Cargo Commander

Entrant 2013

Serious Brew


Cargo Commander is an arcade platform game in space, that mixes a Bruce Springsteen song with Alien. You are a blue-collar hero working for a salvage company, who searches abandoned space wrecks for valuable cargo; deadly mutants and environmental dangers are just part of the job.

Each day, a series of wrecks are pulled against your cargo ship, forming randomly generated pieces of level with each its own gravity. In exploring them you run and jump, drill through floors, blow up aliens and take shortcuts through space while holding your breath. You can compete with your coworkers on company gamification leaderboards or loot their corpses when you find them. Cargo Corp promises that once you've collected enough cargo you may go back home to your wife and kid, but can they be trusted?