Cargo Commander

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Description

Alone in space, light years away from your family, armed with only your FistcannonTM, Platform Drill and the meanest cup of coffee in the sector; you are Cargo Corps’ latest recruit, a Cargo Commander. Your responsibilities are simple: travel through the vast reaches of wormhole-filled space salvaging priceless cargo from alien infested containers. The work, however, is hard, honest, and hairy: punch deadly mutants in the face, travel between your ship and containers using advanced Cargo Corp. technology like JumpingTM and Holding Your BreathTM, jockey for promotions with thousands of other Cargo Commanders in the galaxy, collect over 80 different cargo types, all the while earning your way back home.


Key Features:

  • Randomly generated levels; think of a name to create a unique level and share with friends to compete for high scores.

  • Fully destructible environment; create your own path with your drill and explosives.

  • Compete with other players for promotions; each level has an online leaderboard.

  • 2 different play modes: Career and Journey

  • Loot the dead corpses of other player’s vain attempts at beating your score.

  • Upgradeable weapons and tools.

  • Sweet Dutch bluegrass tunes from Doppler FX & Music!

Customer reviews

78

Fun and Endearing, and Then You Die

NucularS | June 22, 2014 | See all NucularS's reviews »

Cargo Commander lies somewhere in the spectrum of incredible frustration, entertaining platforming, and engrossing storytelling. The game is really good at conveying the loneliness of space, and user-written postcards scattered throughout the containers is a very nice touch. On average, the game is a lot of fun. Until, you drop into a container only to find a million baddies already residing there. Or pick up cargo and get surrounded by spawned baddies. Or accidently punch an explosive barrel and vaporize the container. You get the point. Prepare for some frustratingly quick and numerous deaths.

70

A nice little game for short bursts.

Mates1500 | Sept. 22, 2013 | See all Mates1500's reviews »

I wouldn't recommend buying the game for the full price, I simply think it's not worth it. It's, however a little game you can play in small bursts of time, explore a bit of space, find some treasure, beat someone else's score, upgrade your stuff. Nothing with very deep mechanics, but it's very fun to play nonetheless.

86

Fun in Space

Skyrao | Aug. 30, 2013 | See all Skyrao's reviews »

Cargo commander is a lot of fun. I love turning on silent space and then just floating off. However, I would watch this just in case it goes on sale because I think the price is quite high. If you don't mind the price then definitely give it a go.

68

Scoring Commander ?

ccccp | May 25, 2013 | See all ccccp's reviews »

Cargo Commander is an original game of platforms and provides a lot of thrills. Changes of gravity, giving the feeling of being inside a washing machine, and frantic races to try to escape the vortex that devours everything around you provide an exhilarating experience. Too bad that despite its random variable, the concept fairly quickly shows its limits, by the lack of renewal, so you should rely on scoring to make the pleasure last longer. This is a typical example of the game that will appeal to restart from time to time to check where your friends got up to and try to rob them the high score.

85

A fun Platfomer with challenging puzzles.

fable2 | Nov. 3, 2012 | See all fable2's reviews »

A little rough around the edges with some graphical issues that will hopefully be patched, but otherwise a great indie game that's full of quirky flavor. The easiest way to describe Cargo Commander is probably 'challenging platformer + graphical nethack in space'. You're looting abandoned cargo containers in randomly generated sectors. Each container is essentially a platforming level in itself, with the added challenge of shifting gravity and the cold hard vacuum of space outside the flimsy container walls. Watch out for the former, mutated Cargo Commanders that also frequently occupy the containers. Definitely a good buy.