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Starbound

After developing Terraria, Tiy of Re-logic moved to form Chucklefish and started developing a new game called Starbound, a sandbox game that contains both quests and story-driven missions.

Dropship

Starbound

Starbound begins with you fleeing your homeworld in a space shuttle, just as it’s destroyed by an unknown enemy. With nothing to guide it, the escape pod shoots into space without direction, becoming hopelessly lost in a sea of stars. As luck would have it, the space shuttle makes contact with an abandoned space station and an adventure begins that will take you hurtling across the universe.

Starbound

Starbound

Starbound

Honestly, I am really excited for this game since it is big based from the description and features. Some pending features that will be in the game are located here. It’s expected to be released towards the end of Summer 2012.

*All screenshots & information came from the official website of Starbound.

The State of OMGeek

[OMGk] Not-so-ninja update: Fragnetics released its server pricing for BF3 soon after I published this post. I had to close the tab upon seeing the astronomical pricing to avoid an acute aneurysm. I'm very disappointed. Go on. Click on the link. I'll make it open in a new tab for you.

Rest assured that nothing will stop the OMGeek Battlefield 3 server from going live. We're working on a solution at this very moment.

 

It's serious time, gamingfriends, and as you can see, I have my poker face on. Today, we're not going to talk about time travel, mutant penguins, or lesbian mermaids. Today, I'm going to share some things about OMGeek, our community, and the direction we plan to go in the future. Mike did a post about the state of gaming in Southeast Asia yesterday. Now, we're switching objective lenses and zooming in to see just the OMGeek side of things.

Farewell, Sweet Princes You might have noticed that we have dropped the Red Orchestra 2 server. We're also closing down our Terraria server very soon. The reason is simple and quite obvious, really: no one has been playing these games. There's just not enough demand for them. We also want to make way for the games that we ourselves want to play: Minecraft and the mighty Battlefield 3. We'll bring Terraria back if there's enough demand for the game. We did listen to you guys about Minecraft and its many virtues.

I'm not saying that we're forgetting all about Red Orchestra 2 altogether! Surely, RO2 vets will know the infinite satisfaction of shooting Fritz in the nuts. Provided that we can get a sizeable group organized for a game, we can still play online. gamers.com.sg continues to host Red Orchestra 2.

I will be Advising You Now Battlefield 3 is still coming out, last I checked. We will be hosting a server for it, no question, but there's still the issue of from whom. We'll be very transparent with this, as we are with all things. Fragnetics is our most likely choice. The only thing holding us back is their elusive server pricing for Battlefield 3, which up to the time of this writing still hasn't been released.

Now, Look to the Right, and Scroll Up a Little Yes, we have started placing ads on the site. A project like Omgeek doesn't come cheap, and we've been paying out of our own pockets to support the site and the servers. Omgeek is a Labor of Love! A little revenue-generating service helps a lot to recoup [some of] our losses and continue to provide a quality community and gaming experience for everyone.

No, we haven't "sold out". And I'm not quite sure if we've sold in, either. Uhh, what was the question, again?

We Welcome Your Help If, out of the kindness of your heart, you'd like to show your support to OMGeek, we are accepting donations! There's a big orange button under the words "Support OMGeek" over there on the right. There's no obligation, no minimum amount, and no begging. Give if you like what we're doing. We will be very grateful.

Donations aren't the only way to help, however. The easiest and arguably the best way to help the community is to spread the word. Tell your gamer friends about OMGeek, and tell them to tell their gamer friends to check us out too. Tell your girlfriend. Tell your grandma. Any level-headed individual who appreciates pc games is welcome in the OMGeek community.

We'd also appreciate some feedback about the articles we've been putting out. What kinds of articles do you enjoy? Which ones did you hate? Do you want to propose to ban me from using keyboards forever? We'll listen and respond to all your thoughts.

Finally, here's one last request for all of you who wish to show your support: turn off your ad-blocker. We only get paid if people see and read the ads. We try our best to monitor the types of ads that we host so that they will always be appropriate and interesting to you, so don't worry! This is a tiny gesture of support that anyone can do, and it goes a long way.

And That's All She Wrote I'll get off my soapbox for now, but I hope you learned a little something about the stuff going on inside OMGeek today. Hey, read our About page if you can spare a couple more minutes. Thanks for your attention, everyone. I shall get back to those lesbian mermaids very soon.

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Terraria reset: Fresh world, big possibilities

"Zombies? Floating eyeballs? I'm staying on this table." Being a designer by profession, I feel that it is my personal duty to remind every one of you that it is indeed fun to make stuff. Build. Realize. Create. Assemble. Plunk down in a wide, overhand windmill arc with a sharp, satisfying thud. Terraria-style.

OMGeek's Terraria server has just been restarted, and we have a huge, undeveloped world waiting for you to carve up and explore. Whether you like to build houses or sewer tunnels or uncomfortably phallic monuments, we've got you covered.

Let me remind everyone as well that Terraria isn't just Minecraft with one dimension missing; it's an action-adventure platformer that just so happens to have a building and resource gathering mechanic similar to Notch's tree-punching Java-driven horror opus. Terraria features bosses, dungeons, floating islands in the sky and the ever-popular barbie doll dress-up in addition to what Minecraft offers. It also has top hats. TOP HATS.

You'd think a classy hat would be one of the first things Notch would have coded into Minecraft.

But enough about him.

For now.

What I really like about Terraria is the wealth of choices in playstyle it provides. There's so much to do in the game, and after that first frantic night of banging together a wooden shanty for shelter against the zombies and the Flying Eyeballs of Death, the game opens up to accomodate what I've classified into six different playstyles. These aren't exclusive, and most players will exhibit the characteristics of two or three of the following:

EXPLORER Actually, he was named after the family dog. These players are driven by the desire to find interesting new places (which Terraria readily provides). Whether it's a swampy marsh deep in the jungle, or an underground cavern with flowing lava, or a floating island in the sky, Explorers want to see them all.

ADVENTURER Killer legs optional. Of course, Adventurers also do some exploring. What motivates them to do so, however, is the promise of new swag and new critters to brutally massacre. Adventurers care less about landmasses in the sky and more about dungeons full of skeletons. Adventurers will also seek out the game's bosses for the sport of it.

MINER CAN YOU DIG IT? I can think of two explanations for the appeal of mining. One: Miners want to hit stuff--stuff that doesn't hit back. Fair enough. Two: Miners experience a certain kind of catharsis in breaking down and essentially relocating portions of their world and ordering them in a manner to their liking. Shit, I don't know. I'm not a Miner.

Which brings us to...

BUILDER Fine, that "dig it" thing was pretty bad. But JESUS IS ON MY SIDE. I'm a Builder player. I like to build things with the junk the miner gathered. You know who else was a Builder? Yeah.

COLLECTOR EPILEPSY AND SCREAMING Collectors tag along with the explorers and adventurers and grab anything remotely interesting in sight. They gather materials, craft rare items, and then stick them into boxes. And these boxes are neatly lined up on a giant room-sized shelf. Sometimes there are signs beside these boxes. Like in a collection.

POWERGAMER This pic is its own caption. Powergamers make it their personal mission to wring out the most powerful weapons and items from the game by any means necessary. You can spot a Powergamer easily from his full suit of awesome-looking armor, his lightning-fast running speed, his jetpack, his ridiculously huge gun, and his flaming sword of annihilation that extends two stories high when swung.

Our little list ends here.

Players will naturally gravitate towards some of these playstyles, and it makes for a very interesting dynamic when they all populate a single server and everyone tries to do their thing. It's almost like having a miniature society. Only in 2D. And with top hats. You can find out much about a person's personality by the way they play Terraria. I'm serious!

If you already own Terraria, join our server! Let's colonize, exploit and bicker over a brand new world together. Newly created characters only, please. It helps set the pioneering spirit.

And if you've yet to experience this game, here is a handy-dandy link to its Steam page for you to mull over.

What kind of player will YOU be? See you inside!

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