Nimbatus is a game where you can build your own drones and deploy them to explore remote planets. On your journey you will encounter extraterrestrial wildlife and find pieces of alien technology you can use to upgrade your drones. The planets are randomly generated, fully destructible and virtually endless in size. The alien creatures you encounter get stronger the deeper you delve into the world. The drone customization is one of the main parts of the game. You are able to build a drone from scratch and integrate newly discovered parts or completely rebuild your drone before you deploy it to a new planet

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0 comments by michastettler on Nov 18th, 2014

It was a bit quiet on my blog for the last month. It's time to change that ;)
Even though I did not post alot of news, I was still working very hard on Nimbatus and added a ton of new features I'm about to show you.

Testflight Mode

The biggest new feature is an aditional game mode called Testflight. In this mode you maneuver your drone within a restricted area and battle against waves of increasingly harder enemies. In contrast to the planetary explorations, you won't find any new items and don't receive any experience in a Testflight. Here are some screenshots to show you what it is all about:


The goal is to survive as long as possible. At the end of a round you will see a collection of interesting statistics, for example how many enemies you've killed or how many shots you've missed. I plan to synchronize these stats with a server, so you will be able to compare your results with other players.

GUI Progress

The whole user interface of nimbatus has changed a bit. The level display and the technology research screen are now directly accessible next to the drone workshop. Additionaly there is now a mission selection screen to choose the mission (mode) you want to play. I may add more different game modes in the future.


Music / Soundtrack

I'm currently listening to all the samples of music that were sent to me from different composers/musicians to narrow down what style of music I want in the game and what composer I like to work with. If you think that you can produce a great soundtrack for Nimbatus, feel free to contact me and I will include you into the evaluation.

Last but not least, here is a 10 minute long gameplay recording of the current version of the game with some music in the background (provided by youtube). Please ignore the bugs and keep in mind that everything you see may be subject to change in the future :)

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michastettler Dec 15 2014, 4:31pm replied:

It's parasail from silent partner.
I got it from the youtube audio gallery.

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Fireball24 Nov 18 2014, 4:17pm says:

Great idea for a game, good luck making it! ^.^

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michastettler Dec 15 2014, 4:28pm replied:


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Zjordo Aug 20 2014, 6:16am says:

This looks great love the glowing and the thick black lines they suprisingly fit well together and love building custom weapons !

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