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Space Rogue (1989)

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Space Rogue is a science fiction RPG developed by Richard Garriott's Origin and desined by Paul Neurath. Space Rogue combines a 3D space simulation with a top down view RPG gameplay. As a space pilot you can hunt bounties, buy and sell goods, land on starbases or outposts and talk to NPCs, do quests, etc.

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All the screenshots were taken by Abandonware DOS.
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Trivia, facts, etc.

It is notable for being the last game designed for Origin by Paul Neurath before he went on to found Blue Sky Productions (later renamed Looking Glass Studios).

There is also an arcade game called "Hive!" in the bars, that can be played by the player. The gameplay is a 2D top-down shooter, with the player moving on foot, attacking the incoming Manchis.

Space Rogue can be considered as the spiritual predecessor to Origin's Wing Commander series. The press release for Space Rogue stated that it is "the first of its kind in science-fiction/3D space flight simulation.

Facts, trivia and collector's notes are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. These texts use material from this Wikipedia article.

  • multiplayer:
    single player only
  • input:
    keyboard, joystick, mouse
  • distribution:
    5,25 floppy disk
  • graphics:
    CGA, EGA, MCGA, Tandy, VGA
  • popularity: 6493 page views
  • DOSBox compatibility:
    • v 0.58
      80% - supported


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