Attempting to Remember an Old Mac Game

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by CapnBiggles, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. CapnBiggles macrumors newbie

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    I grew up on a series of Macintosh machines as a kid/teen, especially during the 90s on my Dad's 8100/80 and G3.

    To provide time-context, I loved Avara, Escape Velocity, and a few other gems from Ambrosia Software and other places. I spent hours on Hotline and Bungie.net. Good times.

    But I digress. I'm trying to remember a freeware/indie game where you piloted a spaceship and explored the cosmos. You could hire/handpick your crew from a list of humans and aliens, and it was kind of a riff on Star Trek with a very Federation-like feel with a tongue in cheek humor.

    I recall you could meet friendly and hostile aliens, take damage, lose crew to said damage as well, etc. I never could afford the full game since I was so young, but I was trying to remember it so desparately because I'm backing a game on Kickstarter called Star Command that reminded me of it (though star command is much more focused INSIDE the ship as opposed to outside).

    This is a long shot but I figured I'd give it a whirl.
     
  2. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Oh I love posts like yours - remembering these old games is such fun!

    Sounds a lot like 'Strange Adventures in Infinite Space' - now freeware:

    http://www.digital-eel.com/sais/
    http://www.digital-eel.com/sais/shots.htm

    There is a sequel, 'Wierd Worlds: Return to Infinite Space'
    http://www.shrapnelgames.com/Digital_Eel/WW/WW_page.html

    Both games have won several awards. You have good taste, sir. The sequel is more attractive to modern tastes - I played it a couple of years ago, and it was seriously addictive - I played it till 4AM in the morning before I had to give a presentation. :eek: After that I deleted it and never played it again :eek:
     

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