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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0 comments by cliffski2 on Sep 11th, 2011

If you catch them at the wrong time the parasites are a race to be reckoned with. Every 200 years or so they travel the galaxy looking for new hosts, and we're not suggesting that this is a race that excels at making people feel welcome at parties. The hosts they are looking for will provide the much more vital role of keeping the parasites' immature larvae alive and prospering.

The parasites always go too far, they never did get the idea of mutualism and they never have pets (for long). So now they are venturing forth from their adopted home planet and in search of a cognate species which breeds freely and is able to give birth at least once per year, with a good growth rate and preferably (although a bit of crunch is acceptable) without an exoskeleton.They have had 198 years to upgrade their battle fleet in between breeding and snacking and now want to change the menu. Mmm how tasty are you?

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New Gate Pack V3

New Gate Pack V3

Aug 18, 2013 Patch 0 comments

NewGatePack v3 stargate mod for gratuitous-space-battles Updated Version : Ancients,Tau'ri,Wraith,Ori,Asgard V3

New Gate Pack V2

New Gate Pack V2

Feb 26, 2013 Patch 8 comments

Gratuitous Space Battles New Gate Pack: Ancients Wraiths Tau'ri New Modues and Ships By Dr.McKay www.omerkabas.com

GSB Mac demo

GSB Mac demo

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Mac demo of Gratuitous Space Battles, a strategic management game, a sci-fi tower defence game with moving spaceships and configurable units.

GSB Windows demo

GSB Windows demo

Feb 21, 2012 Demo 2 comments

Windows demo of Gratuitous Space Battles, a strategic management game, a sci-fi tower defence game with moving spaceships and configurable units.

Gratuitous Pack of Sources for Modders by Praetors

Gratuitous Pack of Sources for Modders by Praetors

Feb 17, 2012 Other 4 comments

Graphics pack for modders by Praetors/Pra3t0r5.

Current beta Manual

Current beta Manual

Sep 16, 2009 Guides 0 comments

The manual for the currently released beta build, showing how the game plays

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GrafixGFX
GrafixGFX Feb 16 2012, 11:38am 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???

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OrangeNero
OrangeNero Feb 17 2012, 11:11pm 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
arrow335 Jan 6 2012, 12:24pm 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
gabsd84 Dec 25 2011, 8:03am 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. :)

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davionc
davionc Dec 24 2011, 3:20pm says:

Waiting for desura keys for Humble Indie Bundle!

+20 votes     reply to comment
liamdawe
liamdawe Dec 22 2011, 5:27pm says:

Any DLC coming to Desura or HIB installs?

+9 votes     reply to comment
hero1900
hero1900 Dec 25 2011, 5:57am replied:

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

+4 votes     reply to comment
gabsd84
gabsd84 Nov 19 2011, 5:29am 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
phluff Dec 13 2011, 3:44pm 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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kamilnadeem
kamilnadeem Dec 22 2011, 10:02pm replied:

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

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Gratuitous Space Battles
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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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Gratuitous Space Battles: The Parasites, Released Oct 17, 2011
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Gratuitous Space Battles: Galactic Conquest, Released Feb 11, 2011
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Gratuitous Space Battles: The Nomads, Released Nov 11, 2010
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Gratuitous Space Battles: The Swarm, Released May 19, 2010
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Gratuitous Space Battles: The Order, Released Mar 16, 2010
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Gratuitous Space Battles: The Tribe, Released Dec 16, 2009
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