- Developer: Fishlabs Entertainment GmbH
- Publisher: bitComposer Games
- Platform: PC
- Format: Digital Download
- ESRB Rating: Not Rated
- Release Date: August 21, 2012
- Explore a galaxy filled with 100 space stations
- Pilot and upgrade over 30 spaceships
- Features a dynamic reputation system
- Includes both open-ended and story-driven content
- Acquire more than 170 different commodities for trade
- Features full voice acting and high-def 3D visuals
- Supports mouse, keyboard, and gamepad controls
- Senior Producer: Jörg Thomaschewski
- Producer: Maren Nötzelmann
- Creative Director: Uwe Wütherich
- Art Director: Marc Nagel
- Idea: Hans-Christian Kühl
- Lead Developer: Hans-Christian Kühl
- Additional Programming: Andreas Lenz, Sven Lohse, Lars Berger, Sandra Fetkenheuer, Holger Schoßig, Marcel Nüss
Originally released for mobile platforms, Galaxy of Fire 2 Full HD takes Fishlabs Entertainment's open-ended space game and enhances it with high-definition graphics and sound. The game's story follows the adventures of Keith T. Maxwell, who in a similar fashion to Buck Rogers, finds himself transported into the future and the outer limits of the galaxy.
Yet there are more problems for Maxwell than trying to find a way back home. He quickly becomes embroiled in a war with a hostile alien race in a series of missions that will determine the fate of the galaxy. You'll be able to purchase and customize over 30 spaceships as you embark on a variety of mission types, from retrieving alien technology and escorting convoys to capturing criminals and saving alien leaders.
In addition to the game's mission-based storyline, which the developer estimates will take players ten hours to complete, Galaxy on Fire 2 Full HD also offers a sandbox mode that lets pilots explore the world at their own pace. Players can earn a living by engaging in trade, transporting cargo, mining asteroids, or becoming either a pirate or mercenary.
Galaxy on Fire 2 includes a galaxy with more than 20 solar systems, dozens of planets, 100 space stations, and over 170 commodities to use for trade and commerce. As you progress, you'll be able to earn experience and shape your character's reputation among the varied factions in the game. If you attack too many of one faction's ships, for example, you may not be able to dock at the faction's space station. To remedy this, you can bribe the faction's leader, perform missions to improve your standing, or pay a diplomat to improve your overall reputation and standing in certain circles.
You'll be able to pilot your spaceship using your choice of keyboard, mouse, joystick, or gamepad controls. Each ship can have armor that degrades when taking damage as well as primary and secondary weapons. Players can control the amount of thrust their vessel uses while in space, and can scan nearby ships to learn more about the crew's faction and cargo they're carrying. Autopilot is also an option for players to automatically fly to a specific destination.
To earn enough money to spend on ships, weapons, and upgrades, players can look for asteroids and attempt to mine their ore, but only after installing a drill on their ships. Once they possess a drill, they can dock with an asteroid and attempt to harvest minerals by keeping their drill within a target zone. If the drill moves too far from its target, the asteroid will receive damage until it eventually explodes, at which point you'll lose everything you've extracted.
Space stations are where you'll travel in order to purchase and sell goods, outfit your ship with new weapons or technology, buy new ships, and create items using the blueprints you've acquired during the course of your travels. Blueprints are a means of crafting more powerful weapons and equipment, but you'll need to first gather the requisite resources before you are permitted to construct them at a space station. Each space station in the game has different types of goods for sale, with the more valuable pieces of equipment found at stations with a higher tech level or rating.
- Operating System: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, Windows 7
- Processor: Intel x86 compatible CPU with SSE 2 GB RAM
- Memory: 2 GB
- Hard Drive: 2 GB free space
- Video Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible graphics card with more than 512 MB RAM
- Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
- DirectX Version: 9.0c