Space strategy gaming reimagined. Dive into fast-paced real-time planetary battles against the backdrop of a turn-based campaign that sees you build your empire in the stars. With hundreds of troops and ships at your command, can you forge an empire that lasts?
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Oct 15, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Aries is being launched into early access to help support the development of a better game through the involvement of the community. Early access will provide us with the opportunity to gather feedback from players and also means that people who have supported the project will be able to enjoy the game sooner.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Aries is likely to be in early access for about a year based on the current rate of development, state of the game, and scope of improvements planned.”

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

“We want to use early access to get feedback on any issues in the game and resolve them, making the release more polished.

The key elements we plan to add more units to each of the factions, more maps to battle on, and more missions to select. There will also be lots of improvements to AI, and the user interface.

We would also like to look at adding additional features such as campaign events that affect your empire and other challenges for you to undertake as you conquer the galaxy.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game currently has all three factions implemented and a good selection of ground and space troops for you to wage war with.
The campaign and battle maps all have there core systems working, and you can play a game through to completion.”

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

“We plan to increasing the price at launch.”

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

“We want to involve the community as much as possible, from taking on feedback about issues to implementing suggestions for new units that balance out a factions roster we are all ears. If you have an idea let us know through any of our social media or drop us an email and we will get back to you.”
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About This Game

Aries puts you in the head of a mighty space empire in a dark galaxy! Lead your empire through the campaign map and take command of your armies and fleets in the battle maps. With three planned factions at launch each having unique abilities, troops, and tech Aries will keep you engaged through many playthroughs.

Here you will make war and peace, direct your armies movements, and manage the solar systems you command. Through careful planning and shrewd diplomacy, you will be able to paint the heavens with your colours. Aries features an extensive tech tree that will allow you to develop your technological, military, and civil might.

Once you arrive at a system bringing it to compliance is no small feat, you will need all of your skills as a commander to conquer this new territory. You will be presented with an option of missions you can launch against a system to increase your control of the system if you are victorious.

Beware the garrisons of systems as they will not be easily removed from their homes! During the defenders turn they can launch missions to try and weaken the invader's grip on the system and even throw them back into the dark depths of space!

When moving your armies to conquer or defend systems, your army might be engaged by enemy forces in the depths of space. In space, you must trust in your mighty warships. During the space battles, you will need to outmanoeuvre and out firepower your enemies to conquer the void.

Space battles are deadly, and if you have focused on your ground troops to much, you might be better retreating and attempting to find a way to outmanoeuvre the enemy forces. If you have a great and powerful space fleet, then use this to deny your enemies an opportunity to land their troops and strangle the life out of their empire!

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7 64Bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 3.0Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 460 1GB | AMD Radeon HD 5770 1GB | Intel HD4000 @720p
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7 / 8 (8.1)/ 10 64Bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4570 3.20GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 4GB | AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB @1080p
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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