Star Citizen's "Hyper Vanguard Force IV" Arcade Mini-Game Now Live

By Published May 09, 2015 at 3:25 pm

In a move reminiscent of Far Cry's over-the-top, 80s-inspired “Blood Dragon” title, CIG has launched its “Hyper Vanguard Force IV” in-fiction mini-game using official Star Citizen ships. The arcade-style game draws basic concepts from the likes of Galaga, which is, consequently, one of a few arcade cabinets present at CIG's offices we toured.

The new mini-game can be played in web browsers and features official Star Citizen art, ships, and designs. Hyper Vanguard Force IV was created by Dave Richard and Christine Marsh of Montreal. In the issued press release, it was stated that “all styled in pixel art, it's like a Star Citizen game you would have played in the 80s.”

Players can hop into Hyper Vanguard Force IV for free and without a backer account. The game is accessible here:

- Steve “Lelldorianx” Burke.

Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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