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Gravity Well (Windows)

Gravity Well Windows This screen displays as the game loads

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Description

Gravity Well is a strategic war game of planetary conquest with arcade elements. It can be played in 'Solitaire' mode where the player competes against three computer opponents, or in multi-player mode against other opponents.

The objective is to claim all available planets in the sector for the empire.

The player takes control of one of four races and must explore the available universe for new planets. Once these have been located the player must land to claim them and then defend them so that freighters can come and build either colonies, if the planet is habitable, or outposts and tech bases if it is not.
Where a planet has been colonised the existing structures must be destroyed before another player can claim it.

The single player game is customisable. The player can select their opponents from sixteen races whose characteristics range from timid to suicidal, the number of ships and types of starting weapons can be changed with more weapons and base upgrades being awarded during the game.

The ships are fast and will fly in one direction until they are rotated and thrust is applied to change course. Landing on a planet or star base therefore requires the player to head directly for their target and at the right moment rotate their ship and apply thrust to reduce speed and counter gravitational attraction.

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Gravity Well Windows Orbit lines, which can be toggled on/off are great when trying to work out where the ship is in relation to a planet. They also show when the ship has crossed into enemy space
Gravity Well Windows When the game loads the game starts to play by itself while credits scroll up the screen on the right.  
This is the standard view of the players ship which is in the centre
Gravity Well Windows Attacking the red base. Normal cannon fire consists of white dots, heavy cannon fire is sparkly and colourful. All weapons have a finite range.
Gravity Well Windows End of game scores where the yellow team defeated the purple team.(This is for the end of a demonstration game)

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piltdown_man (70515) added Gravity Well (Windows) on Feb 04, 2011