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Offline JakobIV

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A Freespace based Browsergame (ingame Language is german)
Guess many of you guys thought about a browsergame based on freespace.
As i searched for it in the Forums, i found some projects, but they never got realised.
But there is such a browsergame, its called Drifting Souls 2.

http://ds.drifting-souls.net/ds2j/

It is a pretty unique Browsergame, with some rly interesting features:
-it is more than 10 years old, and since then it's running without a reset.
-roundbased with a unique way to fight in battles (you can tell every ship on which target it has to fire, and what weapon it shall use for it)
-the gameplay is a mix between commanding your own civilisation and writing RPG.
-the players write the story of the game, and they may even have influence on the game development.
-it is totally fanmade, and the current team is composed of players.
-it has a small, nearly family like community, but new players are allways welcome, and get integrated rather fast, especially if they show up in our IRC channel.

Ofc Drifting Souls has its downsided, especially for new players:
-it is pretty slow, and building up your empire takes a lot of time, where you wont do much except waiting for money and ress (but this is only a problem if you want to do it all by yourself, alliances help you a lot shortening that time, and even without them, if you are in the IRC you will get help from the older players)
-as i said, the community is pretty small, and this may result in low action (but its getting better, this month there was a new reccord in new players for Drifting Souls)
-the language of the game is german (as this is an english speaking community, i consider it a downside)

The current team is working on hard for the game, and there are some really interesting features in work.

I hope i can reach some people out there, searching for a freespace based browsergame.

But my english isn't good enough to describe the game in all its facetes, so if you are interested you may consider coming to our IRC Channel either by using this link:

http://webchat.euirc.net/

Channel: #ds2

or just connecting to it via another IRC programm.


 

Offline Cyborg17

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Re: A Freespace based Browsergame (ingame Language is german)
The home page looks pretty solid, but I can't speak any German. Make sure to let your developers know that they did a good job.  It's hard for something to last ten years.

 

Offline Lorric

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Re: A Freespace based Browsergame (ingame Language is german)
Whoa, everyone, you've just got to check out these pictures:

http://www.drifting-souls.net/home/index.php?id=4

There's more than that in the gallery BTW.

That is so gloriously awesome. I especially love the one with that Orion model on the table.

I would have definitely checked this thing out seriously if I could speak German.

 

Offline cahdoge

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Re: A Freespace based Browsergame (ingame Language is german)
You know that you need to take a look on the DS2-Screen gallery to see pictures of the actual gameplay.


The game it's very menu orientated and the start up phase is tenacious.

I played it several years ago but i wasn't patient enough, but nowadays i trhink it can make fun.

« Last Edit: June 30, 2014, 11:55:34 am by cahdoge »
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Offline Luis Dias

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Re: A Freespace based Browsergame (ingame Language is german)
ahgermanwhateverman****it****damnahhh****

 

Offline Sololop

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Re: A Freespace based Browsergame (ingame Language is german)
Interesting :) Wish I spoke German

 

Offline Spoon

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Re: A Freespace based Browsergame (ingame Language is german)
ahgermanwhateverman****it****damnahhh****
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Offline crizza

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Re: A Freespace based Browsergame (ingame Language is german)
Think I played it once upon a time^^
Check out my blog:

http://geo.schulzbert.de/

 

Offline WeilArvaFaulIst

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Re: A Freespace based Browsergame (ingame Language is german)
Hello!  :)

I just wanted to say, that Drifting Souls 2 ist still online and gets new updates regulary.  :yes:
The URL is now:



And here a video of Drifting Souls 2 made by a German YouTuber:

PS: The only language in the game is still German.
Drifting Souls 2 - German Freespace browser game

http://ds2.drifting-souls.net/

 
Re: A Freespace based Browsergame (ingame Language is german)
Maybe someone should translate it, would help to bring more people in.

 

Offline WeilArvaFaulIst

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Re: A Freespace based Browsergame (ingame Language is german)
It's not as easy as it sounds.
Especially with a small, exclusively German community and a likewise exclusively voluntary development team.
But thanks for your answer / opinion.
Drifting Souls 2 - German Freespace browser game

http://ds2.drifting-souls.net/

 
Re: A Freespace based Browsergame (ingame Language is german)
Novachen often does translation projects, even for very text-heavy stuff like BTA, you might want to PM her.

 

Offline WeilArvaFaulIst

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Re: A Freespace based Browsergame (ingame Language is german)
Drifting Souls 2 is not an ordinary "mathematical" construction and management simulation like OGame or Ikariam. It has a huge writing role-playing game in which players have been participating for several years. It takes place exclusively in German and would not work multilingual, just because not all players would be able to speak both languages. This would disrupt the roleplay communication significantly.
Drifting Souls 2 - German Freespace browser game

http://ds2.drifting-souls.net/

 
Re: A Freespace based Browsergame (ingame Language is german)
Ah OK, was just a thought.

 

Offline WeilArvaFaulIst

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Re: A Freespace based Browsergame (ingame Language is german)
Maybe here are some German speakers, who want to try it. :)
Or maybe here are some guys trying to learn German. :P
We have a very kind player base and I think the getting in to the game would be easily.

(sorry for my bad English)
Drifting Souls 2 - German Freespace browser game

http://ds2.drifting-souls.net/

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: A Freespace based Browsergame (ingame Language is german)
I massively support interlingual exchange.  👍👍👍

Except vasudans...... Burn the lot 😂

 

Offline WeilArvaFaulIst

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Re: A Freespace based Browsergame (ingame Language is german)
Oh, you would perfectly match to the ingame alliance Neo Terranischer Bund (engl.: Neo Terran Federation). They are associated with the Neo-Terran Front (an ingame NPC fraction) and hate Vasudans.  :lol:


btw we also have an Discord server: https://discord.gg/cpxxAGy
many of us speak also English, if someone with rather rudimentary knowledge of the German language needs help
« Last Edit: March 31, 2020, 02:13:24 pm by WeilArvaFaulIst »
Drifting Souls 2 - German Freespace browser game

http://ds2.drifting-souls.net/

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: A Freespace based Browsergame (ingame Language is german)
My German is terrible but better than my French. 

I'll check out your kind link. 👍👍
But I won't post if I feel overwhelmed by the linguistic barrier.

Edit-
Link in your first post failed on my mobile chrome browser, is there a minimum requirement?

 

Offline WeilArvaFaulIst

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Re: A Freespace based Browsergame (ingame Language is german)
What link are you talking about?
The link to the game at the beginning of the thread of JacobIV is outdated.

You can go to the game via this link:
ds2.drifting-souls.net/
To the discord via that link:
https://discordapp.com/invite/cpxxAGy
Drifting Souls 2 - German Freespace browser game

http://ds2.drifting-souls.net/

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: A Freespace based Browsergame (ingame Language is german)
ds2.drifting-souls.net/

Didn't work for me from the first post for some reason,  working now. 👍👍. That's a great looking carrier on the main page.