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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02-01-2013, 02:27 PM
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I'll revive this thread for a question.
Interested in the game (iPad 3) but I see the game hasn't been updated since long ago....is all ok now?
Any plans to add some dlc (I noticed there are tons on Steam).
02-01-2013, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Pitta View Post
I'll revive this thread for a question.
Interested in the game (iPad 3) but I see the game hasn't been updated since long ago....is all ok now?
Any plans to add some dlc (I noticed there are tons on Steam).
I'd say the game works well now. Could work a little better.

No word on further updates or DLC though. I think the fumbled launch may have made the revenues not worth the effort.

02-01-2013, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by famousringo View Post
I'd say the game works well now. Could work a little better.

No word on further updates or DLC though. I think the fumbled launch may have made the revenues not worth the effort.
Thanks, is the game retina? (or just fine on iPad 3).
02-01-2013, 05:19 PM
There was a big patch for the PC a few months back allowing interaction during combat, did the iPad version ever get this?
02-01-2013, 06:19 PM
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GSB on iPad hasn't been updated in 9 months. That's better than GSB in the Mac App Store, which was updated two months ago so that it doesn't work at all. I can't help but get the feeling that the publisher isn't taking Apple platforms seriously.
02-01-2013, 06:42 PM
Abandonware.
02-01-2013, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by DaviddesJ View Post
GSB on iPad hasn't been updated in 9 months. That's better than GSB in the Mac App Store, which was updated two months ago so that it doesn't work at all. I can't help but get the feeling that the publisher isn't taking Apple platforms seriously.
Pity because its perfect for iPad (I'm presuming, if it worked correctly), not a good sign re the Mac version
02-01-2013, 08:38 PM
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I don't actually own the Mac App Store version, I'm just going by the fact that the reviews before the last update were decent and all of the reviews since then seem to say it's broken.
02-02-2013, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Pitta View Post
Thanks, is the game retina? (or just fine on iPad 3).
It's one of these "semi-retina" apps. Some things sharpen up to retina, others sharpen somewhat, but not quite to retina, and others stay jagged.
02-02-2013, 02:23 PM
A lesson learned here. Ill certainly be extremely cautious with any other products this developer releases before I part with my cash....

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