It's been two-and-a-half years since I first wrote about Galactose: Pastries In Space, an upcoming space combat game where the forces of dinner and dessert clash in gigantic stellar battles. In that time, John O'Meara of Zero Eden Games and his compatriots have worked on their game little by little. It's been over half a decade since work began on Galactose, and now things seem to be edging ever closer to a commercial release.
Galactose: Pastries In Space is centered around a simple premise: the good guys are desserts and the bad guys are dinner. Gigantic space battles will showcase massive turkey battlecruisers on one side while a couple of banana-split destroyers try to flank them. Dozens of fighters like Pie Bombers swarm about trying to take out the capital ships.
You (and a friend, if you so desire) can play through one of the game's levels in two ways. An RTS-like "command view" lets you select squads of fighters or capital ships and move them into position. The A.I. will control things as best as it can, but the odds aren't good for your side if you leave things in the hands of the computer.
Once you have your ships in position, you can take over one any one of the various fighters on the board. There are bombers, fighters, and much larger capital ships on both sides. Capital ships have specific parts that can be disabled like engines, shield generators, and both point defense and offensive weapons.
At the moment, the game has a prologue and eight playable missions alongside versus and co-op options. The story of the game is expressed through text in a visual novel style, and it isn't long before you're chucked right into some delicious combat.
Mr. O'Meara had hoped to have Galactose: Pastries In Space out and available by now, but game development and life itself can easily throw a wrench in the works. Zero Eden Games is still happily plugging away at fleshing things out, and it hopefully won't be too long before we see Galactose: Pastries In Space in a more complete state. If you'd like to check out the game so far, you can download a playable build on the developer's website.
What do you think of Galactose: Pastries In Space? Does the idea of a food-themed space fighter appeal to you or is it not to your taste? Let us know in the comments below! Check out what else we saw at Play NYC by going to our Play NYC 2018 Coverage Hub.