Evochron Mercenary

Evochron Mercenary

SeeJay Jun 9, 2015 @ 1:21am
Evochron game news!
Some of you are asking about some info from Vice regarding updates, new game etc.

With Vice permission, I am allowed to give you some answers.

Vice has been working on a side project for the last 4-5 years for a new Game.
Some of the features that came up has been added already to Mercenary.

Why do I know this? I'm an Alpha/Beta tester for his new game and I can tell you ....
.... it is AMAZING!!!!!

The new Project is a new Game completely. Basic flight dynamics will be the same
as in Mercenary tho.

A few points about the game:
- Clan fights are no more! Instead there is an ongoing battle between the Alliance and
the Federation. You pick a side for your profile.

- Combat is a bit different, energy management is more important.

- New ship designs. Ohh my are they beautiful!!!

- Wildlife added to planets.

- Planets are MUCH bigger.

- Now you build stations with modules. You design the look of it and you can
even add defense turrets.

- Guess what, you can also build cities now! ;-)

- And even better, all stations and cities can be destroyed.

- Taking over territories are done with fighting, not doing contracts!

- Lots of more contracts to do, even catching birds can be done! ;-)

- Engineering Lab is added. Now you can build stuff and install on your ship.

- Lots of more parameters to play with when building your ship.

- Not all stuff can be bought. Some are "secret" and must be found.

- Blueprints for cool stuff can be bought from AI pilots or found hidden in crates etc.

- All new Quest system. You can chose between quests as much as you like.
Fail/win option in the quests as well (different paths)

One of my first test with the new contracts was a planet screaming for help.
Asteroids where about to hit the surface. I took the contract and jumped in!
There I found some asteroids .... wait a minute, they are moving towards the
atmosphere!!!!! I had to blow them up before any of them hit the ground.
Once I destroyed the first one, the rest hit the atmosphere and started burning.
I couldn't see anything for all the smoke and my jaw just dropped in amazement.
The result, I failed!! I forgot to shoot the rest of them LOL!
And YES, if they hit a city, some or all of it will be destroyed!! Not to worry, YOU can
rebuild modules!

There is no ETA on release yet, but rest a sure, it will be the best game I've ever played.
Actually, in Alpha it already is the best I've seen!

If you have any questions, I'll try to answer them within limits of what I can tell you at this
point. Remember, it's still in Alpha!

Last edited by SeeJay; Jun 9, 2015 @ 5:33am
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PlutonArioch Jun 9, 2015 @ 1:35am 
Originally posted by SeeJay:
- Wildlife added to planets.

- Planets are MUCH bigger.

- Now you build stations with modules. You design the look of it and you can
even add defense turrets.

- Guess what, you can also build cities now! ;-)

- And even better, all stations and cities can be destroyed.
Shut up and take my money! :P
Seriously, all this sounds amazing. I cant wait to actually see and play it. Will buy for sure - several copies if I can afford it. Kudos to Vice!
I am really jealous of the alpha testers. ;)
Consol_Mans Jun 9, 2015 @ 4:35am 
OMFG awesome
Soulstain Jun 9, 2015 @ 5:55am 
That is excellent news! Are the Evochron Prototype videos examples of the new game? Will there be an early access to help beta test? Where can I pay?????? Picking up my 980 Ti in a couple of weeks. I can't wait to see what this new game will be like.
SeeJay Jun 9, 2015 @ 5:59am 
Yes, the Prototype videos is from this game. They show "nothing" really ;-). It's a real boost
from EM to this one. Vice did his magic once again. If Vice wants new Beta testers
later on, he will most likely ask in his own forum or via email.

No early access that I know about. Not yet any way. It's still in Alpha testing.
Soulstain Jun 9, 2015 @ 9:58am 
Any reason there is no announcement on the main forum yet?
Aegix Drakan Jun 9, 2015 @ 1:06pm 
:o Oh wow, that sounds awesome.

If we also get improved trading and a possible black market where you have to smuggle goods arounds hostile ports, I'll pick it up day 1.
Raven1407 Jun 9, 2015 @ 4:46pm 
Most important, will the navigation system be a little more 3D (atm it looks a little bit old fashioned)? I like the way it was/is handled in Elite Dangerous, but for me, this game has no soul... So i hope for your company to get it done :)
Citizen Snips Jun 9, 2015 @ 5:17pm 
Day one buy.
x iron man Jun 10, 2015 @ 2:41am 
I have to confess im actually happy surprise with all the add Vice think to put on the new release. it basicaly all feedback players have been proposed.

Question a lot of players wanted bigger ship to control. Does that have been added or we will flying on a same frame?

Does the jumping into the water planet bug without explode as been solved?

Do the game will still stay a full game price or do will have to pay every month?

Does the multyplayer will stay hosted by player?

Does the weapon lab have a bigger range of weapon we can make? and if yes does they are significant impact with different range ( kinetic, damage, heat, range....)?

Clan teritory are taken by fighting ? can you please developed a little :) how does it works.
Also does the clan who has been attacked know when he going online (if he was off during the attack) which clan/players attack it?

What is the configuration minimum require for turn the game corectly? and do you need a superior conection for playing online?

Sorry SeeJay that a lot of question but hope you don't mind ahah.
Take your time.

Thank you very much for you help and revealed this exelent news.
Looking forward what's next.

SeeJay Jun 10, 2015 @ 3:12am 
As I stated above. Can't answer too many questions right now. It's still in Early Alpha.

- No bigger ships to control tho. Lots more to do on the ships now.

- Can't bring EM bugs into this. It's a completely new game!

- There is no clans at all. You can still have a "clan" outside the game but no
clan tags on your profile name. You chose side (Alliance / Federation) and you fight
to take control. Kill reds (Player or AI) and take out stations and build your own.
The war goes on even when you are offline, but you can add defensive turrets to your
stations/cities.

I do not think Vice will have a monthly fee. If so, I'm out. I don't play any game that
has a monthly fee to play it.

That's all I can answer at this point.

Other questions will be answered by Vice when the time comes.
PlutonArioch Jun 10, 2015 @ 3:40am 
Originally posted by SeeJay:
I do not think Vice will have a monthly fee. If so, I'm out. I don't play any game that has a monthly fee to play it.
Yeah, same here. But a monthly fee would only make sense for a MMO with company owned servers to play on... I hope Vice sticks to the current model like in EM. Or is the new game online only?
SeeJay Jun 10, 2015 @ 3:45am 
It's like EM. Just a new, very much improved/added features, graphics etc game.

There will be MP as well but so far we are testing SP only.
x iron man Jun 10, 2015 @ 3:50am 


Originally posted by SeeJay:
As I stated above. Can't answer too many questions right now. It's still in Early Alpha.

- No bigger ships to control tho. Lots more to do on the ships now.

- Can't bring EM bugs into this. It's a completely new game!

- There is no clans at all. You can still have a "clan" outside the game but no
clan tags on your profile name. You chose side (Alliance / Federation) and you fight
to take control. Kill reds (Player or AI) and take out stations and build your own.
The war goes on even when you are offline, but you can add defensive turrets to your
stations/cities.

I do not think Vice will have a monthly fee. If so, I'm out. I don't play any game that
has a monthly fee to play it.

That's all I can answer at this point.

Other questions will be answered by Vice when the time comes.


Thank SeeJay taking time to answer this few question I apreciate :)
PlutonArioch Jun 10, 2015 @ 3:52am 
Originally posted by SeeJay:
It's like EM. Just a new, very much improved/added features, graphics etc game.

There will be MP as well but so far we are testing SP only.
As long as there is SP and no monthly fee, I will throw money at it for sure :)
The only question left is: do I need a new PC to run it? :D
But I guess its too early to answer that.
MyProfile Jun 10, 2015 @ 4:03am 
Wow, thanks for the heads up SeeJay! Looking forward to this.
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