Sid Meier's Starships

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Sid Meier's Starships

Postby DjchunKfunK » Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:37 pm

A turn-based adventure driven sci-fi strategy game for PC, Mac and iPad that will launch in the early part of 2015.

The game focuses on the control of a fleet as you journey across a galaxy protecting planets, while you amass an army. If you own Beyond Earth there will be some kind of cross connectivity.



With a release due soon I would have thought they could have at least given us a gameplay trailer.
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Re: Sid Meier's Starships

Postby eVoL » Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:50 pm

Probably running on the Ace Patrol engine.
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Re: Sid Meier's Starships

Postby Subway Diet » Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:28 pm

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015- ... c-mac-ipad

"The key elements are designing and building your own starships," Meier explained. "Develop different kinds of weapons, stealth abilities, armour and shields. Put all the different pieces of a ship together in different ways, to get different kinds of ships. Some will be fast, others will be powerful, some are used for stealth, and your role will to be the admiral of this fleet.

"Build a fleet of a few very powerful ships or one of many smaller ships, there a lot of variations. Then you take this fleet into the galaxy and in each star system you visit, there will be some sort of mission, a problem to solve, some way that you can help the people living there. After solving these missions, they become part of your federation. Eventually you run into other civilisations doing the same thing and you will recognise some of the leaders from Civilization: Beyond Earth.

"[Then] there is a galaxy layer, where you decide where to send your fleet and when you get to the planets thee will be actual tactical missions, where you send your starships to either fight bad guys or escort somebody for example. There will a whole variety of different kinds of missions that will appear on the different planets. So it is a combination of a tactical starship combat game and a strategy fleet game."


Sounds quite Master of Orion-ish. I can dig it.
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Re: Sid Meier's Starships

Postby DjchunKfunK » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:40 pm

Release date pegged for the 12th of March with a price of $14.99.
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Re: Sid Meier's Starships

Postby Medicine Man » Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:01 pm

iPad gameplay...


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Re: Sid Meier's Starships

Postby DjchunKfunK » Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:03 pm

The fact that they have chosen to show ipad gameplay first tells me pretty much all I need to know.
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Re: Sid Meier's Starships

Postby Raid » Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:17 pm

To be fair, after having a quick skip through the video, it's the kind of 4X game I'd have wanted when I had an iPad.

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Re: Sid Meier's Starships

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Re: Sid Meier's Starships

Postby Medicine Man » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:28 am

EG review...

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015- ... ips-review

Recommended or whatever it is they're doing now.

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Re: Sid Meier's Starships

Postby Sly Boots » Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:13 pm

Getting slaughtered in the Steam reviews and comments...
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