Jumpgate Evolution evolved : Squad Wars

Take control of a state of the art spacefighter in SQUAD WARS™, the new free-to-play team based space combat game from END Games Entertainment.  The team behind Squad Wars includes the creative forces behind the classic groundbreaking space combat MMOG, Jumpgate, and numerous other online games from the last 15 years.

Form a Squad and fly into harrowing dogfights and zero-G furballs as you vie for dominance of the stars against competing Squads. Gain rank, experience and cash to upgrade your ship. Hack your CoBot™ to upgrade in-flight support abilities, and rack up achievements or purchase unlocks for new fighters and ever more devastating weapons. Forge your Squad’s unique identity and battle other Squads for control of entire systems (in the name of the Interstellar Conglomerates, of course).

  “Create an elite squad of mercenary space pilots with your friends to seek fortune and glory across the galaxy.”

Squad Wars is space combat the way it’s meant to be; furious, uncompromising and totally intense. This is no on-rails space game, this is true hardcore PvP space combat. Space is stone cold dangerous; here in the fields, it’s get to flying or get busy dying.

Learn more at their Kickstarter page or join the community at the games official website.

Jumpgate Classic to Close Down

It’s the game where it all started, a space combat MMO that saw squadrons of fighters engage in PvP combat across a vast three dimensional universe. One such squadron was Octavian Vanguard, who have endured since the early days of Jumpgate Classic, which was launched in 2001.

The game itself, however, will be shutting down at the end of April, leaving no traces of its existance except for the communities and friendships that were created during it’s 11 year run. A message from the team behind the game has been left on the Jumpgate Website.

Jumpgate Classic Screenshot

A sequal to the original game, Jumpgate Evolution, had previously been announced. However, it is believed that this game is longer in development.

Even without the Octavian Empire to protect, you can be sure that Octavian Vanguard will continue to thrive in other online games. Should some smart forward thinking games developer think to make another game featuring high quality first person space combat, in depth logistical challenges and a degree of team based action, you can be sure that OV will be there to once again challenge for the position of best squadron out there.

Jumpgate Evolution

NetDevil announced today that they are working on a significant expansion to their flagship product: Jumpgate. The new product entitled Jumpgate Evolution features a new graphics engine, all new assets, more accessible gameplay and much more. Brand new in-game screen shots as well as a beta sign-up are available here.