The tribe is the new expansion pack for Gratuitous Space Battles.
This pack adds a completely new race to the game : The Tribe. The tribe are essentially space-faring hippies who live the utopian dream, despairing at the warlike ways of other, lesser species. Because the constant terror of intergalactic war is just bad karma, the tribe have taken it upon themselves to bring peace to the galaxy in the only practical way forwards: The total destruction of all other life forms, regrettable and ‘negative’ though this may seem in the short term.
The tribe are not big fans of shields and armor like lesser species. Instead, they build their ship hulls to last, and everything on a tribe ship is extra tough. Don’t expect them to go running the minute their shields are down. In addition, they are masters of repair technology, even managing to squeeze the tech into tribe frigates. Plus, they bring a new piece of fun to the battle: Kinetic weapons. Shorter range, but able to fire rapid-firing salvos.
The tribe expansion is a data-only expansion that doesn’t change you version number (but you will need version 1.26 to run with the tribe). The pack adds new ships, new modules, and new scenarios.
Full details (and a video of the new ships) can be found here:
positech.co.uk/gratuitousspa … tribe.html
You can install the expansion regardless where you bought the game, but of course you do actually need the full game It should be no problem to use the tribe and the new maps in online challenges. Please direct any support nightmares and general technical disasters to the support forum
Also please don’t call me evil for not making the tribe free. Those extremely high-poly spaceship models aren’t cheap :D.