PRO2131 recently released Starblazer, a virtual reality RTS game, into Early Access over on the Steam store for $19.99.
The game features the ability to create and build your own space fleet and then engage in real-time strategic space battles using your own custom configurations. The fleet builder is where the real creative fun is to be had, where players will design their own custom space force to fight against their foes. You can customize the way the ships behave, their colors, and style.
Once you’re done setting up your units, you can then head into the war room to fight against either AI opponents in offline single-player matches, or online in the multiplayer PvP matches.
You can see what the game is like in action with the Early Access trailer below.
The hook for the game is that you can control your space fleet in open 3D VR space. This allows you quick and easy controls for managing your units. You can quickly map out locations, destinations, and tactical maneuvers in 3D space.
Before heading into battle, you can actually organize your units and play-test your tactical war prowess in a demo map before taking your tactics online.
As mentioned, Starblazer is still currently in Early Access on Steam. However, the developer is working quickly and updating the game regularly with new content. Just recently the map was redesigned at the request of gamers who attended PAX.
According to the Early Access page, PRO2131 has plans on getting the game fully functional and up and out before the end of 2019.While the core mechanical functions are already built and working, they still need to flesh out the content by improving the multiplayer, adding more maps, including more offline single-player content, upgrading the artificial intelligence, and adding more replayability features such as co-op. For now, it doesn’t look like the game is CVAA compliant, so it will be interesting to see how they handle the multiplayer features moving forward.
For more info on the game feel free to visit the Steam store page.