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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.


Nexus: The Jupiter Incident Windows Ghost ship (literally)
Nexus: The Jupiter Incident Windows Mission Start, investigating an abandoned base.
Nexus: The Jupiter Incident Windows Mission Briefing
Nexus: The Jupiter Incident Windows Doubts

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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Gameplay (Benelux) Nov, 2004 87 out of 100 87
GameSpot Mar 09, 2005 8.3 out of 10 83
PC Games (Germany) Nov 13, 2004 82 out of 100 82
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2005 8.25 out of 10 82
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Nov 19, 2004 80 out of 100 80
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 08, 2004 16 out of 20 80
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
Joystick (French) Nov, 2004 7 out of 10 70


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Many games have launch parties and are made events by their publishers to aid in promoting the game. HD Interactive chose something with a far more long-lasting effect. They named a star. Found in the constellation of Leo, the star "Nexus" shines out into the universe. Astrological coordinates are 09h42m12.437s
John Chaser (460) added Nexus: The Jupiter Incident (Windows) on Nov 07, 2004