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CalmWind23
08-16-2011, 08:39 AM
Most Wanted team up with GamesPlant to bring Nexus 2 to fans



Most Wanted team up with GamesPlant to bring Nexus 2 to fans

Hungarian game developer Most Wanted Entertainment have announced plans for a self-developed sequel to their highly-rated space RTS Nexus: The Jupiter Incident, with the company partnering dedicated crowdfunding site GamesPlant to supplement their own financing.

"Nexus 2 is a very special project for the company", said studio owner Mike Horneman. "Nexus was our first game, and we still have many of the original team-members on board, with full plans in place for what we'd do for a sequel".

Launched in 2004, the game was highly acclaimed as one of the best spaceship battle games ever made, and continues to attract fans even to this day.

"We re-launched the original Nexus on Steam a while ago, and even now we see a substantial amount of new players buying the game each month", said Horneman. "We have a very vocal fan base, and know that there's a large number of people out there who would love to see a sequel made".

MWE are looking to finance the project with a mixture of its own funds supported by crowdfunding.

"We're happy to put a large chunk of our own resources into making Nexus 2", said Horneman, "but realistically we cannot fund the whole project ourselves. So, with GamesPlant, we can offer all our fans out there a chance to be part of the Nexus 2 project. The more you pledge, the more you will benefit; from digital pre-orders, through special boxed editions and your name included in the game, right up to profitsharing; everyone can be a part of this."

The GamesPlant site allows users to "pledge" funds to projects, with the money only actually deducted if the project meets its start criteria. If Most Wanted's Nexus 2 plan succeeds, it will be the largest game ever started on the site.

You can find more info on the game as well as the funding details here: http://www.games-plant.com/nexus2/

About Most Wanted Entertainment
Most Wanted Entertainment is a leading Hungarian game developer studio dedicated to creating games that appeal to a broad audience on all platforms. Founded by industry veterans back in 2005, Most Wanted has completed more than 20 titles since its inception, including Joint Task Force (PC), Mystery Tales - Time Travel (Nintendo DS), Mechanic Master (Nintendo DS), Ghostbusters (mobile phones), or the best mobile casual game of 2006: Magnetic Joe (Nintendo DS, iPhone, mobile phones).The studio currently employs over 30 talented and experienced developers.

Read more: http://www.mwent.hu/

About GamesPlant
GamesPlant is a crowdfunding platform specifically for games projects, whose aim is to break the old funding mold in the games sector wide open. Developers no longer have to rely on publishers liking their ideas and who then control the financing; with GamesPlant, developers can now test their ideas on the market and, for example, acquire the funding for a demo version or the whole game from a large group of Internet users. The fans gained through this process become real champions of the project and also serve as an important sounding board throughout the development process.

The added value for games fans is that they receive exclusive rewards for their support, and many developers will also include their fans if a game becomes a real hit. With GamesPlant, users can also directly influence which titles appear on the market, thereby ensuring that the games respond to their needs. This means they are no longer mere consumers, but play an active role in the creative development process.

Read more: http://www.games-plant.com/ http://www.bluesnews.com/a/2457/most-wanted-team-up-with-gamesplant-to-bring-nexus-2-to-fans

How much i waited for a sequel. This is an awesome news. Thank you Most Wanted.

Those are interested in tech demo here it is :- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhZQEvg1V0Y

I hope all of the features will be in the game and plus DX 11.

Rattlepiece
08-16-2011, 06:50 PM
Holy crap! Best news in a long, long time!

Ah hell, here goes 50 Euros to them, from me.

Arparso
08-16-2011, 06:50 PM
Very very VERY awesome news indeed. I never thought it'd come to this, but now Nexus 2 might actually get a chance to see the light of day. :)

JamieKirby1981
08-18-2011, 02:00 AM
Not sure if they can manage to raise 400k euro in slightly over half a year, unless there are 100s of rich fans out there that can afford the 2.5k support option.

Arparso
08-19-2011, 01:34 AM
400k isn't necessarily THAT much... get 8.000 "preorders" for about 50€ each and you're set. The question remains, however, if there are that much interested fans out there.

I sure hope so, but who knows?

Rattlepiece
08-19-2011, 09:59 AM
Not sure if they can manage to raise 400k euro in slightly over half a year, unless there are 100s of rich fans out there that can afford the 2.5k support option.

Already 13.555 Euro as I'm writing this. That's a lot! :)

Mogglewump
08-19-2011, 10:51 AM
I was so pleased I threw in for the 250 option. I'm all for indie devs bringing back games I love.

Fingers crossed it gets the funding and that the sequel is as compelling as the original.

Baron_Fel
08-23-2011, 01:02 PM
pledged 50 euros. Would do the 250 were I not a poor college student.

Game should be ♥♥♥♥ing epic :D

mriguy
08-28-2011, 02:21 AM
I would love to support this effort but really need more information. Who owns the Black Sun engine? I thought a bank owned the rights to Nexus after Mithis Entertainment was shut down. Do Vivendi Universal or HD Interactive have any ownership?

Who is Most Wanted Entertainment (MWE) and what is there relationship to the original Mithis Entertainment development team? Not to be critical but MWE does not seem to have any history of creating a game on the scale of Nexus.

I need to understand these issues before I pledge money.

Sargoth
08-29-2011, 07:45 AM
Most Wanted Entertainment is one of two companies that emerged from Mithis Entertainment (Eidos Studio Hungary being the other [Battleship: Midway])

And most of the people who worked on Nexus: The Jupiter Incident work there

Nukleon
09-17-2011, 02:07 PM
I'd like to see some investigation into this, with regards to ownership of the franchise. Also I might just generally wait a bit to see how this fares, but if it's real I'll crap my pants.

Ph3NiX
09-24-2011, 04:09 PM
I invested 50 euros. Hope they reach the 400.000 mark and get this done!
Maybe 400.000 euros is too high a bar to set when you want Pc players support and unless they find some rich guy or a private investo willing to throw in 100.000 euros, I don't see it happen in 120 days.
I remain opthimistic thou :-)

Graeth
09-26-2011, 10:11 PM
No....way.....no way.... NO FREAKING WAY!!!!!!

kelexx
09-28-2012, 04:30 AM
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mostwanted/nexus-2-the-gods-awaken

Ezarkal
09-28-2012, 05:34 PM
Definitively worth following!!!! It's been years since I was waiting for that!