Starsector trailer shows top-down fleet action
by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Mar 28, 2013 5:15PM PDT
Building up your own fleet of customised spaceships, recruiting crews, trading goods, and blowing the merry heck of enemy fleets in top-down tactical battles sounds pretty great. "That Alice!" a rhetorical device mutters, "Off daydreaming again!" But no, this is a real video game and I'm not simply pouring whimsy into a text box. A new Starsector trailer warped in yesterday, showing just those sorts of galactic lovelies.
Developer Fractal Softworks describes Starsector as an "open-world single-player space-combat, roleplaying, exploration and economic game," which may not sound snappy but does sound nice. It drops you into a procedurally-generated sector of space to find fame and fortune as you see fit, and maybe decide the future of the area. It's pretty dang pretty, too.