Changes with this new version include:
- <*>All new artwork; new spaceships and a new user interface.*> <*>Price reduction to $40 for a bridge license (valid for 5 computers).*> <*>Up to 6 crews can now battle each other or work together in jump-in multiplayer.*> <*>Full online play is now possible. So the game is no longer only for LANs.*> <*>Added asteroid fields.*> <*>Added three different torpedoes: homing, nuke, and mine.*> <*>More customization options.*> <*>Added the ship editor tool. Now modders can add their own enemy ships to the game.*>
In Artemis, one computer is the main screen, while the others serve as one of the five workstations (Helm, Communication, Engineering, Science, and Weapon Control). Working together as a bridge crew, the players warp around the sector, protecting space stations from a multitude of alien ships. Once the Artemis has expended its torpedoes and energy, the crew can replenish the ship by docking with a space station.
Some quotes from others who played the game:
"Artemis is the best game ever. No, seriously. When you combine it with alcohol, magic happens."
"Your game is a brilliant concept"
"What can I say but, holy cow! I've spent the last few years thinking about how awesome it would be to have a game like this!"
"*Jawdrop* I might be able to revitalize our LAN parties with this."
"This is Star Trek through the Rock Band filter. You are playing together as if you were on a ship."
"Awesome game. Goodbye weekend."
Players can get the full game for free by helping spreading the word:
Instructions on how to get a free copy of the full version of Artemis:
- <*>Install the demo version.*> <*>Get together with 2 friends (3 or more people in the same room) and play.*> <*>Make a video of your crew playing. You can use your flipcam, cellphone or something.*> <*>Take a still picture of your crew, to send to Thom later.*> <*>Upload the video on YouTube for all the world to see. Be sure to put a link to artemis.eochu.com on the video notes.*> <*>Email Thom Robertson at email@example.com with the YouTube video link and attach the picture, so Thom knows it is you.*>
About Thom Robertson:
"I'm a veteran game developer, and since leaving my last industry job in 2003, I've been a full-time indie game developer. I've made and sold several PC games, 3 Iphone games, and once ran a MMORPG called Blade Mistress. Basically, I'm lucky enough to follow my muse, and make the games I feel like making."
Videos showing people playing together:
For more information, please contact Thom Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org
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