Decades have passed since the war erupted between the United Space Federation and The Alliance of Free Worlds. A bloody conflict that seemed to have reached a stalemate is now about to change, when a thrid faction suddenly appears. Take control of a fleet commander returned from exile, rise through the ranks of the United Space Federation forces and join an epic war across the stars. Start with a small group of frigates, and climb your way to controlling battleships, carriers and planetary bases, in huge space battles and boarding actions. Build space stations and orbital facilities to fortify your position, build your fleet, extract minerals and research upgrades. Execute boarding actions using marine special forces, and bombard your enemies with orbital long range cannons.

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A brief description about the multiple system maps in Gemini Wars.

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We’ve been working for a while in incorporating multiple systems in the game.

The multiple system maps will most likely appear in the more advanced missions in the campaign.
This can be customized in skirmish and multiplayer mode, though.

What we are showing here, is a map with 5 star systems, with each system containing its own planets and asteroid fields. Ships use the inner-system jump to travel at higher speeds between planetary bodies inside one system. To be able to jump to another system, the player must build a stargate near a wormhole. Once a stargate is built, the stargate can then be used by the player’s ships to jump to another system.

So, let’s start in the maximum zoom level showing a research station:

Multiple system map 1

This station is orbiting some kind of planetary mass that we really can’t make up from here.
Let’s zoom out the camera a bit to get a better view.

Multiple system map 2

Now that we can see it better, it looks like some planetary body still in formation.
Let’s zoom out a bit more.

Multiple system map 3

It’s a lava planet all right. We can still see the research station, although it’s beginning to fade at this distance. Zooming out a bit more…

Multiple system map 4

The research station is completely gone at this level; let’s try to have a look at the star system where we are.

Multiple system map 5

This explains why the planet looks so young; it’s so close to the star, with its orbit so chaotic that it never had the chance to cool down. But we can already see other planets and even asteroid fields distant from the star. Let’s get a better view of the system.

Multiple system map 6

We now have a complete view of this star system. It really seems void in space around us.
Let’s see if we have any neighbors.

Multiple system map 7

And indeed we do – there are at least 2 wormholes connecting to our star system (Orion).
Our neighbors are Myrna and Osiris. We can still zoom out a bit more.

Multiple system map 8

And here is our complete map: 5 stars, all with its own planets, stations and ships inside.

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Exeon
Exeon

The stars look amazing from the complete map view.

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Avenger2150
Avenger2150

*clap* *clap* *clap* great work !

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Sydan
Sydan

Fantastic! This is something I've always wanted to make...

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RaGod
RaGod

looks great! I so cant wait for this game! Though I have a question, will the nearness of the star have any effect on ships?

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BCamel
BCamel

I don't think so nope, we don't have anything planned like that "yet"

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ZombiesRus5
ZombiesRus5

Looks good, will it be moddable?

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elite879
elite879

Don't you think within a certain distance to a sun ships should start to take damage?

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