Iceberg Interactive fired over a press release earlier today announcing that they've inked a deal with Little Green Men to publish their Starpoint Gemini sequel later this year. After such a long period of silence about the game, it's great to hear that the space sim/RPG is still going to make its way to our hard drives:
The gateway to Gemini will open once again in Starpoint Gemini 2!
Haarlem, The Netherlands 15 January 2013 Videogames publisher Iceberg Interactive and Croatian game developer Little Green Men announce that they have struck a publishing agreement for Starpoint Gemini 2 (PC). Starpoint Gemini 2, like its predecessor Starpoint Gemini (2011), is an open-world 3D space simulation that combines powerful RPG mechanics with the frenzy of space combat, creating a particular blend that sets itself apart from all other games in the genre.
Mario Mihokovic, CEO at LGM Games says: (Starpoint Gemini 2 takes the best parts of the original game and elevates it to a whole new level. The scale of improvements is truly astonishing and many of them have been introduced as a result of valuable feedback from both players and press.(
Daniel Mihokovic, CTO at LGM Games adds: (We wanted to express our thanks to all fans of Starpoint Gemini. Without them, the creation of this new game wouldn't be possible. Just like bringing this new gaming experience to fans across the world wouldn't be possible without our co-operation with Iceberg Interactive. The work Iceberg did on publishing the original title gave us all the answers we needed regarding where to go with publishing the sequel.(
(We were very pleased with the reaction of gamers to Starpoint Gemini. It proved there is a demand in the market for complex games set in space that offer a high level of freedom and longevity of gameplay. Starpoint Gemini 2 uses the same general guidelines, but with modified combat mechanics, full 3D space and greatly improved graphic features(, says Iceberg Interactive CEO Erik Schreuder, adding: (The deal was actually struck a while ago and LGM has been working on the game behind closed doors for some time now, making solid progress. We're so very excited to bring this much improved second instalment to both existing fans and newcomers to the Gemini universe later this year.(
Iceberg Interactive is aiming to release Starpoint Gemini 2, including in several localized versions (a.o. German), at the end of Q3-2013; both as a boxed retail edition and on worldwide digital platforms.
More news and information about the game can be found on its official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/StarpointGemini2 , or visit the official website: www.starpointgemini.com
It has been two years since the end of the second Gemini war, and the situation in the war-torn system is further from resolution than ever before. The collection of freedom fighters named Gemini League is now reduced to a small group, with no power or influence, after losing their leaders. The Empire meanwhile, has used the re-opened Starpoint to occupy the once renegade Gemini sector - and beyond.
A multitude of Imperial warship fleets and mammoth motherships have crushed every trace of opposition. The situation was looking bleak, when they suddenly halted their armada and re-shifted their focus on fortifying Starpoint with staggering numbers. Rumours soon spread that they were afraid of something coming after them through the T-gate, from what was supposed to be the core of the Empire. What did they run from that made even the mighty Empire tremble?
Starpoint Gemini 2 will take players on a breathtaking journey, with dark secrets and unimaginable twists that will finally unveil the incredible truth...
'¢ Complex, but easy-to-use RPG system coupled with dynamic real-time 3D combat
'¢ Explore the dynamic game world as a whole, rather than through individual maps
'¢ Use T-Gates, wormholes and Riftways to travel faster around the Gemini system
'¢ Fifty diverse factions ranging from states and companies to outlaws, locked in a power-struggle, with 150 commodities to trade or plunder
'¢ Special revocable licenses acquired from factions offer various bonuses and unlock new options
'¢ Hire mercenary captains to follow you on your travels and share your fate, and employ officers to fill key positions on your ship (engineering, navigation, tactical)
'¢ Random missions get generated depending on the player's actions and allegiances
'¢ Over 50 unique ships, fully upgradeable with various ship systems, with a.o. visible turrets, and a large arsenal of destructive weapons to blast enemies to pieces
'¢ Direct ship controls create complete immersion
About Little Green Men Games
LGM Games is a team of highly motivated and talented programmers, writers, 3D and 2D artists, and animators sharing the same passion for video games. LGM Games made their first appearance in the gaming industry in 2011 with their debut title Starpoint Gemini, a space-flavored RPG sim.