Strategy space sim Pixel Starships starts early access alpha this month

    
10

If you’re anything like some of us and you’re a sucker for cutaway management games like FTL, Fallout Shelter, and Star Command, then you might be interested in the upcoming Pixel Starships.

Sporting the retro 8-bit design that’s all the rage on mobile these days, Pixel Starships puts players in the role of a captain who has to micromanage a (cute) crew, go on missions, and gradually upgrade his or her ship. What’s even better is that the devs are skewing the title toward the MMO side of the spectrum: “We want to invest in a persistent world similar to World of Warcraft with fresh content and new players making the game alive and exciting for decades.”

Pixel Starships recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign to finish the game’s development. It goes into early access alpha on August 20th, with an iPhone and iPad launch later in 2015. A PC version is slated for next year.

You can check out a couple of Pixel Starships’ videos after the break to get a better feel for this stellar title.

newest oldest most liked
Subscribe to:
Zipzopzippitybop
Guest
Zipzopzippitybop

I just want FTL in a persistent world with PVP. That literally describes the perfect game to me.

dorn2
Guest
dorn2

Don’t bother reporting on this if it’s not on PC yet.

Kaloth
Guest
Kaloth

Ok, I watched through both videos. So where’s the ginger space-elf with the big hoohaas?
Joking aside, I think I could enjoy this. Thanks for bringing it to the attention of a wider audience, and in doing so, to me.

Armsbend
Guest
Armsbend

There are dozens if not hundreds of these games on the apple store.  Kickstarter for a mobile city builder clash of clans pvp game.  Hilarious.  Hope you guys are getting a cut for this ad.

Oskiee
Guest
Oskiee

iPad only? really? To bad.

PawnInTheGame
Guest
PawnInTheGame

Dystopiq Looks like more than 256 colors, definitely not 8-bit :P

PawnInTheGame
Guest
PawnInTheGame

This looks too good to be true… Time to go buy an iPad!

KenAddeh
Guest
KenAddeh

Dystopiq Or for the most part just call it “Pixel Art” oriented.

Tridus
Guest
Tridus

I have a hard time enjoying this 8/16 bit graphics being all the rage thing, because I find them horrifically ugly on a high res screen like an iPad.

The game itself could be fun, though.

Dystopiq
Guest
Dystopiq

None of that is 8bit. 16 at the least.