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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.
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The featured game for March 21 - 24 is here! Get it now!

Game: Space Pirates and Zombies
Developer: MinMax Games
DRM: DRM-Free, Steamworks
Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux

Featured Charity: Child's Play
10% of all sales generated by this deal will go to Child's Play.


Game Description:

"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.
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  • SPAZ official soundtrack

The top three contributors will also receive an exclusive IndieGameStand T-shirt!

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Space Pirates and Zombies (SPAZ) beta released

Space Pirates and Zombies (SPAZ) beta released

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SPAZ released on BMT Micro

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Space Pirates and Zombies (DEMO)

Space Pirates and Zombies (DEMO)

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This is a demo for Space Pirates and Zombies. It contains about 90 minutes of gameplay. The demo contains the first two star systems you will reach in...

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Joeru
Joeru

I love this game, it game me countless hours of enjoyment, I still play this from time to time as well as FTL. Hard to find quality games like these.

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finnmjc
finnmjc

I bought this game over on steam and it is FANTASTIC!
Hats off to the guys who made this and if your considering BUY IT!!

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s_d
s_d

Will the HIB Linux & Mac versions come to Desura (regardless of download codes)?

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vesuvia99
vesuvia99

Got here from Starfarer

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RedeemerEngaged
RedeemerEngaged

Hi guys, I have sometimes a bug with turrets aiming wrong. When I set turrets to manual mode, the turrets sometimes keep aiming automatic at enemies but with a offset to the right or left (the problem does not lie with turrets rotating to slow, they rotate fast enough). When I set turrets to automatic mode, they aim automatic (without the offset IIRC) but al my weapons open fire automatically too (including grunt shuttles, so my ship's goons is very fast depleted). Sometimes the modes work, sometimes I have the before mentioned bugs. Anyway to fix this?

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Hell_Diguner
Hell_Diguner

As far as I can tell, Manual/Automatic turrets just means whether they shoot manually or automatically. Turret tracking cannot be changed. They either aim at the enemy ship you've selected (if that ship is in range of the turret's weapon) or they aim at mouse pointer. This means surplus/standard cannon turrets aren't a good idea. Particle cannon and mass driver turrets seem fine as their bullet speed is rapid.

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RedeemerEngaged
RedeemerEngaged

Bought this game a few days ago on steam, it is a fun game. Modifying your ships and looking for the best loadouts is very addictive :). And I love the bombs, it is satisfying destroying a whole group of tiny ships with a bomb :D.

I have one suggestion, please add the ability to have multiple smaller ships in a large hanger. Excluding a few rare circumstances and weird builds, mid in the game tiny & small ships become somewhat useless compared to the bigger ships. Or is this later in the game possible? (i am now lvl 43, chapter 2 iirc)

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samirbha
samirbha

Looks cool, dling demo, from the screenshots it looks a bit like Gratuitous Space Battles, IMHO

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Piemanlives
Piemanlives

use of a similar engine i believe, also worth the 10 dollars you pay for it

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Atts
Atts

Hi Guys,

Version 1.600 came out a couple of days ago and I thought I might post it up.

Mostly bug fixes and base modifications, as can be seen on Spacepiratesandzombies.com

The most notable feature that was added is the free modding tools being released, try your hand at making ships and weapons for good old SPAZ as provided on the SPAZ homepage.

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Highest Rated (5 agree) 10/10

Simply an amazing game for people who like this sort of thing, even as a beta.

Ultimately it feels a lot like the Star Control games, but is far more polished and with greater complexity with when it comes to the gameplay. The story of course is not like Star Control, but it nevertheless has a goal and the light sprinkle of humour is very enjoyable.

I would tell anyone just to try the demo and you'll be convinced, well worth buying for the reduced price whilst in beta too.

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RELEASE DATE: May 19 2016 The hull has been breached and the progress is leaking out! Store.steampowered.com

May 3 2016

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Jan 26 2016

SPAZ is on sale for %50 off, or %50 of it's original cost. It depends on how you look at it. Store.steampowered.com

Jul 21 2015

Check out our first new trailer in 10 months! The zombies have finally been revealed. Youtube.com

Dec 19 2014

SPAZ is currently %80 off on Steam during the Exploration Sale. Check the link for details. Store.steampowered.com

Nov 26 2014

SPAZ is now on sale on Steam during the Halloween sale. Check the link for details. Store.steampowered.com

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