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Horizon is Back on Track and Needs Your Help Too

By on January 3rd, 2012 6:42 am

I’m excited to share with you that the L3O team has announced that they will resume development of their 4X space title, Horizon.

Horizon is a turn-based 4X space strategy game where combat is also set in turns and interestingly also not in a separate phase but always in the same tactical view, where all the gameplay unfolds. With so few 4X titles going turn-based these days Horizon is a great hope to bring back the good old “one-more-turn” feeling, that we like so much.

The devs announced in their forums that they’re committed to “put the development of Horizon back on track”. They plan to increase the L3O team and for that they’ve also announced that they’re looking to “add a couple of experienced game developers to the team“. They’re looking for a game programmer and a 3D artist. If you’re interested in joining the team you can contact them here.

Regarding “when the game will be ready” L3O’s team made a tentative release date to before the end of 2012.

To know (almost) everything about Horizon I invite you to read a small preview we did some time ago presenting Horizon’s features and inspirations, and an interview we did with Horizon’s designer and producer Raffi Parsekhian. In the interview Raffi speaks about Horizon’s characteristics, features, innovations, background story, spaceship design, combat, bombardment and much more. Don’t miss it!

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  1. SolCommand says:

    I have to admit that I’m not familiar with this title (least from what I can remember), however it’s always good to hear that game projects are back on track and on their way to be finished for us to play.
    I wish them all the best and hope they wont run into any major problems through their development.

  2. Adam Solo says:

    Indeed. Godspeed to L3O. May they finish in style what looks to be a very promising new 4X title.

  3. onigi says:

    I think Horizon will be fantastic title in game genre that space strategy.

  4. Martok says:

    Great news! I’ve been following Horizon’s development for a long time now (years), so this is awesome to hear. Thanks for the heads-up Adam!

  5. Cristo says:

    i am happy about every 4x game but i have low hopes for a title that will be resumed for development.

    “oh yeah we have this half finished product and we could need money. lets ship it!”

    i expect the worst and i hope for the best.

    • Adam Solo says:

      Let’s give these guys a break :) Life ain’t easy for a small indie dev. Yes there’s high probability they’ll stop the train again but there’s also hope they manage.

      Regarding “oh yeah we have this half finished product and we could need money. lets ship it!” ohhh like that only happens with indie devs ;)

    • Thanks all for the well wishes. We are trying our best to bring this game to you.

      To Cristo, I understand.. Know that if the game isn’t a finished product it won’t be relased. We take a lot of pride in our work and we are independant so we could make the game we wanted to make however long it took, for us as well as for the 4X space strategy gaming community. Hopefully you will like it once we do finish it.

      Raffi Parsekhian
      Horizon Designer Producer

  6. jay says:

    I’m in the same boat as Cristo… If this ever gets released I’m almost certain it will still come unfinished, not to mention that it will probably be more than outdated, given how many years it took for the developer to finish it.

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