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:
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?
- Reply to this article and tell us what type of drone you would like to build.
- 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.