- Developer: Imba Entertainment
- Publisher: Uber Entertainment
- Platform: PC
- Format: Digital Download, Google Chrome Browser
- Language: English
- ESRB Rating: Not Rated
- Release Date: May 17, 2012
- Free-to-play space combat game
- Earn in-game "cred" by performing well during a match
- Choose from two starting vehicles
- Upgrade each ship in a number of different areas
- Use environmental features such as asteroids to elude pursuers
- Perform different objectives in each match
- Purchase He-3 currency to acquire new ships or cred boosts
- Features original music by Bear McCreary
Moon Breakers is a free-to-play space combat sim that has you piloting a choice of starfighters classified primarily by size and speed. The game does not offer a single-player campaign or story mode, as the emphasis instead is on the interaction between two opposing factions that are controlled entirely by online players.
Each match will begin from inside a ship carrier's hangar as you launch into space and engage in combat with other players. The action is viewed from a third-person perspective set behind your ship, with circular gauges indicating your fuel and speed levels as well as available missiles or rockets and temperature readings.
The controls, which are customizable, allow players to fire either primary or secondary weapons, adjust throttle up and down, roll left and right, and engage afterburners. The ships available to control are classified into four types: light fighters, medium fighters, heavy fighters and bombers. Creating a free account will give you access to two ships from a hangar screen: the Mamba light fighter and the Rhino bomber. Additional ships can be acquired using in-game "cred," short for credibility, which is earned after each round. The better your performance during a round, the more cred you'll earn.
You can also spend your cred on enhancing your ships in a number of areas, allowing you to fine-tune your vessel's performance. These upgrades include multiple tiers of boost speed, fuel pump capacity, shield regenerators, torpedo fuel, engines, beam range and various other ship-specific features. Enhancing torpedo fuel, for example, will allow your torpedoes fly for a longer duration while upgrading shield regenerators will shorten the time it takes for your shields to become active after sustaining damage.
Each match has players trying to accomplish various goals, depending on the type of ship they are piloting. Players can simply try to engage rival ships in dogfights, or they can mount an assault on the rival faction's heavily defended carrier. There are also variants on capture the flag, where the goal is to either retrieve the rival's flag or escort the flag carrier while repelling the hostile advances of the other faction.
In addition to using in-game "cred" to purchase new vessels, you can win certain models in developer-sponsored tournaments and use real money to purchase them. For the latter option, players must first purchase increments of Helium-3 or He-3, which is the game's primary currency. He-3 is also used to purchase "boosts," which are temporary multipliers that let players earn cred at a faster rate than they would normally. These boosts can last for a specific number of games (5, 25 or 100) or for a set number of days (1, 7 or 30).
- Operating System: Windows XP or better
- Processor: 1.5 GHz
- Memory: 1 GB RAM
- Hard Disk Space: 512 MB
- Video: OpenGL 2.0 with 128 MB of Video RAM
- Sound: Stereo Audio Output
- DirectX Version: DirectX 5.0
- Online: Permanent Internet connection required