The Totally Weird, Quirky, and Ambitious Space Pirates and Zombies 2 Is Officially Out Today

Includes VR Support for the HTV Vive and Oculus Rift

MinMax Games has announced that their “definitive space battle sandbox” game, Space Pirates and Zombies 2, is officially launching today on PC, Mac, Linux, with Vive and Oculus VR support.

Space Pirates and Zombies 2, or SPAZ 2, is all about surviving in a dangerous, emergent-living galaxy building and expanding your spaceship, fending off zombies, and contending with rivals captains and pirates. You’ll explore the galaxy and shape it with your own actions but its the 200 unique AI captains that can do everything the player can do that will serve up a “metric space-ton of explosive action.”

While SPAZ 2 may sound like a direct sequel to SPAZ 1, it is actually a new game with brand-new gameplay mechanics and features but is set in the same universe with the same cast. The most significant feature is the Super Sandbox mode offers players the opportunity to customize their SPAZ 2 experience with 90 unique sliders. From adjusting the size of the galaxy, or the max size of ships, or how long it takes a ship to reload its guns, there are over 100 trillion possible permutations, effectively giving players powerful modding tools form the get-go.

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Owners of the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift will receive full and free VR support in SPAZ 2. The entire game is playable in VR and features a re-worked holographic UI, the ability to select targets with just a glace, and an improved sense of depth and scale. A free demo with VR support is available to check out.

SPAZ 2 has been in Early Acess for 18 months, involving the community throughout the development process. Was it worth it? Let us know how you feel about SPAZ 2 in the comments below.

SOURCE: Press Release

  • Lost My Way.

    You had me at “SPAZ”. One of the English languages greatest words and insults. And one of those words Americans get confused about when you call it them. I mean it’s no ‘Mong’ obviously but it’s a more than capable substitute.