Friday, January 26, 2007

What is it about space travel...?

As some of you may be aware, I've been involved in several projects outside of my Bytten reviewing. The Flatspace games ( are among my proudest - and check out the fan fiction!

It then occurred to me how many of the games I love have been linked to space. I was a tad too young to catch Elite, but I spent far too much time playing Frontier - Elite II. I loved Gremlin's K240. Flatspace took up a lot of my time - and I've been involved in the design of that one!

Currently my addiction is a frankly bizarre game I've been reviewing for Bytten from the deliciously strange Ska Software. ZSX3 - Ninjastarmageddon is a bit of a mouthful but the game itself is fantastic in every sense of the word. Zombies and Ninjas in space. In cars rather than spaceships. There are pirates. There are cyborgs. There are pterodactyls. There's trade, plundering derelicts, combat, missions, simple exploration and lots of ships and upgrades to play with. And all of it utterly mental.

The review will be published in the next few weeks, but for now, go take a look: