Spotlight Sunday - Week 27 - 2015

Spotlight Sunday is a way for Choicest Games to feature PC games that are scheduled for release on the following week - games that we consider worthwhile checking out.

This week (29th June to the 5th July 2015), there aren't too many games that I'm keen on; in fact there's only one I'm interested in and it's an oldie (but a goodie):

Subspace Continuum

  • Release Date: 03/07/2015
  • Availability: Steam - Free, Direct - Free
Subspace Continuum is a game that's 20 years old if you read up its history. The game started off as a test program to determine how laggy a massively multiplayer game could get on a dial-up connection! This was back in 1995 and the game was called Sniper. Eventually the creators realised they could actually market Sniper as an actual game and it went into open beta in February 1996. I'm guessing this is about the same time my brother and I really got into the game and let me tell you it was a real blast. It was basically a top-down space arena with hundreds of players attempting to attack each other for points and to collect upgrades for their ships. So in a nutshell, one big free-for-all but in space, flying a variety of spaceships. The game became was released commercially in December 1997 and had a price of almost $30 USD.

The game flopped commercially and was heavily pirated. Eventually Virgin Interactive Entertainment, who owned the IP went bankrupt in 1998 and although much of Virgin was bought over by EA, Subspace was not. However, despite the official servers going down, several users hosted their own servers and this helped the game continue to survive to this day. It's been ages since I've played Subspace and considering it's been almost two decades, I daresay the game may have not aged too well, but with the special price of $0, I'm sure it's worth a shot :).

So are you interested or excited about any PC games being released next week? Which games are you looking forward to?