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SubSpace (Windows)

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Description

Choose from 8 ships, each with different handling and weaponry characteristics. Fly with up to 250 other players simultaneously, fighting for points, a good win/loss ratio, and the respect of your peers.

Subspace is divided into "Zones" which provide different game types. You can join in on these games at any time. Some zones run "Capture the Flag" style games, others "Soccer" style, where players must compete over a ball, with their object to reach 10 goals for their team first. The most popular variant, however, is "Chaos", where literally anything goes. Kill or be killed.

Offering unique multiplayer gaming based on a beautifully simple game concept, Subspace incorporates the best elements of online gaming into one package. A variety of different game styles, team or solo play, IRC-style chat, and infinite re-playability are only some of its many virtues. What started as a project to test the viability of a massive multiplayer environment with commercial backing quickly became one of the most entertaining and popular multiplayer games available.

Screenshots

SubSpace Windows Subspace main menu
SubSpace Windows Subspace server list
SubSpace Windows Subspace help screen
SubSpace Windows Continuum main screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Continuum" -- Freeware remake and continuation

User Reviews

A revolutionary online game, kept alive by its devoted player base. Anatole (52) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
The asteroids are the LEAST of your worries. Haystack (7) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The ultimate Internet action game! JubalHarshaw (161) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
SEE Interesting locales, RUN from trigger-happy pilots, MEET interesting people... and blow them out of the sky! Narf! (126) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars
Best Massively Multiplayer 2D Spaceship Game Ever Andrew Clark (2) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

Electric Playground Jan 21, 1998 9 out of 10 90
Power Unlimited Jul, 1998 8.3 out of 10 83
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Apr, 1998 80 out of 100 80
GameHippo.com Apr 20, 2010 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
GameHippo.com Oct 05, 2002 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Jan 09, 1998 7.9 out of 10 79
PC Player (Germany) Feb, 1998 70 out of 100 70
Computer Games Magazine Feb 06, 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Subspace went through over 30 revisions during testing, most of which were released for open beta. Open beta testing continued for almost 2 YEARS, building one of the most fanatical user groups in the history of gaming.

When Subspace was finally released, it shipped with both client and server software, guaranteeing that Subspace would exist long after the company stopped supporting it. This happened in late 1998, but player-run servers still exist, with a large contigent of players.

Unlike many other multiplayer-only games, Subspace never charged a monthly fee.




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JubalHarshaw (161) added SubSpace (Windows) on Jan 11, 2000