3D: Tell me a little bit about this new race you are implementing.
Stewart: The Beast is a distributed intelligence that uses nano-robotic
spores to infest space faring vessels. As a result they can
take over enemy ships and make them their own. Unlike salvaging,
which requires resources to haul a ships back to a command vessel
for conversion, the Beast can take over and use a ship on the
spot. And also unlike salvaging, if the Beast does return a
captured ship to a command ship, any technologies it contains
can be reversed engineered and them used as upgrades for the
ships of the Beast fleet.
3D: How far along is are you on Cataclysm, and is the game on
Stewart: We're close enough that we can taste it. And we're
3D: Do you think the Homeworld universe/engine will ever expand
to the point where you can take over vessels and fire their
guns or pilot them?
Stewart: That's an interesting possibility. It's probably not
something that will happen soon though. Relic has a smart RTS
game and it would be strange of them to shift gameplay so radically.
thanks go out to Chris Stewart for taking the time to do this
interview with us.
Ryan Wissman & Mark 'KILLZAT' Jackson