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Deep Space Battle Simulator, an Early Access first-person online team-based game about two capital-ships facing off is now available on Linux. It's quite fresh, only becoming available on March 6.

It's a little like a small competitive version of PULSAR: Lost Colony, with you all running around controlling different stations on the ship. You start by customizing your capital ship with different turrets, small fighters and upgrades. Then once it begins, all hell breaks loose as both teams have full control over their ship. All in first-person (unless you're the pilot) so you can run from one section to the next, grab a gun and take down any boarding party from the enemy team.

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A fun idea for a game and very promising but rough around the edges as it's not finishing. Having players on two teams control a massive ship, with the ability to get on a small fighter and board the enemy ship is pretty sweet. Can help scratch that itch you've perhaps been having to be part of a Star Trek styled crew, your very own band of space misfits.

The developer expects it to be in Early Access for at least six months, during this time they play to expand what you can do mentioning single-player, co-op missions in addition to the current PvP mode.

Pictured: Deep Space Battle Simulator on Linux.

Current Features:

  • Two different teams (red vs blue) each controlling a huge capital ship trying do destroy the opposite team
  • Navigate your ship, manage its energy distribution and make use of a variety of different weapons options
  • Enter one of the smaller fighters located in your ships hangars and tip the scales in your favor
  • Board the enemy ship, sabotage important parts of it and fight its crew
  • Lots of different turret and fighter classes to customize your ship
  • A huge amount of selectable upgrades like droids or gun lockers
  • Different personal weapons in case you want to board the enemy ship or defend your own ship
  • Full options menu with graphics setting and keybinding menus
  • Either play on dedicated servers or host your own private sessions ingame

You can find it on Humble Store and Steam in Early Access.

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razing32 Mar 13, 2020
Looks like a cool idea
May give it a go
Loved to see one of these games fully fleshed out
Photon Mar 14, 2020
It's pretty fun actually. Like a cross between Pulsar and FTL. Plus shortly after asking, the developer included a dedicated server binary for Linux. We experienced a some occasional crashes but overall the experience was good.
jeromelerouge Apr 24, 2020
@Liam When doing a review of an online multiplayer game please add the number of supported players for an online match.

A description from the game developer:

"The servers currently support up to 6 players per team, so 12 players in total. In the future, bigger game modes will be added that allow for more players.

The game is completely playable with 1-2 players in a team, but works best with 3-5 players in a team!"
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