“Space” is the name of the game when it comes to picking a theme it seems lately in the world of indie games and Nimbatus didn’t fall far from the tree. Enter a world of building spaceships and then unleashing them in the cold reaches of unknown space to see how far they can make it. So let’s talk about space-drone building, shall we?
Created by Stray Fawn Studio and still in its early access phase, Nimbatus is an awesome indie game created for lovers of sandbox builders in space. The player is basically called to create entirely self-made space drones that he will later use in order to complete objectives on various missions.
The majority of the game at this point is about the building phase as you can really spend a lot of time on that before you even get to completing real objectives. Understanding the mechanics and dynamics of parts in a building game is very crucial if you want to actually have any success later in a real mission and not just the test area.
I am personally not a huge fan of custom building games any more as I sort of prefer to go through narratives that were set out by the developers themselves, but I have to say that I spent quite a bit of time just building with this game before I even went into any sort of action. That being said, the amount of things that I had to learn, in order to create a well-balanced space drone, were a lot but at the same time it felt very satisfying knowing these things afterwards as I quickly made a few more functionable drones that were of satisfying quality.
The art style is very much in the vein of classic 2D space games and nothing too special really, but the simplicity of it all does help with the chaos that ensues during both building phases and combat phases. Other than that, the game focuses mostly on the part of building your own space drone rather than anything else.
Definitely looking forward to seeing how much more the developers will add to the game as time passes and I am even more so curious about how the finished product will look once it is out of its Early Access phase.
You can find Nimbatus in its Early Access state on its Steam page.
~Konstantinos “Kelfecil” Christakis