January 20, 2019
Archives  News  Celestium Author Needs Help  

Friday, August 4, 2000
Celestium Author Needs Help
6:00 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

Back in February we brought you news of Celestium, a "fast paced multiplayer space action role playing game" being developed by Alien Orb software. At the time this ambitious project was in need of Mac artists and programmers, and now it seems they need more to complete the Linux server app which will presumably act as a host for online games, as well as work on the game's AI and engine.

Author Mike Apolis posted the following request to Usenet:

I am looking for some good programming talent out there to help develop a massively multiplayer space action RPG called Celestium (currently being developed for the Macintosh). We are looking for skilled programmers knowledgeable of C++ to help develop Celestium's Linux server, game engine, and AI system.
The game itself still seems quite early in development, and few details are available; however from the description, it seems to be both an ambitious and imaginative project. Here is the provided description of the game:
Celestium is a fast paced multiplayer space action role playing game (RPG) for the Macintosh. In this game you will be exposed to a rich world of battle, culture, strategy, exploration, and imagination. Choose from 6 different races and create your own ship as you interact with hundreds of people across the globe in a fully integrated online universe. Participate in alliances and organize secret missions. Fight against enemy creatures and space pirates. Chat with others either in space or on a planet or space port. Explore vast regions of unknown space and land on mysterious worlds filled with many different races and life forms.

In Celestium, you may choose any number of paths to lead your character. You may become an explorer and chart the stars, you may be interested in joining the Numiri Trade Commission and make some money, you might want to start an alliance and venture out into space defending your cause, or you might even wish to become a space pirate and plunder your way across the galaxy.

Outfit and upgrade your ship with alien technology and high-tech weaponry and shielding. Strategically install your weapons on your ship in any position or direction and create your own customized weapons system. Hire escort ships to fight alongside you as you travel through perilous regions of space and explore the hidden wonders of the universe.

If you have the skills and want to take part in this project, drop Alien Orb a line right away -- we're very curious to see how this one turns out.

Alien Orb Software
Celestium Details at Alien Orb

Other Mac Games News for Friday, August 4, 2000

Diablo II 1.0.3 Released2:55 PM
Baldur's Gate Also Sells Out1:10 PM
Diablo II vs Harry Potter?12:39 PM
G4 Cube Spotted at QuakeCon12:18 PM
On the LithTech Engine11:55 AM
Deus Ex FAQ, Walkthrough Updated11:10 AM
Terminus 1.62b Patch10:54 AM
More DS9: The Fallen Impressions10:31 AM
Star Conquest Seeks Testers9:56 AM
Escape Velocity 3 & Ragnarok News9:10 AM
Diablo II Patch Status8:29 AM
Voodoo 5 Shipping! (Update)7:59 AM
Tropico Interview7:50 AM
3dfx Q&A7:48 AM
• Celestium Author Needs Help6:00 AM
Rocket Arena 1.42 Released6:00 AM
Rune Reaches Alpha, Mac Update6:00 AM
Summoner Interview, Dev Diary6:00 AM
View all of the Mac games news for Friday, August 4, 2000 on one page

Mac Games News for Thursday, August 3, 2000

Sims Add-ons Available2:58 PM
Mac Voodoo5 5500 Available?2:35 PM
Adams' Apple on State of Mac Gaming2:00 PM
DS9: The Fallen Trailer12:51 PM
Summoner Update11:42 AM
The Few, the Small, the Bizarre11:42 AM
UT RA Q&A11:33 AM
4x4 Interview10:48 AM
New B&W Eye Candy10:29 AM
Elite Force Dev Diary, Impressions9:55 AM
BioWare Bio, NWN Preview6:00 AM
FAKK2 Demo Info, First Review6:00 AM
Tropico Gallery6:00 AM
View all of the Mac games news for Thursday, August 3, 2000 on one page

Recent Mac Games News

Wednesday, August 2, 2000
Tuesday, August 1, 2000
Monday, July 31, 2000
Friday, July 28, 2000
Thursday, July 27, 2000

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

Archives  News  Celestium Author Needs Help