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Release Date: Aug 15, 2011
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Reviews

“The developers are planning to continue expanding the game in the future, but why wait? It's already great now…”
9/10 – Atomic Gamer
“But suffice to say Space Pirates and Zombies isn't just a grand open-world space action RPG in the tradition of Star Control. It's also a rare expression of zombies that belongs alongside Dead Rising and Atom Zombie Smasher.”
A – Gameshark
“It’s a very solid game that is obviously made out of passion and is a great example of the indie renaissance we’ve been experiencing lately. In my opinion, it’s one of the best things that $15 can buy.”
90/100 – RTS Guru

About the Game

At its core, Space Pirates and Zombies is an action based, skill oriented, top down space combat game. It’s similar to the ones we knew and loved in years past, but now using full physics simulation and modern graphics for those oh so pretty explosions. But as you dig deeper, SPAZ becomes much more.
Instead of flying a single ship, you are in charge of an ever growing and evolving fleet, unlocking the rich tactical elements of SPAZ, all accessed at the touch of a button. Issue orders, change ships, apply fleet AI settings, all on the fly. At any moment the battle can change, and the Tactics Panel gives you the tools to make the battle turn in your favor.
As a layer on top of the action and tactics, we have a detailed technology and levelup system akin to what you would expect from an RPG. Learn to build new ships by destroying your enemies. Explore the galaxy to find components, use your hard earned research points to unlock their potential, and then customize every aspect of your new fleet.
Finally, there is the universe in which all this strife and adventure takes place. SPAZ features a persistent randomly generated Galaxy populated with story elements, factions, enemies, missions, items, to provide you with a unique experience each time you play. While you are struggling to survive, uncover the secret of an ever expanding Zombie infestation that spreads by establishing its own real time multi-tiered ecosystem.

Key features:

  • 33 ships to research, build, outfit and pilot.
  • 70 unique components to discover and customize your fleet’s performance.
  • Totally physics based combat system.
  • Fight Zombie infestations, battling a full zombie ecosystem comprising four stages of un-life.
  • Explore a persistent randomly generated galaxy containing hundreds of star systems.
  • Freedom to explore the galaxy and take on challenges at your own pace.
  • Aid, flee, or exploit the warring factions in each star system.
  • The unique event system lets the player change the balance of power in any star system
  • Carefully spend your hard earned research points on hundreds of upgrades across 15 categories.

PC System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7/XP/Vista
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB Available System Memory
    • Hard Disk Space: 250 MB Available HD Space
    • Video Card: 256MB 3D DirectX 9 Compatible video card
    • DirectX®: 9.0
    • Additional: OpenGL: 3.0

Mac System Requirements

    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor (1.8GHz or better)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 500 MB Free Space
Helpful customer reviews
22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
1,075 products in account
33 reviews
24.7 hrs on record
SPAZ is an awesome game, you gather resources and manage your own fleet of starships, everything can be customized, from engines to missiles. Took me about 22 hours to finish the campaign, the map is huge, the more you explore the more ships and technologies you unlock, and to complete the package the game support mods, you can simply download a Star Trek or Battlestar Galactica mod that will customize all your ships!
Posted: June 9th, 2014
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
160 products in account
55 reviews
1.4 hrs on record
For a uncomplicated repetitive game its extremely addictive, maybe thats where simple beauty lies in this game. The atmosphere to the game is great, the graphics look really colorful, the combat is frantic and fun and the universe you explore is massive. Plus you get to unlock tons of cool stuff to have a laugh with.
Posted: July 4th, 2014
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
261 products in account
46 reviews
19.0 hrs on record
Awesome top-down shooter space game! Free space to fly with highly customizable spacecraft. Lots of tech-tree skills to upgrade and tons of weapons, ship components, hull to discover. Gorgeous graphic makes combat seem so cool!
Definitely a masterpiece for a 2-man work!

Generally review:
+Gorgeous graphic
+Random generated space system and events
+Highly customizable space ship
+Various skill trees
+Command a whole fleet with tactical view
+Fractions, and more, such as zombies and bounty hunters


超棒的俯視射擊太空遊戲!高自由度的太空世界與完全可自訂的太空船,大量可升級的科技樹技能與多樣武器裝備等待發掘,而精美的畫面讓戰鬥看起來更加酷炫!
以兩人開發的遊戲來看絕對是一款佳作!

簡評:
+精緻畫質
+隨機生成的宇宙星系與事件
+高度可自訂船艦
+多樣技能樹
+使用戰術地圖指揮整個艦隊
+派系勢力,還有殭屍和賞金獵人

完整的中文心得與介紹
http://www.ptt.cc/bbs/Steam/M.1407589912.A.759.html
Posted: August 9th, 2014
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
539 products in account
162 reviews
41.7 hrs on record
Delivers that old-school skill based freeflying space shooter gameplay (say that three times fast) just like the developers wanted and manages to combine it with fast paced naval style tactics in a 2 dimensonal battlefield to keep things interesting. On top of that they shift gears at the end game and throw in a light turn based strategy system on top of it.

Resource mangement can be a grind and a drag at times as your progress comes to an almost literal deadstop because your enemies are simply way too strong for you to even make a dent in their armor. Time has to be spent collecting resources to build ships while buttering up the factions for each system you visit for the tech upgrades they have unless you want to blow their stations to pieces so you can just take it instead, either way you're going to have to stop and smell the roses a few times, more than a few if you lose a lot of ships.

The plot is a throwback to the classic days as well, no "deep" triple A slop here, just a decent story to keep the action going with a predictable unfolding if you pay any attention at all and a great ending to lead into the second game which I am now highly anticipating. Overall an excellent title for anyone who likes classic action, tactics and maybe a small sense of conquest and conquering at the same time.
Posted: July 5th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
425 products in account
34 reviews
6.0 hrs on record
If Faster Than Light and Space Miner had a baby, it would be this.

This game is insanely addictive it's really satisfying to finetune your individual ships and customize them to suit your needs. That combined with resource management and hectic combat makes for a great game. I wasn't expecting to like this game at all, but once I started playing, I found it really hard to stop.
Posted: March 8th, 2014
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43 of 47 people (91%) found this review helpful
332 products in account
16 reviews
37.6 hrs on record
SPAZ does almost everything right as a 2D arcade space shooter. The game is fun, features a considerably deep ship designer; as challenging as you wish it to be and it looks good. The low points are the dialogue, which is thankfully sparse; early balance (good luck getting anywhere if you choose to research beam weapons instead of cannons!); lack of information regarding the effectiveness of your ship design and, for some, though not for me, the control scheme. These issues, however, do not detract from the experience in a significant way. 8/10, looking forward to the sequel.
Posted: December 8th, 2013
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