sorry it took so long
, but coming August, I am going to release Alite: A heavily Oolite inspired game for Android. It uses several of the original ships and Griff has helped with modeling high-resolution ships for the intro, too... Also, everyone here on the forums has been a great help in the past, so thanks for all the support
Alite will (of course!) be completely free and hopefully playable on most Android devices (it needs minimum Android 3.0). For now, you can preview the website (http://alite.mobi
), which is _heavily_ under construction (in fact, there's almost
nothing to see there, yet
For those of you very eager to get going, I am still looking for some testers. So, if you have an Android device ready, and currently about 800MB (!) storage space available on that device, please drop me a line (PM), and I'll tell you what you can do to download the test version. Note that I am hoping to cut down the 800MB requirement to something around 350MB -- the vast space is currently needed, because I haven't figured out a way to play videos/sounds directly from a zip file (without unpacking them first). (This is supposed to work on Android, but it doesn't).
Speaking of technical details: I am also going to release the source code of Alite, but I'd like to give the players a chance to find some surprises, first
. So, the plan is to release the source in time for Christmas
. And btw: I hope I'll be able to include some basic OXP support as well (don't get your hopes up too much, but you should at least be able to use replacement ships from OXPs _if_ they don't use shaders
Once again: Thanks everybody!! Hope you enjoy Alite on your mobile devices...