Last year Most Wanted Entertainment put up Nexus 2 up for crowd sourcing to fund the sequel to Nexus: The Jupiter Incident on Games Plant. The problem was I never heard about it, because nobody covered the story. As a result of myself and many others not hearing about it (As it was not covered by any of the major game news sites... Including Gamespot), myself and many others never got the opportunity to contribute and the game didn't get the funding it needed to get off the floor. When I was trying to get information of whether or not it reached it's goal, I contacted Most Wanted Entertainment to get information of whether it was in development, if I could contribute and if they ever planned to go onto kickstarter. Here's the email response I received from Most Wanted Entertainment today.
Apologies for my late reply and thanks a lot for your support of Nexus 2.
Yes, unfortunately Games Plant was a failure and it buried Nexus 2 as well.
BUT...:), we are currently preparing a new campaign on Kickstarter, which should start in a few weeks' time.
We all hope we can bring our favorite game back to life with the help of the fans like you this time.
Most Wanted Entertainment
Address: 110 Váci út
1133 Budapest, Hungary
Tel/Fax: +36 1 783 7125
As you can tell, I am stoked about this. But I don't want what happened last time to happen again. I don't want this game to fail because it wasn't covered by any game news sites and people not finding out as a result. I really want to see this sequel get made. That's why I'm posting this here. I don't know how many of you played the original, but if you did, and loved it as much as I did, please help spread the word and contribute if you want to see this game get made. GAMESPOT, if you're reading this, please spread the word. You didn't report about this at all last time this game went up for crowd sourcing and myself and others missed the opportunity as a result. Probably because you were too busy reporting on yet another Call of Duty game. Please don't fail us gamers again. I would have reported this directly to Gamespot, but ironically, I can't find any way of reporting news "to" gamespot. Here's also a link to the tech demo from I believe 2004/05 showing what the game was supposed to be like when it was originally in development back then. Based on what I've read, they won't be using that engine (Black Sun 2) anymore as it's out of date by today's standards, but it does give a good representation of what we could expect from the sequel. According sources I've found, they will instead be using the Havoc Engine.
Nexus was and still is a very unique, excellent and fun strategy game. Gamespot gave the original an 8.3 . It's more of a real time tactical game than a real time strategy game. But it is still easily one of my favorite games. Spread the word guys and keep an eye out for when it hit's Kickstarter in a few weeks.