Independent coders remake Origin's Privateer.
Once upon a time, Wing Commander and Free Enterprise had a beautiful baby.
Then the dastardly Electronic Arts killed Origin Systems
, the maker of the Wing Commander and Privateer series. The townspeople trembled in fear. From where would come their salvation? Sure, they had Freelancer,
but you couldn't even use a joystick with that game! For a long time, it looked like the decent HOTAS
and Sci Fi loving populace would be doomed to wander stickless through the desert of action oriented Space Simulation games, when Lo! from the far away land of Independent Game Makers came the 1.0 release of the Privateer remake for Linux, Windows and OS X simultaneously.
And the people played it, and it was good. [via /.] [more inside]
posted by shmegegge
on Mar 7, 2005 -