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
GrafixGFX

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

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

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

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

Waiting for desura keys for Humble Indie Bundle!

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liamdawe
liamdawe

Any DLC coming to Desura or HIB installs?

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hero1900
hero1900

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

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gabsd84
gabsd84

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

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
Thunderbird_Anthares

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
TheGameSquid

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
TheUnabridgedGamer

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
kamilnadeem

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

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OrangeNero
OrangeNero

agree but how to name it? tactic...

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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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