Starpoint Gemini 2 - All News
Friday - February 28, 2014
Starpoint Gemini 2 - Advanced Alpha Update
Iceberg Interactive sent out a new press release about a new Alpha update.
Create-a-Hero Contest Winner Will Be Featured in Game
Haarlem, The Netherlands – February 27, 2014 – Iceberg Interactive announced today the release of a big update for the advanced alpha version of Starpoint Gemini 2. From local security ships checking for contraband, to the addition of a Skill and Perk respect panel, and new on-ship changing boarding mechanics, this significant update injects new layers of energy, depth, and variation to Little Green Men Games’ open-world 3D space simulation.
Starpoint Gemini 2 Advanced Alpha Update Features:
- Graphic and gameplay anomalies redesigned and updated
- Local security ships now check passing ships for illegal goods including the player, and will demand that the ship jettisons the cargo.
- Skill & Perk respect panel has been added to stations, so players can test out different skill setups. Skill & Perk points can be reset for a price
- Boarding mechanics have been updated with various random micro-events that can fire off, to change the course of on-ship battles
- Ships “drop” derelicts more frequently when exploding and all ships now have proper derelict models
In addition to the alpha update, Little Green Men Games has launched a user-generated Hero Contest, where players create their own character that they would like to see implemented into the game. The character with the most community votes will win. The contest begins today and will run for two weeks, ending on Friday, March 14. Check out the contest and enter your very own hero here: www.starpointgemini.com/contests/hero/votingPage/index.php
Starpoint Gemini 2 is an open-world 3D space simulation game that provides powerful RPG mechanics with the frenzy of space combat and will feature full implementation of Oculus Rift at launch. Starpoint Gemini 2 is currently in Alpha on Steam’s Early Access program and is available for $22.99, store.steampowered.com/app/236150/. Starpoint Gemini 2 is slated for full release on Steam this Spring.
Tuesday - February 11, 2014
Starpoint Gemini 2 - Preview @ Pixel Related
Pixel Related takes a look at the Early Access version of Starpoint Gemini 2.
Fortunately, at this Alpha stage of Early Access, the bones of the experience are all here – with a ton of information located on the HUD, the developers seem to be focusing on getting as much functioning content into the game as possible. With seemingly endless buttons to click, all the game really needs at this point is a little bit more hand-holding and direction to get you started.
From the moment you set out you’ll be making choices as to how much power to divert to your engines (sacrificing weapons systems and leaving yourself vulnerable). Increasing travel speed will be critical too, as you will often have to cover quite a large distance between the sparse objectives. A large draw of this game is the ability to explore, but just like any other open-world RPG, doing so can be perilous. Seeing hostile ships off in the distance, it can be difficult to tell whether or not they’re something you can realistically handle.
Though there are a few complaints to be made, the majority of them center around simply not completely understanding what you’re doing. Although space is directionless, that doesn’t necessarily mean the player ought to be, as the most successful open-world games give you some clear guidance on where and when to go next. With more scripted events and even a simple overarching narrative, this gorgeous world that you already want to spend time in can easily become one that you just can’t pull yourself away from.
Tuesday - January 28, 2014
Starpoint Gemini 2 - Preview @ GamerFitNation
GamerFitNation previews the Early Acees version of Starpoint Gemini 2.
Little Green Man Gaming has great ambitions for Starpoint Gemini 2, their space-based action RPG which is currently available for early access alpha on Steam. The game already boasts a massive, open-world map with no loading screens and a wide variety of customizable ships. The developers are working on dynamic events that change based on the player’s actions, the ability to hire ships to create a fleet and the addition of a main storyline. The game will also be moddable, which is a feature that appeals to many PC gamers.
Monday - January 27, 2014
Starpoint Gemini 2 - Preview @ HardcoreGamer
HardcoreGamer takes a look at the Early Access version of Starpoint Gemini 2.
There is a lot about Starpoint Gemini 2 that just screams potential, and it has the framework for an addicting and engaging space sim experience. In its current state, however, potential is really all it is. Luckily, the game is still in alpha, and there is every possibility that it could reach greatness by the time the game hits version 1.0. Still, as the game stands right now, it’s an interesting sandbox experience with not a whole of compelling things to actually do in it and some glaring technical issues. As with most early access games, be aware that this is not yet a full featured game, and only throw down your money if you’re interested in being a part of the development process.
Friday - January 24, 2014
Starpoint Gemini 2 - Two More Previews
Here are two more previews of the Early Access version of Starpoint Gemini 2.
Starpoint Gemini 2 is definitely something you should keep your eye on if a space exploration RPG is something that sounds interesting to you. In its current state it’s definitely a functional game despite the multitude of bugs plaguing it, but keep in mind that it’s still in alpha and that its campaign (along with various other features) still aren’t implemented yet. What’s there isn’t much, but it’s definitely a solid game and the developers are quite vocal on the forums which is always good to see. This has a lot of potential to be something great but we’ll just have to wait for its full release to see how it shapes up.
So, bottom line? I think there’s a lot of potential wrapped up in Starpoint Gemini 2, but I’m not sure a lot of it shines through this early on. Once there’s a fully-formed plot underneath the pretty good-looking wrapper, there’s definitely a chance for a pretty great final product. In the current state, though, unless you’re really, really into space sims, I don’t think buying into the early access is worth it – though, again, at least they’re kind enough to toss in the game’s prequel as a bonus, and hey, maybe you’re really into very nicely rendered asteroid mining simulations.
Thursday - January 23, 2014
Starpoint Gemini 2 - Preview @ CalmDownTom
CalmDownTom takes a look at the Early Access version of Starpoint Gemini 2.
Starpoint Gemini 2 is a Steam Early Access game. Like all of the Early Access games it is full of potential that isn’t quite there yet in the current version. But it certainly has hope, it allows full movement of the ship, the combat could be video’d and shown to future generations as to what should be done in the case of a firefight in space, the music is fantastic and adds to the tranquility of space and finally completing missions for space people is just bad ass. I can easily recommend this for sci-fi nuts, but if you’re just looking for a simple space shooter, I’d suggest you look elsewhere.
Friday - January 17, 2014
Starpoint Gemini 2 - Oculus Rift Support
LGM Games the developer of Starpoint Gemini 2 sent news the game is going to support Oculus Rift support. I thought this might interest a few of you.
Recently we became registered as Oculus rift developer. Early tests are underway and we are positive support for oculus VR technology will enable players to truly experience vastness and depth of space.
The link to latest photo is below. Our plan is to make all necessary modifications in rendering and resolution, in order to allow players to experience all of the awesome immersion OR is capable to offer!
Wednesday - January 15, 2014
Starpoint Gemini 2 - New Screenshots
Pixel Perfect Gaming has some new screenshots for Starpoint Gemini 2.
Starpoint Gemini 2 – New Screenshots Released
Captain your own space ship and roam the galaxy in 3D in this tactical space simulator with tons of RPG depth !
Space has never looked so inviting – but images can betray… It has been two years since the end of the second Gemini war, and the situation in the wartorn system is further from resolution than ever before.
“Starpoint Gemini 2 is the sequel to the original game released in 2010. This was our first project and we have been working since to incorporate all feedback that we got from both players and press and have come up with a hugely improved sequel, most noticeably everything now is in 3D !
You can do freelance missions, trade, mine, salvage equipment from derelicts or just roam the immense Gemini sector, we really would like to hear from you ! Yes we want your help in improving the game in these last stages of development to make it the best player experience it can be !”
Friday - December 20, 2013
Starpoint Gemini 2 - Early Access Update
Iceberg Interactive has a new press release with information on a major update on Steam Early Access for Starpoint Gemini 2.
Two brand new Starpoint Gemini 2 trailers released
Haarlem, The Netherlands – 20 December 2013 – Space sim/RPG fans’ current favorite title, Starpoint Gemini 2 (PC), presently in alpha on the Steam’s Early Access program, is receiving its final update of the year later today, accompanied by two new trailers for the increasingly popular game. Developer Little Green Men Games is releasing a new gameplay trailer, showing what players can expect in today’s new update. Revealed a few days ago on social media, they have also released a second trailer, showcasing the new features that made it into the game, thanks to community input – including the hugely popular ‘STARSHIP GARAGE’.
Both trailers are streaming on the Iceberg Youtube channel here and here.
Iceberg Interactive CEO Erik Schreuder says: “We’re already seeing strong sales for Starpoint Gemini 2 during the Steam Early Access program, and there is definitely a very positive and involved atmosphere on the community hub. The guys at Little Green Men Games have to be commended for managing to constantly staying tuned to the community vibe while simultaneously improving Starpoint Gemini 2, using the tremendous community feedback as well as executing their own development roadmap. Thanks to the Steam Early Access Program, the game is really expanding well beyond what was originally planned and is looking more and more like a polished, immersive and high quality space sim, as the weeks go by. And there is much more to come!”
Highlighted additions and changes from today’s update are:
- Fire at will command in its basic form uses a smart algorithm to switch between targets. This feature is a work in progress and feedback is most welcome.
- Licenses are now available for purchase on stations (planets will receive them in the next update). Licenses can only be acquired when you're allied to a faction
- New station model
- Energy redistribution panel (transfer power between engines/shields/weapons)
- AI received first update (NPC ships fly and fight in formations, use power to engines…)
- Structures can now be guarded. Damaging them can trigger security forces to arrive in its defence
- Several new bonus modifiers are now functional (Heavy weapon reload, Weapon battery recharge...)
The full change list v0.6005 can be found in the Steam Community Hub here.
To keep track of all latest news about Starpoint Gemini 2, please visit the official Steam page http://store.steampowered.com/app/236150 or www.starpointgemini.com
Tuesday - December 17, 2013
Starpoint Gemini 2 - Community Feature Trailer
Starpoint Gemini 2 has a new trailer that shows some of the community suggested features implemented in the sequel. LGM Games have plans for another update that will show off more gameplay later this week.
A short summary of features implemented after being suggested by the awesome community. Among these are the Tactical overlay, Fire at will command, Quick target scan, Energy redistribution... A big thank you goes out to everyone for their continued support and feedback!
Friday - November 22, 2013
Starpoint Gemini 2 - Gameplay Trailer
Starpoint Gemini 2.
Starpoint Gemini 2 is a tactical space simulator with tons of RPG depth! Starpoint Gemini 2 is available as Early Access on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/236150
Captain your own space ship and roam the galaxy in 3D in Starpoint Gemini 2. Space has never looked so inviting - but images can betray... It has been two years since the end of the second Gemini war, and the situation in the wartorn system is further from resolution than ever before.
Friday - October 25, 2013
Starpoint Gemini 2 - New Screenshots
Neptune Games has a bunch of new screenshots for Starpoint Gemini 2. I will upload them later on site but for now visit them.
Developer Little Green Man Games gave us new images of Starpoint Gemini 2 their simulation space RPG available on Steam in Early Access.
Tuesday - September 24, 2013
Starpoint Gemini 2 - Interview @ AGR
AGR interviews Little Green Man Games to get information about Starpoint Gemini 2.
(AGR) - After completing the original game and releasing it to the public, what do you think was the biggest flaw in the game that either yourselves or others spotted and complained about the most?
(Little Green Man Games) - Well, I think there were two major mistakes. First was not going to full 3D immediately. That was considered a serious flaw by a vast majority of players. Second was the voiceover. In the first English version, we did most of them ourselves, and just proved that professional actors exist for a good reason. Starpoint Gemini was our first “full sized” title and we had great ideas for the game. Some of those ideas weren’t followed up properly due to our misjudgment of current market stance, while others simply fell to the fact we had quite a limited budget.
(AGR) - What are the main things you’ve done differently when it came to creating the sequel to Starpoint Gemini?
(Little Green Man Games) - Our first game wasn’t a high budget game and many people were turned down by that fact alone. However, a good number of players gave our game a real chance and eventually enjoyed it. They were mostly fans of the genre, and they were of tremendous help as we fixed numerous glitches and upgraded gameplay to the best of our ability. Still, we felt a debt to those players and to ourselves, for not achieving the level we strived to. For that reason, Starpoint Gemini 2 was crafted to answer many of the demands set by players. Space, movement, camera and combat are now in full 3D. Graphics is heavily upgraded and now use DirectX 11. In addition, our game engine now relies on streaming technology, and that eliminates loading points between dozens of sectors in the game. Lastly, combat and action is now less automatic and more in the hands of players. All of the other elements are still here but much more refined and user-friendly.
Sunday - September 08, 2013
Starpoint Gemini 2 - Steam Early Access
Starpoint Gemini 2 is now available on Steam early access.
“Starpoint Gemini 2 is the sequel to the original game released in 2010. This was our first project and we have been working since to incorporate all feedback that we got from both players and press and have come up with a hugely improved sequel, most noticeably everything now is in 3D ! You can do freelance missions, trade, mine, salvage equipment from derelicts or just roam the immense Gemini sector, we really would like to hear from you ! Yes we want your help in improving the game in these last stages of development to make it the best player experience it can be !”
I also have a trailer for everyone if your interested.