The goal is to collect parts to repair your damaged spaceship. Resources used to purchase new items or vehicles and fuel your convoy are earned by completing missions and surviving encounters with the warring factions present on the game map. During combat, the main convoy vehicle cannot be controlled directly, but support vehicles can be issued move and attack orders. However, the main vehicle does have access to abilities that can be placed. The difficulty is high, and the somewhat randomized loot makes each encounter slightly different. Similar to FTL, Convoy introduces another unique take on the roguelike.