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Title: German underground game Release "Canopus" with Star Control Influences
Post by: Raffy on May 03, 2006, 07:37:22 pm
Hello..

The German Underground  Game called "Canopus Angriff des Drohnschwarms" 
was and is Influenced by Star control2 and wing Commander I
Maybe somebody of u can understand the german History.
Some ships and the graphics are developed by reworking  of the Graphics of Star Control 2,too

enjoy the gaming..


http://www.klausvdl.de/canopus/news.htm



Title: Re: German underground game Release "Canopus" with Star Control Influences
Post by: Deus Siddis on May 03, 2006, 08:25:52 pm
An Underground game using SC-esk graphics. Well, "underground" or not, I'm sure the artist knows 'what is legal', and what is not, hehe. :)


Title: Re: German underground game Release "Canopus" with Star Control Influences
Post by: Ivan Ivanov on May 04, 2006, 09:25:30 am
An Underground game using SC-esk graphics. Well, "underground" or not, I'm sure the artist knows 'what is legal', and what is not, hehe. :)

Oh come on now, as strict as copyright laws can be, there is no law that prohibits you making something inspired on something else.
That would be the end of art right there.

As for the game, I can't belive they had a group of talented programmers determined enough to finish the project, quite decent artists to make the graphics, but they couldn't find anyone that writes in English!
I know some German, but unless the game story will require me to ask for directions or order a meal in a restaurant, I'll be completely lost.


Title: Re: German underground game Release "Canopus" with Star Control Influences
Post by: Novus on May 04, 2006, 06:19:10 pm
They list a lot of influences beside Star Control 2, and to me it sounds and looks a lot more like Star Hammer (http://cd.textfiles.com/gpack2/HAMMER/HAMMER10.ZIP) than UQM (the description starts something like: "Canopus is a top-down space shoot-em-up, in which you must complete missions that form episodes.").


Title: Re: German underground game Release "Canopus" with Star Control Influences
Post by: meep-eep on May 04, 2006, 11:49:36 pm
What's so "underground" about this game?


Title: Re: German underground game Release "Canopus" with Star Control Influences
Post by: Raffy on May 06, 2006, 09:23:09 pm
All games who aren't made for making money are underground games.

Yes its more like star hammer.. ( The genre is as not the same as the genre from Star Control )

Maybe it would be nice if i tell u something about the hot keys

keys 12345  is the mainspeed from zero to full speed
tap is the booster
mouse left is shoot
mouse right is rocked. (as far as u have one)
mousweel zoom
key "S" auto searcer
key "A" auto pilot
..
.
U need flying to the yellow points on the radar.. maybe  killing some aliens
and going back to your home Base.. if all yellow points / jobs are done.