Helm your own ship, battle for supremacy in a multi-faction war, and conquer the cosmos in this science fiction turn-based strategy game. Select from more than 100+ diverse star ships and fight for territory across a 2D hex-based grid.
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Mixed (179) - 65% of the 179 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 8, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The game is still in beta, even though all the major bugs have been eliminated in internal beta. The game will have two playable races for now, and two others are in progress. Also several features, such as clans, tournaments, and more monetized ship skins will be developed through Early Access.

More players will also help test the gameplay balance, as well as server load, map size and activity per in-game sectors.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“About 1 year.”

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

“Full version will have all four races playable (currently there is two), with all intended features intact.
Examples of Features: Clans, Tournaments, Improved GUI, Greater Selection of Ships, More Monetized Skins.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Fully playable with leaderboard and statistics sections, well tested out in internal beta for the last 6 months, game breaker bugs eliminated, all ships balanced and playable but with only two races (Sol Imperial Worlds, Genari United Empire).”

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

“Prices will be lower in Early Access, with a lot of skins and ship variants free for now. Once game is complete, all ship variants and skins will be monetized.”

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

“We have a very large members area forum, where discussions take place; and this game is a free to play MMO, so the bigger the community of active players, the better. Players help test the game balance, test edge cases, find new bugs, and give feeback on the every aspect of gameplay (RPG skills, ship styles, race attributes, map design).”
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June 22

Hive Queen: The Boss Battle

Sol and Genari worked together to defend a border region from the Hive Queen, and Ma'Alaketh's top player also came in to help when things got tough. The Hive Entity, Behemoth and Chrysalis were destroyed, but the Queen survived; once the Maalaketh Dreadnought was destroyed, things went south for the alliance.

The Sol Colossus Dreadnought surrounded by repair tenders confronts the Queen.

A Genari Interdictor Destroyer comes in for a close combat run against the Hive Entity.

A Sol Gorshkov Frigate gets sandwiched between the Behemoth and Entity.

Top view of the battle, with the Queen in the middle, Entity destroyed, Behemoth adjacent to the Queen, and Sol ships surrounding the Queen firing at range.

The MaAlaketh Sovereign Dreadnought comes in mid-battle to save the day, but eventually gets cornered and succumbs to the Queen.
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June 17

The Hive Queen

The Hive Queen will attack on Saturday June 22nd

The Hive Queen enters the Sol border, approaching a Greenland monitoring station.

As work is being done behind the scenes for Hive development, we are going to have a special event on Saturday June 22nd, peak playing hours of 1pm EST (5pm GMT).

The Hive Queen will approach a region bordering Sol and Genari space, by which the Sol/Genari warring factions can join forces and fight the Queen and the Hive Entities that will follow in with her.

Good XP to be had -- but can she be destroyed?

When the bulk of Matriarch Talagh-Zeranghi's forces assaulted the Hive homeworld 'Dark Core', their armada, consisting of a Nova, several heavy cruisers and other capital ships managed to overcome the defending organisms and destroy the Hive nest that existed there. The Matriarch declared this as the beginning of the end for the Perseus Hive and the Dark Core's defeat as the ultimate conquest for the Empire. She was premature in her announcement however: Things turned sour when this station-sized organism appeared from the dark side of the barren planet about an hour later. Undetected, it was within the planet's dead core itself; how it got out is uncertain. As it approached, it sent waves of energy against the Nova flagship, which was already significantly damaged. Before the flagship could escape during its dark matter transition phase, it got destroyed. It then systematically attacked each other heavy cruiser, forcing them to retreat one by one. All other remaining Hive organisms rallied around this superentity, and forced the rest of the Genari fleet to retreat. It has never been encountered again, but ever since its appearance, it has broken the Genari dream of overtaking Hive space. They've respectfully termed it the Hive 'Queen', definitely befitting its title. Unlike the Hive Nests which birth new Hive organisms, this Queen is mobile and acts like a Hive Entity. If it truly can travel between star systems, there may be nothing Sol or Genari could do to stop it.
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About This Game

Space Wars: Interstellar Empires is a turn-based tactical strategy game where you side with a powerful galactic faction, each with its own fleet and play style, and gain access to hundreds of distinct space crafts.

Choose a starting ship and set off on a sprawling map filled with distinct locales, tactical advantage points and enemy worlds. Conquer galactic territories through combat, complete missions, and use the experience gained to upgrade your crew and ship or acquire more spacecraft.

Fight alongside your faction to claim every system in the galaxy, one planet at a time. Work with allies to forge new friendships and clans, or go rogue and discover worlds on your own. Either path will lead to tense battles for enemy space … or to defend your own.
Once an invading force conquers a region, that faction’s map is updated to include the area. Each race must take the war to their enemies and overpower other species to win total control of the universe.

  • Explore a massive intergalactic map made up of multiple regions.
  • Enjoy stunning high-quality graphics with intricately-detailed and distinct ships.
  • Currently Playable Factions: Sol Imperial Worlds and Genari United Empires
  • Choose from more than 100+ spaceships.
  • Participate in a universe where hundreds of battles may be going on at once
  • Manage the captain and crew of your ships with dedicated skill trees.
  • Strategize your moves in turn-based combat and revel in immersive tactical mechanics

The Sol Imperial Worlds represent the human race; they have sturdy, well-balanced utilitarian warships with a focus on plasma weaponry and strong force fields. Their technological advantage also excels in propulsion, as the Sol’s ion drive technology surpasses the Genari’s fusion drives. Their officers focus on defensive skills.

The Genari United Empire are falling behind in the technological race, but have more maneuverable ships with advanced armor. They also have marine pods, which offset their disadvantage by boarding onto enemy ships and either causing crew casualties or capturing the ship outright. Their officers focus on offensive skills.

The Ma’Alaketh Confederation wield technology that is centuries ahead compared to Sol and Genari. Little is known about them other than their minimal interest in the conflict between the warring races. They have more distinct long-ranged weaponry and dampening fields that make them harder to hit. Their officers focus on technology-based skills.

The Hive are sentient creatures that live and die in space. Starting as spores, they use absorbed energy from solar radiation and organic matter captured from enemy ships to grow into larger forms. Their weaponized nature stems from a need for self defense, causing them to produce lethal defense mechanisms that develop as they advance. They have no crew but improve through growth and absorption of defeated races.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz CPU or greater
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000, GeForce GTX 760M, Radeon HD 7730
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz CPU or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 760, Radeon HD 8990
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • OS: Sierra
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz CPU or greater
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • OS: High Sierra
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz CPU or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 630
    • Storage: 5 GB available space

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