How many of you remember Descent:Freespace, and its sequel, Freespace 2? Even to this day, they're the two best space flight/battle simulation games I've ever played.

Everytime I watch Battlestar Galactica on TV and see the dogfights between the Vipers and the Cylon Raiders, I think to myself - wouldn't it be frakkin' awesome if there was a game like this?

Beyond the Red Line (Battlestar Galactica)

Apparently, I wasn't the only one. A group of BSG fans came together and decided to create Beyond the Red Line, a BSG sim with multiplayer support, built on the open-source Freespace 2 engine! The project has been in development for a long time, but it looks like things are progressing well. According to a forum post by one of the developers a couple of days ago - "No date, missions are nearly done but sounds are still in progress. In theory we can release without voice acting but it just wouldn't be the same."

In the meantime, check out their video gallery for actual, in-game footage of what's done so far. It looks incredible! I really, really, really hope this gets released sometime in the near future.