Games other than Star Control

Anything that isn't Star Control. Mind your manners!

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Ha, that's stinks. Did you get pissed at the kid? I've always debated whether or not floppies or CD's were better when it comes to being mistreated. I'm also always afraid that my floppy disk games are going to demagnetize or something :(-smf.

When I opened up Wing Commander, it came with the original 5.25 floppies, but the 3.5 inch floppies were bootlegs. I was disappointed until I found out that the version I had was the 5.25 box and the person who recycled it was nice enough to burn a copy on 3.5's, with really nice writing on the label as a plus! The manual also had a bit of writing on the back cover. It basically said "Here is a gift bro, have fun with your life outside of college". Ah, recycled games have so much nostalgic value. :)-smf
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This is the most interesting puzzle "game" I have seen in a long time. After the scientific paper was published the sheer volume of new players signing up swamped their servers.. I DL'd the client but haven't been able to register an account yet.

http://fold.it/portal/

Nature Structural & Molecular Biology paper online!
Welcome to all the new players. Click here to get started: http://fold.it/portal/node/988864

As many of you already know, a protein causing AIDS in rhesus monkeys
that hadn't been solved for 15 years was resolved by Foldit players
and confirmed by x-ray crystallography. That paper was selected for an
Advance Online Publication (AOP) today in Nature Structural &
Molecular Biology; link to paper: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nsmb.2119

The crystal structure will be released to the Protein Data Bank soon:
http://www.rcsb.org/pdb/search/structid ... ureId=3sqf

We are so proud of everything that you Foldit players have
accomplished already, and we hope that this article will show the
world the power of citizen science! This is the first instance we are
aware of in which online gamers solved a longstanding scientific
problem and we want to thank you all for your amazing work on this and
everything else. Speaking of which, we are submitting another paper
this week comparing your recipes against the state of the art
algorithms.
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Starfarer, a topdown 2d space strategy/combat game is apparently inspired by star control.

I haven't played it yet, it's still in development, but you can pre-order it for a reduced price and play the alpha builds that come out on a regular basis.

Here are some fingerlickingly stunning vids.





And this is its site:

http://fractalsoftworks.com/
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Kerbal Space Program is a game in which you can build your own rocket/spaceship from various models, and then launch it into space (if it ever gets there, that is)!

Nice to build a rocket which actually works...


But massive failures are funny as hell!


Anyway, you can download it here. It's free as long as it's in development, but just as with minecraft you can donate/preorder for a low price.
http://kerbalspaceprogram.com

By the way, the forum on that site also contains a lot of mods with which you can get extra modules etc, but some of them are overpowered and take away the challence, so use caution in using them.
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Bastion was a pretty good indie game. That is all.
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I've heard you were more of a Kinectimals person these days...
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Oh God, I've been playing the hell out of a game called Osmos on the iPhone recently. You control some sort of gigantic glowing space amoeba, moving around by ejecting mass in the direction opposite the one you want to move. You can eat smaller masses by bumping into them, increasing your mass. If you bump into a larger mass, it eats you. The game is beautiful and elegant, and very fun.
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I like Osmos too (PC). A very calm game. Only Aquaria and Heaven and Earth for DOS give me a better feeling of calmness.
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Eth wrote:Oh God, I've been playing the hell out of a game called Osmos on the iPhone recently. You control some sort of gigantic glowing space amoeba, moving around by ejecting mass in the direction opposite the one you want to move. You can eat smaller masses by bumping into them, increasing your mass. If you bump into a larger mass, it eats you. The game is beautiful and elegant, and very fun.
Sounds like a more polished version of this:

http://cymonsgames.com/roverwars/
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