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2 player space game

Postby Total Eclipse » Tue May 03, 2016 11:01 am

Hi All,

I'm trying to track down a game I used to play with my friends.

It was a two player game that all took place on a single screen. In the centre of the screen was a sun, and you both had control of a ship in orbit. Bullets fired were all subject to the gravitational pull of the sun, as was your ship. I think the controls were the standard push to go forward, left and right to rotate. I think there was also an option you could select where pulling back would teleport you to a random location on screen. It was a PD/shareware game, given away on a coverdisk, but I can't remember either the magazine or the game name.

It was essentially the close combat part of Star Control.
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Re: 2 player space game

Postby CiH » Tue May 03, 2016 12:13 pm

Not sure of the Atari version, but based on the grand-daddy of all video games, 'Spacewar' :mrgreen:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spacewar_%28video_game%29
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Re: 2 player space game

Postby FedePede04 » Tue May 03, 2016 12:19 pm

i don't know if it is this
program was melee the program was include in star control 2.

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Re: 2 player space game

Postby Total Eclipse » Tue May 03, 2016 1:12 pm

It was clearly inspired by Space War I guess.

As I'd put before, it's like the close combat part of Star Control, but from one perspective - the sun stays in the centre of the screen while the ships zip around. I'm pretty sure the ships wrap around if they go off the edge of the screen too.
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Re: 2 player space game

Postby Total Eclipse » Tue May 03, 2016 1:18 pm

Found it! It is SpaceWar - http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-st-spacewar_29688.html

Thanks for the pointer :cheers:
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Re: 2 player space game

Postby mistralblue » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:36 pm

I thought you were talking about the classic that was Utopos!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNudrQ_EK_c


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