Once again I’m editing spaceships for free but this time it feels like S.P.A.Z meets meaningful ship design and it is excellent.
Meet Cosmoteer a “starship design, simulation, and battle game. Design a fleet of ships by laying out individual rooms and corridors, including cannons, lasers, shields, and thrusters. Battle other starships to earn bounties and use that money to expand your own ship. A dynamic crew and combat simulation makes every design decision important and interesting.”
One thing that got me instantly with Cosmoteer is the reason it is free, Its a passion project and Walt Destler wants as many people as possible to play it so he can get feedback and improve the game, Cosmoteer already has a nice modding community along with tutorials to help you make you own ideas a reality. And from my experiences that’s a game within itself.
Cosmoteer works on a wonderful: fight ,design ,fight design cycle with each foe you defeat rewarding you with credits to spend on your ship. Keeping that Shipbuilding idea at the forefront with combat been the break/reward.
Ships are controlled with RTS style controls with the addition of you been able to orient the ship and select individual modules and give them targets I.e. modules on a hostile ships, While in early fights the bigger ship wins once your foes are a similar size to you targeting the correct parts of a enemy ship can make or break your own.
The crew of Mr.Broadside where much more effective with manual orientation, after firing a salvo from one side unleashing the second was normally followed by victory and satisfaction. But as you shall learn due to prompts the flow of crew ,energy and ammo should be in the forefront of your mind when shipbuilding as its all well and good loading weapons and powering engines before battle but if you don’t meet ammo/energy demands in fight you can take some serious damage.
While less elegant Jaws Was crushing my opponents 1V1 but any form or flanking and its game over, But enough of me flaunting my creations if you want to make spaceships in a game with regular updates and a creator that has passion for his creation look no further than Cosmoteer and if the game doesn’t yet contain something you want, Get modding. https://cosmoteer.net/