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Remnants of the Precursors (An open source modernization of the 4x strategy game Master of Orion) passed the 1.0 milestone

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  1. mat
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    Oh great like I really need another MOO. A few years ago in the early evening I found a file on a old backup disk called MOO2.zip, I thought "I'll just have a quick look for old time's sake" and...

    Oh great like I really need another MOO. A few years ago in the early evening I found a file on a old backup disk called MOO2.zip, I thought "I'll just have a quick look for old time's sake" and ten minutes later it was getting light outside and I was still in a war with the Klackons.

    These days my toddler gets up at 06:30 going at 100mph. I am too old. I will not live through another MOO. As Hunter S Thompson probably meant to say:

    The only thing that really worried me was the 4X strategy games. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of a MOO binge.

    Seriously though this does look pretty great.

    4 votes
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    hungariantoast
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    Oh cool, I will have to check this out. There's also FreeOrion. It's pretty fun and is one of the games I like to keep on my laptop for when I am not at home, have nothing to do, and want to play...

    Oh cool, I will have to check this out.

    There's also FreeOrion. It's pretty fun and is one of the games I like to keep on my laptop for when I am not at home, have nothing to do, and want to play a game

    2 votes
    1. wiki_me
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      If we are mentioning games, there is also open realms of stars, but i looks like it's still in beta and not as high quality as the other alternatives.

      If we are mentioning games, there is also open realms of stars, but i looks like it's still in beta and not as high quality as the other alternatives.

      2 votes
  3. spctrvl
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    I've wanted a game like this for ages, but I hope they don't get in trouble with whoever inherited the MOO copyrights for using all the same names and stuff. I expected it to be MOO with the...

    I've wanted a game like this for ages, but I hope they don't get in trouble with whoever inherited the MOO copyrights for using all the same names and stuff. I expected it to be MOO with the serial numbers filed off, not just straight up the MOO remaster I always dreamed of.

    EDIT: Oh odd, the itch.io screenshots have the MOO species names and stuff, but when you load the actual game, it uses different ones. Hope they add multiplayer at some point!

    1 vote
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    archevel
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    I never played the original MOO, but I probably would have loved it. Is it similar to eg. Stellaris?

    I never played the original MOO, but I probably would have loved it. Is it similar to eg. Stellaris?

    1 vote
    1. spctrvl
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      Stellaris is the ultimate successor to MOO 2 rather than 1. 1 is much more streamlined in a way that not many 4X games that followed decided to stick with, but that I personally much prefer...

      Stellaris is the ultimate successor to MOO 2 rather than 1. 1 is much more streamlined in a way that not many 4X games that followed decided to stick with, but that I personally much prefer (though I've also played a ton of Stellaris). It trims the micro down to the bare essentials of a ship designer and a couple of sliders per planet, and leaves you free to focus on your actual strategy rather than stressing about the construction of a university on backwater planet #938.

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