Kinetic Void Alpha today!

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Kephras, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Oh god yes, this makes me so happy. Been waiting on this since I saw the Greenlight announcement months ago.

    For those who've never heard of it, it's a procedurally-generated space game where you can build your own ships. As in, piece-by-piece. It's not quite Minecraft-in-Space but when you can build anything from a tiny scout fighter to a Death Star scale battlestation, it's pretty close.
    No multiplayer yet but it's in the cards for a future expansion.

    I leave you with my prize flagship, the KRS Deimos
    *Deimos was built in the pre-alpha "Shipyard Builder" demo - the KV Alpha looks several orders of magnitude better than this.
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  2. I attempted a sort of LP video, in the hope it might spark more interest in Kinetic Void.

    Please forgive the lack of game-sound, as FRAPS simply refused to record both me and the game at the same time.
  3. Do you have to pay for this game?
  4. Yes. "Preorder" in this case ($19.99 usd) nets you the Alpha build now, and all future versions up to / including the final release. After the game is officially released, they plan on pricing it at $29.99
    It is, as you see from the vid, a bit devoid of content beyond ship-building right now, but for me it was totally worth every penny. Plus I get to enjoy the game taking shape right under me, more or less.
  5. Does it take a lot of RAM to run well, or a good graphics card or anything?
  6. Best info on system req. I could find is this: Void
    Obviously it's not official, but as with most games extra RAM and a good card never hurt.
    There's a number of graphical settings you can launch the game with. The UI is still under construction so there's not a lot you can do to fine-tune the graphics themselves at the moment. I run on WinXP still, my comp has a Nvidia 550 and 3gb RAM, and the warp-tunnel still makes the game chug - but otherwise it runs fine so I'm guessing it's just something about that particular effect that's poorly optimized.

    I would say if you have a reasonably decent graphics card you should have no trouble - obviously you've got the RAM to run Minecraft and KV doesn't chew up that much memory.
  7. I've got 2 gb of ram and minecraft lags quite a bit sometimes for me... Would you recommend a different computer if I got this?