Hello Games debuts No Man's Sky

Indie studio Hello Games, makers of Joe Danger, debuted a trailer for an upcoming sci-fi next-gen title called No Man's Sky.

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Indie studio Hello Games, makers of the Joe Danger series, debuted a trailer during tonight's VGX for an upcoming sci-fi next-gen title called No Man's Sky.

The trailer showed exploration across the seas before jumping into a first-person cockpit view and flying to a skyward world filled with treacherous deserts and starship battles. The game will be procedurally-generated, allowing numerous players to participate in the same world. Specific platforms have not yet been revealed.

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    December 7, 2013 4:49 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Hello Games debuts No Man's Sky.

    Indie studio Hello Games, makers of Joe Danger, debuted a trailer for an upcoming sci-fi next-gen title called No Man's Sky.

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      December 7, 2013 5:01 PM

      Wow,

      This looks pretty bad ass.

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      December 7, 2013 5:09 PM

      How long are PS4 and XBONE going to remain 'next-gen'?

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      December 7, 2013 5:14 PM

      Impressive

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      December 7, 2013 5:24 PM

      holy cow, that looks great.

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      December 7, 2013 5:28 PM

      OMG this is awesome, this is what I expected Star citizen to be @ 30+ million. Maybe that money should be moved else where. Wonder how many would pull there money out of SC and rather get this?

      I know SC is a MMO but I rather play this personally, not sure if I am alone.

      The bar has been raised all around I can feel it, 2014 is going to be the break threw year for many games in all areas.

      Youtube link in 1080p , the above vid is so small : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVoH4mDMoGI

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        December 7, 2013 5:30 PM

        I think the difference is that SC will be a detailed, balanced game. This will have more of a terraria/Starbound feel. New worlds et all, but nothing near the art detail we'll get in SC.

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        December 7, 2013 8:34 PM

        Yeah, I have zero interest in an MMO. Star Citizen might get me interested if it's genuinely good, but being an MMO is not a selling point. This No Man's Sky game looks fucking sweet.

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        December 7, 2013 8:36 PM

        and that video is removed now

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      December 7, 2013 5:36 PM

      Anyone else feel it also has a bit of a homeworld feel to it? Some of the effects looked similar.

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        December 9, 2013 7:03 AM

        That's by design. He mentions his influences and Chris Foss and a few others are listed. Those were also the ideas behind Homeworld. That and the old Terran Trade Authority books. Which I have and are awesome.

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      December 7, 2013 5:39 PM

      Yeah, this is pushing all the right buttons.

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      December 7, 2013 7:49 PM

      Looks really cool. One to watch for sure.

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      December 7, 2013 8:25 PM

      Wow that looks pretty neat.

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      December 7, 2013 8:28 PM

      The more these video links make me watch trailers for 47 Ronin the less I want to see that movie (which is impressive because I didn't have much interest in the first place).

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        December 7, 2013 10:11 PM

        Just fucking disrespectful, is what it is.

        The more fantastical creatures and magick I see in them, the ANGRIER I GET. This was a recent subject of the "Why Doesn't Axe Go See These Garbage Movies With Us" Club.
        Reduced down, the final analysis is that if they'd entitled it "Keanu Fantasy Samurai Flick" rather than "47 Ronin", I'd be OK. But the "47 Ronin" WERE REAL FUCKING PEOPLE WHO DID NOT FIGHT OGRES OR FIRE SORCERESSES OR GIANT WOLVES (WTF, Really?). There's a degree of ACTUAL HISTORICAL AUTHENTICITY I expect from a movie of this title.

        Be kinda like if Peter actually got to make that movie starring him (as James Woods) and David Spade, about being a window washer on 9/11.

        Or if they made a Kennedy Assassination movie starring Mr. Hanky and Harry Potter (Hanky is thrown at Potter's head, which goes BACK and TO THE LEFT.)

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          December 8, 2013 4:21 AM

          They should rename it "The Kentucky Fried Samurai Movie"

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      December 7, 2013 8:30 PM

      :O

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      December 7, 2013 8:44 PM

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      December 7, 2013 9:13 PM

      Holy frijoles.

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      December 7, 2013 9:23 PM

      Neat that someone is willing to go impressionistic instead of realistic for a next-gen current gen whatever ps4 xbone title. I always expect the first stuff to be all about wheee look its so lifelike and realistic now blah blah.

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      December 7, 2013 9:35 PM

      Looks like an awesome game and is also very ugly. If you're going to rely on procedural art at least make a good lighting engine to help sell it. From a gameplay/exploration front it looks great!

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        December 7, 2013 9:51 PM

        Really? You watched that video and "very ugly" is the impression it left you with?!

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          December 7, 2013 10:58 PM

          Yeah pretty much. The ship/weapon/building designs are all very generic. The lighting is really flat. Also the trailer is straight up missing f/x (the giant worm thing doesn't even kick up sand) and the f/x that are there are bad (the gun firing, the asteroid damage, and the ships jumping to lightspeed.)

          Don't get me wrong I think the game looks very interesting to play, but the visuals are definitely in the mediocre area. Some of the terrain looks decent. But hey that's just my opinion.

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      December 7, 2013 9:46 PM

      Whoa! That looked awesome!

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      December 7, 2013 11:22 PM

      Looks interesting but hugely ambitious for such a small team. Even with randomization it seems like a huge challenge to create enough content on top of game design.

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      December 8, 2013 3:46 AM

      this, looks, so, awesome

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      December 8, 2013 4:34 AM

      Beautiful!

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      December 8, 2013 4:52 AM

      why are people tripping over this. there was no gameplay or nothing.

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        December 8, 2013 6:10 AM

        Sure there was.

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          December 8, 2013 6:45 AM

          in millisecond glimpses. don't get me wrong, I'm interested but there is nothing that particularly blows my mind here.

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            December 8, 2013 8:40 AM

            What glimpses? The whole trailer was in-game footage. The founder of Hello Games recorded it himself as said in the interview. :)

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        December 8, 2013 7:10 AM

        People are starving for something new so they will hail this as the next great thing now, roll back their expectations over the next year, get excited again right at launch, and then declare it the worst game ever made upon release.

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      December 8, 2013 6:05 AM

      WOAH.

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      December 8, 2013 6:28 AM

      holy fritos on a taco that looks impressive

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      December 8, 2013 6:30 AM

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      December 9, 2013 7:59 AM

      That's about as much of a departure from Joe Danger as you can get. Amazing.

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      December 9, 2013 2:41 PM

      I don't understand all the love for this!!!??

      there's a reason in every game studio there's a job exist called "designer". you just can't generate a buncha procedural randomness and expect to have gameplay from it!!!

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