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Gratuitous Space Battles Collector's Edition only £5.24 @ Steam - 75% off
Gratuitous Space Battles Collector's Edition only £5.24 @ Steam - 75% off

Gratuitous Space Battles Collector's Edition only £5.24 @ Steam - 75% off

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About the Game
Who needs backstory? Who needs resource-gathering? Diplomacy is so last year. Gratuitous Space Battles cuts right to the chase of sci-fi strategy games, and deals with large, completely unjustified space battles between huge opposing space fleets.

Gratuitous Space Battles combines the visual appeal of an RTS, with the addictive unit-placement and design gameplay from tower defense games. In GSB, the player does not control individual ships at all during battle. The ships fight to a pre-determined set of orders and formations given to them by you before the battles.

GSB casts you as supreme space admiral, tasked with the design of individual spaceships, and the composition of your fleet, as well as general orders of engagement. This is not a twitch-based real time arcade game like many an RTS, but a game of careful thought, planning and big-picture strategy. Huge space battles can be won or lost depending on just how cleverly you balanced the needs of defensive shielding and armor against the expensive punch of laser cannons and plasma torpedoes.

GSB also features an innovative multiplayer challenge system. You can upload your ultimate fleet to serve as the enemy to other players, and keep track of how many other players have won and lost against your challenge. That way, you will never run out of cunningly designed enemies to battle against!

4 different unlockable player races
Over 40 different ship hulls
Over 120 spaceship modules
Choice of skirmish vs AI, never-ending survival mode or play against other player’s fleets with the online challenge system
Play with different rules as each battle has different spatial anomalies to deal with.
System Requirements
OS: Windows XP or Vista
Processor: 1.5 GHz processor
Memory: 1GB
Graphics: 3D Card with 128MB video memory
DirectX®: 9.0c
Hard Drive: 300 MB
Sound: Any

21 Comments

Anyone played this?

tek-monkey

Anyone played this?



I've played it. It's rather addictive. The ship creation system is also quite fun.

Just purchased. Good find, O.P.

God damn it!
I bought this not 3 weeks ago for £16.95 >_
How annoying!

Hot btw!
To do the game justice this deal should get very hot!

Original Poster

I think this has missed the boat to get hot, I think it depends on the time it is posted TBH

Original Poster

Does anyone know what a deal needs to become hot BTW?

danakajoel

Does anyone know what a deal needs to become hot BTW?

lots of people clicking the red up button to add heat

Original Poster

Silversight

lots of people clicking the red up button to add heat



Yeah, I meant the actual heat, is it 100 degrees?

I always thought it was 100

I have seen deals appear on the hot page with a rating in the low 90's

Original Poster

Maybe they have been subsequently voted cold. Would be good to know for sure though.

I've often wondered the same.

Back on topic, this is a great game. I very nearly bought it for £18 not long ago, so I'm glad I waited! Absolute bargain - loads of content.

What an excellent game! This will waste a few hours, and will play on pretty much any computer built post-1921. I didn't really know what I was going to get when I bought this, but it is quite addictive.

Saw this on Steam last night and bought it after playing the demo to try it out first, worth it for just over a fiver if you ask me, good deal

I've just ordered this. Hope it runs on the netbook. Top deal IMHO.

Brilliant, just ordered. Always loved spaceship design features in master of orion and imperium galactica so looking forward to playing this as a lunch hour burner!

Ooh, is it like MOO? Played that loads, and yeah loved that part. You got me, I'll order it

I understand it doesn't have the management aspects of MOO or GalCiv2, but does have the starship design aspect.

Original Poster

I have suddenly received the orange hotspot badge today but this deal is only 250 degrees, does this make sense to anyone???

danakajoel

I have suddenly received the orange hotspot badge today but this deal is … I have suddenly received the orange hotspot badge today but this deal is only 250 degrees, does this make sense to anyone???




Just another way in which the new website is broken.
I've received the 'Deal That Has Passed 1500 Degrees' yet the hottest any of my deals has reached is 300.
Tbh, who cares =|
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