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If you're a complete space nerd like me, you might want to know that BossConstructor [Steam, Official Site] is now a damn fine game and it's still being updated with new stuff.

For those unfamiliar, BossConstructor is a space exploration and combat game where you design and build your own ship. What makes BossConstructor different to a lot of these types, is that's it's a 2D top-down view and it offers a number of different game modes. A big exploration mode, a survival mode, challenges and skirmishes. There's actually a surprising amount you're able to do and that's all on top of the design and upgrade system.

I always thought it was a pretty cool game, especially as space and spaceship building is my gig, but it never really worked too well. That seems to have changed! One of my older complaints about the game no longer applies, as it seems to work great with the Steam Overlay now, so that's sweet.

On top of that, it seems the fullscreen support improved dramatically. Last time I tried it, going into fullscreen didn't really work (often a problem with multiple monitors), but now it's perfection.

As for what's actually new, the developer has made it so you can customise the experience even more. If you decide to go for the exploration mode, you can now open up some advanced options like these:

This update also adds in the "Bussard Ramjet", a ship module that can generate a decent amount of power whenever you're inside a nebula, something that would work well along with a healthy selection of batteries.

The way you can design your ships has also been adjusted, to allow blocks to be placed directly in front of weapons, the developer says this "greatly enhances what you can do with the joint and piston modules".

You can find BossConstructor on Steam.

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yellownotepad 10 January 2018 at 8:37 pm UTC
This any good? Looks interesting, a bit like Captain Forever maybe?
Liam Dawe 10 January 2018 at 9:23 pm UTC
yellownotepadThis any good? Looks interesting, a bit like Captain Forever maybe?
A little I suppose yes, a different beast overall, but a similar basic experience behind it. Shoot spaceships, unlock new blocks etc.
Tchey 10 January 2018 at 10:02 pm UTC
Last time i tried, it was quite clunky and super repetitive, with weird controls over the ship and not fun combat.

I'll give it another go, thanks to your article.
madpinger 10 January 2018 at 11:44 pm UTC
I've played it a bit. I appreciate that the dev has continued to support the title. The controls are very off putting as Tchey stated, but you can sorta get used to them. You can also rebind most of it with the ship editor.
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