Phoenix Universe of Space Combat or Phoenix USC is an arena based fast action space combat MMO that will support up to 100 players per server (more possible). Players battle it out in arena free space or in a bases. Typical games are capture the flag, team on team and league or wing matches.

Players select a spaceship and weapons to craft a ship to meet their needs. Battling in a rich visual environment players compete in building their scores, stats, wins and kills. If you like fast action, intense and addictive space combat then Phoenix USC is the game for you.

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New star field background, asteroid rotation and improved resolution.


Hi,

I have posted a video (above) and recorded it in 1080p. This marks the first time I have posted a video at 1080p and this is possible due to some recent hardware upgrades. I've purchased a Zotac GTX 950 AMP! which is a good baseline development video card and is working well. I've also invested in a 27" monitor which sure makes development easier. :)

In the video above I demonstrate the newest version of the parallax (v-5) map with an improved resolution of 1920x1080 which allows for a wider view of the map. This wider view really helps pull things together and when in a windowed mode can be resized to fit almost any display yet still retain the view aspect. I've also added rotation to almost all of the background asteroids (a requested feature). The rotation along with some tweaks to the parallax layers has improved the visuals quite a bit. I have also added some color to the background star field which also helps with visuals, tracking and makes things pop.

I have also been porting code to Monkey 2 the newest version of the Monkey programming language (Phoenix USC is written in Monkey). The port is going well and has afforded me some opportunities to improve the look and feel of the game as well as improve other aspects. So I'll be finishing this port and also fleshing out the map editor I am working on.

So check out the video and if you have the bandwidth view it in 1080p. :D

PC and Android videos of parallax map v-4. New static lighted floor and wall parts

PC and Android videos of parallax map v-4. New static lighted floor and wall parts

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Two videos and images showing version 4 of the parallax map running on the PC and Android on an 11" tablet. I have also included images of map system...

Version 3 of the new parallax map.  Video and images

Version 3 of the new parallax map. Video and images

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A more stylized parallax map view. Featuring a better look and feel, lighted asteroids, galaxies and more. New video and images.

Video of mapping, collision and window based PC style GUI on Android tablet

Video of mapping, collision and window based PC style GUI on Android tablet

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Video of collision, mapping and "Window" based GUI on Android tablet featuring new game graphics. I demonstrate Phoenix USC's unique and one of a kind...

Phoenix USC - 1 million map elements in new map system

Phoenix USC - 1 million map elements in new map system

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Image and video of Phoenix USC's new map system currently in development using "1 Million" map elements.

Phoenix Universe of Space Combat Demo - Linux

Phoenix Universe of Space Combat Demo - Linux

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To get started playing the Phoenix USC preview demo you will need to download the demo and un-Gzip the demo file into a directory/folder. From there you...

Phoenix USC: Preview demo patch v1.2 - Windows

Phoenix USC: Preview demo patch v1.2 - Windows

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Patch for the Phoenix USC Preview demo (Windows). This patch will upgrade the demo AI, bullets and weapons for both the bots and player. Includes fixes...

Phoenix Universe of Space Combat Demo - Windows

Phoenix Universe of Space Combat Demo - Windows

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A playable demo where you can battle with up to 300 enemy bots in space based arena combat. A preview of the online client to come. Featuring a beautiful...

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Vidiot_X Creator
Vidiot_X

Hi,
I have some Html5 examples of the kinds of lighting and shadow FX being added to Phoenix USC posted on my website. I just received Monkey X's (programming language) mojo2 which is its new 2D engine.

2D Lighting and Shadow effects - Html5:
Phoenixusc.com

Can't wait to include these effects in game. :)
Vidiot_X

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Vidiot_X

IRC Chat
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If you are into IRC (international relay chat) I maintain a channel on irc.quakenet.org. The channel name is #phoenixusc and we hang out there most of the time. If you have any questions or just want to follow the day to day development of PUSC why not stop by and say hi. :)

If you have a copy of the Phoenix USC preview demo just type F9 and you will be automatically connected to the IRC channel through PUSC's in game IRC client.

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Vidiot_X Creator
Vidiot_X

Hi,
The Linux version of the Phoenix USC preview demo is now available here on Indie DB.
Indiedb.com
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Vidiot_X Creator
Vidiot_X

Howdy,
I have the Linux version of the Phoenix USC preview demo currently available on my site.
Phoenixusc.com

I'll be posting it here on Indie DB shortly.

Yeah. :)
- Rich -

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Vidiot_X Creator
Vidiot_X

Hi,
Just waiting on beta testing team to verify the Linux build of the demo is solid. I should have it up later today. :)
- Rich -

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Vidiot_X

Hi,
I should have the Linux build out in a few days. Saturday is the target (3/28/15). For now the Linux demo should be considered a tad experimental in that is difficult to predict what issues might occur across all the different Linux configurations. Generally though most should have no issues.
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Vidiot_X

Hi,
The patch is up. It is awaiting authorization, so as soon as it's approved it will be available in our downloads section.
- Rich -

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Vidiot_X

Hi,
Beta team testing patch. I'll have it up this afternoon. :)
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Vidiot_X Creator
Vidiot_X

Hi,

The patch is almost done. I've decided to add 10% more zoom out on display as well as add a 'hide' feature to 'Global Chat' (IRC Chat) that will let you stay in session will it's hidden. I'm also adjusting player ships weapons with a little more fire power.

Up soon.
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Vidiot_X

Hi,
I am finishing up the patch and will have it up late tonight/tomorrow.
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New 1080p video of map v-5 :) Asteroids rotate, added new planet and colorful background. All at 1920x1080. Youtu.be

Jun 28 2016

I've upgraded my hardware. :) 1920x1080 map view allows for bigger planets, more asteroids and wider map views. T.co

Jun 19 2016

In case you had not seen this. :) Looks good on this 11" Android tablet. Youtu.be #phoenixusc

May 27 2016

I've posted an IndieDB article with two videos running the same map/GUI on the PC and an Android tablet. Seamless! Indiedb.com

May 27 2016

New map system now fully scales to game GUI windows. The OS desktop window also scales as seen here on Linux. T.co

May 26 2016

More base part floor tiles. :) #phoenixusc T.co

May 26 2016

Experimenting with base map parts and lighting using Gimp's lighting filter. I like the look. :) #phoenixusc T.co

May 25 2016

Working on version 4 of the map. Dropped static background to make galaxies pop and other tweaks. Map system rocks! T.co

May 22 2016

Third times a charm. :) Video of version 3 of the parallax map view. Youtu.be #phoenixusc

May 21 2016

Images of the latest version 3 parallax map view. :) #phoenixusc T.co

May 21 2016

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