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!

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05-13-2012, 06:52 AM
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Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 391
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Originally Posted by sofaking View Post
Shame, but understandable why it's iPad only. I'd love this on my iPod though. I liked it on Steam.
It's a pretty cool game.
They would have to redraw everything to make it viewable on a teeny weeny screen. I'd like this game on a HUGE touch surface that didn't require any scrolling to see it all. Like an iPad the size of a coffee table, or better yet, a big wall.

Or this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gK1_b...e_gdata_player
05-22-2012, 05:18 AM
Didn't read,the whole thread, so sorry if this was already asked, but are there any plans to include galactic conquest in the iPad version?

05-22-2012, 09:30 AM
Galactic Battles...

Red Marble Games has said that the Galactic Battles would be technically challenging, if not prohibitively expensive. They are doing the expansions first as DLC then looking at multiplayer if sales warrant. They didn't say it in as many words but that's what I got from reading everything I could find.
05-22-2012, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Werechihuahua View Post
Red Marble Games has said that the Galactic Battles would be technically challenging, if not prohibitively expensive. They are doing the expansions first as DLC then looking at multiplayer if sales warrant. They didn't say it in as many words but that's what I got from reading everything I could find.
Hmm, I see. Guess I'm out then, this game is kinda pointless to me without Galactic Conquest and multiplayer.

Thanks!
05-25-2012, 02:36 PM
A new update is out with more bug fixes and the ability to listen to your own music.
05-26-2012, 10:38 AM
Ah, this game reminds me of Archspace (Magellan Wars?)!

I wonder if anyone here played that before.

Last edited by kin; 05-26-2012 at 10:41 AM.
05-27-2012, 10:54 AM
Looks right this time

This last update seems to have sqaushed the last of the annoying bugs. No more tutorial when it doesn't belong, and I haven't been able to make it crash by doing the things that caused them before.

Now... I want Retina really, really badly. Retina. Think about it. Internalize it. Retina graphics men. Make it happen.
06-09-2012, 11:45 AM
Is it possible to alter the number of fighters in a squadron? The manual says two finger tap the squads icon in the deployment screen then select alter size but I can't figure this out. I've been 'two finger tapping' everywhere but nothing appears saying change quantity. Anybody know how this is done?
06-09-2012, 12:24 PM
Fun game, but I do miss proper interaction. Here's hoping for a second part with more direct combat!
06-09-2012, 07:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Werechihuahua View Post
Red Marble Games has said that the Galactic Battles would be technically challenging, if not prohibitively expensive. They are doing the expansions first as DLC then looking at multiplayer if sales warrant. They didn't say it in as many words but that's what I got from reading everything I could find.
Sounds like a bit of a long road for multiplayer, but considering all the expansions they have on Steam, there'd be plenty to do on the way.

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