I’ve finally decided to publicly release the demo for a game I have been working on for way too long now. Admittedly, I still feel that it’s too early for an official release as the Demo isn’t quite to my satisfaction yet, but I just can’t wait any longer.
So I give you: “The Battle of Hoag’s Object”. A sci-fi adventure set smack in the middle of a galactic civil-war. In it, you play as “Specter”, a rebel agent of mysterious origin. You’ll be able to choose your name (Specter is just a code-name), gender (male, female, or non-binary), orientation (hetero, homo, or bi), and other defining features.
You’ll also be given command of your very own ship (which you may name) and crew.
Game-play will include 3 forms of combat: Solo, Squad, and Ship (which are described in greater detail within the game) as well as an extensive equipment system that allows you to alter your skills simply by changing your clothes and weapons. Also included is a checkpoint system: upon death you’ll be able to return to a previous point, your stats all returned to their exact state when you first reached said point, rather than be forced to restart entirely.
Explore the Entire Galaxy
Most excitingly, and perhaps the most unique feature of this game… You’ll be able to travel across the entire galaxy. Right now, the galaxy is fairly empty. However it is my plan to eventually fill it with hundreds of star-systems and planets, each with their own unique atmosphere (both physical, social, and political) as well as countless missions which may either contribute to the main story’s arch… or simply offer fun and exciting side-adventures that deepen the overall lore and history of the galaxy.
And of course, there will be references to games, movies, and TV shows that helped inspire and shape this game.
I could ramble on forever but, it’s probably best to let you see for yourselves. Here’s the demo link: https://dashingdon.com/play/evan3michaels/the-battle-of-hoags-object/mygame/
Here is an alternative link, you’ll have to download the file in order to run it (may not work on mobile/ios, sorry!): https://www.dropbox.com/sh/o6r5howlgv2nk1d/AAB694LiQufszVBVoG89GMY_a?dl=0
I genuinely hope you find it a unique and fun experience. I’ll be sure to update the demo and this post as more content is written. Feedback is wholeheartedly welcome.
Thank you for playing
Edit: Looks like Dashingdon is back up! Both links should work now!