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A strategic management game, best described as a sci-fi tower defence game with moving spaceships and configurable units. Design your own ships from a series of hulls+modular components, group the ships into a fleet, give the fleet orders and positions and then watch it engage in OTT gratuitous space battles against enemy fleets.

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0 comments by cliffski2 on Sep 11th, 2011

If you catch them at the wrong time the parasites are a race to be reckoned with. Every 200 years or so they travel the galaxy looking for new hosts, and we're not suggesting that this is a race that excels at making people feel welcome at parties. The hosts they are looking for will provide the much more vital role of keeping the parasites' immature larvae alive and prospering.

The parasites always go too far, they never did get the idea of mutualism and they never have pets (for long). So now they are venturing forth from their adopted home planet and in search of a cognate species which breeds freely and is able to give birth at least once per year, with a good growth rate and preferably (although a bit of crunch is acceptable) without an exoskeleton.They have had 198 years to upgrade their battle fleet in between breeding and snacking and now want to change the menu. Mmm how tasty are you?

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New Gate Pack V3

New Gate Pack V3

Aug 18, 2013 Patch 0 comments

NewGatePack v3 stargate mod for gratuitous-space-battles Updated Version : Ancients,Tau'ri,Wraith,Ori,Asgard V3

New Gate Pack V2

New Gate Pack V2

Feb 26, 2013 Patch 8 comments

Gratuitous Space Battles New Gate Pack: Ancients Wraiths Tau'ri New Modues and Ships By Dr.McKay www.omerkabas.com

GSB Mac demo

GSB Mac demo

Feb 21, 2012 Demo 0 comments

Mac demo of Gratuitous Space Battles, a strategic management game, a sci-fi tower defence game with moving spaceships and configurable units.

GSB Windows demo

GSB Windows demo

Feb 21, 2012 Demo 2 comments

Windows demo of Gratuitous Space Battles, a strategic management game, a sci-fi tower defence game with moving spaceships and configurable units.

Gratuitous Pack of Sources for Modders by Praetors

Gratuitous Pack of Sources for Modders by Praetors

Feb 17, 2012 Other 4 comments

Graphics pack for modders by Praetors/Pra3t0r5.

Current beta Manual

Current beta Manual

Sep 16, 2009 Guides 0 comments

The manual for the currently released beta build, showing how the game plays

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moddlord1 May 14 2013, 10:47am says:

looks great!

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pepepotamo74 Apr 29 2013, 6:46am says:

****! no linux demo.

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fearcontrol May 9 2013, 2:56am replied:

yes, linux demo needed, doesnt make sense for me to buy, unless I know I can get it to work on my crappy system ,)

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Hideyoshi_Raian Nov 18 2012, 5:55am says:

Can anybody upload star wars mod download link in moddb here?
because mediafire and 2shared is blocked and i have problems with gamefront

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glubbar Nov 2 2012, 12:15pm says:

Nice game, all the DLCs seem to work on Linux as well. Just need a trick first though, got to convert all the BMP and DDS files to JPEG and PNG (this also helps witht he white screen bug).**

There are still some issues like using registration code to play the campaign in some cases. Other than that the game is fine.

Is there a way to know which version Desura provides? The latest should be 1.60.

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sssuperguy Sep 30 2012, 5:39pm says:

So I bought the game from GSB's official website, but I can't get a shortcut here for the mods. Help, please?

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goddessprayer Apr 23 2012, 7:45am says:

I immediately got an segmentation fault, when I run it under linux after the splash screen is shown :-(

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glubbar Nov 2 2012, 12:17pm replied:

check the Positech forums, there is a linux support section and a topic dealing about this.

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Firebar Mar 9 2012, 1:29pm says:

Any news on DLC?

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cycyx May 26 2012, 11:09am replied:

For the DLC, I made a script to install them in Linux (no Windows nor Wine needed). You can find it on the Positech forum.

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Gratuitous Space Battles
Windows, Mac, Linux
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Positech Games
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Released Oct 30, 2009
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Lowest Rated (4 agree) 5/10

At first I really liked this game... especially for the price I payed. Then it started to feel really monotonous and excessively difficult to a point where I felt like throwing something out a window. Even though you can set a lot of peramiters on how the AI behaves, the AI is still pretty stupid. You can't intervene AT ALL and have to just sit back and watch the battles, which is the most annoying thing I've ever experienced. It wouldn't be so bad if the AI wasn't so stupid, but still I want to…

Dec 4 2010, 12:16pm by General_Hoohah

Turn Based Strategy
Single Player
Gratuitous Space Battles 2, Released Apr 16, 2015
Gratuitous Space Battles, Released Oct 30, 2009
Gratuitous Space Battles: The Parasites, Released Oct 17, 2011
Gratuitous Space Battles: Galactic Conquest, Released Feb 11, 2011
Gratuitous Space Battles: The Nomads, Released Nov 11, 2010
Gratuitous Space Battles: The Swarm, Released May 19, 2010
Gratuitous Space Battles: The Order, Released Mar 16, 2010
Gratuitous Space Battles: The Tribe, Released Dec 16, 2009

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Still cant decide if I should crunch like mad to release a GSB2 patch today. I think it may have to wait until next week instead. Hmmm.

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Most of today has been equations. Algebra. Its not all rose wine and explosions.

12hours 34mins ago

"//this function is totally wrong and is causing big problems" yeah, no shit man.

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Gah, just found a crash bug in GSB2. Rare, but annoying. mid-fix for rotating composite saving. ARGGHHH. #busydaytoday

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@paulkoan those that would pay is trivially small. Its not even economical to develop for ipad first, let alone android.

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