As the captain of your own smuggler spaceship, lead your crew to a life of glory! How you do that is up to you!
There are multiple ways to achieve this aim. From trading merchandises, even illegal ones such as space drugs or slaves if you choose so, to using diplomatic solutions. But never forget though, that the best option remains piracy, but with piracy often the price is blood.
So guard your treasures and beware of your envious opponents, especially of the corrupted members of the Spacecop alliance.
To survive in space you will need to earn the best equipment:
- powerful engines
- mighty generators
- deadly weapons
- medic systems
- research labs
- control systems
Galactic Princess is a combination of retro-futurism and pop culture. The game plays with common clichés and well-known references, twisting them in an unexpected way.
Using satire, and parody, Galactic Princess toys with Humor and Drama throughout the game.
A new government saw the light, self-proclaimed under the name of “Unified Galaxy”, with no other ambition than to impose their power on the entire galaxy.
This illegitimate organization, ruled by an alliance of the most ruthless and corrupted men took and kept the power by force, establishing legions of Spacecops to maintain the control of resources. Those who did not bow to their tyranny became rebel factions, or simply independent crews, led by their trustworthy Captains.
This is where you come into play. As a renowned pirate, proud smuggler and captain of your own vessel, your main desire is to remain free from the government abuses. To make your wish come true, you will have to build the strongest ship and recruit the best crew.
But fate has reserved other, much greater plans for you…
For example, you can builda Battle Cruiser: a heavy fighter with many powerful weapons, coupled with strong shields but lacking in maneuverability and speed. Or you can create a blitz fighter, very maneuverable, allowing you to weave in and out of asteroid belts while whittling away at your enemy.
Define the strategy that suits you best. Your ship’s physics will react to those choices!
● Weapons: There are numerous types of weapons to equip your ship with:
Offensive: plasma lasers, laser beams, rockets, multi-directional explosives, anti-matter charges, fusion sticky bombs, mines…
Defensive: decoys, baits, cloaking devices, electromagnetic-charges, time-bender...
● Engines: Engines affect your movements and speed and allow you to perform tricky maneuvers, crucial against an overpowered enemy or an asteroid field!
With special engines, you can reach the speed of light.
● Shields: Shields will cover specific areas of your ship; choose wisely which area to protect to ensure the safety of your ship’s vital functions and crew.
● Sensors: Sensors will provide you information about the enemy and other important aspects such as distance, level, type etc. They can be used to make navigation easier and also help you strategize for difficult battles.
●Monitors: Pay close attention to your monitors. Most of the information you will need is not represented through the classic interface but through a Diegetic interface.
This means that all your required info will be displayed on different monitors and screens of your spaceship.
●Engineering room: This room allows the engines and shields to function properly, and thus protects your ship. Adding more engineering rooms will boost their efficiency.
●Artificial intelligence room: This room controls the support functions of the ship, and provides feedbacks such as: O² level, fire alert, enemy alert, door status…
●Medic systems: Used to heal your crew from space related ailments. Further on, you will even be able to upgrade them with some cyber-implants while recovering .
●Prison: Captured a political prisoner? Keep them here and trade them for some much needed supplies or even information.
●Cargo hold: The place to keep your contraband goods. Cargo can also be used to store scout ships.
●Cockpit: Also known as the control room. It is the heart of the spaceship, so always keep it safe!
●Research labs: Those little guns you start with aren'tgoing to cut it for long. Come here to upgrade and research new weapons.
●Docking ports: Allow you to dock and board the enemies’ ships.
Spaceship vs. Spaceship
The combat phases will take two forms: Spaceship VS. Spaceship, and Crew VS. Crew, but keep in mind that whatever happens to your ship will also affect your crew inside.
●Define your strategy according to your enemy’s strengths and weaknesses.
●Use your weapons to destroy the enemy’s vital functions and open a breach.
●Destroy their weapons or jam their sensors…
●Destroy their engines to incapacitate their movements.
●Maneuver to avoid taking damages, or to choose the impact area.
●Create hull breaches to slowly drain their oxygen levels.
●Board the enemy ship and launch your looting operation. It’s time to scavenge some goods.
Crew vs. Crew
In the wild space, everyone does their best to survive: some use diplomacy, others prefer less shady methods such as theft, but most of them will find a far greater interest in fighting. Their purpose?
Steal equipment and enslave crew.
To bring your battle to a successful conclusion, you will need a clear understanding of your opponents’ capabilities, and of course know the strengths and weaknesses of your crew like no other.
Each member of your crew can be assigned to a specific task or position. Like in a classic RTS game.
The battle crew's role is to protect the ship from invasions, as well as invade the enemies’ ship in return.
You must take their races into consideration: equip your melee fighters with close range weapons and your gunners with long range weapons.Real time tactical pause : To facilitate your management and tactical decisions, an active pause will help you to assign your orders.
Battles and training increase the level of experience of your crew.
The captain is the most valuable element of your crew, protect him at any cost. There is no hope for a crew without a true leader, strength and honor is the path chosen by the greatest captains of the galaxy.
Assign your crew members to different rooms of your ship: each crew member working on a system increases the power of its functions.
Manage your units with efficiency and relevance:
● Place a core blaster team to control the important hubs.
● Lead your close combat unit to their target avoiding the blaster fight areas
● Protect the important rooms, cargo, prisoners and captain.
● Use your race’s special abilities to overcome the enemy’s weaknesses.
● Use the environment to keep your crew out of the line of fire.
● Find the captain. Then kill him or force his surrender to win the battle.
Equipment is an important part of the smugglers' treasure hoard, and nothing is more reliable than the blasters on your ship…
During your journey you will discover countless weapons, through trading, looting, or simply as a reward.
Be strategic; equip your crew members in accordance with their race or specialization to improve their capabilities and chances of survival.
The galaxy is vast and surprisingly full of life!
During your journey, you will encounter many species...
Will they become trusted allies to trade with?
Will they be deadly rivals to battle or enslave?
Will they join your crew as friends, or as slaves?
In space, the sound of nothingness can drive you crazy… and music will be more than an appreciated friend, whether during your lonely travels or enduring the vivid battles. Thus, our intentions are to provide various soundscapes throughout the adventure.
Faithfull to its “retro-futurism” direction, the game will therefore allow you to enjoy classical music compositions as well as modern rhythms, and even experimental ones.
While the music of the trailer is signed by Dynatron, our goal for the entire game is to offer an eclectic OST, influenced by a diversity of artists with strong identities, strengthening thereby the dramatic intensity.
Risks and challenges
As in many video games, there is no challenge without risk, nor risk without challenge.
Our goal with Galactic Princess is to offer the deepest experience possible: give the players a great creative freedom and allow them to experiment and discover new ways to play.
The relative challenge will be to offer a coherent feeling between experimentation of the sandbox aspect of the game and the narrative situations that player will encounter.
We are confident about the attractiveness of the gameplay mechanics, but in order to make the game even more interesting, we will need to produce a lot of content: more weapons, more characters, more unexpected situations, more music, more, more, always more! And depending on how much we decide to implement in the game, it may result in a potential delay of the release date.
This will be for the best!
- (30 days)