A downloadable game for Windows and Linux

Pax Britannica is a one-button real-time strategy game by No Fun Games. Up to four players battle it out underwater, struggling to be the last one standing! The game was created for the GAMMA4 one-button design competition in 2010, and has been featured at Kill Screen Arcade (during SXSW) and Prince of Arcade.

How to Play

The A, F, H, and L keys control the four players, and the escape key quits. Gamepads are also supported, although not on OS X (sorry).

Holding down the button spins the needle on the radial menu in the middle of the player's factory ship. The needle will only travel as far as the player's current resources allow. Resources (gold? seaweed? who knows!) accumulate over time.

Releasing the button creates a ship that corresponds to the quadrant that the needle is pointing at.

Fighter: Small, fast and cheap. Great at chasing down bombers.
Bomber: Shoots slow projectiles that do massive damage to frigates or enemy factory ships!
Frigate: A great hulk of a ship that fires volleys of heat-seeking torpedoes. Effective against fighters.
Upgrade: Improve your factory ship to accumulate resources more quickly.

Ships you spawn fight automatically using the latest in artificial aquatelligence technology. The player who keeps their factory ship alive wins!


PlatformsWindows, Linux
Release date Feb 27, 2010
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(14 total ratings)
AuthorMatthew Gallant
TagsController, Local multiplayer, one-button, Real time strategy, sourcecode, underwater
Code licenseMIT License
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any)
AccessibilityOne button
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 4
LinksHomepage, Source code, DevBlog


Pax Britannica - Windows 6 MB
Pax Britannica - Linux 6 MB

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