Archive for August, 2012

Hello there!

Skirmish mode is now available on Gemini Wars!
To celebrate this release, we’re running a 20% discount until August 15th.
To benefit from the discount, just head over to our website : www.geminiwars.com and use the discount code “ilovegemini”.
Now some details about the new version:
Players can create a random map (you can make really huge maps if you  wish), and play in it with no restrictions (technology or unit cap) with any of the three factions: USF, Alliance or the Gark.

The new playable faction – the Gark – has a completely new set of voices, a new GUI and a new tech tree.
You’ll have access to the powerful arsenal of the Gark Empire, including the Dreadnoughts and the Planet Destroyers. And yes, you can blow up planets if you want :)

All factions can colonize planets and expand freely, and human factions (USF and Alliance) can invade human colonies, or board and capture other human vessels (big capital ships).

We also listened to some feedback, and the following changes were madein the game:

From version 1.1 (this one) onwards, when shields in a ship are down, they can still be recharged, but how the recharge depends on the faction:

• Both USF and Alliance shields recharge once the ship hull is repaired at 100%.
• Gark shields can recharge at any time; hull does not need to be at 100%.
• USF can fix their ships near allied Military Stations at a rate of hull x time;
• Alliance can fix their ships near Military and Mining Stations at a rate of (hull/2) x time.
• Gark ships can fix their ships anywhere, at a rate of (hull/3) x time.

We also implemented a queue building list for heavy turrets. This is quite useful when building defenses around a jump point. Just keep pressing left-control key and click anywhere you want, and a heavy turret will be built in sequence in the places you indicate.

One more small feature that was added, is a confirmation box when the “Self-Destruct” button is clicked. This eliminates the accidental self-destruction of space stations.

Another useful feature that was added (back in version 1.02) is a little button that can be expanded, showing how many Military Stations the player controls. Depending on the color, it shows what the station is doing: a green icon means the station is working on something. If it’s gray, then it’s idle.

To jump directly to one of those Stations, just click on the station’s icon.

And that’s it for now, we hope to see you on the Gemini Sector :)