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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.

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2 comments by Vidiot_X on Jun 19th, 2015

PUSC running on Android! Testing with PC GUI/UI. Sweet!


Hi,

Above is a video of Phoenix USC and my new gaming framework running on Android (5.0). :D The demo is running the same exact GUI/UI as the PC version which is pretty cool, Currently this PC GUI running on Android is a just a test of the gaming framework, but if it proves to be useful on Android I may keep as an option for those more PC oriented. Using a touch or a mouse with my tablet yields the same PC experience on Android, something to consider when designing tablet interfaces. I will say I have seen nothing like it on Android. :) For more information on my new gaming framework see this previous news post. It shows a video of the gaming framework running on Windows and is a great way to compare Android and PC.

I also test on-screen controls (touch control) about midway in the above video. I am experimenting with several styles of on-screen controls, even tablet tilt control (using accelerometer). Since I am designing a gaming framework to support PUSC I will support several control options as well as mouse and keyboard for Android, Metro and other mobile devices.

With the gaming framework for Phoenix USC working on Android I can move on to fleshing out the gaming framework that supports PUSC. Right at the moment I am testing Monkey X's (programming language) new 2D engine mojo2 (testing mojo2 preview) which provides many new features on the GPU end. Below I am testing mojo2's new lighting and shadows which are to be included in my gaming framework. One awesome benefit is 2D projection support which means I can design a game interface and it will scale to adapt to a given display resolution automatically. Way awesome for tablets and PC's. Mojo2 for Monkey X is really sweet and will allow me to bring in many new effects and lighting into the game.

Testing mojo2's lighting and shadow framework.


So I will be working on the gaming framework and adapting the new features of Monkey X's mojo2 and getting ready for Monkey X2, These programming language upgrades will provide the basis for outstanding performance and support for PC's, Android, IOS and Metro. Testing on Android on my 11'6" quad core tablet has shown me that there is plenty of power to support the kind of game I want to build using that class of tablet. This will be the market I am aiming at for mobile devices. Supporting displays 8" or larger as a preferred gaming platform. Research shows that tablets are the fastest and largest growing segment in gaming platforms, even passing consoles soon. So I will be aiming at supporting tablets as well as the good old PC platforms.

Just having a great time exploring, experimenting and shaping the future for Phoenix USC.

- Rich -

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Phoenix Universe of Space Combat Demo - Linux

Phoenix Universe of Space Combat Demo - Linux

Mar 29, 2015 Demo 0 comments

To get started playing the Phoenix USC preview demo you will need to download the demo and un-Gzip the demo file into a directory/folder. From there you...

Phoenix USC: Preview demo patch v1.2 - Windows

Phoenix USC: Preview demo patch v1.2 - Windows

Mar 11, 2015 Patch 0 comments

Patch for the Phoenix USC Preview demo (Windows). This patch will upgrade the demo AI, bullets and weapons for both the bots and player. Includes fixes...

Phoenix Universe of Space Combat Demo - Windows

Phoenix Universe of Space Combat Demo - Windows

Feb 21, 2015 Demo 5 comments

A playable demo where you can battle with up to 300 enemy bots in space based arena combat. A preview of the online client to come. Featuring a beautiful...

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Vidiot_X Creator
Vidiot_X Jun 15 2015 says:

Hi,
I have some Html5 examples of the kinds of lighting and shadow FX being added to Phoenix USC posted on my website. I just received Monkey X's (programming language) mojo2 which is its new 2D engine.

2D Lighting and Shadow effects - Html5:
Phoenixusc.com

Can't wait to include these effects in game. :)
Vidiot_X

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Vidiot_X Creator
Vidiot_X May 28 2015 says:

IRC Chat
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If you are into IRC (international relay chat) I maintain a channel on irc.quakenet.org. The channel name is #phoenixusc and we hang out there most of the time. If you have any questions or just want to follow the day to day development of PUSC why not stop by and say hi. :)

If you have a copy of the Phoenix USC preview demo just type F9 and you will be automatically connected to the IRC channel through PUSC's in game IRC client.

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Vidiot_X Creator
Vidiot_X Mar 30 2015 says:

Hi,
The Linux version of the Phoenix USC preview demo is now available here on Indie DB.
Indiedb.com
- Rich -

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Vidiot_X Creator
Vidiot_X Mar 29 2015 says:

Howdy,
I have the Linux version of the Phoenix USC preview demo currently available on my site.
Phoenixusc.com

I'll be posting it here on Indie DB shortly.

Yeah. :)
- Rich -

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Vidiot_X Creator
Vidiot_X Mar 28 2015 says:

Hi,
Just waiting on beta testing team to verify the Linux build of the demo is solid. I should have it up later today. :)
- Rich -

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Vidiot_X Creator
Vidiot_X Mar 23 2015 says:

Hi,
I should have the Linux build out in a few days. Saturday is the target (3/28/15). For now the Linux demo should be considered a tad experimental in that is difficult to predict what issues might occur across all the different Linux configurations. Generally though most should have no issues.
- Rich -

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Vidiot_X Creator
Vidiot_X Mar 11 2015 says:

Hi,
The patch is up. It is awaiting authorization, so as soon as it's approved it will be available in our downloads section.
- Rich -

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Vidiot_X Creator
Vidiot_X Mar 10 2015 says:

Hi,
Beta team testing patch. I'll have it up this afternoon. :)
- Rich -

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Vidiot_X Creator
Vidiot_X Mar 9 2015 says:

Hi,

The patch is almost done. I've decided to add 10% more zoom out on display as well as add a 'hide' feature to 'Global Chat' (IRC Chat) that will let you stay in session will it's hidden. I'm also adjusting player ships weapons with a little more fire power.

Up soon.
- Rich -

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Vidiot_X Creator
Vidiot_X Mar 8 2015 says:

Hi,
I am finishing up the patch and will have it up late tonight/tomorrow.
- Rich -

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Dropping Windows development of PUSC overtime. Find out why here (Windows 10/EULA) - T.co #Windows10 #PhoenixUSC

Aug 6 2015

Getting ready to develop for high end FX's. Building new system. :D - T.co

Jul 14 2015

PUSC is now #1 on Slide DB (IndieDB mobile site). My first time at the top of the rankings. :D - T.co

Jun 21 2015

Been in the top 5 on slidedb last 24hrs. Been getting positive feedback on window based GUI for Android tablets. :D T.co

Jun 21 2015

Testing a PC GUI configuration on Android tablet. Pretty neat! Running on Android 5.0 11.6" tablet. T.co via @YouTube

Jun 14 2015

More news on new GUI, UI, weapons and physics. Android soon. T.co via @IndieDB

Jun 12 2015

Check out the new GUI / Weapons / Physics for Phoenix USC. Android video next, Porting code going awesomely! T.co

Jun 10 2015

Porting code to Monkey X. New user interface in works. Shader support, Lighting FX and more to come. T.co

May 25 2015

See a short video of 'very early' testing of Phoenix USC on Android. Also some networking/server news. T.co

Apr 16 2015

The Linux version of the Phoenix USC preview demo is available. :D Get your copy here: T.co @PhoenixUSC #Linux

Mar 29 2015

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