Simutronics’ new mech hero shooter Galahad 3093 plans an open beta for March 19

    
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Huh.

It’s a mech game! It’s a hero shooter! It’s from the company best known for GemStone IV and DragonRealms, a pair of MUDs which are not known for their graphical acumen! Yes, it’s Simutronics’ new game, Galahad 3093, and hold on a moment, is that really the same company behind a pair of MUDs? The answer is yes, and we would encourage you to move on from there and deal with the fact that the game is planning an open beta starting on March 19th via Steam.

The game sees players take control of gigantic war mechs known as Lances with a variety of customization option, with the choice of pilot providing another suite of abilities aside from the hardware. Yes, this is a game by the MUD people. (OK, they also did some cyberpunk mecha games too.) Open beta runs until 28th, with everyone able to simply jump in to the testing via the game’s Steam page if you’re curious about how the game’s 32-player arenas feel in practice.

Simutronics was also behind the Hero Engine at first. No, really.

Source: Press Release
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rk70534

This is the third mecha battleground shooter. I wish we could get something MMORPG-like some day…

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Drunk3nShaman

I played a War mage in DragonRealms, I will try this simply because of Simutronics.
My characters name might still be found in the War Mage guild hall as many players names were put on a monument to those who helped rebuild the guild hall after an invasion event. Stuff like that had me hooked the events were so cool even just in text form.

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Paragon Lost

Huh, seems that they’re going back to the well to do something like their old game CyberStrike. Much better graphics of course, which I’d expect since CyberStrike originally came out back in 1993 on GEnie. (CypberStrike 2 came out in what 98′ or 99′ if I recall)

I wonder if Whately has anything to do with the development. Fascinating, wonder if my wife knew about this. (scratches head)

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cursedseishi

So… who’s taking bets that this might end up going the way of the ‘Hero’s Journey’ before it hits full release, gets used as the cruddy engine for a few games before being sold off? Except this time, they’ll be selling ‘early access’ packages to milk people in ways they couldn’t with the HJ?

Am I being rather snarky and nihilistic regarding this game? Yes. Is it because it is yet another Hero-Shooter game? Yeah. Is it made worse because I just want one really good bigger-budget tactical mech game ala Front Mission? I’ll admit it, yes.

And is there already something called ‘Galahad’ that’s also Battlemech related, and when I first saw the title I immediately remembered that–and could potentially be a landmine given how weird the rights to all of that is? Well, firstly yeah and for the latter who knows, I’m not a lawyer. Like I said though, Battletech’s rights ‘holders’ are a strangely aggressive and eager lot for lawsuits, so this could be one in the making if they (Simutronic) are unlucky.

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Paragon Lost

Don’t honestly see it going the route of Hero’s Journey. Whately was his own worst enemy on that one. As to the rights situation if that comes up, my bet is that they play the CyberStrike/CyberStrike 2 card. Which is what this reminds me of.

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Jetra_Virsai

“Graveyard right this way, looks like you bought into the Express Package alongside Paragon, Dawngate, and Gigantic”

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Stormwaltz

Dawngate was a MOBA, we’re in the graveyard up the street. :P