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Nexus: The Jupiter Incident in Kickstarter bid for sequel
Posted: 01.10.2012 12:21 by Simon Priest Comments: 14
The crazy minds behind Nexus: The Jupiter Incident are at it again with the idea for a full sequel effort called 'Nexus 2: The Gods Awaken'. They want to bring back true tactical space battles.

Not only that but they want to dazzle us with "state-of-the-art visuals" whilst doing it, just like in the original. It will be powered by the Unreal Engine, allowing modular ships.

That means they can have entire sections of a ship be destroyed and look great while it happens, giving players a "tactically-richer" game but one that's "highly pleasing graphically."

That's not an entirely new feature as the original allowed fleet commanders/admirals to target enemy vessels at specific hard points to disable and even destroy armaments, engines, shields and other devices on-board. Now we'll get to see them visually represented as the battles play out.

The developer is also introducing a whole new gameplay mechanic called Psis. They're NPCs who possess incredible power and can turn the tide of battles. Using the Unreal Engine we can also enjoy grander ship designs and space stations thanks to the modular approach. Fighter squadrons can be outfitted too.

If successful, Nexus 2 would take place 25 years after the events in the original game. We'd fill the boots once more of Marcus Cromwell as he rallies mankind's forces to fight some new threat, brought to his attention by the "mysterious artificial goddess known as Angel".

Nexus was originally set to become Imperium Galactica III, a galaxy spanning real-time empire builder, but it was repurposed as a story focused tactical space game that still shines bright today.

The Nexus 2: The Gods Awaken Kickstarter campaign is asking for $650k. It has 26 days left on the clock and so far has almost 1,500 backs pledging just under $60,000. Check out the developer's pitch video below.

Source: Kickstarter

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Comments

By djole381 (SI Elite) on Oct 01, 2012
djole381
I really hope this gets funded as I had a blast with first "Nexus". Ahhhh sweet memories... :)
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Oct 01, 2012
unsilviu
Holy of holies! This is a dream come true!
By Kres (SI Elite) on Oct 01, 2012
Kres
There you go Chosen :) this was a great game.
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Oct 01, 2012
djole381
Was Kres? It still is. :)
By Kres (SI Elite) on Oct 01, 2012
Kres
I was on the holiday with crappy net and was looking for old games to buy on GOG. Nexus came up as an option. But went for HOMM2 instead. Was 300MB or so. And some $3. I'd advise everyone to wait for 15 years to get games. Very good prices. Anyway, I'm going to hope this comes out.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Oct 01, 2012
nocutius
I also hope this gets funded, Nexus is one of those great memorable games that are simply good.
By lichlord (SI Core) on Oct 01, 2012
lichlord
great game surtenly one up for a sequel ^^
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Oct 01, 2012
herodotus
It was a great game, and I played just after completing "ORB". Fantastic effects and great strategy I look forward to a sequerl with great anticipation.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Oct 01, 2012
SirRoderick
That game was stellar! I really hope they get this project going full steam ^^
By Aletheides (I just got here) on Oct 02, 2012
Aletheides
Its truly epic. Just look at the tech demo wich is about 7 years old. It looked and played amazing then. How good cant they make it with todays technology? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhZQEvg1V0Y
By lichlord (SI Core) on Oct 02, 2012
lichlord
very nice trailer tho i find it funny how some seem to forgot how sound can't travel in space :P ^^ anyways looks good i hope it will prove to be as nice as the first one(or better)
By The1stSword (I just got here) on Oct 02, 2012
The1stSword
I pledged $55. Nexus 2 would be awesome! Please support whatever you can.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Oct 02, 2012
herodotus
Send it to me. I'll make sure they get, by way of purchasing "X-Com" along the way:)