Drednot a game about flying 2D ships and shooting things.
You can shoot the bots and other player ships to get materials, which you can use to craft new components for your ship.
While a single person can man a ship, having at least 2 crew members is recommended.
Note that the controls are based on key position, not on the letters on the key, unless you're using the Steam browser, which is broken.
At its core, Drednot is a platformer. You must move your character around to interact with various components of your ship.
Hold the jump key longer to jump higher.
Use objects by clicking on them. Your character must be close to objects in order to use them. Using dropped items will cause you to grab them.
Your character can only hold one item at a time. While holding an item, click to use it. You must have empty hands to use objects in the world.
You can pilot your ship by using a helm. Note that only one person can pilot at a time, even if you have multiple helms.
While piloting you can fire your ship's RC turrets (the orange ones).
The grey turrets can be controlled by players.
Load turrets by using ammo boxes on them.
Some items can be used to modify your ship. Many objects also require a floor beneath them.
Hammers can be used to disassemble most objects.
Turrets must be placed on the outer hull of your ship, and require 3 hull blocks of space.
Embiggeners can be used to make your ship larger on an axis. Select the axis by right clicking.
The maximum ship size is 80x80 ship tiles, or 10x10 world tiles.
The fabricator can be used to create items from raw materials.
Materials (Metal, Explosives, etc.) can be used on the fabricator to load it.
The fabricator has a menu for selecting the items to be crafted.
Keeping extra ammo and repair kits on hand is recommended.
The world of Drednot is made of several zones that are connected by portals.
To use a portal, fly over it and press Q. You will be teleported to a random position in the linked zone.
Breaker ammo can be used to mine for resources.
Normal blocks have a 25% chance to drop a stack of metal.
Blocks with white diamonds are guaranteed to drop rare items.
Ships that reach zero shields will start a 30 second critical countdown. If the ship's shields are not repaired within the countdown, the ship will be destroyed.
Empty ships will start a 5 minute derelict countdown (30 seconds in safe zones). The ship will be saved if no crew joins before the timer ends. Note that ships can still be destroyed while this timer counts down, so this is not a recommended way to save ships.
If you have the Captain rank, you can administrate your team by clicking the button in the lower right corner of the screen.
The Captain rank is obtained by creating a team, being promoted by another Captain, or automatically if a team is configured for auto-promotion and there is no Captain.
You can use the Team Manager to ban troublemakers (or anyone you don't want in your ship) from your team. Note that the ban system is not perfect, especially in its current state. If griefers continue to raid your ship, you should set your team to Invite-Only.
Private teams can be made by setting a team to Invite-Only, and sending the invite link to your friends. Note that anyone who has joined your team in the past and has not been banned will still be allowed to join your Invite-Only team.