Look familiar?

Discussion of the space strategy game where you design ships, issue orders to your fleet, then play hands-off battles against human or AI designed enemies.
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Look familiar?

Postby jupiter6 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:17 pm

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Re: Look familiar?

Postby darkstar076 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:38 pm

Indeed they do :)

Those designs are done by the very talented artist Irrational who designed the ships for GSB (and is one of our forum members)

If you have some time, have a look at his home page for more designs, there are some awesome designs that he has made for other projects.

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Re: Look familiar?

Postby jupiter6 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:31 am

I've been thinking about getting into miniatures, as I'm running surface RT and cannot play GSB at the moment.
Some of his miniatures are very expensive! Ever since ebay started we've had all these silly online prices: $3.26, $7.01.. Why?

Anyway, he has some great designs. I wonder if he'll be designing new ships for GSB2.
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Re: Look familiar?

Postby darkstar076 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:46 am

jupiter6 wrote:Anyway, he has some great designs. I wonder if he'll be designing new ships for GSB2.


Hmm, I have pondered that myself. I guess time will tell. (or you could send Cliffski a PM and see if he responds)

Apart from the new graphics, I am also interested to see what new gameplay GSB2 will bring:
- More in depth 4x Campaign ?
- Single Player Campaign where you start as a lowly captain ?
- <<Insert wishlist here>>
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Re: Look familiar?

Postby jupiter6 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:48 am

darkstar076 wrote:- More in depth 4x Campaign ?
- Single Player Campaign where you start as a lowly captain ?
- <<Insert wishlist here>>

Actually, I hope it doesn't get too 4x, or we are given the option. Sometimes I just want to watch ships blasting each other without much thought for credits and shipyards. Remember the g in gsb.
I really hope we have some game play news on gsb2 soon to keep spirits up - I thought I saw a tumbleweed blow through the forum earlier...
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Re: Look familiar?

Postby darkstar076 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:55 am

Totally agree. It wouldn't be GSB without the ability to jump straight into a battle and watch millions of credits worth of spectacular fireworks.
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Re: Look familiar?

Postby cliffski » Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:14 pm

GSB2 is definitely being worked on! screenshot evidence:
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I'm also hoping to have the same artist do the ships for GSB 2, although it's a bit more complex this time around for reasons I'll divulge later.
I don't plan on making GSB 2 too much of a 4x game. I think the dedicated 4x games do that enough as it is. I do agree that the simple list of scenarios for the GSB 1 singleplayer campaign could have been expanded upon, and I'd certainly like to spruce that up a bit.
Generally the ethos of the game will remain the same. Design cool fleets of spaceships that blow each other to bits in a really nice explodey way. It will be better, much more gratuitous, and much more polished.
Plus modders are going to love it :D
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Re: Look familiar?

Postby Berny_74 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:07 pm

I would like to see a more comprehensive challenge system with an ability to join / run integrated ladder's and tournaments in place. This would help in alleviating the rock/paper/scissor/lizard/spock syndrome.
Also an ability to restrict DLC's so only appropriate ones can respond would be nice for those who do not have all contents.

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Re: Look familiar?

Postby StigRS77 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:11 pm

What I desire most from GSB2 is a new gameplay mode, in addition to Battles, Campaigns and Challenges. Maybe something like Arcade; you can take with you one ship of each type and then encounter a series of battles all the way up to a boss fight.
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Re: Look familiar?

Postby obliviondoll » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:11 am

StigRS77 wrote:What I desire most from GSB2 is a new gameplay mode, in addition to Battles, Campaigns and Challenges. Maybe something like Arcade; you can take with you one ship of each type and then encounter a series of battles all the way up to a boss fight.

Not entirely sure how useful a lone fighter is going to be. Might need some adjustment on those numbers.
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Re: Look familiar?

Postby StigRS77 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:05 am

I think you misunderstood. To be more clear; One ship type/design. I.e the modify/design ship module is disabled once you enter, so you are stuck with whatever you created as you enter the "tournament".
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Re: Look familiar?

Postby obliviondoll » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:15 pm

StigRS77 wrote:I think you misunderstood. To be more clear; One ship type/design. I.e the modify/design ship module is disabled once you enter, so you are stuck with whatever you created as you enter the "tournament".

Oh, right. That makes a lot more sense than what I thought you were saying.

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