Loader is a small game with more focus on gameplay than,
say, fancy 3D graphics. The game has a nice retro-feeling to it, and
that's of course made on purpose.
Loader is set in a storage room on a space station. Though you won't
see it in the game, spaceships come and go, and they deliver or pick up
crates. You control a small truck, and It's your job to handle these
crates. You have to get the delivered crates out of the way to make
sure new ones can be delivered. You also have to make sure everybody
gets the crates they want. There are a number of different goods types,
and the visiting space ships will of course only accept the type of
goods they ordered. The different goods types are marked with symbols
on the crates.
In the game you have a status meter. It will show how well you are
doing. Complete a delivery and your status goes up a bit, fail to
deliver something and your status goes down a bit. When your status
reaches a certain value, you get promoted to the next storage room.
Just to make your life more uncomfortable, some storage rooms may
contain slime creatures from outer space. They crawl out of cracks and
other holes in the floor. If they run into a crate, they will attatch
themselves to it, and start trying to get to its contents. If three or
more slime creatures get attatched to the same crate, they will drain
it of its contents.