Lord of Rigel is a turn-based 4X space strategy game. In a galaxy divided by two elder races, unite with other species or forge your own path alone. Navigate galactic council politics and defeat grand menaces while utilizing espionage, research, and military force. How will you shape the galaxy?
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Mixed (40) - 67% of the 40 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 4, 2022

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What the developers have to say:

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 six to 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:

  • Eight playable species
  • Huge Galaxies with 256 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?

“Early Access version is discounted as it does not include all planned features.”

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

In a new grand strategy adventure, 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. Fend off grand menaces as they attempt to disrupt and direct progress, and gain prestige by defending the galaxy against those who would destroy it.

Shape Galactic Council politics by negotiating trade treaties and alliances. Each species has unique leaders with personalities and cultural traditions that direct their choices. Guide or exploit weaker civilizations to become assets or weapons.

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.

Design starships and engage in pausable real time tactical combat. From small frigates to planet-killing behemoths, you can upgrade your vessels with beams, fighters, missiles, and more. Use combinations of special systems and weapons to defeat your enemies.

Play as one of 10 available races, each with unique characteristics and behaviors. Use 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.


System Requirements

    • 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
    • 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

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