Black Sun Engine was made specifically for the game Nexus: The Jupiter Incident. Based on DirectX 9, it makes extensive use of vertex and pixel shaders, a parametric particle system, and other visual effects. The resulting visuals were widely lauded upon the game's release. While the game received positive reviews, it was criticized for its steep learning curve, trial and error gameplay, and poorly executed stealth missions.

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12 comments by Nathanius on Oct 9th, 2012

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Nexus: The Jupiter Incident
Nexus: The Jupiter Incident

Nexus: The Jupiter Incident

Updated 2 years ago Released Nov 2004 Single & Multiplayer Real Time Tactics

It is the dawn of the 22nd century, and the conquest of space has been monopolized by a handful of hugely ambitious mega-corporations. A delicate and...

Nexus 2: The Gods Awaken
Nexus 2: The Gods Awaken

Nexus 2: The Gods Awaken

Updated 2 years ago TBD Single & Multiplayer Real Time Strategy

It is 25 years since peace was brought to the solar system, thanks to the inspired leadership of Marcus Cromwell, Commander of the Allied Fleet. It was...

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Samiur Apr 5 2011, 1:52pm says:

Such a good engine! ^_^

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timstro59 Jan 15 2011, 12:59pm says:

if only they released a sdk, someone would've been able to make an easier version of this game.

hint, hint to the developers.

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