Futuremark teases space dogfights, UFOs and cats

What appears to be a multiplayer spaceship combat game and something inspired by cheesy B movies are among the projects being teased by the maker of Shattered Horizon in a trailer, presumably ahead of announcements at E3.

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E3 is almost upon us, doubtless with heaps of new game announcements in tow. For now, though, 'tis the season for cruelly teasing and hinting at new projects. Futuremark Games Studio, developer of zero-g FPS Shattered Horizon, is joining in the fun with a teaser showing off three new projects, including a spaceship shooter, a game apparently inspired by UFO B movies, and something with a microscopic cartoon cat.

The spaceship combat game looks especially exciting. Small attack ships are seen engaging each other in dogfights, and making attack runs to destroy parts of larger vessels. It appears to be multiplayer, not to mention quite gorgeous.

"In true teaser spirit, we are not revealing any further details today: no titles, genres, or release dates," the developer said. "If you like to categorise your news and trailers, however, you can tag this under PC, XBLA and iOS. We will leave it to your readers to guess which platforms apply to each game (there are only 343 possible combinations)."

For my money, the UFO shlock is probably headed to Xbox Live Arcade and possibly PC too, the spaceship-o-rama is for PC and maybe XBLA, while the cat game's on iOS.

"We will share more details with you soon," Futuremark says. Hey, E3's soon!

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    May 27, 2011 7:30 AM

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    What appears to be a multiplayer spaceship combat game and something inspired by cheesy B movies are among the projects being teased by the maker of Shattered Horizon in a trailer, presumably ahead of announcements at E3.

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      May 27, 2011 7:35 AM

      I forgot how awesome Shattered Horizon was. The Futuremark guys sure do have some real talent for making games, I hope their next stuff is good too (and more importantly, played by lots of people this time).

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        May 27, 2011 7:47 AM

        Bought like 4 copies of that game. Never got anyone to play it with me, but I had a lot of fun with it. Very cool stuff.

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          May 27, 2011 7:51 AM

          There's bots now, it's pretty fun. Bots are pretty good as well.

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          May 27, 2011 8:35 AM

          I bought 2 copies of Shattered Horizon and played it a ton, and even got some of my feedback ideas made into the later patches (flare and decoy grenades were my recommendation on futuremark's getsatisfaction.com site).

          This teaser even uses Shattered Horizons music. I'll for sure be picking up like space sim on release.

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          May 27, 2011 8:50 AM

          I'll play with you for one of those copies. I've always wanted to try this game.

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            May 27, 2011 9:07 AM

            I think they all redeemed them, and then just didn't play, I'll let you know.

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          May 27, 2011 1:19 PM

          I'd always wanted to try horizons out as well. Would be fun to do so with 'teammates'. Always looking for a fun group of people to chill with. Let me know if you have an extra copy. Oh, hit me up on my Steam ID, LastQuestion. Maybe I'll just buy it or we can do some TF.

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            May 29, 2011 5:34 AM

            Y'all should message me if you start playing some. I have it, haven't played it much, and have a couple new parts coming for my PC I'm going to want to try out... =)

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        May 27, 2011 11:03 AM

        SH is awesome. I wish more people played.

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      May 27, 2011 7:37 AM

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      May 27, 2011 7:41 AM

      Oh god damn, I've missed cockpit style space shooters so much I would probably buy it out of principle.

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      May 27, 2011 7:51 AM

      OMG ON MY FACE YEAHHHHHH!!!

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      May 27, 2011 7:56 AM

      This reminds me so much of Freespace.....I will be watching for this.

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      May 27, 2011 7:59 AM

      Well I'm gonna need that space shooter as soon as possible.

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      May 27, 2011 8:52 AM

      That was certainly a teaser. There was like 5 seconds of gameplay. Looks phenomenal, though.

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      May 27, 2011 11:12 AM

      maybe its a wing commander reboot

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