Missiles tumble wildly through space as automated point defense guns desperately try to intercept their flight. Hulls buckle and burn as energy beams cut deadly arcs, slicing ships asunder. Space combat is intense business, especially when you’re at the head of a fleet, and doubly so when you have to play the long game, balancing books and making sure that each fight leaves you better off. Fractal Softworks have let us have an early peek at the first build of their upcoming action/strategy hybrid Starfarer to include the sandbox campaign/RPG mode. Here’s what preordering folks have to look forward to soon.