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Phoenix Universe of Space Combat or Phoenix USC is an arena based fast action space combat MMO that will support up to 100 players per server (more possible). Players battle it out in arena free space or in a bases. Typical games are capture the flag, team on team and league or wing matches.

Players select a spaceship and weapons to craft a ship to meet their needs. Battling in a rich visual environment players compete in building their scores, stats, wins and kills. If you like fast action, intense and addictive space combat then Phoenix USC is the game for you.

I started this project out of my interest and fondness for fast action space combat games like Subspace and it's evolution in the form Continuum . These games had a purity of game play and were based on the simple idea of battling head to head in a space setting based on a 2D plane sometimes known as a "top down" view. So I have set out to build the next generation in this type of space shooter using my experience and passion to build the game I have always wanted to see happen.

Phoenix USC is my way of furthering the "top down" space combat model to the next level.

Richard Betson
Creator of Phoenix USC

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0 comments by Vidiot_X on Nov 22nd, 2014

Awesome video snapshot of the preview demo's progress.

This video is a snapshot of Phoenix USC's progress on the up comping preview demo. It features all of the recent additions such as high detail background, new asteroids, new center mount weapon, new explosion effect and for the first time sound effects are featured. An awesome video demonstrating what the preview demo looks and plays like.

The game is really coming together and I am very pleased with the performance I am getting. This HD video was captured (windowed) while playing the preview demo on my E-Machines dual core with lowly on-board video (performance settings). Very respectable performance. :)

Please share this video or this IndieDB page, Phoenix USC needs your support. :)
Richard Betson
Creator of Phoenix USC

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aZaDa Aug 3 2014, 7:47am says:

This has came along a lot since the last time I seen it. Have you tried to get it on greenlight yet?

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Vidiot_X Aug 3 2014, 11:16am replied:

I have made a bit of progress.Thanks. :)

I will look into 'Steam' perhaps at some point. I really do not know much about the submissions process and if this style of game is a good fit. But I will look into it. ;)

- Rich -

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boomcogames May 15 2014, 2:42pm says:

Really cool stuff! Big fan of SS. Good luck with it, will keep tracking it!

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Eomdor Nov 30 2013, 10:26am says:

Tracking, the art looks good. Thanks for linux support :D

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Karchedon Oct 28 2013, 8:49am says:

Tracking:) will be there some factions?

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Vidiot_X Oct 28 2013, 1:17pm replied:


I think there might be, it's something my beta team and I are discussing now. I like the Idea of three to four factions being established to join on signup. I will keep you posted on what I decide but factions are looking possible and can fit in well with a style of league play.

Thanks for tracking Phoenix USC. :D
- Rich -

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liamdawe Aug 9 2013, 6:17am says:

Looks great, tracking for the Linux support, will shout it out on Gamingonlinux.com sometime!

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Vidiot_X Aug 9 2013, 8:12am replied:

@ liamdawe

Thanks. :D

Linux support is on the way. I will be going with a headless Linux server so I will be compiling for Linux very soon. In fact Linux support for me is a must! As it is the last open development OS/Kernel we have left.

I have already done a test compile on Debian 64bit and all running fine so look for a Linux client soon after the Windows client.

- Rich -

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Cruisin1500 Apr 25 2013, 7:53pm says:

awesome indeed! Love SS. Hope because this is now a new up to date in dev game that we can see lots of love that ss should have had.

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vargonian Mar 10 2013, 9:37am says:

It's so awesome to see a game inspired by SubSpace. I've always wanted to make a spiritual successor to that game.

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New awesome video snapshot of preview demo. Includes all the latest additions plus sound effects. :D T.co

Nov 22 2014, 2:43pm

New asteroids with collision. Awesome. :) Places to hide and fight. See both images here. T.co

Nov 21 2014, 4:24am

Images of new center mount bombs and ship explosion. T.co

Nov 20 2014, 5:01am

I will post some pics and a video soon. ;)

Nov 20 2014, 4:12am

I have three weapons available for a player ship. Wing (laser/cannon), center (bombs/cannon) mount plus mines. Bigger nicer explosions. :D

Nov 20 2014, 4:11am

I have posted images of testing 100 bots. Feels like an epic battle. :) T.co via @PhoenixUSC

Nov 17 2014, 8:22pm

Awesome High Resolution detailed arena wide background video. Worth a look :D T.co #PUSC

Nov 15 2014, 5:09am

New images of seamless background effect. Detailed map/arena wide background. Awesome:) T.co via @PhoenixUSC

Nov 11 2014, 11:33pm

I will be streaming Phoenix USC testing Twitch feed page for next 30-60 minutes :) : T.co via @PhoenixUSC

Nov 9 2014, 9:42pm

New Client Launch Application images and description on IndieDB - T.co

Nov 8 2014, 9:12am

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