Space Pirates and Zombies 2, also known as SPAZ2, is a space, strategy, shooter game. You are the captain of your own ship and you have to conquer the galaxy. You do this by buddying up with one of the factions and battling with them against other factions. There is strategy here and as the steam page says “While the strategic side of SPAZ 2 is about exploration, territorial control, and faction building, the action side of SPAZ 2 is about ship construction, tactics, and salvage.”
A cool feature in the game is that the other A.I ship captains can do everything you can do. They can declare war, join a faction, build stuff, and much more. This makes it so everyone is on an equal footing which I think is a good idea.
Another feature is that if your ship or their ship sustains damage when in a battle then pieces will come off the ships. You can then use this scrap and add it on to your ship to give yourself an upper hand in the battle. But if you design your ship in certain ways it can harm you instead of help you. The website for SPAZ2 says “Strategic ship building. The mass, location and shape of parts all matter. If a part blocks a turret, it will not fire. If a ship is too long, it will turn slowly. Too many engines will mean too little power for weapons. Every design choice counts.”
The game looks amazing and it is being developed by MinMax Games Ltd, a two person development team based in British Colombia in Canada. If you are interested in more head over to the steam page or the games website.
The game doesn’t have a release date yet but currently SPAZ 1 is on sale for 50% off on steam making it $4.99 instead of $9.99.