Gratuitous Space Battles 2 launches full release for Linux, Mac and Windows PC

Yesterday there was an over abundant amount of detail regarding the new Star Wars Battlefront, and it seems appropriate to introduce news of the upcoming Gratuitous Space Battles 2, having left beta and into a full release.

“Yup, it’s true, the much-awaited sequel to the 200,000+ selling #indie #strategy game Gratuitous Space Battles, is finally on sale,” #developer Cliff Harris wrote on his blog. “This has taken us twenty months to make, involved a complete redesign and re-engineering of the graphics engine, numerous changes, improvements and fixes, not least the fact that the game now lets you design the look of the ships from scratch AND has Steam workshop support, achievements, trading cards and so on.”

Harris emphasized that Gratuitous Space Battles 2 is “actually not *that* demanding” in hardware terms, and going by the system requirements posted on Steam: The minimum requirement is a 2GHz Dual Core CPU, 4GB RAM, OpenGL 2.1 with framebuffer extensions and “Any” video card. Plus the release has a one-click easy to use multiple-monitor support, which Cliff Harris HIGHLY recommends.

New features in Gratuitous Space Battles 2:

  • Totally re-coded graphics engine for uber-explodiness
  • Every ship in the game is built from a wide range of components that mean no challenge will have identical looking enemies. Huge scope for ship design.
  • Super-clever lighting system and mega-parallax system makes for a more 3D, cinematic-looking experience, and more gratuitous effects.
  • Built-in multi-monitor support. Runs fine (and looks lovely) at 5120 res and beyond.
  • New classes of ship, introducing the Dreadnought, the destroyer and the gunship…
  • Carrier modules now bring fighters into battle, and refuel them mid-battle. Knock out a carrier to upset those pesky fighter pilots.
  • Steam achievements & trading cards at last!
  • Formations now survive individual members being lost.
  • New support beams allow ships to act as tugs, or mobile target-boost assistance vessels.
  • Support for new weapons combinations such as radioactive plasma torpedoes.
  • Built in 30 FPS mode for smooth video-capture for all you lets-play fans.
  • unashamedly gratuitous GUI.

Gratuitous Space Battles 2 is available now on Steam, GOG, the Humble Store, or directly from Gratuitous Space Battles 2 official website. We’ll have a review soon.

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