Take command of humanity’s last survivors and rebuild an empire among the stars. In this immersive turn-based strategy game, you must lead the refugees of the great Exodus to a new home in hostile space and build a new galaxy-spanning civilization.
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Mixed (49 reviews) - 63% of the 49 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 18, 2014

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November 7

Update #44: New Techs + AI Improvements



This week, we've added new technologies in the high end of Planetary Construction -- Superscale 7 unlocking Hab Unit 8.

We've also added a visual marker for dead worlds so that its clear where the ravages of war have left completely uninhabitable planets.

We've changed some of the AI options on different game maps to make sure the different xeno AI types were lining up with the maps they were playing on better.

Not to mention a few bug fixes!

v2.6.29 - 11/7/2016
- New: Added Visual Marker for Dead Planets
- Max Quality for Indy Colony Changed to 6
- New Tech: Superscale Construction 7
- New Colony Upgrade: Hab Unit 8
- Removed Red Zorga AI types for maps of size 32x32
- Added Red Zorga AI type for "Degla: 100x100 Map (150 Worlds)"
- Fixed Issues with Options Menu
- Fixed Reported Crashes

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October 27

Update #43: Patches for Research

Sorry for the crashes in research lists. We've fixed them now with this update!

v2.6.27 - 10/27/2016
- Fixed crashes in Research Project List and Technology List

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About This Game

Take command of humanity’s last survivors and rebuild an empire among the stars. In this immersive turn-based strategy game, you must lead the refugees of the great Exodus to a new home in hostile space and build a new galaxy-spanning civilization. To survive in the dark reaches of space, you will have to fight to protect your people, control rival factions, and unlock lost technology.

This challenging civilization-building game expands upon the universe of the original Star Traders RPG. As the leader of a splinter group who have fallen behind the main fleet, you have no choice but to settle nearby habitable worlds, stake your claim and try to prosper.

Your forces will face hostile aliens at every turn and your fleets will do battle in a challenging tactical conflicts across the solar systems. As the waves of stellar conflict wash across your empire, you’ll face invasions, devastating planetary bombardments and need to exact the same on alien infestations to expand your empire.

Within your own imperium, you must manage your economy, political realm, and technological research. The squabbling factions vie for power, unable to lay old rivalries to rest. Only your deft political maneuvering can build treaties and harmony over discord and war. From the helm, you must also construct a mighty economy, one capable of surviving the devastation of war and the attacks of political adversaries. A sprawling technology tree lies before you and your choice of technologies will determine the strategy of your galactic civilization. To survive, you’ll need to overcome some of these challenges, to succeed you must master them all.

  • Grow a ragtag band of survivors into a new galactic empire.
  • Protect your colonies of galactic refugees from alien attack.
  • Employ devious political and economic machinations to expand your domain.
  • Use spies and espionage to get the upperhand on your enemies.
  • Research and build incredible new ships, weapons and technologies.
  • Trade with a vast universe full of rich, dynamic characters.
  • Explore the galaxy and uncover its many secrets.
  • Multiple difficulty levels and customizable map sizes.
  • Risk everything to rescue refugees and keep them safe.

Take control through the strategic use of spies, economics, politics, technology and advanced weaponry in the most engaging, expansive and intense turn-based sci-fi title. Rebuild the human civilization from the ashes of interstellar war to become the galaxy’s ultimate leader in Star Trader 4X Empires.

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What's in the Box?

Star Traders: 4X Empires includes the full tech tree, and both the Alta Mesa and Hyperion Ship Skin Packs. As we continue to expand the game, new technology, ship skins, and factions will be released to you free of charge in our weekly updates. This games does not contain any chargeable DLC - all present and future content is included in the price.
  • Entire Tech tree
  • All game maps
  • All 6 classic Factions
  • Additional 3 Great Clan Factions (Alta Mesa, Moklumne, Zenrin)
  • All 9 ship design types

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windos Vista, or Windows 7 / 8 / 10
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Requires OpenGL 2.0 or higher
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires MS Visual Studio C++ Runtime 2012 x86
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Graphics: Requires OpenGL 2.0 or higher
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires LibGLFW 2 (apt-get install libglfw2)
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