Vega Strike – 3D Action-Space-Sim

Vega Strike

Vega Strike allows players to explore a vastly dynamic universe where frontiers collide and you’re just a pilot trying to make ends meet. How? That’s your decision. Vega Strike is designed as a non-linear gaming experience, where you choose what action you want to take.

Vega Strike features a dynamic trading economy, allowing your character to operate as a merchant. Discover what trade routes bring in the most profit, what commodities make you the most money given your ship’s cargo space limitations, accept cargo missions and learn to avoid areas of danger (repairs eat into your profits!).

If you are tired of making money on milk runs, or want to try something different, then there are other paths to success. Vega Strike features a mission generator, providing multiple missions to the experienced (and not so experienced) pilots. Engage in bounty hunting, patrols, battles and escort missions. Feel like traveling? Explore the dynamic universe and see the farthest reaches of known space. Want a walk on the wild side? You could always turn pirate! Just be prepared for the consequences.

Features include:

  • 15 species – 6 main species and 9 client species
  • 39 different powers, factions, or groups
  • Randomly generated universe which will vary with any new created game
  • More than 5700 different systems connected by an extensive jump network
  • 21 different planet types
  • More than 80 different ships in 230 varieties
  • Each ship gives you a unique individual flight feeling
  • Multiple-ship ownership
  • Three 3D cockpits
  • Around 10 different stations
  • 110 upgrade items
  • 190 weapons and turrets
  • 240 different cargo items
  • Exploration
  • Missions:
    • Cargo trading
    • Patrol missions
    • Rescue missions
    • Combat missions
  • Dynamic news keeping you up-to-date with the progress of the universe
  • Dynamic progress of the universe with changing system ownership as the war progresses
  • Plenty of shoot ’em up action
  • Preliminary multi-player death-match (testing server only)

Engine Features:

  • Per pixel specularity, glow, and damage (fades in when the craft gets damaged) maps
  • Detail textures (tiles that fade in when you get close to the ship, to add detail)
  • Planets with 3D atmospheres
  • Basic mesh animation (frame by frame)
  • Engine flares
  • Damage ‘sparks’
  • Shields that glow where hit
  • Explosions

Vega Strike

Vega Strike is built on top of OpenGL. The Vega Strike engine serves as the foundation for the Privateer Gemini Gold, Privateer Remake, Vega Trek, and Pi Armada projects.

Developer: The Vega Strike Team
License: GNU GPL v2 (code), Dual-licensed GNU/Creative Commons (artwork)
Written in: C, C++; scripting written in Python and XML

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