Galimulator is a galactic empire simulation and sandbox game. See how Empires rise and fall, and how the people in them climb through the ranks to bring prestige to their Dynasty. Then throw in an invasion of self replicating Smatter monsters if you want to spice things up.
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Very Positive (79) - 82% of the 79 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 16, 2018

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May 3

Galimulator 4.5 BETA update!

Ladies and gentlemen, it's time for another beta update! If you are adventurous, curious, helpful or simply impatient, then join the beta! It's been run through by alpha testers for a while, so it's not terribly unstable, I hope ...

Here's a summary of the most important fixes:

* Support for having multiple galaxies at once (in a grid)
* Tutorials fixed
* Plague added
* Hotkey for toggle all the UI (press F1)
* In-game text input (optional)
* Ship/monster modding support (blog to be posted soon)
* Speed-up of galaxy generation
* New monster

To join it, just right click on Galimulator in your Steam client, and find the "Betas" tab.

NOTE: This update breaks backwards compatibility, your old galaxies will not be loadable after this update.

Let me know down below in the comments if the new features work and if you like them. Or drop by on the Discord, reach me on Twitter, whatever. Your input is pretty darn crucial to keep developing this game!
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February 6

Galimulator 4.4 is out!

So finally after a long and difficult to justify wait - it's time to upgrade the beta to an official release!

There are no changes since the beta release, so if you are already using the beta, this means nothing new for you.

But still here's the changelog:

  • Much improved top list - change the number of entries, which data to include and how to sort it
  • (Minimal) game start menu, so it doesn't automatically load your gigantic autosave when you launch the game
  • Hexagonal and square star placement option on all galaxies, as well as special square and hex galaxy shapes
  • Paint religion influence across the galaxy (sometimes gods need a helping hand getting their point across)
  • New monster
  • Made ALL WILL BE ASHES a bit more devastating again
  • Plot armor person special added to keep your darlings alive as long as you like (don't blame me if they get into some weird stuff)
  • Lots of other small fixes

Have fun, and see you in the next update, which will include some more modding abilities, dual galaxies at once just to cherry-pick a few things.
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“Time melted away when I really sat down and got into Galimulator, and I feel like that’s a testament to all it does right. Plus, all those colors. Those colors, man. If you’re a strategy buff who just wants to watch empires grow and crumble in moments, then give Galimulator a try.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game

Galimulator simulates the wars, revolutions, politics, research and various other bizarre events in a randomly generated galaxy. Watch as space empires endure epic struggles for power. You decide if you want to:

  • Watch in Observer mode
  • Play around freely in Sandbox mode
  • Take control in Emperor mode

Empires will:

  • Wage war to conquer more stars
  • Build ships to fight and do other strange things
  • Encounter strange space monsters
  • Venture out on intergalactic quests
  • Research new technology
  • Switch politics between expansion, fortification and more
  • Build powerful (or useless) artifacts in space
  • Transcend to unimaginable hyperbliss

Ultimately they will go away, crushed by a stronger race, victims of internal strife, eaten by space monsters, or some other fate. But new ones will take their place. It's the hypercircle of interstellar life in space.

Follow the fates of Dynasties and individual people as they rise from low level paper pushers, and rise to become Captains, Ministers or even Emperors.

In Emperor mode, you can control your own empire by using your Flagship to boost expansion and defense, build and control your ships, and manage your Spy network.

In Sandbox mode, you have full freedom to do pretty much what you want. Make empires degenerate, throw meteors at them, etc.

Or you can just observe, like an aquarium, except with interstellar space empires instead of fish.

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
    • Sound Card: Optional
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 (probably works on other distros too)
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
    • Sound Card: Optional
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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