Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Galaxy Mage Redux

Just as I was about to start lamenting the loss of a promising game, somebody steps up with a call to arms to resurrect development efforts.

Galaxy Mage Redux (placeholder site) will continue where the original Galaxy Mage team left off. They need pythoners and pixel artists so if that's you then make Santa's life cheaper by restoring a good Free game. There is already a forum and the game code is still available here.

His request for help has cropped up in a few places -- and the FG forums are just two of them.

Another project in the doldrums is Mars: Land of no Mercy (website down). It is still available from the Sourceforge project and there's a post (from August) explaining the website downtime. SVN activity indicates that whilst the site has been down, so has development.

And... what's this... 0AD, the uber-looking freeware RTS game, may actually be released under an open source license? Too good to be true? It is, really, they won't release the whole thing, "for security reasons." (I'm not a fan of security through obscurity.)

I'm being lazy, no screenshots. There are some cool shots on the 0ad website though.


GameGod said...

Is the GM Redux team the same as the old one?

(I'm glad to see the project's coming back to life. Galaxy Mage was a rare project that I actually donated money to...)

Tyler Olsen said...

No, I'm pretty sure that this team is from scratch. I saw him post on the forums asking for people to join up and encouraged him to come over to FG and make his efforts known.

Although it wouldn't surprise me if some of the original team members came back. Before the first GM website went down, I read a lot of angry posts on their forums from people on the team who were upset that the project died. IIRC, the founder/creator had to go back to school and so he just abandoned GM completely.

Merkoth said...

We're on design stage right now, don't expect much :)

It's a great opportunity for those who want to join a project and don't know where to start, though.


Brandon said...

We have a couple being who helped out on the original and alot of new people.

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