Tactical space sim Starpoint Gemini 2 enters beta on Steam Early Access


Iceberg Interactive, a publisher best known for releasing meticulously detailed games set in the void of space, has announced that Starpoint Gemini 2 has entered beta testing via Steam's Early Access program.

New to this incarnation of the tactical space simulation are wormholes that allow for faster travel while threatening to destroy ships with their instability, and the more helpful T-Drive which speeds transit times without the danger of killing travelers in a messy implosion. Additionally, Iceberg has added new classes, new events, new music and has improved the game's loading times and overall balance.

Those who would like to join the Early Access beta test can do so on Steam at a cost of $25. As with all Early Access games, that purchase price not only enters you into the beta test, it also guarantees you access to the final, retail build of the game once that comes available.
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Fan-favorite space sim Starpoint Gemini 2 hits Beta on Steam's Early Access
Little Green Men Games' massive update features wormholes, t-drives, new music and more!

Haarlem, The Netherlands – March 18, 2014 – Iceberg Interactive, the popular European publisher known for its armada of stellar space games, announced today the fan-favorite Starpoint Gemini 2 (PC) has entered in the Beta phase of development on Steam's Early Access program. Created by Little Green Men Games, Starpoint Gemini 2's Beta update offers fans the ability to chance traveling through the new, powerful and dangerous wormholes, mount T-drives to their custom ships for instant travel, hear new music tracks and special effects, experience local events and brutally heavy cannon blasts with a new shaky camera, amongst other additions.

Download all new Starpoint Gemini 2 Beta screenshots here: www.starpointgemini.com/Download/SG2_BetaShots_And_Art.zip

Starpoint Gemini 2 Beta Features:
Wormholes – Free of charge, Wormholes are a one-way superfast travel method, but due to instability they are very dangerous and can result in damage or major catastrophe. Very popular way of travel among bandits and pirates.
Classy Choices – Players can now choose their player class at the start of a game.
Faster – By adding newer models, the game's load times are much faster.
T- Drive – Personal device for instant travel that can be mounted to any ship.
New Music – New tracks and SFX have been added to create a wider variety of moods and atmosphere.
Events – Local events that will feed the live news reels were added.
Balancing – A first balancing run has been done on the ship systems and equipment pricing.

Starpoint Gemini 2 is currently in Beta on Steam's Early Access program and is available for $24.99 HERE: steamcommunity.com/app/236150. Starpoint Gemini 2 is slated for full release on Steam this spring.

Read more about Starpoint Gemini 2 here.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.