Niche Spotlight – Nimbatus – The Space Drone Constructor

Nimbatus - The Space Drone Constructor

Today’s Spotlight is Nimbatus – The Space Drone Constructor, a sandbox drone combat game by Stray Fawn Studio and WhisperGames that recently left Early Access.

As the name implies, Nimbatus is all about constructing drones and sending them out on missions. Choose from one of six captains and build elaborate drones out of hundreds of modular parts. You can automate drones by programming them using various sensor and logic parts, or you can take direct control of them yourself.

The game is set in a fully destructible, procedurally generated universe. Game modes include a survival campaign, a more chilled out sandbox mode, and even competitive multiplayer against your friends.

You can find the Release Announcement trailer below.

Nimbatus – The Space Drone Constructor is available on Windows PC, Linux, and Mac (all via Steam) for $19.99.

You can find a rundown of the game (via Steam) below:

You are the Captain of the Nimbatus – the biggest mobile drone factory ever made. Design your own unique drones to explore a physics-based universe. Survive by shooting your way through completely destructible planets in different biomes, compete against autonomous drones built by other players or enjoy complete creative freedom in the sandbox.

Let your imagination run wild

Choose from more than 75 physically simulated parts.The drone construction workshop enables full creative freedom.tive freedom.

Explore three different game modes

  • Survival campaign: Pick one of six diverse captains, navigate the universe and grow your arsenal while facing overwhelming odds.
  • Sandbox: Get creative with unlimited power. Adjust game parameters to your liking, create your own challenges or conquer the universe with endless resources at your disposal.
  • Competitive arenas: Show your engineering skills to the world. Battle other players in several arenas such as Sumo, Racing, Brawl & Catch.

Mine entire planets

You’ll encounter countless procedurally generated planets that are fully destructible and rich in resources, each with their own unique properties, climate zones and enemies.

Automate your drone to the fullest

Take the additional challenge and construct fully automated space drones by combining sensors and logic parts. Use your inventions in singleplayer or measure your programming skills against other players.

Choose your weapon and upgrade your ship

Fight with endless weapon combinations in the campaign or build your own custom weapons from scratch in the weapon workshop by researching the tech tree. Upgrade your mothership to aid you on your mission and shift the odds in your favour.

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Frank Streva


Niche Gamer’s resident indie expert. Digs through the Steam new releases so you don’t have to. Massive fan of miniature and board games as well.