Alone in space, light years away from your family, armed with only your Fistcannon™; you are Cargo Corps' latest recruit, a Cargo Commander.
User reviews: Very Positive (347 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 1, 2012

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About This Game

Alone in space, light years away from your family, armed with only your Fistcannon™, Platform Drill and the meanest cup of coffee in the sector; you are Cargo Corps’ latest recruit, a Cargo Commander.
Your responsibilities are simple: travel through the vast reaches of wormhole-filled space salvaging priceless cargo from alien infested containers. The work, however, is hard, honest, and hairy:punch and shoot deadly mutants in the face, while traveling between your ship and containers. Jockey for promotions with thousands of other Cargo Commanders in the galaxy, collect over 80 different cargo types, all the while earning your way back home.

Key Features

  • Randomly generated levels based around names. Choose any name to generate a new custom sector and share with your friends to compete for high score!
  • Fully destructible environments; create your own path with your Platform drill and explosives
  • Compete with other players for promotions; each sector has an online leaderboard
  • 2 different play modes: Career and Journey
  • Loot the dead corpses of other players' vain attempts at beating your score
  • Upgradeable weapons and tools

System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux
    • OS:Windows Vista/7
    • Processor:2 GHz (or 4 GHz for CPUs like Celeron/Duron)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9.0c compatible; integrated or very low budget cards may not work
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space; 256 MB Video Memory
    • OS:Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible graphics card, 256 MB video memory
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
    • OS: Ubuntu (and most other distributions
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c/OpenGL 2.0 compatible graphics card, 256 MB video memory
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB space
Helpful customer reviews
26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
22.0 hrs on record
This game is a very nice little platformer. I have enjoyed my time with it and would definitly reccomend it, the only complaint I would have is that after a while of playing it can feel kind of grindy with not much else to focus your efforts on. Brought me into the platforming genre and I still love it
Posted: June 25
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Fantastic little game, incredibly addictive and with a nice art style and soundtrack.
Posted: May 5
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
This review won't do Cargo Command justice. It looks like a simple 2d platformer/shooter with some low gravity physics fun... and it is, but it's also much more. Cargo Commander is impressive in it's ability to draw you in despite being a 2d 3rd person game. You will freak out when hordes of aliens start to overwhelm you, you'll panic as you coast through the void of space as your oxygen rockets toward empty, the black hole ripping apart everything around you as you scramble to find a way into a pressurized container. You'll feel the sense of isolation and frustration of being alone in space, away from your family. The game is drenched in a purposeful pervading sense of loneliness. It's a wonderful immersive game, and despite losses and defeat the game is designed where each trip adds up to some progress, making you stronger and more able to take on challenges next time.

A note about the story elements of the game (spoiler?- speculation mostly):
I have a theory about the enemies that litter the random cargo containers are actually mutated versions of your player character from alternate timelines. There's some major weirdness going on with the black holes and the fact that you can continue playing where you left off after death. Additionally the enemies drop Caps, the games currency which is also a literal baseball cap, identical to the one you wear.

Summary: Pick up Cargo Commander.
Posted: May 5
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Elegant and sophisticated indie game. Being a Cargo Commander, collect all the cargo in the random generated and possible alien infected containers. Interesting gravity orientation change, special weapons and destructable environment make this game awesome. Furthermore, there are also upgradable tools, suits and cargo system. And lots of humor in the game!

精緻漂亮的小遊戲,身為一個貨物指揮官,在各種隨機且有外星生物的貨櫃中尋找並蒐集貨物,遊戲中重力方向變換、特殊武器以及可破壞的場景,讓這個遊戲變得十分有趣,此外也包含可升級的工具、裝備以及貨倉系統,還有許多幽默與笑點!
Posted: July 16
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.6 hrs on record
Cargo Commander is a fun platformer for casual play.

Pros: Setting, Graphics, Music, Controls
Cons: Gameplay

Cargo Commander creates a deep sense of loneliness in outer space. The visuals and sound only serve to enhance this feeling. Realists may use the "silent space" option, but the ability to use your own music aboard the ship is outstanding. The controls are excellent, and they should be, for a relatively simple platform game.

Unfortunately, the gameplay matches too well the drudgery of space salvaging. Sectors may be randomly generated but offer little challenge. With over eighty cargo types and only six types per sector, the game is an exercise in patience rather than skill. Completionists will find themselves weary-eyed searching for ultra rare cargos.

Salvage the fun by playing in short sittings.

6/10
Posted: April 4
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40 of 47 people (85%) found this review helpful
43.5 hrs on record
I love this game, there is a subtle story and when I got to the end of the game I felt happy to have bought this game. also love the card system, always looked foward to finding a post card from another player or to leave one for others to find.
Posted: November 25, 2013
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