Can anyone build an empire in a place like this? Other factions are naturally suspicious of newcomers and may wage war at the first sign of unidentified craft. Here, a natural death is an uncommon luxury.
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Mixed (223 reviews) - 66% of the 223 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 22, 2016

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August 26, 2016

Polaris Sector is updated to version 1.05

Good-day spacefarers!
We have big news for you!

Polaris Sector, one of the most intriguing 4x space games of the year, is updating to version 1.05!

This new version is heavily focused on improving the tactical combat situations, making the game better than ever!

Whilst trade deals and diplomacy are important to maintaining the balance of power, there are times when only the smartest tacticians can save the day.

Remember:
Who owns the sector, control the galaxy!

Check out the entire changelog below

Version 1.05 Change list

- ability to position ships before combat by drag-and-drop
- switch to destroy discovered enemy spies automatically
- Interdictor module is now much quicker to research
- Fixed a bug with experience points lost for small ships in hangars
- Search for objects on a global map (fleets, ships, stars, planets, heroes)
- Keyboard shortcuts for fleets and stars on a global map
- Upkeep info added to the ship info screen
- Possibility to name fleets
- Configuration option to always allow initial ship placement in combat, even when attacking
- Fixed a bug with different scanner/jammer types not showing in the design info
- Fixed a bug with "radioactive world" race lacking hydroponics
- Allowed a bit closer zoom-in for the galaxy map
- Shortcuts for the “Move to a new fleet” action and “Merge Fleets” action (Ctrl+N and N)

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August 4, 2016

Polaris Sector 1.05 Open Beta now available!

Hi,

Patch 1.05 is now available in the Steam Open Beta branch for download and testing.

You can access the beta by right-clicking on Polaris Sector in your library and selecting Properties. You can then click the Betas tab and select "openbeta" from the drop down box. Steam will then sync your files to the new version.

(If it does not appear, please restart Steam)

Please let us know on the forums if any issues you've had are fixed or if you find any new issues.

Thanks!

Changelog:

- Search for objects on a global map (fleets, ships, stars, planets,
heroes)
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=737379960
- Keyboard shortcuts for fleets and stars on a global map
- Upkeep info added to the ship info screen
- Possibility to name fleets
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=737379469
- Configuration option to always allow initial ship placement in combat, even when attacking
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=737380039
- Shortcuts for the "Move to a new fleet" action and "Merge Fleets" action when you have a fleet selected (Ctrl+N and N)
- Allowed a bit closer zoom-in for the galaxy map
- Interdictor module is now much quicker to research

- Fixed a bug with experience points lost for small ships in hangars
- Fixed a bug with different scanner/jammer types not showing in the design info
- Fixed a bug with "radioactive world" race lacking hydroponics

- AI updated to allow it to refuel at systems controlled by allies with "allow refueling" deals

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Reviews

“It’s a damn impressive game and well worth a play”
90 – Brash Games

“Polaris Sector takes the best parts of the space 4X formula and gives them a few fresh, delightful twists.”
eXplorminate

“Super awesome game. I highly recommend it, one of the best 4x in a long time.”
Angry Joe

About This Game

The ancients who named this sector ‘Polaris’ sure had a unique sense of humor. Polaris - the bright star, the star of hope and faith. Well the Polaris sector has precious little of either; just a wilderness of gas, stars, and supernovas soaked in treachery, oppression, and the lust for power.


Can anyone build an empire in a place like this? Other factions are naturally suspicious of newcomers and may wage war at the first sign of unidentified craft. Here, a natural death is an uncommon luxury. You look weak? Pirates and scavengers will plunder your planets. You show military strength to discourage potential enemies? Your rivals will combine their forces to eliminate the threat.


Total domination requires many diverse stratagems. Shaking the hand of a powerful emperor, designing new warships in secret, investing everything in fundamental sciences to gain technology before your competitors - all may be the road to success. But will you have the time to implement your strategy? Will you be visionary enough to build weapons and technologies that will make the difference in battles fought decades from now? Find the right balance between fundamental and applied sciences to stay ahead of the opposition. Find the right balance between classic designs and crazy prototypes and your ships will be feared across the galaxy. Your engineers and scientists provide you a high level of flexibility, but it’s your decisions that will shape the empire’s fate.


Many a mercenary or adventurer has come here seeking wealth and power, and all their stories are now just whispers in the void. Polaris is a black hole for living species, and empires rise and fall in the blink of an eye. Maybe the leader that will bring stability to this zone hasn’t been born yet, if they will ever exist…


And on the pedestal these words appear:
'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

- Shelley

FeaturesAn epic and dangerous playground: randomly generate a galaxy able to host up to 900 stars.
Full customization: external threats, pirates, number of races… you can set up the world that fits your own tastes!
Full control over ship design: want to make a corvette into a drone carrier? Go ahead. Want to make a freighter into a scout? No problem. Your creativity is the only limit!
Explore: send scout vessels to find new mines to exploit, new planets to colonize, and to establish contact with other empires.
Innovative research system: technologies and equipment will get unlocked depending on your investments in fundamental and applied research.
Diplomacy: Dialogue with other factions to gain their favor, trade goods, and make military agreements to fight common enemies.
Command your troops: when a battle starts you can join the battlefield and maneuver your ships in a tactical mode. Alternatively use the auto-resolve mode when you have more urgent tasks to attend to in your empire.
Unique espionage system: seed false intelligence to enemy spies and lure them into a trap!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® Vista/7/8/10
    • Processor: Core i3
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL Compatible Video card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
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