Pirate Galaxy

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Pirate Galaxy
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Developer(s) Splitscreen Studios
Publisher(s) Splitscreen Studios
Producer(s) Gustaf Stechmann
Designer(s) Gustaf Stechmann, Jonathan Lindsay
Programmer(s) Mark Buchholz, Ole Schaper, Alexandre Maia, Lars Campe, Joana Grade, Jannik Staub
Artist(s) Alexandre Maia, Boris Patschull, Jan Sonnwald
Platform(s) Windows
Release date(s) 2009
Genre(s) MMORPG

Pirate Galaxy is a Free-to-play, massively multiplayer online game written in Java[1] in which players operate spaceships, explore various planets, mine minerals from orbit, fight other players and computer enemies in planetary combat. The game features 3D graphics and runs from a web browser or as a downloadable client.

Plot[edit]

The Star systems are under siege by a race of aliens called the Mantis. The Mantis are ruthless in their hunt for resources and power. Peace was thought to have been an option, but the mantis could not be trusted, the human race found itself overwhelmed by the opposing forces. Fighting back with all their might the armies of humans from numerous star systems fought bravely. There are only a handful of those pilots left while the mercenary's and pirate's have multiplied and the armies are looking to recruit people, this is where you come in pilot.

You start off on a nearly forgotten planet called "Kalebesh" in the Vega system, as a smuggler. On this planet you will learn what things are, and you get your first missions, which will eventually lead you to a new planet called "Axiom". In the storyline you will get to some other planets, and also join the colonials, which are at first your enemy. After a big fight with a Mantis mother ship, you will go to a new star system, "Antares". Here you meet the Admiral, and will help him find his daughter. After another big fight, you will gain access to another system: "Gemini", where you meet Isaac, Sara, and villagers who survived the war with the Mantis. when finally finishing the extremely hard story line you will reach "Mizar", where you meet the Baumarian Fighters. After yet another big fight you will reach our own solar system, Sol, which is now controlled by Imperials. After stealing and ancient artifact from the Emperor and once again a massive mantis ship, you will gain entrance to Draconis, the newest system of Pirate Galaxy at the moment. Here you meet the Methanoids, another alien race. In Draconis is the mother ship of the Mantis: the Mantis hive, where you will defeat the Mantis Queen to complete the ancient artifact. After experiments with the artifact a wormhole will open to the new system. The sirius singularity. Here your next adventure begins. Untold riches and wealth await you there, but only for the bravest of pilots who choose to yet again face the mantis and the rogue methanoid criminals. Cryonite. The most precious mineral in the galaxy. It is extremely rare and only found deep in a planet's crust. Previously the Systems were a hub filled with merchants, trading for Cryonite. When the mantis struck, the rich merchants were forced into slavery.

Ship Types[edit]

There are many ships in pirate galaxy, costing from hundreds to hundreds of thousands of cryonite each. There are four main ship types:

Tank: The muscle of Pirate galaxy, these behemoths have high hitpoints but are relatively slow and have mediocre attack power. While virtually unstoppable by mantis, player versus player against these ships tend to fail. This includes the new META-01 Tank, and the extremely strong AnIn-1 Dominator.

Engineer: The pilot of one of these ships is your best friend. The engineer can repair ships around it and even rebuild your ship if you are shot down. that includes the META-04 engineer and AnIn-3 Constructor.

Storm: These ships have the highest firepower. They shoot harder and more accurately than any other ship in the game, and are the only ones equipped with rockets, like the META-02 Storm and AnIn-12 Parsec.

Shock: These ships are arguably the best player vs player fighter, able to stun enemy ships and use a speed actuator which speeds up the equipment of allies. Two examples: the META-03 Shock and AnIn-10 Terrorizer.

The following ship types are unlocked as you progress through the game:

Sniper: This ship Type is first introduced in Sol System as a Rare Golden ship. These ships have immensely long-range and powerful weapons which take down enemies before being seen, and can deploy an attack droid to aid the player during close-quarters firefights; such as the META-05 Sniper, STAM-X shadow Sniper (Sol Rare Ship) and Parsec Disruptor.

Defender: These mine layers are essentially defensive ships, which can lay mines and drop turrets which attack enemies and repair allies. This class is the newest, and only ship in its class is the META-X Defender and Hyan Mutilator

Hybrid: These ships are a mixture of two or more of these ship types above. Some examples of Hybrid Ships are Ancient Myst, Ancient Punisher, and Hunter Parsec (Mixture of Shock and Sniper).

Gameplay[edit]

In Pirate Galaxy, players must take control of any of a large variety of spaceships, and perform various tasks such as space exploration, combat and many exciting missions. The player must explore the different star systems and planets, upgrade his/her ship with new technology, and play various missions that allow him/her to progress through the storyline.

Starting off on the planet Kalabesh in the Vega System, there are a total of 8 star systems and over 30 planets to explore.

Pirate Galaxy is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game where you can interact with players across the world, make friends, create or join Clans for huge Player vs Player conquest battles, or just create a Squad and blast enemy ships.

And Even The Newly Updated System Sirius, Its a System which needs lot of teamwork in which clan and allies have the Role Play, The Sirius System Has 5 Rings in which 1-4 is resource planets and 5th is an ancient Planet from which you get ancient items of other systems and Sirius, Jump ship plays major role to jump to planet by accomplishing missions on 1-4 ring planets and mission not needed to be done to jump from the ring 5, You have to jump out of the planet to different ones before the planet collapse and it will be given on the planet profile, The Planet will collapse and even be made automatically and names are random

The Systems are As Follows : Vega, Antares, Gemini, Mizar, Sol, Draconis, Sirius, Tau Ceti. The similarities of these systems are similar to the stars of the Milky Way, showing the similar stars, including the sun,

Note: Sirius is a Clan System you need to buy a Jump ship for 75,000 Cryonite and you can travel around Sirius until the jump ship explodes by not jumping to another planet when the planet collapses. Also,Tau Ceti is not Finished at the moment. (Releasing new episodes every month)

Blueprints(BP) and Golden Blueprints(Rare)[edit]

There are two types of Blueprints the Rare and the Normal, rare ones are gold in color and hard to find, normal ones are easy and 50% lower the cost than the rare, rare ones offer the best technology of the system while Blues give the normal and 2nd best quality The Adding of Sirius Singularity has bit role to play On the ring 5 players can obtain the BP stronger than the systems rare, there are 4 kinds of BP types which are obtained form Sirius.

Sirius Ancient Long, Sirius Ancient Rapid, Sirius Ancient Strong, Sirius Ancient. The sustain and durability and strength increases with the ancients

Note: Sirius Long Technology only apply to Speed Technology (Afterburner,Speed Actuator, Shield, Protector, Repair Droid)

Information on Ships[edit]

Vega Ships

  • AnIn-X Colonial Lifter, Cost-65 Cryonite, Rank-1 Rare-3, Found on-Kalabesh, Grinded of-R4 Sentinel.
  • AnIn-1450 Armored Transport, Cost-251 Cryonite, Rank-3, BP-Unlocks from mission-Escorting Bill, Found on-Axiom, Grinded of-none.
  • AnIn-X Colonial Jet, Cost-327 Cryonite, Rank-3 Rare-4, Found on-Axiom, Grinded of-R8 Sentinel.
  • AnIn-2000 Storm, Cost-445 Cryonite, Rank-10 BP-Unlocks From Mission-Operation Smuggler Shut Down, Found on-Lyris, Grinded of-None.
  • AnIn-2000 Tank, Cost-445 Cryonite, Rank-10 BP-Unlocks From Mission-Operation Smuggler Shut Down, Found on-Lyris, Grinded of-None.
  • AnIn-2000 Engineer, Cost-445 Cryonite, Rank-10 BP-Unlocks From Mission-Operation Smuggler Shut Down, Found on-Lyris, Grinded of-None.
  • AnIn-2000 Speed Stun, Cost-445 Cryonite, Rank-10 BP-Unlocks From Mission-Operation Smuggler Shut Down, Found on-Lyris, Grinded of-None.
  • Mantis Vega Tank, Cost-445 Cryonite, From an Event
  • SC-X Thunderstorm (Rare)(+25% Armor)
  • SC-X Arrow Speed (Rare)(+25% Armor)
  • Anin-X Tank (Rare)(+25% Armor)

Antares Ships

  • Anin T-40 Heavy Armor (Tank)
  • Anin H-18 Engineer (Engineer)
  • Anin B-20 Shock Ship (Shock)
  • Anin D-35 Fire Storm (Storm)
  • Anin-X Shock Ship (Rare Shock)(+25% Armor)
  • Mantis Antares Storm (Mantis Version of Fire Storm)(Rare)

Gemini Ships

  • GC-1 Fusion Storm
  • GC-2 Fusion Armor
  • GC-3 Fusion Engineer
  • GC-4 Fusion Shock
  • GC-X Fusion Engineer (Rare)(+25% Armor)
  • Mantis Gemini Engineer

Mizar Ships

  • MST-FF1 Fusion Storm
  • MST-FF2 Fusion Armor
  • MST-FF3 Fusion Engineer
  • MST-FF4 Fusion Shock
  • MST-FFX Fusion Storm (Rare Ship)(+25% Armor)
  • MST-Z Scorpion Hybrid (Event Rare Ship)(+5% Armor)

Sol Ships

  • STAM-R Storm
   Cost: 11.628 Cryonite    Blaster / Collector / Rockets / Repair Droid / Afterburner / Aim Computer / Perforator / Thermo-Blast
   Rank: 45
  • STAM-R Shock
   Cost: 11.628 Cryonite    Blaster / Collector / Repair Droid / Afterburner / Speed Actuator / Stun Charge / Aggrobeacon / Stun Dome
   Rank: 45
  • STAM-R Engineer
   Cost: 11.628 Cryonite    Blaster / Collector / Repair Droid / Afterburner / Repair Target / Protector / Repair Field / Materiliser
   Rank: 45
  • STAM-R Tank
   Cost: 11.628 Cryonite    Blaster / Collector / Repair Droid / Afterburner / Shield / Taunt / Aim Scrambler / Aggrobomb
   Rank: 45
  • STAM-S Thunder Shock
   Cost: 20.568 Cryonite    Blaster / Collector / Repair Droid / Afterburner / Speed Actuator / Stun Charge / Aggrobeacon / Stun Dome
   Rank: 60
  • STAM-S Lighting Storm
   Cost: 20.568 Cryonite    Blaster / Collector / Rockets / Repair Droid / Afterburner / Aim Computer / Perforator / Thermo-Blast
   Rank: 60
  • STAM-S Mega Armor
   Cost: 20.568 Cryonite    Blaster / Collector / Repair Droid / Afterburner / Shield / Taunt / Aim Scrambler / Aggrobomb
   Rank: 60
  • STAM-S Stellar Engineer
   Cost: 20.568 Cryonite    Blaster / Collector / Repair Droid / Afterburner / Repair Target / Protector / Repair Field / Materiliser
   Rank: 60
  • STAM-X Shadow Sniper (Rare)(+25% Armor)
   Cost: 41.136 Cryonite    Blaster / Collector / Repair Droid / Afterburner / Sniper Blaster / Attack Droid / Orbital Strike / Charge
   Rank: 60
  • Mantis Sol Sniper (Rare)(+25% Armor)
   Cost: 41.136 Cryonite    Blaster / Collector / Repair Droid / Afterburner / Sniper Blaster / Attack Droid / Orbital Strike / Charge
   Rank: 60
  • Mantis Sol Storm (Rare)
   Cost: 20.568 Cryonite    Blaster / Collector / Rockets / Repair Droid / Afterburner / Aim Computer / Perforator / Thermo-Blast
   Rank: 60                                          Dropped By Christmas Event Bunker                           Blueprints needed: 2

Draconis Ships

  • Meta-01 Tank
   Cost: 108.608 Cryonite   Blaster / Collector / Repair Droid / Afterburner / Shield / Taunt / Aim Scrambler / Aggrobomb
   Rank: 70                         Given After mission "Weaponised methanoids" mission is completed             Blueprints needed: 1
  • Meta-02 Storm
   Cost: 108.608 Cryonite   Blaster / Collector / Rockets / Repair Droid / Afterburner / Aim Computer / Perforator / Thermo-Blast
   Rank: 70                         Given After mission "Weaponised methanoids" mission is completed             Blueprints needed: 1
  • Meta-03 Shock
   Cost: 108.608 Cryonite   Blaster / Collector / Repair Droid / Afterburner / Speed Actuator / Stun Charge / Aggrobeacon / Stun Dome
   Rank: 70                         Given After mission "Weaponised methanoids" mission is completed             Blueprints needed: 1
  • Meta-04 Engineer
   Cost: 108.608 Cryonite   Blaster / Collector / Repair Droid / Afterburner / Repair Target / Protector / Repair Field / Materiliser
   Rank: 70                         Given After mission "Weaponised methanoids" mission is completed             Blueprints needed: 1
  • Meta-05 Sniper
   Cost: 108.608 Cryonite   Blaster / Collector / Repair Droid / Afterburner / Sniper Blaster / Attack Droid / Orbital Strike / Charge
   Rank: 70                         Given After mission "Weaponised methanoids" mission is completed             Blueprints needed: 1
  • Meta-X Defender
   Cost: 108.608 Cryonite   Blaster / Collector / Repair Droid / Afterburner / Repair Field / Attack Field / Sticky Bomb / Mine
   Rank: 70                                               Dropped by Mantis Menders                             Blueprints needed: 19
  • Mantis Draconis Shock
   Cost: 108.608 Cryonite   Blaster / Collector / Repair Droid / Afterburner / Speed Actuator / Stun Charge / Aggrobeacon / Stun Dome
   Rank: 70                                          Dropped By Christmas Event Bunker                           Blueprints needed: 2

Sirius Ships (Hybrid)

  • Ancient Myst
   Cost: 271.520 Cryonite   Blaster / Collector / Repair Droid / Afterburner / Aim Scrambler / Protector / Stun Dome / Orbital Strike
   Rank: 85                                Dropped By Giza on Ring 5 of the Sirius Singularity                   Blueprints needed: 2
  • Ancient Punisher
   Cost: 271.520 Cryonite   Blaster / Collector / Rockets / Repair Droid / Afterburner / Thermo-Blast / Speed Actuator / Sniper Blaster
   Rank: 85                                Dropped By Giza on Ring 5 of the Sirius Singularity                   Blueprints needed: 2
  • Ancient Legionary
   Cost: 271.520 Cryonite   Blaster / Collector / Rockets / Repair Droid / Afterburner / Aggrobomb / Materializer / Stun Dome
   Rank: 85                                Dropped By Giza on Ring 5 of the Sirius Singularity                   Blueprints needed: 2
  • Ancient Ghost
   Cost: 271.520 Cryonite   Blaster / Collector / Repair Droid / Afterburner / Perforator / Scrambler / Repair Field / Speed Actuator
   Rank: 85                                Dropped By Giza on Ring 5 of the Sirius Singularity                   Blueprints needed: 2
  • Ancient Raven
   Cost: 271.520 Cryonite   Blaster / Collector / Repair Droid / Afterburner / Aim Computer / Shield / Repair Target / Stun Charge
   Rank: 85                                Dropped By Giza on Ring 5 of the Sirius Singularity                   Blueprints needed: 2
  • Ancient Raider
   Cost: 271.520 Cryonite   Blaster / Collector / Repair Droid / Afterburner / Thermo Blast / Shield / Repair Field / Speed Actuator
   Rank: 85                                Dropped By Giza on Ring 5 of the Sirius Singularity                   Blueprints needed: 2

The Parsecs

The Parsec ships are the best ships in-game for every system that has came out after Mizar there has been an armor to support it for that specific system, Parsecs have 20% better armor than the ship of that system, For example Meta-03 Shock is the Draconis Shock ship but the Parsec version that costs a lot more has 20% more armor than the Meta-03 therefore has more armor.

The Parsecs Class ships are as follows:

  • Parsec Storm (Parsec)
  • Parsec Sniper (Disruptor)
  • Parsec Shock (Terrorizer)
  • Parsec Tank (Dominator)
  • Parsec Engineer (Constructor)
  • Parsec Hybrid (Hunter Parsec)
  • Parsec Defender

Reception[edit]

The game generally received favorable reviews.[1][2]

Awards[edit]

The game received an award at Deutscher Entwicklerpreis 2009 for technical innovation,[3] and was nominated at Deutscher Computerspielpreis for best browser-based game of the year.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chris Donlan (2009-07-17). "The Friday Game: Pirate Galaxy - Edge Magazine". Next-gen.biz. Retrieved 2011-06-28. 
  2. ^ game review, brighthub.com
  3. ^ article, pcgames.de website.
  4. ^ article, deutschercomputerspielpreis website.

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