Grave news! Piratebots are kidnapping Autonauts and taking over our automated settlements! Only you can remove the invaders, recover your resources and resume control! You are Captain of the Autonauts Defence Force. You receive a distress signal from a nearby planet: a Piratebot invasion! You arrive to find that Piratebots have obliterated the base camp and taken control of the working outposts and industries.
To win, you must destroy the Space Pirate Boss - "The Dread Pirate Robot" - whose heavily-defended stronghold lies on the other side of the world. Standing between you and the ultimate showdown are hundreds of scurvy Piratebots commanded by The Dread Pirate Robot's trusted Boss Mates. Rescue the innocent. Rebuild the settlement. Reclaim the world.