Nexus: The Jupiter Incident (Windows)

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At the dawn of the 22nd century, the solar system was being controlled by huge corporations. One of these corporations has woken up something big at the edge of the solar system. Chaos ensues and it's dubbed as the "Jupiter Incident". You take the role of Marcus Cromwell who finds himself in the middle of the conflict.

Nexus is a real-time mission-based tactical space game. Think of Ground Control set in space and you get the picture. The developers call it a Tactical Fleet Simulator (TFS) and the first of it's kind. Nexus boasts a powerful Black Sun engine and supports both DX8 and DX9 shaders.

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Nexus: The Jupiter Incident Windows Some of the effects are absolutely gorgeous.
Nexus: The Jupiter Incident Windows Equipping for the next mission.
Nexus: The Jupiter Incident Windows Doubts
Nexus: The Jupiter Incident Windows Mission Briefing

Alternate Titles

  • "银河创世纪:木星事件" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Nexus. Инцидент на Юпитере" -- Russian spelling
  • "Imperium Galactica III: Genesis" -- Working and early Matrox demo title
  • "Galaxy Andromeda" -- Second working title
  • "Beyond" -- Third working title

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games xtreme Dec 23, 2004 9.2 out of 10 92
ComputerGames.ro Jan 15, 2005 86 out of 100 86
Fragland.net Feb 09, 2005 86.4 out of 100 86
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
4Players.de Nov 25, 2004 83 out of 100 83
GameSpot Mar 09, 2005 8.3 out of 10 83
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 08, 2004 16 out of 20 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Nov 19, 2004 80 out of 100 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nov 03, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Worth Playing Apr 08, 2005 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Nexus went through a lot of name changes and was nearly cancelled in mid-2003. Originally the game was being developed at Philos Lab under the title Beyond. When CDV decided publish they decided to license the Imperium Galactica name from Infogrames(now Atari) as Infogrames has no plans of making a new Imperium Galactica game. The Imperium Galactica fans were not happy as the gameplay was totally different from the previous games in the series. A small IG3 demo was released to show of Matrox's triple monitor view. The game was supposed to be released in 2002 but it missed the release date.

CDV then retitled IG3 to Galaxy Andromeda, while Philos Lab disbanded. Some of the ex-members of Philos Lab formed Mithis and continued developing Galaxy Andromeda. Then in mid 2003, CDV decided to cancel the game completely as CDV was losing alot of money in the delay. Then in fall 2003, HD Interactive decided to publish the game under the name, Nexus: The Jupiter Incident.
Karthik KANE (460) added Nexus: The Jupiter Incident (Windows) on Nov 07, 2004