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Old 03-09-2014, 10:01 PM
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6/8/14. Official Renaming!
Thanks to the help of TouchArcade Janitor Eli Hodapp, this thread is now called JCho's Sci-Fi Game List

5/24/15 Second Grand Opening
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Just thought I'd state the obvious and point out the great Sci-fi games we've gotten recently and the ones that are soon to come out the pipeline.

I've always been more partial to sci-fi than fantasy, so I thought I'd just outline a few things

We got Republique not too long ago, which was the first part of a fantastic dystopian tale

Another adventure game at the same time was Abducted, an engrossing sci-fi tale of a dangerous alien world

We got Calculords and Beyond Space recently, the first being more of a sci-fi them and the latter being a decent space shooter.

Also, we got Out There, which is one of the best iOS games I've ever played, filled with an amazingly dreadful sci-fi atmosphere, which had an Alien or Blade Runner feel, despite the bright and vivid visuals. Just filled to the brim with my favorite sci-fi concepts like black holes, aliens, super advanced technology, and much more. The sense of discovery is the best part of all. Undoubtedly in my top 5 games on iOS.

This week, we got Mines of Mars, who's atmosphere is similar to Waking Mars, Out There and Alien. It has an ominous feeling being down in those caves, and I dig it. You feel the sense of exploration and discovery of Waking Mars and Out There, and feeling a sense of dread and hopelessness of Out There and Alien. These feelings are definitely toned down compared to it's comparison, preventing it from surpassing any, but they are there nonetheless. It tells a great atmospheric sci-fi tale with a Metroid feel. It combines alien life with cool technology and an engrossing story for something really unique, thanks to the crafting system. A game that is definitely now in my top 10 iOS games.

Heck, even Block Fortress:War has sci-fi elements. There's cool races each with their own interesting and distinct back stories and technology

Next, the game Star Horizon is on the horizon () which has some beautiful Star Fox style rail shooting as well as decisions to make, where you can alter your path through the game.

Another game is Gunship X, which is kinda like Zombie Gunship with aliens, but 5 times better.

Drifter is in Steam Early Access, so, (fingers crossed) the iOS version should be coming sooner than later

We mustn't forget that FTL: AE is coming as well, which is very welcome in my book. I'm pumped to dive into that on my iDevice

And yes, Warballoon has also stated that they have a big update that is almost ready for reveal, so more should be expected on that soon.

Also on the update front, Strike Wing: Raptor Rising is getting huge 1.3 update, which adds tons of content, like improved visuals and the first part of it's campaign mode

Finally, we have Exile: Far Colony coming this summer. A fantastic looking open world sci-fi RPG.

Now is a great time to have an iDevice if you love sci-fi, and is another great reason why the iOS platform should be taken more seriously, because some of the best games in the genre our coming out on here right now.


Also, if you couldn't tell, I love bleak, hard
Sci-Fi.

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Old 03-09-2014, 10:13 PM
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It gets better

Proven Lands, now on Kickstarter
Planned for PC, IOS, Android

It's a hard sci-fi (as in realistic and more science than fiction) sandbox survival roguelike
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Proven Lands is a unique game about exploration; about being alone and lost in an unknown sci-fi world without super powers or rocket science. Your spaceship crashed on an uncharted planet and it seems that you are the only survivor: you face a hostile desert environment, fear, hunger and thirst alone. You check your dwindling oxygen supply and survey the wreckage of spaceship parts scattered across the region. You are not a scientist, nor a soldier but a simple working class hero or heroine with a rather strange past. In the beginning you don't even know how to use most of the electronic devices that have survived the crash, but you'll learn - and soon be able to craft new ones.
You can download the early pre-alpha demo here
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Old 03-09-2014, 10:16 PM
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It gets better

Proven Lands, now on Kickstarter
Planned for PC, IOS, Android

It's a hard sci-fi (as in realistic and more science than fiction) sandbox survival roguelike


You can download the early pre-alpha demo here
That looks amazing. Hopefully that Kickstarter gets kickstarted, it's got quite some time so I think it will.

Also, can I get your email? I would PM you but PM doesn't seem to be working for me at the moment
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Old 03-09-2014, 10:21 PM
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That looks amazing. Hopefully that Kickstarter gets kickstarted, it's got quite some time so I think it will.

Also, can I get your email? I would PM you but PM doesn't seem to be working for me at the moment
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:33 AM
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Looks fantastic Bronxsta... Hopefully it gets funded.

Great list JCho. I'dd add Abducted to that list too
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:23 AM
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Looks fantastic Bronxsta... Hopefully it gets funded.

Great list JCho. I'dd add Abducted to that list too
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Old 03-10-2014, 03:20 PM
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I've been beta testing RymdResa which sound like something you'd enjoy too, not sure when it's releasing but it feels pretty finished
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Old 03-10-2014, 03:22 PM
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I've been beta testing RymdResa which sound like something you'd enjoy too, not sure when it's releasing but it feels pretty finished
Oh I forgot about that one! Been looking forward to that too.

Also there's the just announced "Space Noir" which is a fantastic looking dogfighter from the Deus Ex: The Fall dev.
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Old 03-10-2014, 03:28 PM
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If I had any clue there were suddenly going to be so many space games, I'd have released Orion's gold much earlier! :P

Now here I am, set for a March 20th release and am trying to figure out how best to stand out amongst all these space worthy armadas!
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:41 PM
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If I had any clue there were suddenly going to be so many space games, I'd have released Orion's gold much earlier! :P

Now here I am, set for a March 20th release and am trying to figure out how best to stand out amongst all these space worthy armadas!
Looks line a pretty cool resource focused game, hope your release goes well
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