Terrorize the galaxy for fun and profit! Space Tyrant is a surprisingly deep beer & pretzels strategy game set in a darkly humorous future. Build a mighty space force, disintegrate peaceful aliens, and rule irresponsibly on your relentlessly unpleasant march to total...
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Release Date:
Jul 19, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We've got a great and playable game right now, but we'd love the opportunity to add a lot more content and extend the metagame. Early Access will give us the room to do that.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Depends entirely on if it does well enough to warrant building out all the extra tidbits we've been scheming up.”

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

“This is also something that will depend on how the game is received in Early Access. We've got more ideas than we know what to do with and a lot of additional assets have already been made (a space hamster? What?). As-is, Space Tyrant offers many hours of game-play, so it's just a matter of what people would like us to elaborate on and how many people are saying it. There are MANY POSSIBILITIES.

If i could call out one thing we'll always be adding more of, it's unlocks. There will be many more unlockable cards and other items when we push the game into full release. It's something we're constantly working on.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current game is surprisingly stable and there are many hours of game-play available. As with any game at this stage, there are bugs we're contending with, but we're slowly knocking them out.”

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

“I don't believe so. We're feeling that our current suggested price is perfect for the game that it is.”

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

“Since we're glued to the center of this thing, getting feedback on all aspects of gameplay will be incredibly helpful. We feel like we've got a good game, but feedback on how it could be better will be something we definitely act on. Of course it will need to work realistically with our release timeline, but we've got enough room that we could make some pretty exciting changes based on user feedback.”
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November 28

A Space Tyrant update! Skirmish mode and a gazillion other things! YES!

Space Tyrant Early Access v0.6540.23422
Allllllrighty then! We were about to push all this out for the Autumn sale, but found a few deal breaking bugs that evaporated our confidence. We've since squashed all of that and even did some finer tuning here and there. What does that even mean - you say? Well, here are some rather elaborate patch notes to quench that tyrannical thirst for gritty details:

Skirmish Games
Do you fear commitment? Then this is the mode for you, tune a game to your desires, then try to crush your enemy in a one-off game. Even better, use all those artifacts you've found in your campaigns while selecting your loadout for the game!

Disaster Events
Don't ever let your guard down, sometimes the universe is just against you and your empire will come under the unfortunate effects of a disaster. Can you prevent them before they trigger, or will you have to deal with the consequences of mega rebellions, saboteurs, or enraged space monsters?

  • Senate Militia fleets can't have more than one large ship until higher level.
  • Senate Militia fleets spawn later in a game.
  • Senate Actions are limited so you don't get multiple agitators all at the same time.
  • No neutral Astron fleets around the player homeworld.
  • Hunter fleets, senate fleets that chase your fleets.
  • AI adjustments to teching up, will try to smartly choose next tech choice.
  • AI will try to populate its fleets with teched up ships.

Hoplite Clans
  • General
    • Hoplite Clans now get an Empire wide -10% research penalty.
  • Perks
    • Small Fleet Specialist: Changed from +20%HP to small ships to +30% Evasion to small ships.
    • Medium Fleet Specialist: Changed from +15%HP to medium ships to +1 Missile Per Volley to Cruisers and +1 Fighter Per Wave to Carriers.
    • Blitzkrieg: Properly gives increased damage now.
  • Cards
    • Major additions and changes to Hoplite Deck; completely rebalanced from the ground up.
  • Commanders
    • All Overlord Schemes have been adjusted and tuned to fit with Hoplite Clan's themes and strengths.
    • Stonehair: Meteor damage power reduced by 20%.
    • Redeye: Combat Stim power boosted, now duration-based and no longer kills the ship (usually).
  • Ships
    • Hoplite Frigate Tactical Volley power nerfed AGAIN
    • Hoplite Cruiser Heal incready by 10%

Bzzerk Union
  • Perks
    • Mercenary Army: Changed to be 1 extra Siege if you have 500 or more credits in the bank.

  • All Empire starting artifacts have been updated and made unique between Empires.
  • Added the Jack-o-Helm artifact, while equipped a Jack-o-Planet will be spawned on the map.
  • Added Soothing Robes artifact, while equipped reduces rebellion chance from oppression by 25%.
  • Added Commander's Crown artifact, while equipped increases inspiration rate by 10%.
  • Added Overlord's Crown artifact, while equipped increases inspiration rate by 20%.
  • Gold Cloak: Can only be rewarded on 3 star or higher missions, up from 2 star.
  • Prison Breaker: Can only be rewarded on 2 star or higher missions, up from 1 star.
  • Manifold Cap: Can be rewarded on 1 star or higher missions, down from 2 star.
  • Shawl of Justice: Increased Unrest reduction to 3 when its over 20.
  • Vanquisher's Robes: Can only be rewarded on 4 star or higher missions, up from 3 star.
  • Crown of Sight: Can only be rewarded on 3 star or higher missions, up from 1 star.
  • Barbed Crown: Can only be rewarded on 2 star or higher missions, up from 1 star.
  • Regal Vestments: Can only be rewarded on 4 star or higher missions, up from 3 star.
  • Cloak of the Stars: Can only be rewarded on 2 star or higher missions, down from 3 star.
  • Siege Breaker: Can only be rewarded on 3 star or higher missions, up from 2 star.
  • Siege Crusher: Can only be rewarded on 4 star or higher missions, up from 3 star.
  • Mezzosec: Can only be rewarded on 3 star or higher missions, up from 2 star.
  • The Aegis: Can only be rewarded on 3 star or higher missions, down from 4 star.

  • Updated a large amount of visual effects for Tactics.
  • Updated and added a large amount of new sounds to the game.
  • Added new art for Militia fleets.
  • Added new UI art for tutorial missions.
  • Potentially make generation failure for War missions fixed.
  • Added cleaner Combat speed art.
  • Added new Scheme art for Hoplite Clans.
  • Cannon planet targeting can't persist between turns anymore.
  • Added a new tutorial to be seen on the first Monopolize mission played.
  • New Starmap Empire boards and Senate ship control display.
  • Tyranny 102 Tutorial Mission reduced in length.
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November 22

25% off from now until the 28th!

For 25% off the usual price, you get to take out your aggression on sad little planets! Weeee!
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"This is really awesome, and you should probably give it a shot."
- TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit

"This is really good, some witlessly meme-y humour aside, retaining many 4X tropes but throwing out just enough to be punchy."
- Rock, Paper, Shotgun: Unknown Pleasures Game of the Week

"You take the rule of the Tyrant threatening to take over the galaxy with your armies of doom, despicable acts, and a death ray that comes online when you're being especially bad."
- Scott Manley

"Every little feature of Space Tyrant has been so carefully planned, designed and executed, that all its elements join together in harmony to create an amazingly addicting experience."
- Game Skinny

"A 5x Space Rogue like - lite strategy game and it's damn good."
- Mack - Worth A Buy

"Explore space, befriend or terrorize enemies, kick butt at turn-based battles and generally have fun taking over space with this replayable 4X-styled game."
- Hardcore Gamer

"Blue Wizard Digital did a great job of cutting away the 4X fat while retaining the core parts of what makes the genre fun."
- Indie Games

“It's a 4X title on speed. Everything is a lot faster, everything’s a lot more streamlined."
- Yippee Ki Yay Mr Falcon

"I really like the fact that the game doesn’t take itself too seriously."
- The Zero Review

“The developers have managed to cram a grand space strategy game into a really quick and funny experience.”
- ReformistTM

"...a competent, charming, easy to control PC title that doesn't weigh you down with the minutiae of 4X games or their dreadful endgame slog."
- Strategy Gamer

"it lives up to it's promise of quick strategic action with a slick presentation."
- ISK Mogul

"This is a 4X-Lite game with card-based powerups and blistering real-time fleet battles which last only a matter of seconds, with fighters, laser beams and explosions galore!"
- Save Or Quit

"In the new roguelite 5X Space Tyrant, there is no diplomacy. Your only option is to kill everyone in your quest for power and profit."
- Two Credits

About This Game

Finally, a mega-empire builder where you can enjoy titanic space battles and galaxy-wide conquests but not run over your employer-mandated allotment of lunch-eating minutes.

In Space, Nobody Can Hear You Die Screaming.

  • Tactical combat!
  • Strategic scheming!
  • Grimdark grimness!
  • No cultural victories! No diplomacy! In Space Tyrant there can be only slaughter!
  • Tons of excellent space cards to play!
  • Space aliens!
  • Space police!
  • Simplified, easy-to-grasp 5X (eXplore, eXploit, eXpand, eXterminate and eXsanguinate!)
  • Swift gameplay means quick deaths and lightning-fast victories!
  • Hours upon hours of space strategy delivered steaming-hot into your gaping tentacular maw-orifice, the way you demanded it!

About Blue Wizard Digital

Founded by Jason Kapalka, who formerly founded some outfit called PopCap, which made puny weakling non-space-conquering games like Bejeweled and Peggle and Plants vs Zombies, before it was acquired by the necrotic empire of Electronic Arts. Blue Wizard recently released the darkly comic sliding block puzzle/ 80's slasher movie tribute Slayaway Camp to Steam and iOS. The Space Tyrant team consists of a crew of gore-thirsting void pirates and psychic mutants barely contained inside a fetid barracks atop a Capitol Hill coffeeshop in Seattle. Sanctions are already in place.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual-Core Intel or AMD CPU supporting
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Discrete GPU with 2GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: on-board sound
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Quad-Core Intel or AMD CPU supporting
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Discrete GPU with 4GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Something Tyrannical
    • OS: OSX 10.9.3
    • Processor: Core 2 duo or i3 @ 2GHz+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated graphics
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: On-Board
    • OS: OSX 10.9.3
    • Processor: Core i5 @ 2GHz+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Discrete GPU with 1GB VRAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: On-board
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: Core 2 duo or i3 @ 2GHz+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated graphics
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: On-Board Sound
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