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Nimbatus - The Space Drone Constructor [Official Site] is coming along nicely and we have a Steam key away to give you access before the release.

Hold on a hot second, what exactly is Nimbatus?

Nimbatus is a procedurally generated action simulation game. Craft freely customizable drones and explore an endless universe. Drones interact with the destructible environment in a physically correct manner. On your journey you will find hundreds of different drone components and research groundbreaking new technology.

It's a game that was successfully funded on Kickstarter that we wrote about last year. It was impressive for a number of reasons, it has a fully working Linux demo, it already felt very polished and the whole idea was fantastic. Build a drone, make it do awesome stuff with some AI (or pilot it manually) and watch the fireworks.

It's a little older now, but this trailer gives you a reasonable idea of what to expect:

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The crazy designs they've been sharing on their Twitter have been mind-blowing. I do recommend checking through some of the gifs, simply incredible.

Shut up already! How do I get the key?

  1. Reply to this article and tell us what type of drone you would like to build.
  2. Hope for the best that you win!

Competition will close Saturday 30th June, 8PM BST. Winner will be spent a PM with their Steam key for immediate access.

Note: Just be aware, it's currently in a "Closed Alpha" state and so bugs are to be expected. They're expecting to enter Early Access later this year around September/Octobet time, with a full launch next year.

The additional key we're giving away was provided to us by the developer, as I myself personally backed the Kickstarter campaign.

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Amolith 28 Jun, 2018
I'd like to build a huge winged drone!
NOX LinuX 28 Jun, 2018
I would like to build a drone with the ultimate arsenal ready for battle.
PinballWizard 28 Jun, 2018
Oooo, oooo, pick me!:-)
razing32 28 Jun, 2018
I would like to build a phallic drone -
benoliver999 28 Jun, 2018
I would build a drone that follows me at a close distance, playing sound effects from time to time.
Lefl 28 Jun, 2018
What drone I'd like to build? the biggest possible
armandhaa 28 Jun, 2018
that drone with guns in front and back would be handy
lucifertdark 28 Jun, 2018
I'd build a Suicide Nuke Drone, it has a nuke strapped to it & flies to the target then dive bombs them & takes everything within 20 miles with it in a flash.

edit: I wrote this comment before watching the video.

Last edited by lucifertdark on 28 June 2018 at 3:44 pm UTC
pete910 28 Jun, 2018
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I want to build a GOL drone ;)
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