Category Archives: space combat

Children of a Dead Earth

Please check out Children of a Dead Earth and support them if you can, this is a very scientifically accurate space combat simulation. I have enjoyed it so far. Their blog explores the science behind the game. It is available … Continue reading

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Video Update & Initial Game Point-of-View

I updated the About page to better reflect my goals for the reboot. I also posted a tech demo video of what the initial start of TorchShips will look like. The POV (point of view) is your own spacesuit equipped … Continue reading

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Reboot and some design thoughts

I’m working on TorchShips again in a very limited ‘as time permits’ mode. I’ll begin doing short updates on this site fairly regularly (bi-weekly or maybe monthly). At this point I’m mainly doing design work and some testing of the … Continue reading

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Combat

Combat in TorchShips will feel a lot different than the usual space combat simulation.There will be very few ‘turn and burn’ furballs during combat and most engagements will take place at very long ranges. Two factors in the TorchShip universe … Continue reading

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TorchShips Kickstarter!

We just launched our Kickstarter project. Please take a look and if you like what you see please sign up as a backer and tell your friends. Went with a very basic video – but it felt silly to spend … Continue reading

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Inspiration and why ‘Real’ Space Combat

I’ve played and enjoyed great games in the space combat sim genre – including the Wing Commander Series, TIE Fighter, X-3, and FreeSpace. But deep down I think we all know that these games aren’t really simulations of space combat … Continue reading

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