Fractured Space is a free-to-play action strategy game from Edge Case Games. The best way to see the fruits of their labor at the end of this long and winding road of development is by watching the new launch trailer the team put out for it.
At the soul of the game, Fractured Space is a MOBA. You pick a ship from a choice of manufacturers, then define your class and arsenal of weapons after that. You can buy all the items from the shop with in-game currency, but if you want to get everything immediately you can purchase packs of stuff with real cash. The more battles you fight, the more experience you gain. Higher levels and ranks grant access to commanding more ships in your fleet, buying them with the money spoils of war you obtain. Ships have specializations, and understanding what works best against your adversary is one of the goals. But in the grander scheme of things it’s all about syncing the abilities your fleet together. The two main modes for the game are Conquest and Frontline. The former has three separate lanes and five sectors, with the objective of destroying the enemy’s base. The latter has a single lane, where the opposing sides clash directly to capture the enemy’s base within the ten minute time-limit. Fractured Space has new features to accompany their official launch. The addition of A.I. captains allows new players a chance to practice before facing off against people online. Accompanying the gameplay modes is an overhauled UI, and early portions of matches have been accelerated to make the pacing of it faster. Slaughtering enemy ships is more satisfying by the fact they’ve added kill screen replays.
“Our Fractured Space journey started with a small studio, a love for sci-fi and the passion to create the space MOBA game we always wanted to play,” said James Brooksby, CEO of Edge Case Games. “With the support of our player community feeding into our Open Development philosophy, nearly 100 updates over two years have brought us to launch with intense team-based battles between teams of giant capital ships vying to dominate sectors, win ship-to-ship battles and achieve ultimate victory by destroying the enemy’s base station.”