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New Star Command gameplay video offers commentary from starship sim creators

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

These are the voyages of the starship Sparklemagic. Its 13-minute mission: to showcase the isometric starship management sim gameplay of Star Command, the twice-Kickstarted game coming to iOS, Android, PC, and Mac.

Star Command creators Jordan and Justin Coomb walk players through the many systems of their game, including ship creation and upgrades, crew assignments, and battles with hostile alien species. Recon and rescue missions are detailed, as is combat onboard the Sparklemagic. The developers have likened Star Command to a sci-fi take on iOS hit GameDev Story with some obvious Star Trek and XCOM influence.

The iOS and Android versions of Star Command was most recently planned for a "late summer" release, having missed its original December 2011 estimated release date, with the PC and Mac versions to follow. Currently, the game is listed as coming out "when it kicks ass."

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