Star Ships is more than just a traditional space arcade shooter game. You take full control of a star ship and find yourself in a one on one combat against a seconds space craft. However, your enemy is not a dull, easy to destroy alien. Instead, the opponent ship is controlled by an artificial intelligence (AI) agent equipped with impressive fighting strategies. So, it's your task to find the right tactics and policies to defeat your opponent.
Alternatively, you can play Star Ships as a real-time multiplayer game against your friends within the same Wi-Fi network. To do so, select the corresponding entry ('Multiplayer') under 'Settings'.
As a commander you have to control the behavior of your ship in a number of ways:
* Attack by using phasers or, for long range combat, by torpedos.
* Move by using your impulse drive or, alternatively, your warp drive.
* Rotate your ship using steering jets that are controlled by tilting your device.
* Avoid collisions.
* Keep an eye on and manage the energy levels of all tactical sub-systems of your ship.
* The app includes a short, 9-step tutorial for learning how to play ('Instructions').
* Single player and multiplayer mode can be selected under 'Settings'.
* Game speed is adjustable at one's convenience (under 'Settings').
* The strength of the AI agent (controlling the enemy ship during a single player game) is adjustable at one's skills.
* Choose among different star ship types.
* Sounds and force feedback can be switched off at one's convenience.
* The game supports three different modes (can be selected under 'Settings') for ship rotation control: a joystick-like mode, a handlebar-like mode, and a touch-based mode (see 'Instructions' within the game for details).
* The app supports the use of your device's geomagnetic sensor (compass), if it hase one, in order to improve joystick-like rotation control. This, essentially, also allows for playing in any desired position, even head over heels or upside down.
* Each of your space combats starts with a short (3 seconds) device calibration, during which you are encouraged to hold your device in your preferred null position (i.e. neutral position that doesn't yield rotations). Exception: When using the touch-based rotation control, no calibration is required.
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