Design and then improve the ultimate mothership. Explore a persistent living galaxy populated by 200 unique captains that can do everything you can do. Survive the zombie infection and then fight them back. Make allies and start your own faction. Build your empire. Also includes Sandbox Mode.
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January 30

V1.1 The Proving Grounds!


Hi Everyone,

Here's some new stuff we hope you will like! :)

Proving Grounds:
If you have ever wanted to see how your ship would do against the local Arena ship, wish no longer because you can now have a simulated battle vs arena ships to test out your designs with no risk to life and limb.


New Map! (Hexor)
This new 110 territory map is hex based. It is a much more traditional strategic map but it turns out to be quite fun to play as well! It is only available in Sandbox Mode.


Engine Boost Changes:
We are experimenting with a new boost system that requires 20% boost fuel to start boosting. This is in response to user input that players were holding the boost button down indefinitely in battle because they were overwhelmed or just forgot. This lead to the boost never recharging.

Now what will happen is once the boost pool is empty, it will instantly start filling, but boost cannot re-engage until it is 20% full (only takes a couple of seconds) So if you are holding the boost key too long now, you will get repeated boosts as the pool fills to 20% then drains then fills etc... 20% is about the required boost to actually get the ship moving and it doesn't take too long to fill.

Some had suggested just to let the boost pool totally fill once drained even if the key was pressed, but not to start a new boost until the boost button was released and pressed again. We experimented with this as well, but it felt like a bug to have a full boost bar and no boost happening.

This change is experimental. Give it a few days and see how it feels. Personally we like it, but we want to hear your thoughts as well.


Here is the complete list of changes/fixes/additions.
  • Relations hit added with a transport owner when it is destroyed.
  • Relations hit added with faction leader when capital transport destroyed.
  • Fix for rare case where player is second last in faction and the faction leader gets zombified thus forcing the player into role as faction leader and starting own faction.
  • Fixed case where you could be moving while the assign starbase menu was active, causing potential weirdness.
  • Fixed case where strike craft needs 1 blueprint to level up to level 6, but 2 are currently spawned in the level and picking up the second blueprint erroneously says the strike craft is now level 7
  • Fixed zombified faction member phone call creating non exitable menu after zombie faction destroyed.
  • Fixed issue where a player base couldn't be built if the zombie war meter filled while the player was a member of another faction.
  • Added sort captains by distance on the faction info pane. Makes easier to find joiners and get to them quicker when you run a faction.
  • Fixed case where battlewagon would fire missiles at targets out of range when another viable target was in range, but the lock was still on the out of range target.
  • Changed: New engine boost mechanic where if you hold down boost it will now regen up to 20% before starting to boost again. Initiating boost now requires 20% boost juice, but if you hold the boost button all the time, it will now do something each time the boost recharges to 20% instead of just staying drained until you release the boost button.
  • Added Proving Grounds to all Arenas. This lets you test our your own mothership build vs the Arena ship you would usually pilot in a simulation.
  • Fixed outdated hangar tutorial image from before the big v0.8 upgrade to the new strike craft system.
  • The weapon group HUD now has text to show what the icons mean, so people can find battle wagon mode more easily if they missed it in the tutorial.
  • Text and translation updates
  • Reworked the objective coloring system so that green objectives are things to do, and grey ones are completed so it is consistent throughout the flow.
  • Added new 110 territory hex based map called Hexor. Can be found in the sandbox options.
  • The infection balls the zombies shoot now have warning effects on them to show bio hazard.
  • Fixed the broken alpha mask on the zoom scope.
  • The being chased line on the map is now more scary so it is harder to ignore.
  • In VR mode, the cursors now lock to the slide bar they are sliding so you don't need to be a surgeon to use them.
  • Fixed VR restore defaults button not saving settings.
  • Improved method for adjusting the VR menu position with motion controls.

Thanks for playing!

Andrew (Blorf) and Richard (Narlak)
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Reviews

“The combat in this feels very very good you guys. Feels very nice, very fluid.”
Brian Rubin, Space Game Junkie

“Oh Yes, I love the comic relief in the game. Just about everything is oozing with that kind of charm.”
ReformistTM

“MinMax Games has slammed down in front of us the most innovative and exciting experiences I have had the privilege of playing in a long time.”
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About This Game


In SPAZ 2 you must survive in an evolving post apocalyptic Galaxy. The zombie threat is defeated, infrastructure has collapsed, fuel is scarce, and scavenging means survival.


Initially the Galaxy contains hundreds of fleets, each trying to survive. AI captains do everything the player can. The player is not special and is not the center of the Galaxy.

As resource scarcity becomes critical, ships come into conflict just to survive. Factions may form for protection or split due to starvation. Old friends must become fodder.


Stronger factions establish and defend territories, set up resource hubs, and establish star bases. Weaker factions may resort to banditry. Each captain is unique, persistent, and shapes the Galaxy.


When factions meet, combat is usually the result. 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.

Combat creates damaged ships and dead crew, but it also provides new salvaged parts. All the parts in SPAZ 2 are modular and randomly generated. If you see something you like, break it off an enemy, grab it with your tractor beam, and connect it to your ship. Ship construction can be done live during battles, though sometimes beating an enemy to death with their broken wing is also fun.


Back on the star map, battles will attract other captains looking for salvage. Take your new parts and run. Upgrade, repair, and prepare to fight another day, for darker threats are about to emerge.

Key Features:
  • Two hundred persistent Captains that are able to do everything the player can, including forming dynamic factions, building structures, controlling territory, and going to War.
  • A true living galaxy that is not player centric. It will develop differently each game through the interactions of the agents.
  • Build your own faction from nothing.
  • Randomly generated modular parts. Build the mothership that suits your play style, on the fly, in seconds. Every part has its own unique stats that contribute to the mothership. Every part has its own hull integrity and damage states. Every part is a real, working, ship component.
  • 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.
  • A fully physics based 3d environment where everything is destructible, takes damage from impacts, can be grabbed and even thrown at enemies with the tractor beam.
  • Natural movement and controls. Movement is on a 2d plane and screen relative, much like an FPS. The combat feels like huge pirate ships battling on an ocean. Focus on tactical positioning and manage system power to unleash hell at the right moment.
  • Epic ship to ship battles. Tear the enemy apart piece by piece over minutes, instead of seconds.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
    • Processor: 2.6 Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB 3D DirectX 9 Compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
    • Processor: 3.1 Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB 3D DirectX 9 Compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: MacOS X 10.8.5
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.6 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3 Compatible GPU with 1GB Video RAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 64 Bit Only, VR not supported
    Recommended:
    • OS: MacOS X 10.8.5 or Newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 3.1 GHz+
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3 Compatible GPU with 2GB Video RAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 64 Bit Only, VR not supported
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or SteamOS
    • Processor: 2.6+ GHz Quad core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3 Compatible GPU with 1GB Video RAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 64 Bit Only, Other Linux versions should work but are not officially supported. VR not supported
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or SteamOS or newer
    • Processor: 3.1+ GHz Quad core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3 Compatible GPU with 2GB Video RAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 64 Bit Only, Other Linux versions should work but are not officially supported. VR not supported
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