There’s great gunplay and fun characters in this sci-fi base building ARPG

The first time I charged up my rocket launcher, unleashed a volley of nine missiles, and exploded a rampaging horde of alien crystal beasts, I knew I was hooked on Cygnus Enterprises.

The first offering from Shanghai-based Team Miaozi, Cygnus is an amalgamation of sorts. Part top-down run and gun, part base builder, part action rpg, it puts you in the shoes of a contractor working for the galaxy’s biggest megacorp. Sent to a distant planet to restore a wayward installation to profitability, you find yourself stuck after your ship is destroyed by mysterious forces.