Lord of Rigel is set in a galaxy locked in a galactic cold war. Choose between warring elder races, forge your own coalition, or go it alone. Navigate galactic council politics and defeat grand menaces while utilizing espionage, research, and military force to shape the galaxy.
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Why Early Access?

“With Lord of Rigel our aim is a return to form for classic space strategy games. Early Access provides community feedback on key aspects of AI tuning and galaxy generation as we implement expanded features.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our goal is a nine month Early Access period. Each stage of Early Access will include more end game features.”

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

“The full version of Lord of Rigel will include:

  • Ten playable species
  • Legendary Galaxies with 1024 stars
  • Elder Species whose influence shapes the galaxy
  • Galaxy Threatening Grand Menaces
  • Ascension and Diplomacy victory conditions
  • Megastructures including Dyson Spheres and Ringworlds
  • Custom Species

Early Access will help us refine and balance core gameplay to ensure that these additional features enhance early and late game pacing,”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The initial Early Access release of Lord of Rigel consists of:

  • Four playable species
  • Large Galaxies with 128 stars
  • Military Victory condition

Lord of Rigel in its current state has a full research tree, tactical combat, ground combat, diplomacy, and espionage. The current scope is intended to help us refine AI and gameplay balance as we implement end game features.”

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

“Price will not change when we leave early access.”

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

“Community feedback is crucial for our refining balance of the AI, galaxy generation, random events, and tactical combat. While we have a clear goal for the types of features we wish to include in the final release of Lord of RIgel, community feedback through testing has already resulted in quality of life improvements that we hope to continue to add through Early Access.”
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About This Game

Shape the Galaxy

Lord of Rigel is a turn based 4x (Explore, Expand, Exploit, and Exterminate) space strategy game. Set in a galaxy divided by an ancient cold war, guide your race through a galaxy in turmoil. Form coalitions to survive the coming war, or discover the secrets of ascension that the elder races fear. Your race will have many obstacles to overcome if they are to survive. Face rival species including the elder races who view themselves as the rightful guardians of the galaxy or fend off grand menaces as they attempt to disrupt that already troubled galaxy. Use numerous tools such as diplomacy, espionage, real time ship combat, and research to define a path for your civilization or join one of the elder species as they fight for control of the galaxy.

Species

Choose from 10 playable races with unique characteristics, behaviors, and leaders. Play alongside two elder races and choose the fate the galaxy.

End Game

Shape the fate of the galaxy by building dyson spheres, doomsday weapons, or unlocking evolutionary secrets.

Diplomacy

Shape Galactic Council politics by negotiating trade treaties and alliances. Each species has unique leaders with personalities and cultural traditions that direct their choices.

Espionage

Run a shadow empire and benefit from your spy network through sabotaging fleets, bombing infrastructure, stealing technology, creating the “right” political climate by inciting rebellions.

Fleet Combat

Design starships and engage in real time with pause tactical combat. Use combinations of special systems and weapons to defeat your enemies.

Menaces

Defend yourself from intergalactic invaders and devastating alien probes. Gain galactic prestige by defending the galaxy against those who would destroy it.

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 2.5 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 470 GTX or AMD Radeon 6870 HD series card or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible Audio
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: 3.5 Ghz Intel Core i5 or equivalent
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible Audio
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9.2 or later
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 2.5 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 470 GTX or AMD Radeon 6870 HD series card or higher
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9.2 or later
    • Processor: 3.5 Ghz Intel Core i5 or equivalent
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
    • Storage: 5 GB available space

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