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Nexus 2 Announced

By on August 17th, 2011 2:50 am

Hungarian game developer Most Wanted Entertainment has announced plans to develop a sequel to their highly-rated space RTS game: Nexus: The Jupiter Incident.

Nexus 2 is a very special project for the company”, said studio owner Mike Horneman. “Nexus was our first game, and we still have many of the original team-members on board, with full plans in place for what we’d do for a sequel“.

I played the original Nexus some years ago (it’s one of the games I mention in my about page). One particular thing I remember about it was that some missions were extremely difficult, and I mean like to the point of being sick sometimes. But apart of that :) Nexus was (and still is) a gorgeous game. It had a very interesting plot and the spaceship battles were great. It was a lot of fun to play.

Nexus 2 will be developed for the PC platform. It is in pre-production and is targeted for completion in Q4 2012.

The genre is space-based real-time strategy, although to be more precise (and if it goes in the same line as Jupiter Incident), it can be considered a real-time tactical combat simulator. Quite complicated? Well, whatever it is, it is good old science fiction gaming, and I love it!

MWE ia looking to finance the sequel project with a mixture of its own funds supported by crowdfunding.

We’re happy to put a large chunk of our own resources into making Nexus 2″, said Horneman, “but realistically we cannot fund the whole project ourselves. So, with GamesPlant, we can offer all our fans out there a chance to be part of the Nexus 2 project. The more you pledge, the more you will benefit; from digital pre-orders, through special boxed editions and your name included in the game, right up to profitsharing; everyone can be a part of this.

The way this crowdfunding thing seems to work is that GamesPlant’s site allows users to “pledge” funds to the project. The money is only deducted if the Nexus 2 project meets its start criteria (which is 400.000 €). If Most Wanted’s Nexus 2 plan succeeds, it will be the largest game ever started on the site.

Note: At the time I started writing this post there were 6 supporters to the project, now (after more or less half an hour) the site already accounts 9, cool.

You can find more info on the game, including story, concept art, game features as well as funding details here:

Enjoy the concept art trailer, it’s really worth it!

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  1. Mathias says:

    It’s about time! Great news, concept trailer looks fantastic.

    • Adam Solo says:

      Great news indeed. The concept trailer looks amazing doesn’t it? I hope they make it to the target budget. I’ll make my best on keeping you guys informed. Please do the same will you :)

  2. Malar says:

    If they forgo adding those annoying filler missions where you had to sneak around from one asteroid to the other, then I’m all game.

    Those pretty much prevented me from playing through the first game, even though it was not that bad. Still, I was unable to muster the patience after failing for the Nth time on the second stealth mission.

    • Adam Solo says:

      Yes, the stealth missions were the worse. Many people remember those well, for the bad reasons. I was discussing the game in reddit yesterday and people there were saying the same thing. I normally tend to finish games, but due to those “filler” missions and the unusual difficulty (and if I’m not mistaken you could not save in-game) I didn’t make it. I remember to have progressed substantially but at some point I quit. Maybe gone to other game, who knows.

  3. Felix says:

    I rewatched the original tech demo just recently and thought “What a shame this wasn’t made!”.
    Great news and looking forward to it.

  4. evan says:

    wait wait there’s only 76days left what happens if they don’t reach the target budget will they drop the project or are they going to host another money raising event?

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