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Asimov, Heinlein among inspirations for Civilization: Beyond Earth

Unlike its predecessors, Civilization: Beyond Earth is set among the stars instead of firmly on Earth's verdant soil. Why? Because you screwed it up. Well, not you in particular, but all of humanity. According to a new Q&A with lead designer David McDonough and Will Miller, the game's story...

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Sci-fi RTS Salvaged takes two screens to play on PC, tablet

Opposable Games recently showed off Salvaged, a real-time strategy game that requires a bit of multitasking from its players. The tactical sci-fi game is played using two screens, one on any iOS or Android tablet or smartphone (as the controller) and the other being a monitor via PC, Mac or...

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Scourge: Outbreak infects Steam for PC and Mac

Third-person sci-fi shooter Scourge: Outbreak is now available on Steam, and is 10 percent off ($7.19) until Wednesday, April 9. Developed by Tragnarion Studios, the game first launched on Xbox Live Arcade in July 2013 after being announced in May 2012. The squad-based shooter features...

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Sci-fi horror aboard an abandoned caffeine-mining spaceship

This is a sci-fi horror game with a premise close to our hearts: Caffeine. In Caffeine, a young boy wakes up on a caffeine-mining space vessel, alone, and he must explore dark, silent hallways to discover what went wrong – because something clearly did. Caffeine comes from a sole...

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Sci-fi sandbox Proven Lands goes roguelike on Greenlight with demo

Berlin-based indie developer Thesetales launched a Kickstarter project and Steam Greenlight page for its roguelike game Proven Lands this week. The third-person sci-fi game is available to check out in its pre-alpha state in a proof of concept PC demo. Proven Lands features an optional...

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Hero Academy dev launches new action RPG, Echo Prime

Robot Entertainment's next game, Echo Prime, is now available on iOS and will arrive on Android in the near future. The Orcs Must Die and Hero Academy developer describes Echo Prime as a sci-fi action RPG, and has players participating in turn-based combat and "uncovering the secrets of the...

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Second 'Soma' teaser video continues with the mechanical creepiness

Frictional Games unveiled a second teaser video for its latest project, Soma. Labeled "Item 4017: Mockingbird," the video shows a woman talking with a sentient machine, which doesn't quite seem to realize it's a machine. Things get more unsettling when she brings someone new into the...

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Interrogate the robots of Bot Colony

Bot Colony, an episodic, futuristic sci-fi game for PC based on the novel of the same name, is looking to raise $100,000 CAD through Kickstarter. The hook is that you speak directly with the game – there are no scripted questions or choices to pull from. Developer North Side Inc....

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Report: Obsidian considered 'sci-fi Skyrim' RPG Backspace

Obsidian Entertainment once had a sci-fi game in development, built using the Skyrim engine and that game's "Radiant AI" system. Dubbed Backspace, the project was in development at Obsidian in early 2011, Kotaku sources claim. Obsidian boss Feargus Urquhart confirmed the studio could possibly come...

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Notch still working on 0x10c, despite a few stops and starts

Speaking to Joystiq at PAX last weekend, Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson told us that while most of his days lately are taken up with "just discussing how to do stuff" ("and then Reddit," he added slyly), work continues on the 0x10c space game he announced a while ago. Oh, and in case...

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