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Have a Mining Jamboree in Space Drone Constructor “Nimbatus”

Stray Fawn Studio has just released Nimbatus – The Space Drone Constructor on Steam Early Access.

Nimbatus is a simulation game where players construct drones in a freeform editor from a huge array of modular parts before sending them on missions in a procedurally generated, open sandbox galaxy.

Mine resources, research new technology, and fight hostile alien life on a limitless number of fully destructible planets. You’ll also be able to send your creations into other player’s galaxies to disrupt their own operations. You can find a launch trailer above.

Nimbatus is expected to be in Early Access for around a year. The current state of the Early Access build is just a free-roaming sandbox, with a campaign and mission system being added later on in development.

The game is now available on Windows PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam and the Humble Store for $19.99.

Here’s a rundown of the game:


Nimbatus – The Space Drone Constructor is an action-packed single player simulation game. Craft drones out of hundreds of different parts and explore a destructible, procedurally generated galaxy. Build autonomous drones to fight other players’ creations. Do you have what it takes to become a drone engineer?

The Nimbatus – the biggest mobile drone factory ever made – was sent out to space. Its mission is simple: To gather as much information about the universe as possible and to find the far ends of it. But beware! There are going to be many encounters hindering this mission. Being in a place far away from home, the Nimbatus is seen as an unwelcome intruder. Taking on tasks related to new discoveries, population control and environmental disasters won’t be easy. It is vital to mine rare resources, advance research and experiment with technologies to combat unknown threats and explore uncharted galaxies.

Key Features:

  • Create your own drones out of countless parts and explore a procedurally generated galaxy with fully destructible planets.
  • Complete difficult missions on alien planets or build autonomous drones using sensor and logic parts and let them fight against other drones in the arena.
  • Collect a variety of resources and use them to research new technology and craft powerful weapons.
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