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Flight Of Nova is a solo-developed space and atmospheric flight sim currently in Early Access, it looks quite impressive and it now has a Native Linux version. If you love flying sims and sci-fi, you're going to like this, it even has HOTAS support.

Not particularly well known and only has 139 user reviews on Steam but overall a Very Positive rating, so it seems like it's worth looking into. There's even a demo so you can try before you buy. Check out their recent video update:

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Game Features:

  • Track IR support.
  • HOTAS support.
  • Realistic gravitation and orbital physics.
  • Atmospheric density inspired by earth data.
  • Aerodynamic drag corresponding to vessel shape.
  • Drag / air friction energy calculations.
  • Real-time accurate orbital data.
  • Orbital stations and docking system.
  • Planet surface outposts.
  • Real-time control over spacecraft.
  • Full-scale body diameter 12’700 km.
  • Search and transport missions.
  • Quick flight challenges.

Check it out on Steam.

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Oooh, I may have to pick this one up? Wonder which HOTAS it supports? The Thrustmaster Warthog needs more Linux love. It's one of the few things that keeps me tied to having a Windows install...
Grogan 5 Jan
I generally don't like "simulators" but one thing this has going for it... at least it looks realistic, not all multicoloured space etc. For example, no, a system with a green spectrum star doesn't have... green space. Maybe green light reflecting off dust clouds or something but space is not green! :-)

That's something that bugs me about a lot of those stupid space games.

I might like this one. Cargo missions etc.
beko 9 Jan
Got my eyes on that :)
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Quoting: GroganI generally don't like "simulators" but one thing this has going for it... at least it looks realistic, not all multicoloured space etc. For example, no, a system with a green spectrum star doesn't have... green space. Maybe green light reflecting off dust clouds or something but space is not green! :-)

That's something that bugs me about a lot of those stupid space games.

I might like this one. Cargo missions etc.
Ha, this is how I play Elite: Dangerous. Mostly flying around doing passenger / cargo missions, and getting some Exploration money. I play the game to relax, not have high anxiety that pirates (or other players) are going to loot my corpse in space...
Grogan 9 Jan
Quoting: slaapliedjeI play the game to relax, not have high anxiety that pirates (or other players) are going to loot my corpse in space...

I sure wouldn't like that. Worse are those games where even your "single player" game is online, and people can come and mess up your shit while you're not there. They added that to No Man's Sky in an update (I turned it off from the get go, but it digusted me that it was added in an update)

I had a friend (gone now) that used to play this game on his PS4 where people would come and raid his base. The only way he could sleep was to set up a bunch of automated defenses all over his base before he went to bed. I forget what the game was, but it was a tactical combat game. Maybe Metal Gear 5 or something like that (it was a popular franchise that I didn't like, if not that one)
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Quoting: slaapliedjeI play the game to relax, not have high anxiety that pirates (or other players) are going to loot my corpse in space...

I sure wouldn't like that. Worse are those games where even your "single player" game is online, and people can come and mess up your shit while you're not there. They added that to No Man's Sky in an update (I turned it off from the get go, but it digusted me that it was added in an update)

I had a friend (gone now) that used to play this game on his PS4 where people would come and raid his base. The only way he could sleep was to set up a bunch of automated defenses all over his base before he went to bed. I forget what the game was, but it was a tactical combat game. Maybe Metal Gear 5 or something like that (it was a popular franchise that I didn't like, if not that one)
Elite: Dangerous does it in a great way. They have Solo, Group, or Online modes. All are technically online (as Solo uses their servers to generate the worlds) but you won't encounter other players. Group play means you can play with a group of friends only, and the universe at large can't mess with you. Then the full online is where all the player interaction can happen.

The real beauty is you can flip back and forth between the three with the same pilot.
beko 9 Jan
Quoting: slaapliedjeThe real beauty is you can flip back and forth between the three with the same pilot.
Oh my… I got news for you. That is no longer the case. The pilot profile was just split between live and solo. Same for power games.
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Quoting: GroganI generally don't like "simulators" but one thing this has going for it... at least it looks realistic, not all multicoloured space etc. For example, no, a system with a green spectrum star doesn't have... green space. Maybe green light reflecting off dust clouds or something but space is not green! :-)

That's something that bugs me about a lot of those stupid space games.

I might like this one. Cargo missions etc.
Ha, this is how I play Elite: Dangerous. Mostly flying around doing passenger / cargo missions, and getting some Exploration money. I play the game to relax, not have high anxiety that pirates (or other players) are going to loot my corpse in space...
So, Elite: Not Very Dangerous!
slaapliedje 10 Jan
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Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: GroganI generally don't like "simulators" but one thing this has going for it... at least it looks realistic, not all multicoloured space etc. For example, no, a system with a green spectrum star doesn't have... green space. Maybe green light reflecting off dust clouds or something but space is not green! :-)

That's something that bugs me about a lot of those stupid space games.

I might like this one. Cargo missions etc.
Ha, this is how I play Elite: Dangerous. Mostly flying around doing passenger / cargo missions, and getting some Exploration money. I play the game to relax, not have high anxiety that pirates (or other players) are going to loot my corpse in space...
So, Elite: Not Very Dangerous!
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