Terrorize the galaxy for fun and profit! Space Tyrant is a fast-paced roguelike-lite 5X game set in a grimly grimdark future of eternal war. Build a terrifying space fleet, make enemies and disintegrate peaceful extraterrestrials in your relentlessly unpleasant march to total domination!
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Very Positive (20) - 90% of the 20 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (56) - 91% of the 56 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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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September 15

Coming September 28th!

Dig out some glowsticks and slide into those Tyrant pants!



This update will be sliming out with many a bug fix and all kinds of balancing goodness. Preparify thy selfeth!
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August 17

TYRANNICAL RESOLUTIONS v0.5.6439.16509

The "BIG" Changes
  • Empire Unlock Progression - All empire unlocks will become available over time as you play the game. You can still unlock each one through completing gold missions in a Campaign. Progress will be shown at the end of each Campaign.
  • Added support for 16:10 resolutions; now more people can partake in fullscreen tyranting!

Bug Fixes
  • No more white reward images for Exploration Events.
  • Changed a few more instances of "mana" to "crystal".
  • Hurry planet power can no longer be activated while you have a waiting Tech Up.
  • Techno Slug Empire now has the proper "Coming Soon" tag on it during Empire selection.
  • Bunny Cruiser now properly glows when Teched Up.
  • Perks that gave you extra ships at the start of a mission would sometimes give you ships again after loading a game.
  • Queen's Mercy and Queen's Grace artifacts have better descriptions.
  • Numerous misc. art and behind the scenes fixes.

Balance Changes
  • Small updates to a small number Exploration Events.
  • You can no longer get Traits from previously chosen Exploration Event choices.
  • Tech Up Choices are now slightly weighted towards ships you've already Teched Up.

General Changes
  • Slowed down the tutorial videos for easier reading.
  • Hoplites now show a broken tech choice along with their normal ones to denote they have fewer choices than normal.
  • Map backgrounds are now different depending on what region a mission is in.
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TYRANNICAL PRAISE

"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


A zero-attention span mega-empire builder where you can enjoy titanic space battles and huge galaxy-wide conquests but not run over your employer-mandated allotment of lunch-eating minutes.

In Space, Nobody Can Hear You Die Screaming.
(THOUGH YOU ARE STILL DYING, OK, IT'S JUST THAT YOUR SCREAMS DON'T TRANSMIT THROUGH THE VACUUM OF SPACE, WHEN YOU'RE IN SPACE. DYING.)

Features
  • 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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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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