Galaxy Admirals is a multiplayer turn-based cosmic strategy with pretty innovative and challenging gameplay. Improve your command skills with AI and conquer the whole universe by fighting with real players.
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Release Date: Nov 6, 2015

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Why Early Access?

“We wanted to give community the opportunity to give us as more suggestions and comments as possible. We'd like to impove and polish game before final release. Add new features, spaceships, game modes, etc.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect to be in Early Access for about 6-8 months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We're planning to add 2 new races and 10 new ships for each new race. Also 2 new episodes for each race in single player mode, new game modes and new abilities to already existing spaceships. Game will be translated for sure into additional languages, but there's not much texts in game now and you can still play without other players from other countries.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“In the current version we have 1 episode for singeplayer mode and one race for multiplayer.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We plan to raise the price a bit as we ship new content and features.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We hope the community will have a large impact on our work. We'll be taking comments and suggestions in the forums and asking some active testers to help us test new versions before they are released.”
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September 16

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Dear fans,
Our gratitude to you is boundless and we want to make you a present. We created Jetdogs Studios group on Steam for you. In Jetdogs group you can find all the latest news about our released games as well as about the progress in creating our new games. And what is more, every week we are going to publish posts about discounts and other goodies, give away keys, play our games together etc. Catch the spirit!
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May 5

May's Update is out now!

Another update is out now. This time we focused mostly on fixing some issues we have discovered recently. And we have also added new race with cool abilities to the Sandbox mode.

Features:

  • new race is now available in Sandbox mode
  • Spacebar and Esc keys are now binded with actions (Esc - close window/open settings window; Spacebar - End Turn)
  • minor HUD changes

Fixes:
  • offline friends are not shown in friends list anymore
  • another fix for multiplayer invites
  • minor UI issues fixed

We hope that you have a great time playing the game, Admirals!

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About This Game

GALAXY ADMIRALS
is a multiplayer turn-based cosmic strategy. Improve your command skills with AI and conquer the whole universe by fighting with real players.

MULTIPLAYER

When you learn to run the game and learn all the types of the spaceships as well as their features, you can measure swords with other players. Only by playing against real adversaries, you can show all your talents and skills far and wide.

GAMEPLAY

On a hexagonal field there are two military bases – one of yours and another of your adversary. By consuming a special kind of game resource in the base there are produces combat spaceships. The resource is renewable and being renewed along with each player’s move.

After each move the field of play is rotated around the central cell. This fact influences the gameplay very much: the situation changes continuously and it is very difficult to foresee what will be the next.
Your short-term goal is to destroy the enemy base.

That’s a real challenge for your brain training your ability for tactics and combinatorics.

FEATURES

- Specific gameplay. The situation changes constantly because of rotating the field of play. You have to adapt yourself to new circumstances permanently. Only he that can adapt himself to the ever-changing cosmos, will survive and come off victorious.

- Unusual system of skills gives free scope to your imagination. By combining various skills and forming different combinations, you will get a wide range of tricks and tactical maneuvers.

- Each mission has a plot. It’s very fascinating to replay them again and again. The initial whereabouts of objects on the playing field is generated randomly. You always get into a new battle situation which is unique.

- The strong AI will not let you be bored during the whole game. It can be joyful, angry and get surprised showing this in its messages to you.

- 1 race, each one have 10+ ships to build and even more special abilities to use.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x768 resolution
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On board
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X v10.9 Mavericks
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 1.8GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On board
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux Kernel 3.0 or above
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 1.8GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x768 resolution
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On board
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 10
This is rather a unique game. If you like this style of game, it certainly seems to be set at a bargain price. Basically, it's a turn-based tactical combat game set in a small, moving arena. Through the first dozen-odd levels, it seems to be constituted by a small but carefully balanced array of different spaceships; each ship is good for something, but no ship is absolutely dominant. The best ship is very expensive and can be quite readily be destroyed by a range of well-used, cheaper ships.
However, once one gets even further into the campaing, one realises that there's a whole other array of weird and complicated ships to play with. Honestly, for me, at that point it started to feel less like a strategy game and more like a puzzle game. Understanding all of the different abilities of all the different ships, trying to keep track of what will happen with the movement of the arena in the next turn, and predicting the moves of the enemy, feels quite "brain burning", or conducive of a state of "analysis paralysis". So, for myself, it became less fun and more like work. But if you like tactical puzzles, these seem very well designed and they certainly give you a lot to think about!
Finally, I think the multiplayer would probably help to make this more engaging... but in my experience of it so far, there never seems to be anyone else on when I am. So, a cautious thumbs-up... just be aware of what style of game it is you're getting into.
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21 of 26 people (81%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 14, 2015
It's still in early access? I though the game already released. Doesn't feel like an early access game at all.

Galaxy Admirals is a solid turn based strategy game.
It got its own unique gameplay style where each turn the field is getting rotated and things aren't the same as the last turn.
A promising game for the price.
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: November 28, 2015
Galaxy Admirals is a little strategy game, turn-based, that can be played solo or in multiplayer. The goal is to destroy the enemy base by protecting yours with your own fleet. Each turn will grant you a crystal that can be used to build different ships: support (gathering crystals on the map but also repairing anything that will be suffering damage), missile carrier, etc..

The twist is that the hexagonal map is turning, making the field different each time, mainly with the asteroids that can block your path suddenly (but the enemy's too). I suppose that more obstacles will appear along the way as I'm only at level 4 in the campaign.

Because of the twist, you need to be careful and try not to be blocked, though you don't know how the field will change.

The visuals are simple as it's a top-down map but they're also neat. The soundtrack is correct.

Not being a strategy fan, I've an hard time to think about my fleet and with the field changing each time, I'm not really at ease. It means that Galaxy Admirals is not my cup of tea at all. Yet, I'm pretty sure that fans of the genre will see in it a relaxing game compared to the blockbusters of that kind. I suppose that the multiplayer can bring more fun.

For the price, you will not be robbed. So, go for it if you're a fan or if you want to try the genre.

3/12/15: Just a friendly reminder for those who wants to copy/paste this review for getting 10 credits on orlygift. I got the game there, I wrote a review there, so you bet that I'll be reporting you.
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25 of 36 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: November 29, 2015
This game looks and feels like a mobile port: There is no in-game options menu besides simply turning music and sound on or off. The UI is dominated by massively oversized buttons. There are no tooltips, nor use of the right mouse button, nor clicking and dragging. In addition, the game feels cheap; several spelling errors were noted while playing, and the graphics are simple and repetitive. The turn-based gameplay itself is a bit simple and dull. It plays almost like a board game; save for the twist that the board rotates under you with each turn.

If it was on my phone, I might keep it around to play through the campaign whenever I was in an area without mobile data. Long story short, you get what you pay for, and this feels like a $0.49 game; but even then, there are many free games on Steam or elsewhere that I would recommend over this.

DISCLAIMER: I was given a free key for this game, and offered additional compensation to play it and write a review. Despite that, I have tried to give my opinion as honestly as possible.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 11
The key for this game was indirectly given to me by the developer for review purposes but it will not change the tone of my review

Galaxy Admirals is a turn-based strategy game developed by Jetdogs Studios. The game is played in a top-down perspective like most strategy games.

Frankly, unlike most Early Access games I have played, Galaxy Admiral actually feels like a finished game, albeit short.

The game is played on a hexagonal map but what makes this game unique is that the map rotates at the end of each turn around a “Blue Star”, placed in the centre of the map. This may not seem like much but this mechanic adds a lot of depth to the combat as the player needs to adapt to the situation, plan ahead and outwit the AI to achieve victory.

The objective of the game is to destroy the enemy base while protecting your own by using your fleet of ships. The ships are unique and have their own properties which fit their design. Crystals are consumed to make ships. Each player gains a crystal on their respective turn and crystal fragments which are placed on the map can be harvested by specific ships.

There are 15 missions in the campaign mode and the game can also be played in multiplayer mode, where all the fleet ships have been unlocked before-hand. A sandbox mode has also been added where you can test your abilities against the AI.

Speaking of the AI, it is surprisingly good though it can be predictable at times as it focuses more on the objective than your ships it is good nonetheless.

Each map has a fixed amount of objects that spawn to match its theme, so the placement of objects is not always the same when playing a specific map again. This is actually a nice touch as players cannot rely on the same strategy when replaying a map.

The visuals and soundtrack are actually quite good for a game of this price, though the animations are simple. Players can also choose the resolution and graphics quality when they start the game, which is a nice addition. The game also has achievements and trading cards which is a plus.

Honestly, the only mechanic that I do not like about the game is that while playing campaign mode you get logged into the multiplayer lobby, while playing a single-player mode. This is annoying and sometimes frustrating as other players might spam invites for a multiplayer match while you are trying to focus on the campaign battles.

In the end Galaxy Admirals offers what it has to for its price and there is little chance for a buyer to feel robbed of his money considering the cost of this game. Galaxy Admirals is a great game for any strategy genre lover and casual gamers.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 6
Pros:
-fun and challenging single player mode
-lots of unique units
-very good tutorial that clearly explains all of the mechanics and introduces the units one at a time
-runs perfectly fine on my crappy laptop

Cons:
-theres never anyone online to play with, hopefully this changes as more people buy the game, which I think they should, since its a really good game

Summary:
This is a very fun and easy to learn turn-based strategy game that I think is defanitely worth the full price of $2.19 (and I got it on sale for $0.54!). I would recommend buying copies for your friends too, since theres not usually people online to play with, and its super cheap.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 14
"Even if you don't think you'll like it, just spend the 2 dollars to buy it. It is worth WAY more than the 2 dollars it costs, and even if you don't like it, it's only 2 dollars that you wasted!"
-Original Review


Alright, I decided I should put more effort into it. This game is better than all other turn-based space strategy games because:

*Doesn't do too much behind the scenes, so using the highest quality setting won't affect performance 90% of the time, and means most computers that aren't 5 years old and slow as ♥♥♥♥ can run it with no problems, even at the highest quality setting.

*Is innovative in the sense that the whole board moves, or 'orbits', around the center. This may not seem like that will make any difference. However, at corners the rings closer to the center end up moving farther than the rings on the edge. Because of this, you have to plan ahead to how things move to make sure you move/aim things in the right position/direction.

*Costs only two dollars! Because of this, if you don't like it, it doesn't matter that the money spent on this game was put to waste.



Anyways, that was my first REAL review on a game, if there are any errors in the review, please tell me so. I hope you enjoy this game!
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 11, 2015
This little indie game is a variation of simple space battle chess. The Music and visual effect are both above average compare to most of the small indie games out there...

IT does offer an interesting challage for the map rotating each turn and difficulty spike drasticly after level 8... There are many ships to choose from but because of energy limitation.. Carrier is my favorite ship and missle ship is my second favorite.

It's quite short and sweet game that offer up to 3-4 houras of fun since if u plan correcly u can guess what AI will do quite acuratly.

There are no special ending yet being an early Access game of only 15 stages.

I will replay this game if develoepr decide to add more feature to it.

As for now.. 7.5/10 for the rating.. keep up the good work guys.. make it beter!
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 27, 2015
A little turn based strategy game for 50 cents (on sale), it seemed like a good idea, especially considering it has mostly good reviews.
But that game isn't just cheap, it feels cheap too.
The most annoying part is the in-game lobby which can't be turned off, which gives the opportunity to annoying people to spam invitations even if you are not interested, and even if you decline their invitations, they can keep spamming you...
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 21
An underpriced, very good and relaxing game, especially in Sandbox Mode where you could just mess around.

Must buy: 11/10.
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ntwalker
10.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 28
This game seems to be very simple, but appears to be really challenging. And the multyplayer is awesome too! I think, people who enjoy playing chess will be sattisfied.
P.S. the graphic quality is quite good too
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✪ Kevin 2k
2.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: July 4
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Diamoní
4.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: June 25
was okaaaaaay but could be better
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ShinRai
2.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: June 24
very good and relaxing game.
9/10 :D
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Mushy
2.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: June 14
Honestly, this game isn't bad at all. It's actually very innovative. It's a strategy, in space, with a twist. The map's hexagonal fields rotate every turn, simulating an orbit, and giving you something extra to think about in advance when planning ahead.
I got it during a weeklong sale, wanting to get rid of spare change in my Steam wallet. Since it had positive reviews, I decided to try it, and well, for the price, it's pretty enjoyable.

It's got a little singleplayer campaign that kinda teaches you what each ship can do, and gives you a strategic challenge, it's got your multiplayer, where you invite someone from the lobby, and you get to duke it out in space, and with its sandbox mode, you can mess around or play against another player locally, or against the AI. With the multiplayer, and sandbox mode, the game feels replayable. You can generate a nice map with ease, you can choose the amount of asteroids, crystals, and other features, however you want it.

There are two races, each with a number of similar (but not exactly the same) ships, each filling the same role differently. The variety of the ships is large enough to give you a plenty of strategic options.

The music, while repetitive after a while, is pretty nice to listen to during the gameplay, the sounds are just fine, and the GUI is pretty simple.

It does have a few flaws, yes. For example, right now, you connect to the Lobby automatically, and people who are in the lobby as well can spam you with invites. Thankfully, the people that were online while I was trying this game out were considerate, and only sent one invite. When they got declined, they didn't send another, so I guess unless there's a braindead spammer among the players, you won't be bothered much, or at all.
Some reviews also say the game feels like a mobile port, and well, I suppose that's true as well. That alone doesn't feel like a flaw to me however. If this were a game for mobile devices, however, it would be wonderful.

I think the game is worth trying. It's cheap, and for an early access game, it really feels like a finished product. If you enjoy strategies, you could probably enjoy this. It's simple, yet complicated, and it can probably kill a few hours if you get into it.
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KSHMR26
4.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: June 2
It's still in early access? I though the game already released. Doesn't feel like an early access game at all.

Galaxy Admirals is a solid turn based strategy game.
It got its own unique gameplay style where each turn the field is getting rotated and things aren't the same as the last turn.
A promising game for the price.
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Vonias
51.6 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: May 13
Wow, this game is fun. Basically I had some money in my steam wallet and this looked interesting, so I picked it up, at first glance the UI looks like a mobile port, but the game works fine with mouse and runs really smooth on my PC, looks pretty good too when you have the graphics cranked up.

Gameplay: This game is a turn based strategy game set in a solar system, unlike a lot of turn based space strategy games this game has no extra fluff, no CCG elements, no 4X style campaign mode, just a simple to learn, but suprisingly complex strategy game. The twist with this game is that everything on the map rotates around the center, although it seems like this wouldn't matter as relative positions would stay the same, that actually isn't true, because everything orbits at the same speed things closer to the center go around faster than things on the edge, these rotations really add new depth and it takes some time to get used to, but the devs have really taken advantage of this with delayed attacks and timed bombs that can take advantage of the orbiting system.

Content: At the time of writing this review (5/13/2016) there are 2 races implimented into multiplayer, 1 campaign (combines humans and aliens, no story just kind of a tutorial and extra ai battles), 9 Human ships, 9 Alien Ships (kinda ten b/c aliens have a ship that can build nanobots), and a sandbox for you to test out new things or play hotseat on the same computer with your friends.

There are some gameplay mechanics that I didn't go over like the resource system, but you can figure that out once you buy the game, oh, and by the way, BUY THE GAME.

My ONLY major complaint is this game doesn't have enough players, so it can be hard to find a match online, but it's more fun to play against your friends and family anyway, so personally, I dont care as much, but if you want to be MLG and wreck everyone online, you might be a little dissapointed with the amount of people that go online on any given day.

If I had to rate it with 5 being an average game, I would give Galaxy Admirals a 7/10, and that will only go up as the game moves further into development with the planned 3rd race coming out and further UI improvements. Good Luck Devs!
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