space pirates and zombies 2, a single-player space-based survival exploration game from indie studio MinMax Games, officially exits its year-and-a-half stint in Steam Early Access on November 7, including its full VR port that supports the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
The third person Space Pirates and Zombies 2 (SPAZ 2) may differ in game mechanics from its descendant predecessor, Space Pirates and Zombies (2011), but it also includes a virtual reality mode that lets you play the entire game with SteamVR compatible headsets.
In SPAZ 2 you must survive in an evolving post-apocalyptic galaxy where fuel is scarce and you must recover to survive. Hundreds of fleets populate the Galaxy, all with their own AI captains imbued with the ability to do whatever you can.
Because resources are inherently scarce, factions form and divide, conflicts erupt due to starvation; stronger factions establish and defend territories, set up resource centers and establish starbases. Some factions become bandits to survive.
According to MinMax, when factions meet, “combat is usually the outcome. While the strategic side of SPAZ 2 is about exploration, territorial control, and faction building, the action side of SPAZ 2 is about ship building, tactics, and rescue.
- 200 persistent captains capable of doing anything the player can, including forming dynamic factions, building structures, controlling territory and going to war.
- A true living galaxy that is not player-centric, developing differently in each game through agent interactions.
- Build your own faction from scratch.
- Randomly generated modular parts. Build the mothership that suits your playstyle, on the fly, in seconds.
- Strategic shipbuilding. The mass, location, and shape of parts are all important, making the design of a ship a meaningful decision.
- A fully physics-based 3D environment where everything is destructible, takes damage from impacts, and can be grabbed and even thrown at enemies.
Watch the gameplay video below to get a better idea of what the game has to offer VR gamers.