Distant Worlds: Universe on YouTube – Extreme Survival LP

Distant Worlds: Universe is due for release on the 23rd May, 2014.
(Get it here: http://www.matrixgames.com/products/515/details/Distant.Worlds.-.Universe)

To Celebrate, I have started a preview series of Distant Worlds: Universe on my YouTube channel called Extreme Survival. In this series I crank up the difficulty! Let’s see how long I can survive in a hostile Universe!


Distant Worlds: Universe

Distant Worlds: Universe LP on YouTube

Game Version

Cranking the difficulty to MAX for this LP. We’re simply out to see how long I can survive with these settings. At the same time we’ll be looking at some of the new UI options while micromanaging the game play.

Game Settings:

Spiral Galaxy
Stars: 700
Size: 10×10 Sectors

Expansion: PreWarp
Aggression: Chaos
Difficulty: Extreme
Research Costs: Normal
Space Creatures: Many
Pirates: Very Many
Pirate Strength: Strong
Pirate Proximity: Nearby
Pirates will Respawn

Colony Prevalence: Plentiful
Independent Aliens: Plentiful
Colony Influence Range 100%
Enforced Colonization Range: 0.5 Sectors

Race: Gizurean

Starting Location: Outer Core
Home System: Agreeable
Size: Starting
Tech Level: PreWarp
Corruption: Normal
Government: Hive Mind

Other Empires: 19
Independents Allowed to become Empires

Victory Conditions: None (Sandbox Mode)
Orginal DW Story: Enabled
Shakturi Story: Disabled
Shadows Story: Enabled
Distasters: Enabled
Race Events: Enabled
Tech Trading: Allowed
Kaltors at Start: Allowed

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NEW Distant Worlds GamePlay Series: Story Time

A Brand New series featuring all the Distant Worlds Story Line Events. As always we’ll be micromanaging so we’ll be digging into some of the nuts & bolts of the game as we go.

Distant Worlds Shadows - Story Time

Distant Worlds Shadows – Story Time

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Distant Worlds Shadows – preWarp – More Wekkarus

In this episode: Our last 2 southern conquests bring more Wekkarus into our empire. We queue up some research for some future help with our cashflow problem.

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[Retro C64] The Castles of Doctor Creep – Freedonia

The Castles of Dr. Creep (III) – An arcade-style puzzle/strategy game from 1984.

I owned a Commodore 64 for 12 years. And yes! It was the SAME machine I bought in 1982 and was still running when I finally gave it away. (Still kicking myself for that!)

This particular game was a ton of fun and provided many hours of game time.

Thanks to Ed Hobbs for making such a great game. (Dude, REMAKE IT FOR THE PC!!) ;)

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Space Empires V – Temporal – Intro & Startup

In This Episode: We establish ourselves as a Methane-breathing Ice planet Race. We take our first steps into space.

Space Empires V is one of my favourite space-themed 4X games (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate) of all time. Released in 2006, I have clocked well into thousands of hours playing this since then.

I figured I would dust it off and do a video series on it. So, here it is:

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