At last night's launch party, Freeverse previewed a number of their upcoming games including Warpack Grunts, Warp Gate, TrackZ, Flick Baseball and Thor.

While not all the presentation video has been released, we do have some early footage of a couple of these games.

Warpack Grunts is a squad-based shooter in which you control your pack of soldiers and lead them across various missions. Grunts are first equipped with a standard machine gun but can later pick up rocket launchers and sniper rifles. This basic video shows the early gameplay:

A second video that was shown at the launch event shows the sniper rifle as well as vehicular play (tank and helicoptor). The game is said to have gone gold master so we should expect it shortly

warpThe next notable game Freevers previewed is one called Warp Gate. The game is described as a 3d space exploration / shooter / trading game that seems similar to Escape Velocity with a fully 3D engine.

The game is still under heavy active development, so many of the details are not yet complete. The game is said to include hundreds of different star ships and 30 different solar systems.

This early gameplay video shows the controls of the game, while a second video offers an overview of the game.

Warp Gate is due sometime in Summer 2009.

  • Christian

    Nice Cannon Fodder clone.

  • Christian

    Nice Cannon Fodder clone.

  • toph

    Ah!!! thanks Christian, couldn't remember the name, was it on the Amiga?

  • toph

    Ah!!! thanks Christian, couldn't remember the name, was it on the Amiga?

  • Icepulse

    Warp Gate looks delicious.

  • Icepulse

    Warp Gate looks delicious.

  • Jackosun

    Exactly what I was thinking Christian and if they can get it nearly as good as Cannon Fodder then they've got a top 3 game on their hands, cos that was an awesome game.

  • Jackosun

    Exactly what I was thinking Christian and if they can get it nearly as good as Cannon Fodder then they've got a top 3 game on their hands, cos that was an awesome game.

  • Tek0

    I'm trying to remember a game back in the 90's that is very close to Warpack grunts. If I remember right I was playing in on a Pentium II IBM (something like that). Does anyone know what game I'm talking about?

  • Tek0

    I'm trying to remember a game back in the 90's that is very close to Warpack grunts. If I remember right I was playing in on a Pentium II IBM (something like that). Does anyone know what game I'm talking about?

  • http://www.astrosaurus.com astrosaurus

    Nice, both lookin' good.

  • http://www.astrosaurus.com astrosaurus

    Nice, both lookin' good.

  • http://www.peitsch.de Sebastian

    Now somebody please convert "Syndicate"...

    • YT

      they need to port over Space Rangers(http://spacerangers2.com/) to the iPhone as well as "Syndicate" as some one mentioned

  • http://www.peitsch.de Sebastian

    Now somebody please convert "Syndicate"...

    • YT

      they need to port over Space Rangers(http://spacerangers2.com/) to the iPhone as well as "Syndicate" as some one mentioned

  • samwise

    Warpack Grunts looks promising. There was a game on the Sega Genesis back in the day that reminds me a bit of this. It was a squad of 4 mercenaries and you would pick i think it was 2 at a time, one you controlled and one backed you up? I forget. But it was a fun game. Maybe a little more depth than this appears to have. Each of the mercs had specialties, etc.

  • samwise

    Warpack Grunts looks promising. There was a game on the Sega Genesis back in the day that reminds me a bit of this. It was a squad of 4 mercenaries and you would pick i think it was 2 at a time, one you controlled and one backed you up? I forget. But it was a fun game. Maybe a little more depth than this appears to have. Each of the mercs had specialties, etc.

  • Christian

    @Toph

    Yep Cannon Fodder was on Amiga originally, but it was later ported to a lot of other platforms including PC (probably the version Tek0 is thinking of), Megadrive and Snes.

  • Christian

    @Toph

    Yep Cannon Fodder was on Amiga originally, but it was later ported to a lot of other platforms including PC (probably the version Tek0 is thinking of), Megadrive and Snes.

  • jaxsedrin

    Oh man, what I wouldn't give for an iPhone port of escape velocity. I think I've sunk more time into the games in that series more than any other game in my entire life.

    Warp gate has me interested, but I can't help but worry that it won't live up to the greatness that was EV.

  • jaxsedrin

    Oh man, what I wouldn't give for an iPhone port of escape velocity. I think I've sunk more time into the games in that series more than any other game in my entire life.

    Warp gate has me interested, but I can't help but worry that it won't live up to the greatness that was EV.

  • http://www.4ormal.com formal

    Oh man warp gate looks awesome! So far I've been disappointed with all the space trading games that's been released. I am sure this will be no EV, but hopefully it can stand up on its own right.

  • http://www.4ormal.com formal

    Oh man warp gate looks awesome! So far I've been disappointed with all the space trading games that's been released. I am sure this will be no EV, but hopefully it can stand up on its own right.

  • Jack

    Ambrosia needs to port Escape Velocity. Now THAT would be epic.

  • Jack

    Ambrosia needs to port Escape Velocity. Now THAT would be epic.

  • Steve

    What a complete rip-off of Cannon Fodder!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJB_1e-MlyY

    Shame on you Freeverse.

  • Steve

    What a complete rip-off of Cannon Fodder!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJB_1e-MlyY

    Shame on you Freeverse.

  • Mike

    @SAMWISE "There was a game on the Sega Genesis back in the day that reminds me a bit of this. It was a squad of 4 mercenaries and you would pick i think it was 2 at a time, one you controlled and one backed you up? I forget. But it was a fun game. Maybe a little more depth than this appears to have. Each of the mercs had specialties, etc."

    This game was called "General Chaos" one of my favorite genesis titles.

  • http://na Mike

    @SAMWISE "There was a game on the Sega Genesis back in the day that reminds me a bit of this. It was a squad of 4 mercenaries and you would pick i think it was 2 at a time, one you controlled and one backed you up? I forget. But it was a fun game. Maybe a little more depth than this appears to have. Each of the mercs had specialties, etc."

    This game was called "General Chaos" one of my favorite genesis titles.

  • http://costa.kofeina.net CoSTa

    Somebody wake up Braben to port Frontier on iPhone plaese :)

  • http://costa.kofeina.net CoSTa

    Somebody wake up Braben to port Frontier on iPhone plaese :)

  • http://www.3deified.net Senior Coconut

    The flight mechanics look a little weak in Warp Gate, but obviously you can't go wrong with that core EV gameplay.

    If Freeverse can figure out of way to implement momentum-based space combat on a 2D plane the game will sell like mad.

  • http://www.3deified.net Senior Coconut

    The flight mechanics look a little weak in Warp Gate, but obviously you can't go wrong with that core EV gameplay.

    If Freeverse can figure out of way to implement momentum-based space combat on a 2D plane the game will sell like mad.

  • TKO

    Any decent Cannon Fodder clone is going to get my money, no doubt. That was a cool game (I still go back to Cannon Fodder 1 and 2 on the odd occasion.)

    They were damn cruel games at times though ..too many situations that relied on sheer luck to survive. And some where the firepower pointed at you made that lucky break murderously unlikely. (I swore at that game a *lot* ..probably broke a mouse or two.) :)

  • TKO

    Any decent Cannon Fodder clone is going to get my money, no doubt. That was a cool game (I still go back to Cannon Fodder 1 and 2 on the odd occasion.)

    They were damn cruel games at times though ..too many situations that relied on sheer luck to survive. And some where the firepower pointed at you made that lucky break murderously unlikely. (I swore at that game a *lot* ..probably broke a mouse or two.) :)

  • ESCAPE VELOCITY on iPHONE

    As some comments suggest, I wish Ambrosia Soft would port Escape Velocity on the iphone... One of my all time favourite games !! I beg u Ambrosia do something !!

  • ESCAPE VELOCITY on iPHONE

    As some comments suggest, I wish Ambrosia Soft would port Escape Velocity on the iphone... One of my all time favourite games !! I beg u Ambrosia do something !!

  • Tunawrap

    I think Warp Gate looks better than Warpack Grunts. :P I'll be buying that before I even think about Warpack.

  • Tunawrap

    I think Warp Gate looks better than Warpack Grunts. :P I'll be buying that before I even think about Warpack.

  • kfir

    Warp Gate=star trek armada for iphone?:D

  • kfir

    Warp Gate=star trek armada for iphone?:D

  • omri

    Warp Gate looks like "space rangers", its a great game, but i hope it wont have the bag most games of this games has, you reach the end of the tech tree.

  • omri

    Warp Gate looks like "space rangers", its a great game, but i hope it wont have the bag most games of this games has, you reach the end of the tech tree.