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Did you ever want to battle a Star Destroyer with the Enterprise or the Galactica with an X-Wing? Micro Space is combining all famous universes in one game and allows you to fly many well known ships.

Posted by OriK on Nov 11th, 2007

Micro Space becomes a stand-alone project which is based on Freespace 2. You will be able to play the mod without a Freespace 2 Client. This project is going to be developed by two people. We are using the SCP of Freespace 2 (Source Code Project) which means we have all shader effects you can find in current games.

The game dynamics will be adopted and the graphics are quickly done what guarantees a fast progress. Goal is approximately 1-2 ships per week. The final count of used ships has not been decided yet. All ships get unique, impressive effects.

Some of the universes you can choose from are:

  • Star Wars
  • Star Trek
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Stargate
  • Babylon 5
  • Alien etc.

To make the battles more fun, we decided to use a toy-look for all space ships.

Tie Fighter
Sovereign Class   -   USS Enterprise 1701-E
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myles
myles Nov 11 2007, 12:48pm says:

That looks really nice, are they concepts or renders, anyway i love the style, thumbs up!
Although why go for Freespace 2? Why not a later engine?

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Chetech
Chetech Nov 11 2007, 1:01pm replied:

Because you can do much much more with the Open FS2 engine, Even upgrade the graphics.

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INtense! Nov 11 2007, 1:28pm says:

Reminds me of Micro Machines games. Neat!

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OriK Author
OriK Nov 11 2007, 1:29pm says:

Freespace 2 has everything we need and it's gonna be improved by professional programmers continuously. FS2 is also easy to handle and the most important fact: we can make this mod stand-alone. No Freespace 2 is required to play this mod.
Re the images they are renderings with the final game models. In-game they will look nearly exactly as you can see them on the renderings.

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DaBrain
DaBrain Nov 11 2007, 1:42pm says:

The engine just got support for pixel an vertex shaders (version 3.0).

Only the X3 engine is more up-to-date at the moment. However, it lacks real modding support and decent tools. Let alone multiplatform support...

I don't think there is a better engine for a space based game at the moment.

In-game screenshots will follow, once we have got enough content to show anything representative.

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RatoN
RatoN Nov 11 2007, 3:35pm says:

I love how Freespace 2 refuses to die.

The real trouble sounds like having to balance out the ships abilities from different universes.

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TheFrog4u
TheFrog4u Nov 11 2007, 4:05pm says:

looking great! If you need a freelancer I would be happy to contribute one or two ships just for fun.. including texture ectr.. Í´ve worked as freelancer for many popular mods so far.. so please contact me if you r interested. TheFrog4u eht gmx.de

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San-J
San-J Nov 11 2007, 4:33pm says:

Absolutely fantastic looking!

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ultimate
ultimate Nov 11 2007, 7:03pm says:

This sounds promising :)

You should seriously consider having voice-made sound effects, like "pew pew" for lazers, which would improve the "mini" style. Use the Worms games as inspiration :)

This could be really fun!

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Keptron
Keptron Nov 11 2007, 9:12pm says:

I liked it, look like really cooler :O

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drunkill
drunkill Nov 12 2007, 7:49am says:

Yay! freespace 2 open source, whoo.

I'll keep a close eye on this one, see what good comes from it.

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SinKing
SinKing Nov 12 2007, 8:19am says:

Where do all these great mods come from, which I see the first time on Moddb, now? Ever since they opened version 4, I se a lot more finished, or promising mods than I did before.
This could definately be a lot of fun and you chose a good engine to put it all to work. BSG beyond the red line runs on FS open and it looks absolutely brilliant, too.

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rivalin
rivalin Nov 13 2007, 5:46am replied:

COOOOL!.!.!

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ChaoticCreature
ChaoticCreature Nov 19 2007, 10:03am says:

YAY:D Love freespace and will love this mod too;) FREESPACE 2 FOREVER!

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