Originally created by Volition Inc to run Freespace 2, the FS2_Open engine has been radically improved so that the engine can now compete with modern space combat simulation engines.

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Vasudan models pack release
Inferno

Vasudan models pack release

Oct 26, 2013 Inferno 0 comments

Inferno missed a deadline, so we are releasing some of our assets.

GVB Setep design upgrade, enjoy the 3D view!
Game

GVB Setep design upgrade, enjoy the 3D view!

May 18, 2013 1 comment

Our new modeller, Dagger, worked on the iconic GVB Setep Vasudan superbomber and also posted on HLP a link to a 3D view of the model. Take a look!

The Christmas 2012 Update
Game

The Christmas 2012 Update

Dec 22, 2011 FS2_Open Engine 0 comments

What we have been up to in the past year, and what we want to do in the coming one

Powering Up Beam Weapons
Game

Powering Up Beam Weapons

Aug 4, 2011 3 comments

Jessnec recently worked on beam weapon effects, a key element Inferno. Take a look at the results!

Ramping up to 3.6.14
Game

Ramping up to 3.6.14

Jul 4, 2011 FS2_Open Engine 0 comments

What to expect in the coming FS2_Open release. Antialiasing! Speed! New HUDs! Ponies! Okay, no Ponies.

New Video: Combat Landing Test
Game

New Video: Combat Landing Test

Jun 7, 2011 11 comments

A video demonstration of "Combat Landings," showing off some new FS2_Open engine features and a flight of Vipers on final approach.

Major Announcement - Inferno 10th Anniversary Edition
Game

Major Announcement - Inferno 10th Anniversary Edition

Mar 19, 2011 1 comment

A 10th Anniversary Edition, a remake of INFR1 released in 2001, has been announced. Read more below!

It's That Slow Time of Year
Stellar Assault: FSO

It's That Slow Time of Year

Jan 5, 2011 Stellar Assault: FSO 4 comments

The Summer saw a ton of rapid development and creativity. This past holiday season? Not so much...

Modelling Work - EAB Aetna
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Modelling Work - EAB Aetna

Jan 2, 2011 6 comments

The standard light bomber of the Earth Alliance, the Aetna, has recently undergone a number of upgrades. It's time to sum up the results.

How far we've come, part 2
FS2_Open Source

How far we've come, part 2

Jan 1, 2011 The MediaVPs for FreeSpace 2 14 comments

More news from the Department Of Gaming Awesome, showing that spacesims are still alive and kicking

Diaspora Trailer 4 - Yet Another Trailer
Game

Diaspora Trailer 4 - Yet Another Trailer

Dec 8, 2010 19 comments

A more cinematic look at the game compared to the previous trailers, this time we've gone to some effort trying to capture the mood and feel of the series...

How far we've come
Game

How far we've come

Nov 29, 2010 FS2_Open Engine 4 comments

Using assets from the Blue Planet mod, and new effects made possible by engine enhancements, -Sara- shows us just how pretty FS2_Open is

Diaspora Trailer 3 - DRADIS & Battlestar Theseus
Game

Diaspora Trailer 3 - DRADIS & Battlestar Theseus

Oct 30, 2010 9 comments

The new Diaspora Trailer shows off a few things we've been promising for a while, including the Battlestar Theseus in action and the working DRADIS console...

33% Finished!
Stellar Assault: FSO

33% Finished!

Oct 8, 2010 Stellar Assault: FSO 3 comments

Yeah, that's right, I said 33%. We're at the 1/3 mark, and ready to start working on the campaign!

Silent Running
Stellar Assault: FSO

Silent Running

Sep 11, 2010 Stellar Assault: FSO 1 comment

We've been keeping quiet, the page hasn't seen a serious update in months, and there hasn't been sign of life from the dev team asides from one or two...

SI Arachnas by FreeSpaceFreak [Updated: 2010/09/26]
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SI Arachnas by FreeSpaceFreak [Updated: 2010/09/26]

Sep 3, 2010 2 comments

Collaboration with the Ancient-Shivan War Team has lead to another encouraging result: an improved (still WIP) version of the Shivan installation Arachnas...

FreeSpace Open 3.6.12 Released!
FS2_Open Source

FreeSpace Open 3.6.12 Released!

Aug 4, 2010 FS2_Open Source 1 comment

Celebrating the release of the newest version of the FS2_Open Engine

First In-Game Shots Of The Battlestar Theseus
Game

First In-Game Shots Of The Battlestar Theseus

Jul 30, 2010 10 comments

It's been a long time since our last update but we haven't been sleeping and we're proud to show off the first in-game shots of Battlestar you'll be making...

Campaign Revealed - Gehenna's Gate
Inferno: Alliance Standalone

Campaign Revealed - Gehenna's Gate

Sep 20, 2009 Inferno: Alliance Standalone 3 comments

A new INFASA campaign, Gehenna's Gate, has been revealed. Read below to get to know the latest addition to INFASA!

Basestar, or the last thing you'll ever see
Game

Basestar, or the last thing you'll ever see

Sep 18, 2009 11 comments

New Basestar model in all it's deadly ingame glory.

August Update from Diaspora
Game

August Update from Diaspora

Aug 13, 2009 12 comments

Recap of the progress done in recent months, including many juicy images for you to drool over.

Campaign Revealed - The Spirit of Ptah
Inferno: Alliance Standalone

Campaign Revealed - The Spirit of Ptah

Aug 4, 2009 Inferno: Alliance Standalone 2 comments

The first INFASA minicampaign, The Spirit of Ptah, has been revealed to the public. The campaign will use Inferno: Alliance's FSPort Mode.

Implementation of OCPs on the HUD
Inferno: Alliance Standalone

Implementation of OCPs on the HUD

Jul 26, 2009 Inferno: Alliance Standalone 0 comments

After a week, INFASA's new HUD gauges have been completed and an example showing how they work has been posted. Read below for more info.

Earth Defense July Media Update
Earth Defense

Earth Defense July Media Update

Jul 22, 2009 Earth Defense 5 comments

The team has made outstanding progress in the past month and a half, and we're ready to show off our new material!

Earth Defense June Media Update
Earth Defense

Earth Defense June Media Update

Jun 13, 2009 Earth Defense 4 comments

After a long period of inactivity, we are most certainly not dead. Progress is moving at a steady pace, and we anticipate some serious updates in the...

Diaspora - Release Date Info and Cylon Basestar Update
Game

Diaspora - Release Date Info and Cylon Basestar Update

Apr 5, 2009 15 comments

Lots of news since our last update. We've opened the voice acting casting call, tentatively named a release date and taken lots of pictures of the work...

Earth Defense february update!
Earth Defense

Earth Defense february update!

Feb 15, 2009 Earth Defense 2 comments

As always we give you monthly project update. If you're intrested of what have we done this month, check out this news!

Battlestar Pegasus And Colonial Cockpits Update
Game

Battlestar Pegasus And Colonial Cockpits Update

Jan 24, 2009 7 comments

We revealed a couple of these in the trailer but you'll only have been able to get a quick glance at them there. So here's the Pegasus and the Raptor...

Trailer and General Update
Game

Trailer and General Update

Jan 16, 2009 10 comments

A new Diaspora trailer, as well as a general progress update for the game.

Earth Defense January update!
Earth Defense

Earth Defense January update!

Jan 15, 2009 Earth Defense 6 comments

It's time for next media update. Make sure you check it out!

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