Russian companies Russobit-M and Revolt Games have announced that they are working on a new space combat sim with the working title HomePlanet (not to be confused with Homeworld). Set some time in the not-too-distant future, the game follows the Troiden clan as they search for a new home having been forced off their old planet during a conflict with rival human settlers. Naturally it's up to you to help them reach their destination in one piece, flying a variety of spacecraft against a plethora of enemy factions in a non-linear campaign featuring upwards of twenty missions. Somewhat unusually the game will feature Newtonian physics, although presumably this won't be as painfully realistic as in the notorious Elite : Frontier, where ships had stopping distances measured in light years. Instead we would hazard a guess that Babylon 5 style dogfights will be the order of the day. The game will also ship with a full editor, allowing you to add not only new missions to the game but also different weapons and ships. With the game due out as early as May 2002, we should know more soon. In the meantime, you can download a two minute trailer (in Russian) from Revolt's website. Related Feature - HomePlanet screenshots
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