Hey, guys – remember that time when I was fantasizing about a game that would be a hybrid of Elite/Frontier and Fallout 3? You know, a game that would combine trading, spaceship simulation, FPS combat and RPG elements – a little dream game of mine that I never expected to actually be made. If not, please go read the original post about it and then come back here. Seriously, I’ll wait.
Ok, now that you read my previous post, check this one. Someone actually made a game that is a bit like that. Here is a trailer and some game play footage:
This game is called Precursors and it seems to be developed by a small independent Russian company. According to their official website (which looks really shitty, BTW – but alas, good programmers tend to be shitty web developers and vice versa) and Wikipedia entry the game was released in Russia on December 4th of last year. I don’t know if or when it will be released in US or even if there is an English language version. And if there is, I really hope they will hired some professionals to do it, because the English section of their website illustrates that they don’t fully grasp all of it’s nuances. It’s readable, but you can see the text was written by non-native speakers.
The website describes the game as:
Freeplay RPG with FPS\Space sim combat and economical component.
Now tell me, isn’t this EXACTLY what I was talking about in my post? I’m excited now. I want to play this game. Someone figure out how I can go about obtaining it. Keep in mind I don’t speak a lick of Russian.
Also, big thanks to Domcoppinger for cluing me in on this.