Space Games

I owned an Amiga A600 and anticipated owning Frontier: Elite II hugely, watching a rolling demo of the intro sequence movie from the coverdisk of CU Amiga (Nov. 1993) as I went to bed at night! The game was given to me that following Christmas, and I never really looked back, continuing to play the game in some form until 2014!

Elite II really was an amazing game, because although I played through the Wing Commander series, the X series by Egosoft, and even EVE Online, I always went back to Elite.

Despise initial concerns from me during the Kickstarter campaign about timing, I am actively playing Elite: Dangerous, the long-awaited game from David Braben. With ED I actually once again feel like I can escape life.

I also backed Star Citizen on Kickstarter, this game from Chris Roberts (of Wing Commander), and I'm quite excited to see where that goes with both the Squadron 42 single player and multiplayer versions of that.

 

Elite Journal: Pipe & IC4604 Nebulas

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I continued assassinating criminal targets recently, trying the Asp, but found the repair bills to be too large to make it a viable combat vessel. I also tried the Viper, but it seems to have changed enough since my grandfathers day, it doesn’t suit my combat style at all.


Some footage of my last couple of kills.

So I returned once again to the Cobra, which suits me nicely. I do miss the Sidewinder and Eagle, but they’ve become increasingly risky with big targets, which sort of makes space combat a lot less fun…

So, having failed to find anything out about my grandfather’s history in the Alioth System, I set out into the galaxy. I’m currently 1000LY from home and have visited the Pipe and IC 4604 Nebulas.

Pipe Nebula

Pipe Nebula

IC 4604 Nebula

IC 4604 Nebula

IC4604 Nebula was absolutely breathtaking. I’m really glad that I made the trip. It’s spurred me on to travel even further into the galaxy and see other Nebula I’ve only heard stories about…


The first 1000LY of my journey.

 
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Tim is British and lives in the United States with his wife and kids.

He works for software developers Image Space Inc. and Studio 397 on their racing simulations, and is a fan of Gaming, Motorsports, and photography.