Get your spaceship destruction kit with Defect for Mac

Published On July 30, 2016 | By Kirk Hiner | Macintosh

Some would call this a defeatist attitude, but I think it’s more or a realistic way of approaching spaceship construction. In Defect, a sci-fi action strategy game now available for Mac, you have to custom build your space crafts and take them into the battle with the knowledge that your crew is going to revolt, and you’ll then need to take that very spaceship down. In other words, you’ll need to create weak points you can hide from your enemies but ultimately take advantage of yourself.

defect spaceship destruction kit

At your disposal will be a near-limitless spaceship customization system that provides more than 1 billion possible designs. You determine the ship’s performance and appearance, building everything from sleek, swift fighters to moon-sized battlecruisers. You know…like a Death Star with a thermal exhaust port.

Every ship should include a hidden weakness. Crews are drafted from intergalactic prisons and plagued by low morale, which constantly drives them to mutiny. Once overthrown, the player must design another ship capable both of finishing the mission as well as taking out their traitorous crew and former ride.

Ships can be designed from parts with three distinct visual styles: an industrial look reminiscent of Star Wars, a futuristic style emulating Star Trek or a realistic theme reminiscent of NASA’s 1950s creations. Each ship’s custom soundtrack is based from the parts it’s comprised of, providing signature victory anthems for every captain.

In addition to the 50-mission single-player campaign, Defect features four other single-player game modes.

  • Manual lets commanders select a general ship size for their opponent in one-on-one combat
  • Core selects an enemy comparable to the player’s ship
  • Survival pits pilots against an endless fleet of enemies
  • Pick a Mission lets them target a particular campaign level.

Defect is available on Steam for $14.99. For more information, visit

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is greatly looking forward to the day when he no longer cares about Apple, games, and gaming technology. But right now he does, and he loves to talk about them, just as he's been doing on the web since 1998. He can otherwise be spotted as that one guy in Ohio wearing a Minnesota North Stars hockey sweater. Kirk has a wife and three kids, and is a generally happy fellow.