A strategic management game, best described as a sci-fi tower defence game with moving spaceships and configurable units. Design your own ships from a series of hulls+modular components, group the ships into a fleet, give the fleet orders and positions and then watch it engage in OTT gratuitous space battles against enemy fleets.

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GrafixGFX Feb 16 2012 says:

When I start this game up, it gets stuck on the loading screen, the music plays but the game won't load. or so it seems. When I click, the game crashes. I reinstalled several times, what to do???

+2 votes     reply to comment
OrangeNero Feb 17 2012 replied:

How about going into detail. Thats what you can do. In the support forums game devs often ask for complete DxDiag and you don't even tell the OS you use.

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arrow335 Jan 6 2012 says:

Does this version cotain any dlc? If not this is MUCH too expensive... If you sum-up you pay a full-price game and get a very small and limited casual stopgap.
Sure ... its one of the best linux titles, but this is just sad - nothing more...

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gabsd84 Dec 25 2011 says:

I bought the game through the Bundle. Payed $30. Would love to get Desura keys and any DLCs for the game on Desura so I could buy them as well. Fun game by the way. :)

+17 votes     reply to comment
davionc Dec 24 2011 says:

Waiting for desura keys for Humble Indie Bundle!

+20 votes     reply to comment
liamdawe Dec 22 2011 says:

Any DLC coming to Desura or HIB installs?

+9 votes     reply to comment
hero1900 Dec 25 2011 replied:

yup i would love to buy the DLC if it came for linux under desura

+4 votes     reply to comment
gabsd84 Nov 19 2011 says:

Is there any chance of a Linux version of this game being released? Would love to buy it and play.

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phluff Dec 13 2011 replied:

Get it on the Humble Bundle 4 for the next couple of weeks to get a Linux version, no Desura keys for the bundle as yet though (please please please add it, and I will increase my donation :)).

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Thunderbird_Anthares Nov 15 2010 says:

sci-fi tower defence?
oh COME ON,that description is completely misleading

you could say its a scifi combat puzzle,a fleet management game,heck you could even say its a regular RTS and it would be more accurate...

this gives people a completely wrong idea about this great game

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TheGameSquid Nov 17 2010 replied:

I don't understand why you find this such an odd description? Tower Defense games are about deciding which "towers" are the right one judging the enemy's units and then trying to place them in a strategical way. That's pretty much what this game does, and it's absolutely great too!

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TheUnabridgedGamer Jun 20 2011 replied:

He's generally right. Tower Defense is when you guess what's coming next, set up -stationary- towers, and are defending a base.

Matching two fleets against one another is more puzzle-like than Tower Defense, which is more just blind planning.

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kamilnadeem Dec 22 2011 replied:

I believe it is used in the generic sense of "tower defense" as a genre.

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OrangeNero Nov 15 2010 replied:

agree but how to name it? tactic...

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Gratuitous Space Battles
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Lowest Rated (4 agree) 5/10

At first I really liked this game... especially for the price I payed. Then it started to feel really monotonous and excessively difficult to a point where I felt like throwing something out a window. Even though you can set a lot of peramiters on how the AI behaves, the AI is still pretty stupid. You can't intervene AT ALL and have to just sit back and watch the battles, which is the most annoying thing I've ever experienced. It wouldn't be so bad if the AI wasn't so stupid, but still I want to…

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