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Hardspace: Shipbreaker

2 weeks ago

Feature: And why they changed their minds

How Hardspace: Shipbreaker’s devs made spaceships you can cut anywhere

Hardspace: Shipbreaker is a game about cutting up spaceships with heavy industrial tools for cash. It’s a thrill to drift in zero-G, slicing and chopping and severing hull panels, superstructures, cockpits, airlocks, partly because the way you take them apart is up to you. You know what you have to do as soon as you get into space; you just need to figure out how.That…

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4 weeks ago

Feature: A baker's dozen (plus two)

Our 15 favourite PC games of 2020 so far

Halloo, gentle reader. Since we're half way through the entire year of 2020 (yet somehow it is also still March?), we decided to run down, lasso and tie up some of our favourite games from the last six months, and force them into a nice list for you. 2020 still has plenty of new PC games to come, of course, but these are the ones…

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1 month ago

Feature: One for your every workday, scum

7 reasons I have fallen for Hardspace: Shipbreaker

There are many reasons you should be playing Hardspace: Shipbreaker. It is full of so many details that my idle thought of "I wonder if I could write five things about it" became a list of a dozen within ten minutes. The basic idea is that you fly around disused spaceships and gradually cut them apart for scrap and salvage, in a full 3D simulation…

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Feature: Hot shuts EXPOSED

The joy of stripping armour in Hardspace: Shipbreaker

VINDICATION. That's what Hardspace: Shipbreaker says to me. I have hinted several times that salvage is grossly under-represented in games. And now here's a game all about it, and it as excellent as I'd hoped.Despite being an estimate year from release, Hardspace Colon Shipbreaker already gets a lot of things right. But my favourite thing about it is one I didn't even expect to feel…

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