game language: English
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Nimbatus - The Space Drone Constructor is a 2D arcade game with simulation elements, in which we build our own space drones. This is the second project of Stray Fawn Studio, a small Swiss developer. The titular Nimbatus is a technologically advanced mother ship, designed for remote execution of dangerous missions on planets.
After starting the game, we find ourselves in a procedurally generated galaxy. As commander of Nimbatus, we visit other planets and design technologically advanced drones to complete various missions: from extracting resources, through eliminating enemy robots' nests, to destroying signal transmitters. We don't have to worry too much about the terrain, because the machine can freely create paths and go through the environment like a hot knife through butter.
We start the game by constructing our reconnaissance machine. Nimbatus - The Space Drone Constructor offers a huge number of parts that can be attached to the central core without any restrictions. We can choose from numerous engines, weapons, mining lasers, shields, batteries and fuel tanks powering all the equipment. What is more, a series of sensors and processors can help us pilot the drone or even make it autonomous.
In addition to missions on the planetary surfaces, players can also use a few additional modes, focused on fighting drones. For example, you can take part in a sumo match where the goal is to push the enemy vehicle out of the circle. In the arena, we have to face waves of tenacious opponents, trying to survive as long as possible.
Nimbatus - The Space Drone Constructor offers functional and detailed 2D graphics, whose main advantages are excellent looking particle effects, laser lights, explosions and other dynamic elements of the game. The physics engine also deserves attention - it allows for realistic movements of individual elements of the ship and precise simulations of the behavior of drones equipped with maneuvering engines.
The project was financed by a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, which ended on December 5, 2017.
Expectations: 5.2 / 10 calculated out of 13 players' votes.
PC / Windows
Minimum: Quad Core, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800 GT / Radeon HD 4670 or better, 1 GB HDD, Windows XP SP2