Like X-COM meets Freelancer with bloody great space worms; Solar Warden

Subject: General Tech | May 16, 2018 - 03:23 PM |
Tagged: gaming, solar warden, Kickstarter

Solar Warden is a Kickstarter project running for six more days with a fairly low target of $40K US and it has a demo out which you can load up to try.  It is still very much a work in progress but gives you an idea of the overall scope of the game.  There are financial mechanics similar to X-COM in that you have to keep the various countries of the world happy so they will continue to finance your war against outer space Kinder eggs of the worst kind.  These falling rocks often contain some nasty silicon-based enemies seeking to devour the Earth while you seek to stop them, either through letting the AI handle your ships or by taking direct control of them for Freelancer style dogfights.  

You can check out the launch trailer at Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN, install the demo to see if what you think or just head to Kickstarter to back it as I have.

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"The Solar Warden demo is still pretty early and unoptimised, and drops you right in at the deep end with little to no tutorial so brace yourself for a rough ride unless you’re a combined X-Com and X-Wing veteran."

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May 17, 2018 | 08:13 AM - Posted by Prodeous

Though interesting concept, seems now there are so many similar games on Kickstarter, it's hard to figure out which to support.

This game feels like it will get too complex to manage after a while. Though I do like the telepresence, it means that all other commands for other ships will require good AI.

After a little error on HardOCP's post indicating it was Solar Winds instead of Solar Warden, I all of the sudden wanted Solar Winds reboot instead.

May 18, 2018 | 03:15 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

oh wow, there's one I haven't thought of in forever.

May 18, 2018 | 07:06 AM - Posted by psuedonymous

The "control a fleet, dive into a ship" concept sounds like House of the Dying Sun (nee Enemy Starfighter).

May 18, 2018 | 03:14 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Oh ya forget about that one!   Or what about Derek Smart's endeavours ;) 

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