Flat Universe is a fast paced top-down space shooter. The action takes place in the Wing Commander universe by Chris Roberts and Origin Systems. You will fly and fight your way through a seamless universe of interconnected star-systems either by playing the single player campaign, by creating your own with the builtin mission editor or by fighting against (or along) your friends in relentless online battles.
Fast paced top-down space shooter
Multiple guns and missile systems
Multiple types of spacecraft to fight with or against
Systems damage modelling
Next gen graphics and sound
Single player branching campaign
Multiplayer options with arena, versus and co-op modes
Mission based game-play with objectives and sub-objectives
Open-ended free flight option
Full mission and campaign editor
Immersive environments and space vistas
Multiple star systems with seamless transitions
Shaped by community feedback
A game we like to play first and foremost
How does it look?
Well you'll be the judge of that! All the screenshots are either in game or from game engine cutscenes:
The latest version of WC: Flat Universe is available for download; just visit the download section of this page or visit the project's home page Daedalus station and grab your copy.
But what this version update is all about?
The whole graphics engine has been upgraded and except from the spectacular upgraded graphics there is a great improvement in fps performance.
A whole new scene is now online for the users. The barracks is now the initial scene of the game and the place where a pilot registers and manages his account (save, load, preferences).
The hangar deck and control room of Daedalus are no more empty spaces. There are animated characters around. New take off and landing cut-scenes have also been added.
But the best part of all are the additional features:
8 new training missions across four very diverse environments have been added with a performance report at the end of every mission
14 new unique systems have been created and added to the game-play. NavMap, Nav system and Autopilot are fully functional, the player is no more lost in space with best addition of all...
Jump drive. Now you can take the transport for a free flight and explore the world of Flat Universe, jumping from system to system. The player can enjoy the graphics and have an extended taste of the game-play.
It is our most stable distribution after extensive debugging and performance fixes. However, there was one draw back to one of the features that we included on our previous release and that is the automatic patching system. From now and on we will continue our distribution with the old favorite, download the whole package. We are very sorry for the inconvenience if we have brought any to you but it seems that this feature will have to wait for the time being.
Last but not least there is an in-flight screenshot function. Now, you can grab the most glorious moments of your flight experience by hitting F12 and the screenshot will be saved into your Flat Universe saves folder.
In universe homepage - For the Wing Commander fans among us. Filled with goodies (magazine, star maps, and fighter blueprints)
Flat Universe homepage - The site for the newcomers with basic information about the game (and including some neat screenshots)
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