The first thing to remember is this game is still in Beta, which means it has not been released, and the actual Beta testers (of which I am not one) are under a nondisclosure agreement. Therefore, it is very, very difficult to pry the top off to see what they are doing. I needed to find some information on the game and so the hunt began. For lack of a public release, I cheated, I went straight to the Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment website. It turns out that if you start digging in the video and audio podcasts you can get a lot of detail about the game.http://www.stargateworlds.com By looking over the audio and video from the development team you can see that it is a first-person perspective game. Well, until the release of this amazing game you have Situs Poker V that you can try and play poker professionally. In this article, you will find all the important information that is out there about Stargate.
The players have the ability to use multitudes of different weapons, such as grenades, handguns, shotguns, rifles(sniper included), submachine guns, staff weapons, the zat, and machine guns. The highlight of the current clip-on You-tube is the flame thrower. The flame thrower has several attack styles. Attack one is the single target attack, basically point and light up the chosen target. This attack causes DoT or damage over time. Another attack is the cone attack that is designed for use against a target group. The last attack mentioned in the ground attack which appears to be a napalm effect that ignites a small area of terrain may be a group or stationary target attack. The apparent range is reduced as you switch from single to multiple attack styles.
Not only are they flat out flaunting a wide array of weapons but also the inclusion of ablative armor and combat vehicles. Starship Travel is also going to be available but currently, the ships will not be player controlled. The particle detail even in a You-tube video stream was impressive. The explosions and flames were joined by columns and clouds of smoke and what seemed to be actual thermal currents in the cloud. Although their physics engine seemed to be running a bit on the fast side, I was still impressed. The running, jumping, fire, smoke and other movements were all smooth and very well done.
The textures themselves seemed very well rendered including the shadowing. The few sound effects that information has been released about are of excellent quality. The gameplay itself will allow for some PvP at launch (Player vs. Player combat) but the majority of the game seems to be story-driven. There will be a fair share of SG1 and Atlantis content available in the game also. The producers and development team have expressed a great deal of concern with maintaining consistency with Stargate canon. Another interesting bit I discovered, although they won’t be constructing entire planets or allowing exploration of Earth outside of the SGC they will be making dozens of worlds available through star-gate access.
They will be offering multiple player races. You can actually play as a Goa’uld and possibly even become as powerful as a system lord with your own NPC army. Playing as an SGx team member or possibly the Asgard is of course also an option. There will be “herd em through” A to B sections of the storyline but that it will also have “sandbox” type levels were many different players can explore different paths. The game also will have when released, a crafting class of player as well as an in-game player economy. The innovator/crafter will have access to a large spread of alien technology but will only be able to master a portion of it. Steve Williams says They will have “a limited number of nodes they can learn but they can spread them into any of the areas of the four trees they qualify for.” This means that the players don’t have to be locked into only one of the four technology trees that will be available. They are also including the option of being a mini-game professional that hangs around in town helping the other players with system hacking skills. These mini-games affect the outcome of certain events in the game but they are allowing for more casual players to specialize in this so that other players that stink at them can opt-out and have someone else do it.
The GUI is scripted in LUA so end users familiar with this will be able to MOD their user interface and possibly add functionality that was not available “out of the box”. There is also limited in-game customization possible. My opinion on this game is that it is of the highest quality and all effort is being made to keep it as such, I only regret that I cannot get more information to rate it on. I was not invited into the beta test group but I will definitely be anxiously waiting for the open publish. I recommend that anyone interested in the Stargate universe check out this game.