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Spaceships Ahoy - Gratuitous Space Battles Parasites

Positech now offers Parasites, a new expansion for Gratuitous Space Battles, their tower-defense-style strategy game. The add-on, which will be released through other digital distributors soon, adds 10 new ships along with new ship equipment and bonuses. Here's word on the expansion's titular parasites:

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 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. The parasitoid race is no longer deterred by bright colouring of potential hosts as they know from experience that these are sometimes simple dye additives that some races ingest in a rather feeble attempt to suggest they may be toxic. 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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7. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - Gratuitous Space Battles Parasites Sep 14, 2011, 07:01 Dev
 
I've bought all the expansions prior to this but I think I'll hold off for a bit now.

I'm waiting for a game worth $20+ of my money to come out of positech.
I've paid that much for indie type games before.
He said he was unhappy with the $10ish pricepoint of many indie titles, so I'm waiting for him to put up something worth more.

 
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6. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - Gratuitous Space Battles Parasites Sep 12, 2011, 15:49 Beamer
 
From my experience, people that use the term "suit" have no idea what anyone actually does for a living and assumes there are evil corporate cyborgs somewhere.


I guess Cliffski must be one of them!
 
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5. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - Gratuitous Space Battles Parasites Sep 12, 2011, 15:45 JoeNapalm
 

Just another buzzword.

I'm sure some suit somewhere wants to know if GSB leverages synergy, before he runs around, waiving his hands in the air and screaming "Botnets! Boooootneeeets!"


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4. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - Gratuitous Space Battles Parasites Sep 12, 2011, 14:23 Satoru
 
Their 'tower defense' description is basically their attempt at describing a vast customizable space warship simulator in a way that won't frighten off most people. It would be like describing Doom but saying "It's like a rail shooter except you have freedom of motion do decide where you want to go".  
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3. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - Gratuitous Space Battles Parasites Sep 12, 2011, 12:10 Beamer
 
They are definitely wrong about their game.  
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2. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - Gratuitous Space Battles Parasites Sep 12, 2011, 11:59 Halo
 
Lokust wrote on Sep 12, 2011, 09:42:
There is nothing tower defense about GSB

You might want to shoot them an Email and tell them they're wrong about their game then.
http://positech.co.uk/gratuitousspacebattles/faq.html
 
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1. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - Gratuitous Space Battles Parasites Sep 12, 2011, 09:42 Lokust
 
There is nothing tower defense about GSB  
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