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BossConstructor A 2D Build-It-Yourself & Battle Spaceship Game

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BossConstructor is a game about building, tweaking and flying your own spaceship! The game will include about 25 missions which will test both your design and piloting skills.

This was sent in by a developer who is an active reader of GOL, they must have noticed my love of space sci-fi to ask me to post about!

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This looks SO FREAKING FUN, it reminds me of Gratuitous Space Battles only with a bit more in-depth building of your craft since you actually build them rather than just assign modules like GSB. I cannot wait to get a copy of this and I bet you can't either, it looks to be heading our way next year as it's currently in alpha.

The game is currently on Steams greenlight looking for votes, so if you like the look of it please do give them a vote.

BossConstructor is a game about building, tweaking and flying your own spaceship!

Building your ship
The core feature of the game is the ship editor which allows you to freely assemble your own ship from a number of different modules. The way you build your ship has a physically plausible and strong influence on how it behaves and what you can do with it. Finding the right balance and designing a good ship is a challenging yet rewarding task.

Flying your ship
The game will include about 25 missions which will test both your design and piloting skills. The missions will include combat and survival missions as well as mining and trade missions. Completing missions will unlock further ship modules and missions. Furthermore you can compete with other players via online score boards.

Map editor
The in-game map editor will allow you to design your own missions and share them with your friends.

Artificial Intelligence
A major component of the game is the artificial intelligence (AI) of your computer-controlled enemies and allies which is based on evolutionary algorithms. If you are interested in this, the game will allow you to play with and watch AI-generated ships fight each other and evolve.

Availability and Current state
The game is currently in the alpha stage. The base game mechanics as well as the ship editor are already functional but a lot of stuff is still in development. Given that the Steam Greenlight campaign is successful, I intend to launch the game via Steam Early Access in order to give you the possibility to get your hands on the game as fast as possible. Afterwards I intend to publish monthly updates until the game is done. The game is available for Windows, Linux and MacOS.

When asking the developer if it will come to places like Desura & IndieGameStand they had this to say:

QuoteHi Liam,

thank you very much!
I intend to release the game to other platforms like Desura in case it is successful on Steam.
The thing is, once I start to sell the game I feel obliged to finish it and make it a good and
convincing experience, which is still a long way to go. Therefore I want to use Greenlight
to test if there are enough people interested the game before I start selling it.

Best Regards,
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Alzarath 11 October 2013 at 1:49 pm UTC
Looks pretty similar to Fraxy. I loved that game. I'll definitely be watching this one.
Lord Avallon 11 October 2013 at 2:11 pm UTC
This looks very, very fun, I like it!
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