Ceres is a single-player tactical space combat game
The game uses a third person view and a simple yet deep point-and-click order system
You lead up to a squadron of ships, and fight through a mission-driven storyline the way you see fit
Your ships not only unleash deadly lasers or missiles, but it is possible to launch hacking attacks to damage or even take control of enemy ships !
Manage your set of skills as you gain experience. Special perks also appear when you perform well
Hire captains and crews for your squadron's ships. Watch them gain experience as they fight at your side
You can heavily customize your ships with equipment or weapons of different origins. Modify ship's modules, armor, weapons, sensors or counter-measures
Every ship has an on-board Artificial Intelligence working in unison with the captain and the crew. There are dozens of kinds of AIs, each with its special skills and weaknesses -mind you, mismanage them and they may seize up, go psychotic or even turn on you !
There are dozens of ship types which you can acquire and command, from the smallest corvette to the mightiest battleship
The ships have an advanced damage system: they can suffer critical and system failures in combat
You can loot anything that floats in space
You can trade items around the solar system to gain extra income