37 BST
Gamigo board-member, Patrick Streppel, has issued an open and optimistic letter on the forum of free-to-play space combat MMOG Black Prophecy, outlining the game’s progress and future updates.
Mon, Oct 13, 2008 | 07:20 BST
As reported by the BBC, Richard Garriott blasted off in the Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft in Kazakhstan yesterday and is now in space.
He’ll be on the International Space Station for the next ten days.
Garriott paid £15 million for the trip, and is only the sixth civilian to ever go into orbit.
More through the link. Richard: we salute you.
Sun, Feb 10, 2008 | 21:07 GMT
The next major content update for Tabula Rasa is to include “eagerly awaited” features for the MMO’s spy class, lead designer Paul Sage has told VG247.
“The team is working on many varied projects; our release schedule for new content is at about every three weeks right now,” said Sage. “I would say the team’s next major update is going to include some eagerly awaited changes to the spy class, and we have some changes in the works to make sure all summoned or controlled AIs respond to battle better, which will help a lot of our classes, not the least of which is the exo-biologist.”
Sage fell short of detailing the exact additions the the class’s functionality.
He also revealed that the team is in very early stages of working on new faces and costumes for the game’s female characters.
“We do have very early plans right now to work on getting some new outfits and faces for our female characters,” said Sage. “Especially with the Hybrids, we want to make sure there are options players find attractive.”
Hybrids are alien-human crosses just released into the game.
Tabula Rasa is Richard “Spaceman” Garriot’s latest game, an action-heavy sci-fi MMO from developer Destination Games and NCSoft. Sage said that the game’s userbase has now stabilised after a surge of players during the launch period last year, but wouldn’t be drawn on an exact number of current players.
“The community had a massive influx of players around game launch and now has settled itself, forming a strong, dedicated base,” he said. “The recent 1.4 update has encouraged new players to give Tabula Rasa a try, so we are seeing a good number willing to fight for humanities survival.”
More info on the game here. Read all of Paul’s answers to our questions after the link below.
Tue, Feb 12, 2008 | 08:18 GMT
Richard Garriott – most recently the development lead for MMO Tabula Rasa – is currently training in Star City, a highly restricted facility just outside Moscow, where cosmonauts have been trained since the 60s.
“Richard is currently in Russia, training for his flight later in the year, when he will be travelling to the International Space Station, and in dong so will become the Earth’s sixth private citizen to conduct a space mission,” NCSoft told us. “Over the course of several months, he will be training for this flight, following in the footsteps of his father Owen Garriott, a former NASA astronaut.”
The spokesperson added, “The flight is scheduled for October this year and he will be travelling onboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station as a client of Space Adventures.”
We’re trying to be stoical, BUT THE GUY’S GOING TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION. We’re living the dream through you, Richard. Keep up with his practically unbelievable adventure right here.
Mon, Jan 28, 2008 | 16:53 GMT
Looks like the cat’s out of the bag. NetDevil’s Jumpgate MMO has been signed to Codemasters Online Gaming (COG), according to this. Sources had confirmed that the MMO to be revealed at Connect 2008 in Birmingham, UK, next month was set in space. Looks like there’s no guessing any more.
Our German isn’t so great, but in that quote COG VP Dave Solari’s saying something along the lines of, “We look forward to working with NetDevil and also in particular on launching this exciting project this year in Europe and North America.”
Way to go, Dave. Don’t blame us if our translation skills mean you were talking about something entirely different.