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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Release Date:
Oct 4, 2022

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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?

“Lord of Rigel's early access was divided into three stages. Currently the game is in Early Access 3 with all main gameplay features available for players. We are finishing additional community feature requests, bug fixes, and AI balancing before a 1,0 release.”

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
  • Leaders that affect your Empire
  • 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 current version of Early Access includes all of the features of the main game. We are continuing to do bug fixes and quality of life features requested by the community.

The full version of Lord of Rigel will also include the Art Book and Game Soundtrack.”

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

Lord of Rigel is a grand space strategy adventure, guide your people 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 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 species, 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 races 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
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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