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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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0 comments by Vidiot_X on Feb 25th, 2015

New demo AI testing. Taking on the 300 bot swarm.


I have been working to improve the AI of the demo. The bots (enemy ships) now have increased weapons (bullet) velocities and bots also have increased speed. The bots now only move or turn when they have a clear line of sight on the player ship. I have also increased the AI efficiency so now all 300 bots can be in view and battling. The AI tracking has been improved and the bots accuracy increased.

In this video you can see me take on a massive 300 bot swarm. I will include an option so that you can take on the bots in the same manor. I will be posting a new demo version and patch for those who already have a copy of the current demo here by this weekend (3-7-15).

The current demo of Phoenix USC is available here. If you have an AI preference please let me know in comments.

- Rich -

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Phoenix Universe of Space Combat Preview Demo

Phoenix Universe of Space Combat Preview Demo

Feb 21, 2015 Demo 3 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 Mar 2 2015, 2:56am says:

Linux build Success! The Linux build of the Phoenix USC preview demo is on the way.

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Vidiot_X Feb 28 2015, 10:18pm says:


A video card performance benchmark comparison of Phoenix USC on many Radeon cards here at Game Debate.
Game-debate.com Universe of Space Combat

Phoenix does amazingly well and is designed to run on mobile devices with their meager video hardware. Even though the site list DX9 Phoenix supports DX 10-11.

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Vidiot_X Feb 28 2015, 3:19pm says:


Just a tad behind switching between working on the Linux build and AI improvements. I have a Linux build running but I'm having some issues with keyboard and mouse inputs. As soon as I solve that issue I will post a Linux build.

I should have AI improvements for the demo up here soon.

- Rich -

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Vidiot_X Feb 23 2015, 10:20pm says:


Did you know there are three different backgrounds you can choose from in the demo, High Detail, Star Field and Tiled. If you hit the F1 key for the settings interface, then select the 'Detail' tab you will see a button called 'High Detail Background'. Click on it to cycle through the available demo backgrounds.

This has come up in global chat (in game IRC chat) which is great if you have any questions about the demo.

- Rich -

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Vidiot_X Feb 23 2015, 10:42am says:

I am moving on (really back to) to server development. I should have images and video of online play over the next few weeks. You can also check out the server listing page:

I am also working on a Linux build of the demo. I may try to improve the AI but Phoenix USC is a player v. player game, so it's not a high priority at the moment. The focus now is online play. ;)

I hope you enjoy the demo.
-Rich -

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Vidiot_X Feb 22 2015, 12:06am says:

Phoenix USC Preview Demo is now available here in the downloads section of this page. Yea the demo is out. :D

Steam group for Phoenix USC going on here:

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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 Creator
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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Linux build Success! The Linux build of the Phoenix USC preview demo is on the way.

Mar 2 2015, 2:43am

Linux build runs. Solving issues with inputs from mouse and keyboard. T.co

Feb 27 2015, 10:39pm

Phoenix Universe of Space Combat- Preview Demo AI Enhancements. 300 bot swarm. Patch up soon. T.co via @YouTube

Feb 25 2015, 8:28pm

Linux demo build and server testing.Time to go online. :) - T.co

Feb 23 2015, 11:27am

Here is the direct download link on Indie DB for Phoenix USC Demo. T.co

Feb 22 2015, 12:46am

Phoenix USC Steam group going here. :) T.co @PhoenixUSC

Feb 21 2015, 11:58pm

The Phoenix USC Preview Demo is here! :D Up on my Indie DB page here - T.co @PhoenixUSC

Feb 21 2015, 12:49pm

The Phoenix USC preview demo will be released this Saturday. JOY! :D Some images posted here. T.co @PhoenixUSC

Feb 18 2015, 5:51am

I have totally had my head down coding. I'll have the demo by the 21st. T.co @PhoenixUSC

Feb 12 2015, 10:57pm

My White House webpage petition for fair rural broadband access. Most in my area have no broadband access. Very sad. T.co

Jan 31 2015, 5:28pm

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