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Nexus: The Jupiter Incident (Windows)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Nexus: The Jupiter Incident Windows Ghost ship (literally)
Nexus: The Jupiter Incident Windows Taking a beating while defending a convoy.
Nexus: The Jupiter Incident Windows Equipping for the next mission.
Nexus: The Jupiter Incident Windows Mission Start, investigating an abandoned base.

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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The Press Says

JeuxVideoPC.com Mar 29, 2005 18 out of 20 90
Game Chronicles May 03, 2005 8.8 out of 10 88
Game Shark Feb 28, 2005 B+ 83
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Nov 19, 2004 8.1 out of 10 81
videogamer.com Nov 25, 2004 8 out of 10 80
IC-Games Dec 20, 2004 77 out of 100 77
GameZone Apr 01, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamers' Temple, The 2005 72 out of 100 72
Joystick (French) Nov, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nov 03, 2004 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