Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Gratuitous Space Battles - Video Preview

Gratuitous Space Battles (GSB) is a new title from the one man programming band, Positech Games.  The best way to describe it would be to take Master of Orion (or Space Empires), pull out the ship design and tactical combat and then build a game around them.   As the name suggests, you end up with some very cool (and large) space battles.

If you pre-order the game you are able to download the current beta version.  I ended up doing that a few weeks ago, so I thought I'd put together a video preview for the game.  Check it out after the jump.

NOTE: Check out a Q&A with the creator.

Direct Link.

As you can see, GSB is in a very playable state.  It almost feels like a MMO, as it is still evolving with regular patches and additions from the developer.   The game is mod-able, so I can't wait to see some Star Wars and Star Trek additions.  Does this mean we can finally settle the age old question of who would win in a fight,  the Enterprise or a Star Destroyer?