After assuming command of one of four human or alien factions vying for galactic dominance, immediately define your game’s scope. Play for minutes to hours across tens to hundreds of planets in single-player skirmish or multiplayer modes—it’s entirely up to you.
User reviews: Mixed (58 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 5, 2014
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May 11

MAJOR Update...and MAJOR Sale

Hello everyone!

Thank you for all the feedback you’ve provided. We take this feedback seriously and have been hard at work incorporating it into our next build...which is now ready! Here is a list of the updates we have included:

New Additions

  • Manual save option to save your progress and reload from the main menu or in game
  • Restart option to restart a scenario from scratch
  • Customizable player/team colors
  • Luck-based dice roll battle system for a more “board game” feel
  • Card targeting system that allows you to target individual ships, planets and players with action cards
  • 13 new cards to play with
  • Additional icon tooltips and dialogue boxes

What Will Be Fixed/Updated?
  • AI lockups
  • GUI lockups when inspecting certain ships
  • Double triggering keyboard shortcuts
  • Disappearing card button glitch
  • Game rendering a faulty outcome after battles
  • Lobby repopulation logic

We’re excited to hear how you think we did, so if you have a moment, please leave us a review on Starion’s game page and/or a comment in this thread.

On a related note, Starion is 75% off through May 18. If you know anyone who you think might enjoy our game, now would be a great time to try it out :)

Enjoy!
The Corncrow Team

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Just Updated

V1.0.5401.40673

- The player can now enable Advanced values, which adds Speed and Shield values, as well as allows ships to gain experience from battles and level up their stats.
- A dialog for notifying the player of ships that levelled up since last round has been added.

About This Game

Perfect for the novice, yet sophisticated enough for the veteran, Starion Tactics is a turn-based digital board game that delivers a deeply tactical and highly visual experience with fun and quick gameplay.

After assuming command of one of four human or alien factions vying for galactic dominance, immediately define your game’s scope. Play for minutes to hours across tens to hundreds of planets in single-player skirmish or multiplayer modes—it’s entirely up to you.

Leave the tedious, everyday tasks that take away from crafting and executing tactical strategies to your faction as you explore the galaxy. Explore the galaxy map and discover different planet types: some rich in resources, some barren and unfit for terraforming. Expand your empire by choosing which planets to invade, colonize, destroy or simply ignore. Exploit and terraform planets, acquiring resources to grow and strengthen your fleet, empowering you to exterminate enemy factions and rule the galaxy.

  • Fully customize each game by creating your own settings so that no two games are the same.
  • Assume the role of a faction leader and command one of four factions
  • Focus your efforts on crafting and executing your tactical strategy while your faction takes care of tedious, everyday tasks
  • Engage single-player skirmishes or up to 8 player multiplayer wars across 10 to 100 planets—you define your game’s scope
  • Use resources acquired from planets to build and strengthen your fleet
  • Construct ships that range from small, agile scouts to colossal battle cruisers
  • From improved mining to solar eruptions to labour strikes and beyond, implement cards and/or artifacts to make games more interesting with the element of chance

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB of Video Memory
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Windows compatible mouse and keyboard. If you are experiencing technical difficulties please email support@meridian4.com
Helpful customer reviews
22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
Don’t compare this with 4x advanced space strategy games. Because its not! But in a good way, read on!...

This is more like a space board game or at least you can play it like that. And its easy to get used to, no HUGE manuals needed. For example: You don’t need to research, mine or collect money by trade. Just invade planets and you get those resources added to your bank so you can build better ships for your invasions. Play against Ai players or team up against them. Or why not against human players online? The choice is yours.

There are several factions that you can play with. All with different benefits, so choose wisely.

There are also several game modes for this game:

Complex For those who want a more advanced experienced game on a large map. Fog of war will hide unknown planets. You will be stepping on toes in some turns. Why? Well you dont wanna loose a planet wich is building a battlecruiser at the moment. :)

Board game This mode is for those who want a true board experience. In this game mode you will also find artifacts that will grant powerful passive abilities. You will also earn random cards wich you can play to get resources, better weapons, opponent looses 1 random planet and more. Good fun if I may add, try it.

Custom Well kinda explains itself. Create your ultimate game with your choices of impact.

Normal Is the mode i have been playing most for the moment. And the whole point is to have as much planets under your command so you can get more resources to buy more advanced ships to invade and conquer planets. Combat is straight forward. For example if you send a scout to a planet wich has a enemy fighter:

Scout Weapon: Lazer 2 - Shield 2 / Fighter Weapon: Lazer 2 - Shield 4 = Fighter wins because its shield is better.

Be careful the enemy can build battleships same like you. So always inspect a planet before invading. And own as many planets as possible because that is your income.

GFx 9-10 (Gfx is spot on for this game. Really nice and clean)
Sfx 8-10 (Sfx and music fits the game nicely. Would be cool if they added custom music)
Gameplay 9-10 (The easiest space strategy/board game i have ever played no fuzz just SWEET)

If you are looking for a more advanced strategy game with trading, research and diplomatic etc you wont find it here. And honest, i dont miss it. The game is really good in what it does. Do i recommend this game: YES!.. Spot on game for a old man like me. Hopefully for you as well...
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
This game is basically risk in space with basic rules. If you like risk, this game is for you, music loops, no story, just single player risk in space. It says multiplayer but there is no one in the lobby... ever... I assume it is just local multiplayer. Honestly risk in space, what is it worth to you? I bought it for a dollar. I am happier than crap man.. I wouldn't pay 20, i think 5 dollars is more approprite, if i paid 5 bucks, I would be happy.. but I paid 1 so i am really f'in happy. :) Take care all.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
A neat little digital board game.
Not usually a fan of the genre, but this is just the right blend of strategy and engaging gameplay to keep my interest up.

Would definitely recommend to those who just wants to play a quick scenario once in a while.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
All in all a solid turn-based strategy game. The game is easy to learn so you get to play right away. Still fairly difficult to beat unless you think about your tactics. So all in all a good game.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Neutral: There's an interesting take on a board-game style space strategy game to be had here, but it's left feeling somewhat empty and has some technical issues. The price is frankly a bit high for such a title however, but it might be worth picking up on a sale. There's a decent if simplistic game here, just nowheres enough for twenty-two dollars in my admittedly-subjective opinion. There's some fun to be had here in multi-player though, so worth considering on a sale.

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