Spacewrights is a science fiction 2D strategy spaceship simulation game where you explore, build, and create a galactic empire coming to PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android platforms in 2015. A crowdfunding campaign with a playable demo will be released later this summer.
You are given control of a ragtag crew and a few space-worthy ships to form a small fleet. Using this fleet you, as their commander, venture out into the known galaxy to forge your own adventure in a freely explorable galaxy with its own stories to tell and secrets to uncover. Gameplay is open ended and lets you choose how much you want to control in the galaxy: from where your crew is on the ships in your fleet, all the way up to capturing entire solar systems.
Explore the Galaxy
The Adventure Mode lets you explore the Spacewrights galaxy to pursue your galactic ambitions. Go it alone or invite some friends locally or online to join in your adventure. Build a galactic empire and interact with many different alien races and factions. Join them, defeat them, trade with them. Find secrets and new alien races to contact buried away in the most remote systems of the galaxy, or unravel a galactic conspiracy in the main story. It is your choice and your adventure.
Engage in Personal Fleet Combat
Control multiple vessels at once as well as their unique systems and crew to fight off everything the galaxy can throw at you in real time. Maybe you want a carrier style ship that launches smaller fighter ships. Or perhaps you will be a space pirate that teleports over to enemy ships to engage their crew in hand to hand combat as you plunder their cargo and steal their ships. You could also hack the enemy’s life support systems so they suffocate to death. The choice is yours commander.
Discover New Alien Worlds
The galaxy is vast. Humanity and the races it has encountered have only started to scratch the surface of what is out there. Find uncontacted planets and do with them as you see fit. Raise new races into great space-faring races. Teleport down to the surface to explore. Search for ancient alien ruins. Hunt the local exotic alien monsters to tame for combat or sell them for profit. Perhaps you want to wipe out all life and mine the planets to their cores for valuable minerals to fuel your fleet. Or leave them alone but plant spies in their midst to study them for research. Their worlds are in your hands.
Customize Your Fleet
Everything in your fleet can be customized. Unlock and build new ships, space stations, and planetary bases. Choose what systems to install and where by placing the rooms in the vessels by where the blocks fit. Research new and exotic technologies for new systems to get the edge in your galactic adventures. Add computer consoles to your favorite rooms for individual beings in your crew to use. Level up each being in your crew and promote them with new jobs that give them new skills and abilities. Your fleet, your rules.
Play How You Want
Spacewrights will be released on PC, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. Form factor is not a problem. Spacewrights scales from large TVs to mobile touch devices, and everything inbetween. You can play on the couch with (or against) your friends, or across the internet. Just like everything else in Spacewrights, you control how and where you want to play it.
Spectacular! The About page has more detail about the specifics of Spacewrights and its gameplay. The FAQ page contains some frequently asked questions (what a surprise). The Forums are where you can discuss the game with others.
I hope to see you later this summer for Spacewrights’s crowdfunding campaign and your first chance to test drive Spacewrights!