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Explore a randomly generated Galaxy populated with factions, enemies, missions, and items providing you with a unique experience each time you play.
Release Date: Aug 15, 2011
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Buy Space Pirates and Zombies(SPAZ)

$9.99

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
14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1,015 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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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
41 products in account
3 reviews
146.7 hrs on record
This is a fantastic game due to the combination of technical arcade gameplay and strategy. Tech progression, resource management and ship customization are simple to manage yet effective. Good guy, bad guy or even just blowing things up along a mature storyline that is completely twisted with dark humor and good fun. SPAZ is a favorite in my library that is still played. Hats off to the creators of the game.
Posted: February 12th, 2014
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
160 products in account
20 reviews
37.5 hrs on record
Nice story with awesome, simplified UI of complex mechanics and ship customization !

Can be stupidly hard on hardest difficulties if you're into that :P
Posted: January 27th, 2014
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
153 products in account
3 reviews
44.2 hrs on record
A great top-down space game with good combat, OK story and a decent amount of replayability.

The ship customisation is key to the game, and while it isn't as free and expansive as some other space games, the amount of variety is significant and creating that ultimate ship (or fleet of ships) that mows down everything in its/their path is very satisfying.

Unlocking every blueprint and reaching the highest tech levels can take a long time, so focus is generally what will be needed.

The standard missions in the game, to earn reputation with the factions, currency and experience are fairly varied but eventually you'll have seen them all; however each time will have different ships which can alter the difficulty and reward you with new parts.

Sometimes the random generation of the map is extremely unfair - there was a point where I had access to systems up to level 50, and the connection to systems above that (including the story objective at the time) were linked by just one system, which was level 68. It took a awhile of grinding on the lower level systems before I managed to force my way through the gate. This is a game where going up against ships 5 levels higher can be brutal, but can also be fine, depending on what the ships are given in the area by the random generation.

The addition of bounty hunters gives another edge to the game, with their special challenges (which involve a specifically designed ship and not yours) based on skill, not your current progress.

The game mixes it up when you reach act 3 by introducing the zombie faction, which plays against the other two factions (Civs and UTA, or 'police'). While the first two can be befriended, the zombies are always aggressive. When a zombie ship is killed, it explodes into spores and zombies, which can corrupt your ships into zombie ships. This can be devastating if they get your best ship.

In the final act, act 4, the game again changes it up my adding a system control element because (story spoilers:) the zombies are now a much larger threat so the UTA and Civs now work together with you as allies. This bit feels a bit weird, but these systems now gather resources for you (rez (main currency), goons (crewmen, secondary currency) and data (experience)), which can help in the endgame area, where your ships cost significantly more, your levels take a lot of data, and you chew through goons and rez upgrading systems.

In summary, good fun game, great combat, eh story, can get grindy at times and the ship customisation is great.
Posted: February 24th, 2014
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
112 products in account
30 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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