Indie studio Three Phase Interactive have announced Defect – a sci-fi strategy game that lets you build the perfect spaceship…and destroy it again in epic, intergalactic dogfights.
In Defect, players take on the role of a low-ranking captain, facing fleets of enemy ships and hefty boss battles, with the ever-constant threat of mutiny lingering just around the corner. And once your loyal crew members begin to revolt, you might even find yourself facing off against your very own creations.
Armed with over 175 components to choose from, the game lets players build “over a billion” different battle-ships, ranging from “scrappy fighters to massive Death Star-sized battlecruisers,” and everything in-between. You can even suit up your fleet with hidden, exploitable weak points, should your ships fall into enemy clutches.
There’s also three visual themes for players to pimp out their fleet, featuring some of the best-known designs in the sci-fi universe. Players can choose to sport the industrial quirks of Star Wars ships, or opt for the sleeker creations notable in the Star Trek series. You can even recreate some of NASA’s most iconic designs, courtesy of Defect’s 1950’s theme.
“Defect is all about customizing your dream spacecraft, piloting it into battle then taking it out via the hidden Achilles heel,” said project manager, Paul Baker, “By providing a near limitless set of design tools, players will be able to build ships we’ve never emulated. We can’t wait to see their creativity.”
Defect launches on July 28 2016 for PC Windows, Mac and Linux. For more information, you can check out the game’s official website here. Alternatively, you can follow Three Phase Interactive on Twitter.