Starblast is a space-themed shooter that’s addictive. You take control of a basic ship and collect gems to improve your stats. After you have reached the maximum stats for a particular ship, you can choose to upgrade your model to another type of spaceship with a different weapon set/overall stats.
You can either play passively, trying to avoid other players and harvesting gem stones until you are strong enough to defend yourself. Or you can go aggressively and attack others while they are roaming around or farming. This is definitely more fun in my opinion. I have found that larger ships tend to have more friends than they need, either because they are afraid of being destroyed or because they just know someone.
You have two options to control your ship in this game. Either you can fire with space bar and use arrow keys to move around, or you can use the mouse. You can navigate with your mouse by pressing right click and moving while shooting with left click. I prefer this option because you have more control over your movements.