from Kotaku might uplift the spirits of those who, like me, miss the old-school space-sim. According to the Kotaku article
, a team of developers in Austin calling themselves Seamless Entertainment want to make space-sims relevant again and are going to release a downloadable game in the vein of Wing Commander, Tie Fighter, and Descent: Freespace. The game, called SOL: Exodus
, and set for release later this year, will tell the tale of explorers desperately trying to find a new home for humanity after Sol, our home star, begins to go super-nova. Upon their return, the explores find that a religious group has gained control of Earth. I assume fighting ensues. Check out the aforementioned Kotaku article for more complete details on SOL: Exodus
. You can also visit SOL: Exodus
on the web at youaresol.com
I'm slightly disappointed to hear that it's a downloadable title, and no platforms have been announced yet, but considering how slim pickins' are for space-sim fans, any news is good news.