This indie RPG from Feral Games has space pirates, alien tech, and guns. Lots of them.
Originally released for free on DriveThruRPG in 2015 this game was a great success with thousands of downloads. The updated ruleset comes in two editions: The Director’s cut is based in the classic D20 system, and The Death Row Edition that’s based in Powered by the Apocalypse Engine designed by Vincent Baker.
The Zombie Squad plays out in a sci-fi setting in the far future. A future where humanity has reached out to stars and found alien races… and promptly pissed them off. Humans are now in an endless fight to survive – and their resources are running low. The people in charge decide the way to endure is to take advantage of military criminals awaiting execution.
Each player builds their character by choosing an origin, a past military career, and a crime. These will give abilities, and their position in their battalion. There are six character types to choose from:
Gunslinger – The weapons expert. The Gunslinger has specialist moves like 2 gun mojo and Signature Weapon. Download the Gunslinger Beta Playbook
Booster – The Scout of the group with Moves like Tracker and Sniper.
Fixer – The Tech expert and Hacker of the group with moves like Demolitions and Adv Cybernetics. Download the Fixer Beta Playbook
The Witch – The wielder of Giga-Voodoo with the power to control or destroy electronics and cybernetics. Moves like Re-Code and Overload.
The Ronin – Expert at melee and Martial Arts the Ronin has specialist moves like Open Hand and Deflection.
The Cyborg – The Cyborg will be the sixth and final Character type, The Cyborg will be upgradeable with both Bio-Tech and Cyber Ware.