- SURVIVE - EVOLVE - DOMINATE -
is a "Roguelite" space shooter which melds a classic arcade experience with modern action-RPG elements. Your ship rapidly evolves as you defeat enemies, allowing you to shape its abilities and weaponry to your desires in a matter of minutes. Unlike many action-RPGs which can absorb hundreds of hours of time, Nova Drift allows you to take a ship build from inception to execution in a single game session.
every run. Games are quick, allowing for rapid experimentation, iteration, and advancement.
Cunning and creativity are rewarded as you
chain upgrade modules
for powerful synergies.
Access over 100 weapons and mods as you progress and expand your arsenal.
Build to play how you want
. Snipe, command a drone army, discharge your shields, charge up, burn enemies with your thrusters, or smash right through them... there's a way to make it work.
, providing greater risk and rewards. The stakes are high, as death is permanent!
Every game is
, keeping the fight intense and unpredictable. Fight through the campaign or play
Nova Drift is a living game. Frequent updates will continue to expand the depth and content of the game world.
Mods & Gear can be unlocked, upgraded and combined to make unexpected and powerful combinations:
Example Build #1: Seeking Cluster Grenade
Grenade + Body: Assault + High Explosive + Splinter Shot + Heat Seeking + Charged Shot
This build focuses on creating as many grenade splinters as possible using the
weapon and sends them tearing toward targets using the
mod. The overlapping blasts from the initial explosion add up to a huge amount of damage at the epicenter, while the seeking clusters handle crowd control.
Example Build #2: Celestial Shield-Bomber
Hullbreaker + Amp Shield + Volatile Shields + Flash Shielding + Emergency Systems + Celestial Lance
This build takes advantage of the
speed and resilience to crash damage to slam directly into enemies. The fragile
is used not for defense, but to augment Hullbreaker's strongest aspects, gaining increased speed and force. The shield will break on impact, but we can capitalize on that using the
mod, which detonates the shield when it goes down, blasting all nearby enemies.
gets it running again quickly while
grant a moment of damage immunity, making charge attacks safer. Finally,
is used to deal burning damage to everything around the ship at high velocities!
Nova Drift is developed by Jeffrey Nielson of
, a 1-man development team, featuring music and audio by Miles Tilmann of
Windows 7 or higher
1 Ghz CPU
2 GB RAM
250 MB available space