Spaceward Ho! 5 in the Works
9:50 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story
An excited new thread in the comp.sys.mac.games.strategic Usenet group was started by Joe Williams, president of Delta Tao Software, announcing their intent to develop Spaceward Ho! 5. The last incarnation of the series was a popular space strategy game released nearly four years ago. Here's a clip from the Spaceward Ho! 4 web site describing the style of gameplay in the series:
Spaceward Ho! is a strategic game of awesome scope. You control the entire military and economy of a spacefaring race. Your goal: explore and colonize the galaxy.We're sure their next sequel to the series will build on the same basic gameplay ideas, only better and more polished than the last. Here's Joe's post:
Unfortunately, you are not alone. Alien enemies bent on galactic conquest will oppose your expansion. You fight them by developing new technologies and expanding your empire, or you can ally with them to turn enemies into friends.
Terraform newly discovered worlds or mine their natural resources. Maneuver your starship fleets, both in defense of your own systems and in offensive strikes against the evil aliens. Your strategic decisions will determine the fate of the galaxy.
We've just started work on Spaceward Ho! 5.Later in the thread, Joe also notes they are planning to make the game Carbon for OS X, as well as provide internet play via the popular GameRanger service. This game is still in the concept stages of development, so it may be quite some time before we even have a projected release date.
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