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 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.
Above is a 'very early' test of the Phoenix USC GUI on an Android tablet. As I had planned the same code used for the Windows/Mac/Linux versions of Phoenix USC written in BlitzMax (www.blitzmax.com) will all port to the Monkey-X (www.monkey-x.com) programming language fairly easily. So the good news here is that I can now start development for Android and IOS (IPAD, Iphone). I should add that it will be possible to also support Windows Metro apps as well, but given the state of Windows something I will consider at a later date.
On the networking front I am at present looking into which networking code library (lower level back-end code) will be the best fit for both PC's and mobile devices. There are certain limitations on mobile devices and their platform OS''s that require an approach that will allow the server to work with mobile devices.
I have much of the server and client networking code (higher level) already written and changing to a new networking back-end is a hassle but well worth the effort to support mobile devices. I will make a decision on which networking library to use here over the next week and then begin adapting the server and client to support the new library.
So it wont be to long before the server is up and running and we can begin testing.
- Rich -
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See a short video of 'very early' testing of Phoenix USC on Android. Also some networking/server news. T.co
Apr 16 2015, 9:49am
Mar 29 2015, 7:12pm
New patch available for preview demo. Upgraded AI, bullets, weapons and more (Windows). T.co
Mar 11 2015, 5:03am
Mar 5 2015, 11:56pm
Mar 5 2015, 4:20pm
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
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