Do you want to build a drone?
And now for something completely different – an action-packed simulation game about space exploration, science, and creativity, Nimbatus – The Space Drone Constructor. It’s an intriguing looking game, with developers Stray Fawn Studio having successfully completed Kickstarter in 2017, and was developed together with fans and supporters; it even ended up winning the Tencent Game Innovation and a GDC Best in Play award.
You’ll be able to make drones out of hundreds of different parts, which you’ll either control yourself, or autonomously via logic and sensor parts, with these ones being able to fight other player’s drones in the arena, in an attempt to clamber up the leaderboards. Not only that – you’ll be able to explore a destructible, procedurally generated galaxy.
The Nimbatus – the biggest mobile drone factory ever made – was sent out to space. Its mission is simple: to gather as much information about the universe as possible and to find the far ends of it. But beware! There are going to be many encounters hindering this mission. Far from home, the Nimbatus is seen as an unwelcome intruder; taking on tasks related to new discoveries, population control and environmental disasters won’t be easy. It is vital to mine rare resources, advance research and experiment with technologies to combat unknown threats and explore uncharted galaxies.
After four years in development, the game is out now on Steam Early Access, available for $20/£15.50 for PC, Mac, and Linux.