Galactic Ruler offers real time strategy game play at both planetary level and in space! Lead your faction in diplomacy or conquest across a procedurally generated galactic map where any system might hold hostile enemies or resource riches.
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Mixed (35) - 48% of the 35 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 10, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“After two years of development we are at the stage where would like to get player input and feedback into the design and gameplay. Players have been strongly expressing an interest to support us during the final development process, and Early Access makes a great fit.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect to be in Early Access for 6 to 8 months.”

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

“The full version will deliver a complete feature set including steam workshop, cloud saves, steam achievements, additional storylines, more units and factions, improved AI, and will incorporate player feedback and suggestions.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is fully playable in Single Player and Multi Player mode. Storyline features are not yet implemented. As the User Interface and game engine are under constant development there will be a number of partially implemented or testing features that may come and go during the Early Access period.”

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

“We are planning on offering a discount during the Early Access period.”

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

“Our development team is very active on the Steam Discussion forums, our Discord Server, our own website forum (, and we regularly post YouTube developer updates and vlogs. We are looking to get as much player feedback as possible, and to actively interact with our players on the various discussion forums.”
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Galactic Ruler Development RoadMap

It is important to understand that Galactic Ruler is in Early Access. We are looking for the feedback, comments, suggestions, and bug reports from our player community to help make GR a truly amazing space strategy game.

If you are looking for a polished, finished, and fully functional game, now is not yet the time. Add Galactic Ruler to your Steam wishlist and we'll be sure to update you when we hit the full finished release version.

If you are looking to get an early look, to provide feedback for the development of the game, and to help support our development team, then join us and be sure to provide your feedback (on the Steam discussion forums, on or on our Discord server).

Each week we will pick (through an arbitrary and completely subjective manner) a player that has given great feedback or bug reports and we'll award a random BattleGoat swag package - get a t-shirt or maybe even one of the coveted Battle Goats!

Galactic Ruler Development RoadMap

What's in

  • Single Player Sandbox
  • Multi Player Sandbox
  • Full Procedural Generation of very small to very large Galaxies
  • Planet tactical strategy with Land, Air, and Naval units
  • Space tactical strategy with System and FTL-Capable units
  • Eight unique factions
  • Planetary AI

What's not in yet
  • Tutorial (learning is half the fun?)
  • Tips and Feedback to help learn UI
  • Story mode / Campaign or Storyline events
  • System and Galaxy aware AI elements
  • Steam Workshop
  • Steam Achievements
  • Planets moving around the star
  • Planets and stars as obstacles in system level

What we're working on making better
  • Improvements in Planet Governor feedback
  • Improving Game performance with large maps and large armies/fleets
  • More game UI and control feedback and tips/assistance
  • Balancing of resources and faction economics
  • Balancing of unit specs, technologies
  • More Graphics and Visual enhancements
  • Some User Interface backgrounds, buttons and other graphics
  • Improving Multi Player Stability

About This Game

Galactic Ruler offers real-time strategy game play at both the planetary level and in space! Lead your faction in diplomacy or conquest across a unique galactic map where any system might hold hostile enemies or resource riches. Harness needed resources and develop advanced technology to rule the galaxy in the latest offering from BattleGoat Studios.

Game Features
  • Procedurally generated galaxies, systems and planets for a new and unique experience with each new game
  • Customizable galaxy size and density, supporting games featuring dozens of systems and hundreds of planets that can be explored and exploited
  • Develop your planets to gain the resources needed to grow your empire
  • Research improvements to your military, social and economic capabilities
  • Negotiate treaties and form alliances with alien factions
  • Trade with other factions to acquire the goods and weapons needed for your empire
  • Sophisticated Real-Time Strategic and Tactical control of your forces
  • Engage in large-scale planetary battles and epic space conflicts
  • Venture from your home planet to forge an empire of colonies all under your direct control
  • Choose your level of control - Make all decisions or use your AI to assist
  • Multiplayer support for up to 15 players

Come and join our community to discuss the progress of the game development and stay up to date on all the latest news and information!

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit
    • Processor: Intel Pentium IV or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD/Nvidia/Intel DirectX 11 Compatible
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Resolution: 1280x800 or higher
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit
    • Processor: Intel/AMD Dual or Quad Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD/Nvidia/Intel DirectX 11 Compatible
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Resolution: 1440x900 or higher

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