Universal Combat

aka: Battlecruiser Generations, Derek Smart's Universal Combat, Universal Combat: le plus grand simulateur de combat de tous les temps, Universal Combat: На краю Вселенной, 宇宙战斗
Moby ID: 13256

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Universal Combat is the fifth installment in the long running Battle Cruiser Series.

The new action-based focus of Universal Combat takes the player from sea to land to space in this space simulation. One can engage in space battles, fight ground skirmishes, control naval combat and fly dog fights. The player can create his / her character choosing among 12 different races, then explore 250+ planets containing more then 21,000 areas of interest (military bases, cities, star bases).

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Credits (Windows version)

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Project Manager
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Chief Technology Officer
Core Development
Kernel AI
Scenario Scripting
Program Manuals
Additional Development
Dynamics Kernel SDK
Misc Tools
Dev Support
Planetary Terrain Technology SDK
Planetary Terrain Textures And Maps
Space Terrain Skyboxes
Lead 2D Artist
3D Modeler
Character Models
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Cancelled Sequel

The developer was working on a sequel called Universal Combat: Hold the Line, but cancelled development in November 2004 to focus on the standalone add-on: Universal Combat: A World Apart.

Freeware Release

On January 2, 2008 the fully patched game without multiplayer and with fewer music tracks was released as a free download.

Name Change

In September 2003, publisher DreamCatcher changed the title from Battlecruiser Generations to Universal Combat with the following explanation:

"The game has morphed into much more than a massive space sim," and the reworked game's "action-based focus caters to a far broader audience."

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Patrick Nile.

Additional contributors: Unicorn Lynx, chirinea, tarmo888, Sciere, Xoleras, jean-louis, Patrick Bregger.

Game added May 22, 2004. Last modified November 6, 2023.