"I heard human blood boils in space..."
March 23, 2012 12:54 PM Subscribe
posted by stratastar (35 comments total)
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Humanity’s long war with the nefarious space-cat Kilrathi has been revived
in the fan made Wing Commander Saga : The Darkest Dawn
The Wing Commander Series
of space-combat games
was made by Origin Systems, combining pulpy sci-fi with WWII history and combat. The series originated in 1990 and lasted through 1998 (G4TV History of Wing commander Parts One
). Late era games featured full-motion cut scenes starring Malcolm McDowell, Mark Hamill, Clive Owen, and John Hurt, but the series ended ignominiously with the release of the eponymous movie
(game creator Chris Roberts
’ first and last chance as a Hollywood director).
Darkest Dawn a culmination of 10 years of work has resulted in a two-campaign game with “50 missions, 2 campaigns, 60 voice actors, dozens of Terran and Kilrathi spaceships and roughly 70 cutscenes,” using the open source Freespace 2 engine.
Related mefi links : Origin’s Privateer
, Richard Garriott’s manor