November 19, 2017
Archives  News  Soldak Blog Discusses Sci-Fi Spacecraft Protections  


Friday, May 27, 2011
 
Soldak Blog Discusses Sci-Fi Spacecraft Protections
12:14 PM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

A new Soldak Entertainment blog post offers a discussion of space craft defense mechanisms in comparison to health indicators for characters in fantasy role playing games. The post offers a bit of insight into plans for the company's upcoming sci-fi title.

Soldak's as yet untitled game is described as "Master of Orion from a mercenary captain's point of view." It will place players in a dynamic galaxy and give them to the chance to build their fortune and influence the balance of power between opposing races.

After your shields and armor are destroyed, you are in a bad position. Those were your only real defenses. Now all the damage taken is trashing your ship. Some of the damage will hit the structure of the ship. When your structure gets to zero you explode, so that's kind of bad. However, anything that doesn't hit the structure is hitting important internal structures. You know unimportant things like your engines or weapons. :) Repairing internal components will probably be much more expensive to fix.

In most fantasy games the only item you really have to worry about breaking is your weapon. Anything else really doesn't matter that much. With a space ship that's not true at all, so really close fights are going to be interesting. Lose your thrusters or engines and escape is no longer going to be a good option. Lose all of your weapons and you're screwed. Losing other important systems like your computers, cou
Read more at the page below.

Soldak Blog: Spaceship Health
Soldak Entertainment


Other Mac Games News for Friday, May 27, 2011

Disney Universe Announced12:14 PM
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond The Sword Now At MGS12:14 PM
• Soldak Blog Discusses Sci-Fi Spacecraft Protections12:14 PM
The Baconing Coming To Macs This Summer12:14 PM
 
View all of the Mac games news for Friday, May 27, 2011 on one page

Mac Games News for Thursday, May 26, 2011

Captain's Quarters Coming To EVE Online June 216:00 AM
Diablo III Runestones Details Revealed6:00 AM
Portal 2 Reviewed6:00 AM
Will Wright Discusses His Career6:00 AM
 
View all of the Mac games news for Thursday, May 26, 2011 on one page


Recent Mac Games News

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011


Search for other Mac games news stories or browse our Mac Games News Archive.



Archives  News  Soldak Blog Discusses Sci-Fi Spacecraft Protections