Terminal Heist is a free-to-play, massive multiplayer online strategy puzzle game where you are both puzzle designer and puzzle solver. You will be pitted up against your fellow space pirates in this epic battle to see who can build the strongest space station terminal.
Out in the deepest edges of space, where there is no law, you alone must survive solely by your wits. To protect what’s yours – you must design the best fortifications for you home and ship – your terminal. Living in your terminal, with only your droids to keep you company and the credits in your vault to keep you warm at night - it's a dog eat dog world when you are this deep in space. Resources are scarce and your fellow travelers, known as Nauts, all seem to be thieves and pirates. You have the tools to build up your defenses and make your space terminal impervious to invaders by making the cleverest traps. With the right tools you can infiltrate and pillage a potential enemy’s terminal before they attack you - and they will attack. Once your terminal is complete, whether you are online, sleeping, at work or at school, your terminal will be vulnerable to attack from other space rogues!
Build. Design your terminal and create a series of traps for those who dare to enter. Whether it be steel walls, attack droids, or vacuums that suck would-be intruders into space - it's up to you to put components together in the right combination to protect your precious resources. Use electronics, and the movement of your droids and bots to create complex traps that only the best thieves can circumvent.
Test. Once you have completed your design, you must complete the dreaded self test, a practice run through your own terminal. In the “self test” mode, you are the enemy. Your goal is the same as it will be out there: avoid the traps, and find the safe, and make it out alive. Whatever you do, make it out alive.
Scout. Case out your neighbors' terminals, look for weaknesses, be careful not to get trapped.
Steal. Bring back the right tools to rob your fellow space pirates before they can rob you. Arm yourself with tools like plasma torches, ion rifles, and droid tasers – for every fortification there is a tool that can be bought to overcome it.
Review. Using your onboard computer security feed, you can review the tapes of these invaders and enjoy the satisfaction of outwitting and watching other human players fall into your well laid traps.
Profit. If a Naut happens to die in your terminal, you get to keep their valuable tools and whatever bounty they may have.
Refortify. It's a dog eat dog world, and success only makes you a juicier target. Invest that money in improving your defenses. Careful there is just one catch, every time you change your terminal layout you have to prove that your puzzle is solvable by solving it yourself, with no tools.
Practice. Learn how to fend for yourself in 250 single player levels.
Permadeath. Be careful, one false step in Terminal Heist means permanent death even if it happens in your own terminal.
Terminal Heist is based on the hit indie game The Castle Doctrine by renowned game developer Jason Rohrer. Join the community: http://terminalheist.com/forums