Hyperion entertainment CVBA is pleased to announce the immediate release of Descent:Freespace for AmigaOS 4.1. The updated version for AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition includes compatibility with Southern Islands based Radeon cards, new launcher with screenmode selection, language selection, uses MiniGL texture compression if available, and many game bugfixes including a fully playable tutorial. The setting of the game takes place in the 24th century when humanity has discovered interstellar travel through the use of interstellar subspace jump nodes that function in the same manner as wormholes, allowing it to spread out across the stars and colonise new worlds. Prior to the game beginning, humanity (referred to as Terrans) formed the Galactic Terran Alliance (GTA) as the central power of all of their systems’ governments and military, and became engaged in a war over systems and resources against the Vasudans of the Parliamentary Vasudan Empire (PVE). By the time the story begins, this war has entered its fourteenth year, as a third species, dubbed Shivans, makes an unprovoked attack on the Terran system of Ross 128. The player, acting as a new Terran pilot in the GTA, is initially involved in the conflict with the PVE before the fights focus on the new species’ arrival and subsequent assaults. You can purchase the digital edition for just € 14,95 on the webstore of Hyperion.

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