temp-image_14_11On Wednesday we posted a series of screenshots we got from Freeverse of their upcoming galactic conquest and trading game, Warp Gate. After the eager response both in the comments and on our forums, we went back to Freeverse and asked if they had anything else they could show us, especially since the video we included previously was from before WWDC last month.

Warp Gate features a fluid and ever changing economy filled with commodity markets to master, but fully conquering space will require the use of the game's full arsenal of weapons to deal with pesky space pirates, as well as whatever opposing factions you align yourself against. This latest trailer gives us a preview of what combat in Warp Gate is going to look like:

Warp Gate is still in active development, so what we see in these videos may not represent the final version of the game-- Specifically, the audio component of the game is completely unfinished right now. Most of the sound effects were just added for this trailer and will likely be different by the time Warp Gate is submitted.

  • Frontier Guy

    It'd be great if u can lock on to targets & autopilot into them - both cellestial and ships. And then have target tunnel HUD... Would help with ships off screen...

  • Frontier Guy

    It'd be great if u can lock on to targets & autopilot into them - both cellestial and ships. And then have target tunnel HUD... Would help with ships off screen...

  • pundit

    Seems mighty clumsy. I'm still hoping for an Escape Velocity caliber experience, but I'm getting worried.

    • http://www.matecha.net/ amatecha

      Yup totally, if it even vaguely resembles EV I'll be totally stoked. I wonder if Freeverse could somehow recruit any of the original EV developers? hehehe...

  • pundit

    Seems mighty clumsy. I'm still hoping for an Escape Velocity caliber experience, but I'm getting worried.

    • http://www.matecha.net/ amatecha

      Yup totally, if it even vaguely resembles EV I'll be totally stoked. I wonder if Freeverse could somehow recruit any of the original EV developers? hehehe...

  • Thread

    Were there small fighters in that or were those just missiles? About 30 seconds in it looks like some of the missiles are chasing a fighter.

  • Thread

    Were there small fighters in that or were those just missiles? About 30 seconds in it looks like some of the missiles are chasing a fighter.

  • Spek

    Are there any pc games similar to this? I don't think I've ever seen a game involving space travel an combat like that. It looks really in depth and fun.

    • http://scifly2.com Josh Rosen

      It's sorta similar to EVE and Homeworld 2.

    • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron aaronsullivan

      Escape Velocity
      Star Control
      Elite (real old)
      Oldies but goodies. :)

  • Spek

    Are there any pc games similar to this? I don't think I've ever seen a game involving space travel an combat like that. It looks really in depth and fun.

    • http://scifly2.com Josh Rosen

      It's sorta similar to EVE and Homeworld 2.

    • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron aaronsullivan

      Escape Velocity
      Star Control
      Elite (real old)
      Oldies but goodies. :)

  • wegmans

    Sometimes i wish you didn't give us advance notice!! It just makes me want it more!

    yes please, hurry up and release!!

    or invite me to beta test :)

    This is exactly what i'm looking for, and hopefully will prove what depth a iDevice game can have!

    • http://www.powso.com Totalsam

      @wegmans

      As much as I can't wait to get my hands on this one, a premature release could be a HUGE let down. Hopefully Freeverse takes a sincere crack at in-depth gameplay. I'd like to see boarding/pirating other ships, multiple plot lines, different organization's to join and online play (though that could be implemented in a future release) among other features.

      A rushed release with half-arsed design would be so disappointing. Freeverse, if you're listening, take your time to get this game right. You can charge more for a better quality product anyway : )

  • wegmans

    Sometimes i wish you didn't give us advance notice!! It just makes me want it more!

    yes please, hurry up and release!!

    or invite me to beta test :)

    This is exactly what i'm looking for, and hopefully will prove what depth a iDevice game can have!

    • http://www.powso.com Totalsam

      @wegmans

      As much as I can't wait to get my hands on this one, a premature release could be a HUGE let down. Hopefully Freeverse takes a sincere crack at in-depth gameplay. I'd like to see boarding/pirating other ships, multiple plot lines, different organization's to join and online play (though that could be implemented in a future release) among other features.

      A rushed release with half-arsed design would be so disappointing. Freeverse, if you're listening, take your time to get this game right. You can charge more for a better quality product anyway : )

  • http://www.epictoon.com/ eq plat

    I like the concept of the game but does it have easy controls? Hopefully it'll be better than Outer-Empires with 3D graphics when it's released. Do you have an estimated time when?

  • http://www.epictoon.com/ eq plat

    I like the concept of the game but does it have easy controls? Hopefully it'll be better than Outer-Empires with 3D graphics when it's released. Do you have an estimated time when?

  • Dark NRG

    Wow, on an iPhone. What great times we live in :D

  • Dark NRG

    Wow, on an iPhone. What great times we live in :D

  • Wabaam

    This trailer brings a tear to my eye. I've never been so excited to buy a game! Forget MiniGore, Warp Gate is where it's at! :D

  • Wabaam

    This trailer brings a tear to my eye. I've never been so excited to buy a game! Forget MiniGore, Warp Gate is where it's at! :D

  • http://costa.kofeina.net CoSTa

    Well, if it will have some depth of the original Frontier - I'm sold. From the other hand it would be lovely to see Frontier 2 on iPhone. Braben, please, Elite 4 is important but give us some hope please :)

    • Frontier Guy

      I second that notion, although Elite IV... even a screen shot.. come on Dave big guy

  • http://costa.kofeina.net CoSTa

    Well, if it will have some depth of the original Frontier - I\'m sold. From the other hand it would be lovely to see Frontier 2 on iPhone. Braben, please, Elite 4 is important but give us some hope please :)

    • Frontier Guy

      I second that notion, although Elite IV... even a screen shot.. come on Dave big guy

  • PinballWizard

    seems a little like eve online-excited to see how complex it is

  • PinballWizard

    seems a little like eve online-excited to see how complex it is

  • Tunawrap

    This video made me jizz in my pants.

  • Tunawrap

    This video made me jizz in my pants.

  • Greg

    Man, this has me thinking that a Babylon Five game would work really well, all the cut scenes could be done as manga like in Mass Effect for iPhone, allowing the game to stand free of the embarrassing production quality of such a well-written show. They might even get the rights to use the audio, which would be fantastic.

    It's probably the most ambitiously written sci-fi show I've ever seen and the iPhone is now capable of outdoing the CGI seen in the original show.

  • Greg

    Man, this has me thinking that a Babylon Five game would work really well, all the cut scenes could be done as manga like in Mass Effect for iPhone, allowing the game to stand free of the embarrassing production quality of such a well-written show. They might even get the rights to use the audio, which would be fantastic.

    It's probably the most ambitiously written sci-fi show I've ever seen and the iPhone is now capable of outdoing the CGI seen in the original show.

  • gturban

    I bought the game and it is a bit disappointing.

    The fighting system is very poor, no control at all. NO tactics involved in the fighting! Enemies can attack you when you come out of a warpgate or planet and kill half your health before you can engage them back. A system where you can control who to engage and withdraw without fleeing the battle completely would make it more interesting. Also on the main map enemies can attack you without you being able to fight back unless you engage. The story is quite poor and not very engaging.

    I like that you can trade goods to make money for better weapons and ships, but find it disappointing that you have to pay real money (in-app store) for the best ship.. you pay for the game, then if you want to get to top level you have to pay more again... I think it is fine to offer credits for purchase if you want to progress faster, but I don't agree to making the best ship only available for more money, I paid for the game and feel cheated when I have to pay more for the best options!

    For something that looked really promising it is very disappointing. No real tactics, no action and no compelling story does not make a great game! It has potential but really feels like an early beta without the bugs.

    • gturban

      Frontier elite 2 was great back in the days! On the iphone I think Space Miner is a great game, probably the only one I will bother to play twice.. I have only tried the light version of Galaxy on Fire, but that seemed much better than warpgate. Just so you have a reference to what I like game wise..

  • gturban

    I bought the game and it is a bit disappointing.

    The fighting system is very poor, no control at all. NO tactics involved in the fighting! Enemies can attack you when you come out of a warpgate or planet and kill half your health before you can engage them back. A system where you can control who to engage and withdraw without fleeing the battle completely would make it more interesting. Also on the main map enemies can attack you without you being able to fight back unless you engage. The story is quite poor and not very engaging.

    I like that you can trade goods to make money for better weapons and ships, but find it disappointing that you have to pay real money (in-app store) for the best ship.. you pay for the game, then if you want to get to top level you have to pay more again... I think it is fine to offer credits for purchase if you want to progress faster, but I don't agree to making the best ship only available for more money, I paid for the game and feel cheated when I have to pay more for the best options!

    For something that looked really promising it is very disappointing. No real tactics, no action and no compelling story does not make a great game! It has potential but really feels like an early beta without the bugs.

    • gturban

      Frontier elite 2 was great back in the days! On the iphone I think Space Miner is a great game, probably the only one I will bother to play twice.. I have only tried the light version of Galaxy on Fire, but that seemed much better than warpgate. Just so you have a reference to what I like game wise..