The Battle for the Solar System: Tactics

A video game set in the BFTSS trilogy universe.



Assume command of CSN, INF, and INF to keep the galaxy safe from attacks by pirates, insurgents, and threats from within.

The latest version of the gameplay manual can be found here:

Gameplay Manual - 19KB
(Last Updated : 21st May 2014)



(features from current version)

  • Turn based strategy
  • Command CSN fighters, such as TAFs and Rays
  • Control new starfighters, such as the Kingfisher, not seen in the novel trilogy
  • Hundreds of randomly generated missions




Installation and Running

You will need to have Java installed on your computer to play this game. If you do not have Java installed, you can download it from here:

Once you have Java installed, download the latest version of the game (see the Downloads section below). Extract the zip file and then double click on TBFTSS.jar to start the game. Or, run it from the command line by navigating to the directory you extracted the archive, and typing:

java -jar TBFTSS.jar

The game will now start. If you encounter problems, check the console output or the log file (tbftss.log) that is created in the game directory.



The latest version of the game is listed first, followed by recent older ones.

Please be aware that this game is still under development. As such, it will contain bugs, and features will come and go as development continues. Save games may also become corrupt and not work between versions. All these things will settle down as the game approaches version 1.0.

This game requires Java and an OpenGL graphics card. Most modern computers should be able to run the game without any problems. You may reports bugs to

Latest Version:
7th February 2014 (4.98MB)


Older Versions

Filename Version Build Date Size
TBFTSS-0.3.140202.zip0.302 Feb 20144.98MB
TBFTSS-0.3.140126.zip0.326 Jan 20144.97MB
TBFTSS-0.2.140109.zip0.209 Jan 20144.94MB
TBFTSS-0.1.140105.zip0.105 Jan 20144.86MB
TBFTSS-0.1.140101.zip0.101 Jan 20143.74MB



This game is freeware. It is free to play and distribute, but may not be sold. Additionally, the assets (except where clearly stated) may not be used in other projects.




BFTSS: Tactics (Working Title)

Latest version: 0.4.140207

Build Date: 7th February 2014

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