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Subject: ASTROX

Post Posted: 08 May 2011, 12:17

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SP-ASTROX [UT OLDSKOOL]

Story:

I escaped Earth for a better life. After Nu-Briton was attacked I had no family. No home. No life. There was no longer any reason to be there. So I paid good money to get on the first transport to the outer colonies. Mars? Europa? Titan? I really didn't care which. Turns out we were going much further than that. Some moon called 'Cerberus' in the process of terraforming and they want us to be among the first to start a 'community' there.

The people on board are a mixed sort. I tend to stay away and keep a low profile; I've never been one to mingle with the crowd. It was about half way through our journey deep into space that they struck. The captain was always wary of any Skaarj patrols detecting our vessel, and so he took great measures to avoid any possible Skaarj infested hotspots. However, he didn't anticipate that we'd be boarded by Pirates. A short gunfight ensued, and before we knew it, security personnel and anyone who decided to take arms lay in their wake. Me? I decided to take my chances on capture. So with the other survivors, I was transported aboard their vessel.

For years I heard stories of an opportunistic race that travel the expanse of space searching for abandoned wreckages to salvage or unwary travellers to pillage. It just never crossed anyone’s mind that we would have any run-ins with anything other than the Skaarj. These 'Mercs' as they are known have proved so elusive that I'd never seen any footage of them. They look humanoid in shape and seem more technically advanced than ourselves with their bodies covered in bio-tech implants. They stripped our transport clean of valuables and materials and jettisoned anything that they didn't see of any worth.

What they want with us is anyone’s guess...

Gameplay:

Simple kill the Merc crew and escape from the Merc Pirate ship Astrox.

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Subject: Re: ASTROX

Post Posted: 08 May 2011, 12:31

Pic and description have me hooked. Can't wait! \o/
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Subject: Re: ASTROX

Post Posted: 08 May 2011, 14:54

Ok I'm absolutely stumped, how does one make those curved arches like that? And then bump em out and add all sorts of lights in it. LOL Pic looks great :D


EDIT: Scratch that, I figured it out \o/

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Subject: Re: ASTROX

Post Posted: 08 May 2011, 18:24

Mercenaries as the primary antagonists? This is gonna be interesting. :tup:
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Subject: Re: ASTROX

Post Posted: 08 May 2011, 19:22

That picture. :tup:

Let me play this!! :o

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Subject: Re: ASTROX

Post Posted: 09 May 2011, 16:15

REALLY nice color combination in the pic.. nice work! Can't wait to see more! :D :tup:
there's more

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Subject: Re: ASTROX

Post Posted: 12 May 2011, 00:04

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Thanks for the positive feedback guys :D. Here's another shot showing the coolant room I've been working on.

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Subject: Re: ASTROX

Post Posted: 12 May 2011, 04:16

Very nice. :)

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Subject: Re: ASTROX

Post Posted: 12 May 2011, 09:41

Darkon wrote:REALLY nice color combination in the pic.. nice work! Can't wait to see more! :D :tup:

Same here and that last picture just adds to the expectation. :tup:

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Subject: Re: ASTROX

Post Posted: 12 May 2011, 15:51

Do I see... pink?

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Subject: Re: ASTROX

Post Posted: 12 May 2011, 16:50

Reminds me of a Mercenary-themed version of Hexephet!
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Subject: Re: ASTROX

Post Posted: 12 May 2011, 17:17

It better be greater than the whole Hexephet.

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Subject: Re: ASTROX

Post Posted: 13 May 2011, 03:21

I hope this feels non-linear even if it isn't :P
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Subject: Re: ASTROX

Post Posted: 13 May 2011, 19:02

I am going to link this map between Harobed and Noork's Elbow instead of Terraniux. :o

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Subject: Re: ASTROX

Post Posted: 24 May 2011, 19:25

Sorry guys i'm afraid there's no chance of me finishing this on-time, I've been doing many lates at work and can't find the time at the moment :/.

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