The Free Mercenaries Gameplay Video has been uploaded. It is three minutes and seventeen seconds in length, and gives one an idea of the pacing and organization of the game.
The video was produced using a digital camera, Any Video Converter and the Windows Movie Maker. The video resolution is 640X480 and was originally encoded as a .wmv file. The video is larger-than-life, being a close-up of the action, which normally runs at a resolution of 1024X768.
The video shows the main menu, travel in the system map, a lot of human-on-space-slug action, an early Human vs Centauri battle, a large Centauri vs space-slug battle, and a teaser bit of two very large fleets making contact.
The game features highlighted include: the rapid escalation in opponent fleet sizes, the ability to instantly re-play a battle if you feel you could have done better, the pre-battle ship placement phase, the ability of the graphics engine to support one-hundred ships onscreen at the same time, and the pause-mode intelligence display (very briefly).