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 relentless march to total domination.
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Very Positive (140) - 89% of the 140 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
27 Feb, 2018

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14 March

Space Tyrant got an update!

v1.541 will now be beamed down to your hard drive with the following:

  • New fleet commanders
  • New Tyrant Titles
  • Speed Mode added ( Right Ctrl+. )
  • New Astron Shield textures
  • Explores award Utility cards

Balance Changes:
  • TechnoSlug ship costs lowered
  • Oppression now awards 5 (normal) / 10 (Monopolize) Tyranny
  • Capture and Hold (Cores) difficulty slightly reduced
  • Hard Mode difficulty slightly reduced
  • Very Hard events made more inticing
  • Astron Carrier power nerfed

  • Several unreachable event options/results now accessible
  • All empires no longer erroneously getting +1 tech pick
  • Alt-tech no longer breaks several ships higher-tier powers
  • Mercenaries card siege effect no longer persists
  • Tactics Unlock percent displays correctly
  • Laser Strike effect no longer does 2x to shielded ships
  • Nebula Beam-reduction effect now has an icon
  • Dance Crew (aka Defection) now usable on friendly planets
  • Hunter fleets now have a hunting indicator
  • War icon has correct size in mission details
  • Fleet leaders from some prisons no longer get wrong empire command ship
  • Mac cloud sync fixed
  • Siege artifacts descriptions updated
  • Fixed hitch in Overlord Cripple animation
  • Starmap Continue no longer visible if no Mission is clicked
  • All Cores Achievement fixed
  • Commander Execution Achievement fixed
  • Space Shark laser sound softened
  • Siege Crusher activates on the correct number of dice
  • Barracks Disarm power art fixed
  • Entrap duration now matches visual fx
  • Bzzerk Carrier perk now correctly awards a carrier instead of destroyers
  • Converstion cards cannot target homeworlds
  • Hoplite cheap militia perk reduction now matches description

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27 February

Space Tyrant 1.0 is LIVE!

Friends, xenomorphs, fellow brutal invaders… the day has finally come. After more than 300 years (or so it seems) of development, Space Tyrant is finally hitting its official 1.0 release on Steam. At last the rest of the civilized galactosphere will know what it’s like to crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, to hear the lamentations of their uncertainly-gendered slug-rabbitoid broodmates.

To celebrate this most gruesome accomplishment, and reward our loyal sycophants, you'll be able to purchase Space Tyrant at a 20% discount for the entire week of its launch, starting 10am PST on Tuesday, February 27 (according to the laughably primitive Terran calendar).

So we humbly-- well, no, not humbly-- we gently, without overt violence, request your assistance in spreading the word, like some kind of tailored bio-phage virus, to the unsuspecting citizenry of your world, via your so-called “social medias,” your “word-of-humanoid mouth,” your “Steam reviews.” The more zombielike disciples we convert, the more likely we can create expansions, sequels, and adamantine pincered war-droids.

Here is a glorious Twitter post you could run wild with:

Or perhaps a Facebook page is more your style?:

And, while it is not strictly speaking Tyrannical, we must stoop to thank you, yes, all you meatlings out there, for all your support along this hard road, even when it came in the form of profane forum suggestions about our forebears, or bug reports where you oh-so-clearly did not RTFM. Without you, there would be no civilizations reduced by atom-rays to smouldering ash-heaps.

We’ve blathered sentimentally for far too long. Now! Gather your legions and laser-carbines, and go forth to bring the dark shroud of oppression to the repulsive, peace-loving weaklings of the galaxy.

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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

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!

And what about those crazy space battles? Feast your brains...

The Hoplite Dynasty
You start off in command of the Hoplite Dynasty; a savage empire of ticked off "rabbots" who burrow into the enemy fleets with a fevered tenacity found only in the cold vacuum of space. They're an angry mob of cranksters; always more than ready to tear it up on behalf of your maniacal calculations. Just look at these things, almost eager to die miserably at your slightest whim:

The Bzzerk Union
Once you and the Hoplites have callously knocked a chip off the galaxy's shoulder, the Bzzerk empire will become yours for the Tyranting. They're a fierce army of mechanized Bees who live only to put the sting in your zing. The little ones die off easy, but they're cheap to replenish and 'death by a thousand cuts' is no joke. In fact, it's exactly the good times these swarmy little bast*rds crave as they smash against the windshield of endless war:

The Techno Slug Party
Once you've pushed the Bzzerks through to victory and cranked the galaxy down another notch, you'll have sufficiently brought the Techno Slug Party under your iron rule. These slimy little dance party invertebrates don't know the meaning of sleep, or healthy choices... or paying rent - but they'll put some serious hurt on anything that stands in their way. As malleable and spaced out as they may seem, their chemical fortitude is yours to wield with lucid vicariousness. I don't want to give away too much, but unlike their more sober predecessors, they will literally go the extra mile for a true Tyrant.

We'd show you the Techno Slugs too, but it would be in violation of our low attention span directive. Hey look, a squirrel!

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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