App description: GSB is the ultimate space strategy game. It's a strategy / management / simulation game that does away with all the base building and delays and gets straight to the meat and potatoes of science-fiction games: The big space battles fought by huge spaceships with tons of laser beams and things going 'zap!', 'ka-boom!' and 'ka-pow!'.

In GSB you put your ships together from modular components, arrange them into fleets, give your ships orders of engagement and then hope they emerge victorious from battle (or at least blow to bits in aesthetically pleasing ways).

Gratuitous Space Battles aims to bring the over-the-top explodiness back into space strategy games. The game is for everyone who has watched big space armadas battle it out on TV and thought to themselves 'I could have done a much better job as admiral'.

This is not a game of real-time arcade twitch reflexes. GSB is about what ships you design, and what you tell them to do. Your individual ship commanders have total autonomy during the chaotic battle that unfolds. This is not a tactical game, it is a strategic one. These gratuitous space battles are not won by plucky heroes with perfect teeth, but by the geeky starship builders who know exactly what ratio of plasma-cannons to engines each ship in the fleet will need.

If fighting against a fixed fleet of enemy ships isn't your thing, then GSB also has two 'survival mode' maps. In these battles, your fleet is helplessly outnumbered by wave after wave of enemies that warp in and attack you. Your fleet's final defeat is certain, but how many enemy ships will you blast to atoms before you go down with your ship?

Your space fleet awaits!

Sanuku's comments:


05-08-2012, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by wargrim View Post
not available error still, take my money damn you!
Still cant buy... if its not one thing...
05-08-2012, 07:31 PM
Same here.
Tells me there is an update then when I tap it says not available *sniffle*

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05-08-2012, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by wargrim View Post
Still cant buy... if its not one thing...
/tears, still unavailable
05-08-2012, 10:00 PM
Update came down fine for me. No crashes at all so far, even though I've looked at stats every chance I got and redesigned ships several times. I didn't even bother to clear out my apps first, just fired it up and it's been buttery ever since.

Man, Rebels just can't do cruisers somehow. I've had good luck using cruisers as rear artillery and fighter repair while a using a fleet of tough frigates to peel open enemy cruisers exposing them to lethal fighter swarms, though.
05-08-2012, 10:34 PM
I was getting the unavailable problem until I deleted the app and reinstalled it. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I had the first broken update installed, which was pulled. If you're getting this error, it's worth trying!
05-08-2012, 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by mateofalcone View Post
I was getting the unavailable problem until I deleted the app and reinstalled it. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I had the first broken update installed, which was pulled. If you're getting this error, it's worth trying!
Good call!

This worked for me!

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05-09-2012, 03:01 AM
It is more stable after the update. However, it still crashes and has strange bugs (iPad 1 iOS 5, no JB). Last time it crashed right after the second mission (the first one after the tutorial), could not see the statistics. The tutorial windows are also very buggy - had to restart the game three or four times because they wouldn't let me forward (pushing the 'Continue' button, nothing happens).

Again, it keeps getting better, but it's still far from stable at this point. I seriously hope they'll churn out some stability updates before starting to release the add-ons.

Last edited by Fimb; 05-09-2012 at 03:41 AM.
05-09-2012, 05:23 AM
Very nice update. I would call this highly stable now, at least on my iPad 2. All the crash bugs seem to have been eliminated but one (save a ship design and immediately change a module still leads to a crash every time for me). I can also no longer reproduce any of the visual bugs with stats overlaying other stats. Definitely a recommended buy at this point, at least if you have an iPad 2 or 3.
05-09-2012, 08:15 AM
Still crashes on iPad1 right after the battle...

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05-09-2012, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by currymutton View Post
Still crashes on iPad1 right after the battle...
With 256 MB RAM - much of that used by iOS - it doesn't surprise me that this would crash on an iPad 1.



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