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'Star Traders 4X' Review - Deep Enough To Drown In (via @toucharcade) (iOS/$5)

'Star Traders 4X' Review - Deep Enough To Drown In (via @toucharcade) (iOS/$5)

'Star Traders 4X' Review - Deep Enough To Drown In (via @toucharcade) (iOS/$5)

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Star Traders 4X Empires

Price: 0.0
Version: 2.6.27
Release Date: 2014-06-19T06:26:46Z
Content Advisory Rating: 12+
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Take command of humanity’s last survivors and rebuild an empire among the stars. In this immersive turn-based strategy game, you must lead the refugees of the great Exodus to a new home in hostile space and build a new galaxy-spanning civilization. To survive in the dark reaches of space, you will have to fight to protect your people, control rival factions, and unlock lost technology. This challenging civilization-building game expands upon the universe of the original Star Traders RPG. As the leader of a splinter group who have fallen behind the main fleet, you have no choice but to settle nearby habitable worlds, stake your claim and try to prosper. Your forces will face hostile aliens at every turn and your fleets will do battle in a challenging tactical conflicts across the solar systems. As the waves of stellar conflict wash across your empire, you’ll face invasions, devastating planetary bombardments and need to exact the same on alien infestations to expand your empire. Within your own imperium, you must manage your economy, political realm, and technological research. The squabbling factions vie for power, unable to lay old rivalries to rest. Only your deft political maneuvering can build treaties and harmony over discord and war. From the helm, you must also construct a mighty economy, one capable of surviving the devastation of war and the attacks of political adversaries. A sprawling technology tree lies before you and your choice of technologies will determine the strategy of your galactic civilization. To survive, you’ll need to overcome some of these challenges, to succeed you must master them all. Take control through the strategic use of spies, economics, politics, technology and advanced weaponry in the most engaging, expansive and intense turn-based sci-fi title. Rebuild the human civilization from the ashes of interstellar war to become the galaxy’s ultimate leader in Star Trader 4X Empires. FEATURES: * Grow a ragtag band of survivors into a new galactic empire. * Protect your colonies of galactic refugees from alien attack. * Employ devious political and economic machinations to expand your domain. * Use spies and espionage to get the upperhand on your enemies. * Research and build incredible new ships, weapons and technologies. * Trade with a vast universe full of rich, dynamic characters. * Explore the galaxy and uncover its many secrets. * Multiple difficulty levels and customizable map sizes. * Risk everything to rescue refugees and keep them safe. The Star Traders 4X Elite experience allows you to: * Play on more than twice the maps, including large and huge Quadrants * Play the Great Houses & Clans - Thulun, Javat, and Steel Song * Unlock the Elite tech tree and gain access to hundreds of new upgrades * Battle against twice the alien enemies and AI types * Research 180 Technologies, 100 Weapon Types and 9 unique Hull Variants Get ready for the fight of your life in Star Traders 4X Empires. Star Traders 4X Empires is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/startraders Join the Community Forum: http://startradersrpg.proboards.com/#category-7 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TreseBrothers Try our Other Top RPGs ----------------------- Star Traders RPG Heroes of Steel RPG
Release Notes:
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate. - New Map for Free "The Rim: 100x50 Map (50 Worlds)" - Added New "Superscale Manufacturing 3" Tech - Added New "Factory 8" Upgrade - Improved Turn Recent Events List - Improved UI of Tech Tree, summary display - Fixes for "Degla: 100x100 Map (150 Worlds)" - Fixes for "Degla: 80x80 Map (90 Worlds)" - Tech Tree Updates and RP Cost Balancing - Improved Xeno Colonization Planner AI - Minor Performance Improvements / Fixes - Fixed crashes in Research Project List and Technology List

Star Traders 4X Empires Elite

Price: 4.99
Version: 2.6.27
Release Date: 2014-06-22T05:13:48Z
Content Advisory Rating: 12+
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Description:
Take command of humanity’s last survivors and rebuild an empire among the stars. In this immersive turn-based strategy game, you must lead the refugees of the great Exodus to a new home in hostile space and build a new galaxy-spanning civilization. To survive in the dark reaches of space, you will have to fight to protect your people, control rival factions, and unlock lost technology. This challenging civilization-building game expands upon the universe of the original Star Traders RPG. As the leader of a splinter group who have fallen behind the main fleet, you have no choice but to settle nearby habitable worlds, stake your claim and try to prosper. Your forces will face hostile aliens at every turn and your fleets will do battle in a challenging tactical conflicts across the solar systems. As the waves of stellar conflict wash across your empire, you’ll face invasions, devastating planetary bombardments and need to exact the same on alien infestations to expand your empire. Within your own imperium, you must manage your economy, political realm, and technological research. The squabbling factions vie for power, unable to lay old rivalries to rest. Only your deft political maneuvering can build treaties and harmony over discord and war. From the helm, you must also construct a mighty economy, one capable of surviving the devastation of war and the attacks of political adversaries. A sprawling technology tree lies before you and your choice of technologies will determine the strategy of your galactic civilization. To survive, you’ll need to overcome some of these challenges, to succeed you must master them all. Take control through the strategic use of spies, economics, politics, technology and advanced weaponry in the most engaging, expansive and intense turn-based sci-fi title. Rebuild the human civilization from the ashes of interstellar war to become the galaxy’s ultimate leader in Star Trader 4X Empires. FEATURES: * Grow a ragtag band of survivors into a new galactic empire. * Protect your colonies of galactic refugees from alien attack. * Employ devious political and economic machinations to expand your domain. * Use spies and espionage to get the upperhand on your enemies. * Research and build incredible new ships, weapons and technologies. * Trade with a vast universe full of rich, dynamic characters. * Explore the galaxy and uncover its many secrets. * Multiple difficulty levels and customizable map sizes. * Risk everything to rescue refugees and keep them safe. The Star Traders 4X Elite experience allows you to: * Play on more than twice the maps, including large and huge Quadrants * Play the Great Houses & Clans - Thulun, Javat, and Steel Song * Unlock the Elite tech tree and gain access to hundreds of new upgrades * Battle against twice the alien enemies and AI types * Research 180 Technologies, 100 Weapon Types and 9 unique Hull Variants Get ready for the fight of your life in Star Traders 4X Empires. Star Traders 4X Empires is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/startraders Join the Community Forum: http://startradersrpg.proboards.com/#category-7 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TreseBrothers Try our Other Top RPGs ----------------------- Star Traders RPG Heroes of Steel RPG
Release Notes:
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate. - New Map for Free "The Rim: 100x50 Map (50 Worlds)" - Added New "Superscale Manufacturing 3" Tech - Added New "Factory 8" Upgrade - Improved Turn Recent Events List - Improved UI of Tech Tree, summary display - Fixes for "Degla: 100x100 Map (150 Worlds)" - Fixes for "Degla: 80x80 Map (90 Worlds)" - Tech Tree Updates and RP Cost Balancing - Improved Xeno Colonization Planner AI - Minor Performance Improvements / Fixes - Fixed crashes in Research Project List and Technology List

Heroes of Steel RPG

Price: 0.0
Version: 5.0.7
Release Date: 2013-12-19T04:31:37Z
Content Advisory Rating: 12+
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Try the Free Demo Prologue - Escape Red Hill Dungeon and enjoy hours of turn-based tactical RPG. Each of the 4 Story Episodes after the Demo costs $1 and contains 30-40 hours of epic RPG story. Purchase the entire story for $3.99 (all 4 Episodes). Command your party of four heroes as they fight to protect the last remnants of humanity. Born in a time of warring gods and dark powers, your four unlikely heroes embark on a grim journey set in the sprawling and immense post-apocalyptic medieval world of Steel. It is the dawn of the Seventy First Year after the world has fallen. Four of the Thirteen Gods rose up against their creator, the All-Father, and destroyed him in a cataclysmic event. In the following years of darkness and ruin, the kingdoms of man fell in war and flame. In the final days before all was lost, under the guidance of an ancient order of druids, the survivors retreated to a mysterious underground labyrinth; the Underdeep. Now, in the Underdeep, the last remnants of humanity are scratching out a living and trying to rebuild a society, but are quickly discovering that evil has followed them beneath the surface. Heroes of Steel is a tactical turn-based RPG in which you lead a group of four unique characters, each with their own talents, special powers, and abilities on their quest through the world of Steel. Engage in tactical combat with the ferocious, devious, and magical enemies who threaten humanity's last settlements. You must decide how to develop each character’s individual strategy in order to build a powerful and dynamic team capable of triumphing over the impossible odds. As you traverse the sprawling world of Steel, your party will face a myriad of challenges, battles, extensive mazes and fearsome enemies of all varieties. Savor full character customization, deciding how to increase your attributes, skills, and powerful talents. Equip each of your characters with a variety of weapons, armor, and up to three mundane or magical accessories. As your party explores the dungeons, cities and crypts of the world, you will decide the overall strategy and approach your team takes. Choose between hundreds of levels of talents and thousands of combinations of equipment. Our indie role playing games dev team is actively continuing development to make this the top RPG. We are very receptive to feedback to help Heroes be the best RPG it can be. With full control of every turn and aspect of your four characters, you can plan every turn with exacting control. Heroes was made for fans of adventure RPGs, board games, and roguelikes. If you enjoy strategy games or tactical RPGs, you will enjoy this classic RPG. Join our Community Forum http://startradersrpg.proboards.com/board/33/heroes-steel-hs Heroes of Steel RPG on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HeroesOfSteelRpg Game Development Blog http://tresebrothers.blogspot.com/ Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/TreseBrothers Try Our Other Games ----------------------------- Star Traders RPG
Release Notes:
- Fixes bug, improves device support

Heroes of Steel RPG Elite

Price: 3.99
Version: 5.0.6
Release Date: 2014-03-21T15:31:56Z
Content Advisory Rating: 12+
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Heroes of Steel Elite includes the entire story (all 4 Episodes) - easily 120+ hours of epic story and content as you battle across the Underdeep. This game features no grinding - all continuous story. Please note there is no transfer of IAPs or character groups from Heroes of Steel RPG to Elite. Command your party of four heroes as they fight to protect the last remnants of humanity. Born in a time of warring gods and dark powers, your four unlikely heroes embark on a grim journey set in the sprawling and immense post-apocalyptic medieval world of Steel. It is the dawn of the Seventy First Year after the world has fallen. Four of the Thirteen Gods rose up against their creator, the All-Father, and destroyed him in a cataclysmic event. In the following years of darkness and ruin, the kingdoms of man fell in war and flame. In the final days before all was lost, under the guidance of an ancient order of druids, the survivors retreated to a mysterious underground labyrinth; the Underdeep. Now, in the Underdeep, the last remnants of humanity are scratching out a living and trying to rebuild a society, but are quickly discovering that evil has followed them beneath the surface. Heroes of Steel is a tactical turn-based RPG in which you lead a group of four unique characters, each with their own talents, special powers, and abilities on their quest through the world of Steel. Engage in tactical combat with the ferocious, devious, and magical enemies who threaten humanity's last settlements. You must decide how to develop each character’s individual strategy in order to build a powerful and dynamic team capable of triumphing over the impossible odds. As you traverse the sprawling world of Steel, your party will face a myriad of challenges, battles, extensive mazes and fearsome enemies of all varieties. Savor full character customization, deciding how to increase your attributes, skills, and powerful talents. Equip each of your characters with a variety of weapons, armor, and up to three mundane or magical accessories. As your party explores the dungeons, cities and crypts of the world, you will decide the overall strategy and approach your team takes. Choose between hundreds of levels of talents and thousands of combinations of equipment. Our indie role playing games dev team is actively continuing development to make this the top RPG. We are very receptive to feedback to help Heroes be the best RPG it can be. With full control of every turn and aspect of your four characters, you can plan every turn with exacting control. Heroes was made for fans of adventure RPGs, board games, and roguelikes. If you enjoy strategy games or tactical RPGs, you will enjoy this classic RPG. Join our Community Forum http://startradersrpg.proboards.com/board/33/heroes-steel-hs Heroes of Steel RPG on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HeroesOfSteelRpg Game Development Blog http://tresebrothers.blogspot.com/ Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/TreseBrothers Try Our Other Games ----------------------------- Star Traders RPG
Release Notes:
- Fixed reported crashes

Spaceward Ho!

Price: 4.99
Version: 1.2.9
Release Date: 2012-03-29T03:16:43Z
Content Advisory Rating: 9+
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Spaceward Ho! is a strategic game of awesome scope. You control the entire military and economy of a spacefaring race. Your goal: explore and colonize the galaxy. Unfortunately, you are not alone. Alien enemies bent on galactic conquest will oppose your expansion. You fight them by developing new technologies and expanding your empire, or you can ally with them to turn enemies into friends. Terraform newly discovered worlds or mine their natural resources. Maneuver your starship fleets, both in defense of your own systems and in offensive strikes against the evil aliens. Your strategic decisions will determine the fate of the galaxy. Based on the original Mac/PC/Palm game and updated for iOS. For new players, read the Help file and also watch the tutorial video online. Please contact us on Twitter @SpacewardHo or Our Website, or send us email.
Release Notes:
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate. 64 bit compatible! Rejoice! Plus, some other bug fixes. And fixing the accidental deletion of games after Aug 8th. Thanks to our beta testers who helped out: Benoit Nadeau, Bill Maguire, Cameron Hills, Dan Danis, David Williams, Derik Hertel, Doug Weathers, Elio Varela, Fred Bockmann, George Fievet, Joe Casadonte, Josh Botts, Kevin Shiner, Matt Short, Owen Fitzpatrick, Richard Connamacher, Richard Goldsmith, Sascha W., Terry Dunnigan, Tim Steffens

Starbase Orion

Price: 7.99
Version: 1.2.9
Release Date: 2011-10-12T11:53:38Z
Content Advisory Rating: 9+
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"The best 4X game currently available for mobile" - PocketTactics.com "This one is geek heaven" - AppAdvice.com "Master of Orion in Your Pocket” - GamePro.com "Starbase Orion has an epic-feeling" - TouchArcade.com "Starbase Orion is here, and it's glorious." - TUAW.com Explore. Expand. Exterminate. Can you defeat your friends and become the ruler of the galaxy? Starbase Orion is an old-school 4X space strategy game that draws inspiration from titles such as Master of Orion and Galactic Civilizations. Lead your empire from the birth of its space age; colonize new worlds, explore new horizons, and discover other players attempting to do the same. It is a race to the stars where only one empire can declare victory over the galaxy. New to 4X Strategy Games? No Problem Starbase Orion includes a hand tailored tutorial mission perfect for those new to the genre. It features high-quality voice acting provided by the very talented Maurice Thomas. Aged like a Fine Wine With nearly a five year life span the dedicated community of Starbase Orion players and the developer have produced twenty-four fantastic updates. Each update has introduced new features and player suggested functionality to make the game better, more strategic, and more immersive. Strong Single-Player Experience Compete against a battle-tested artificial intelligence. Our AI was derived from our entry into to 2010 Google AI contest, where it placed in the top 15% of thousands of competing intelligences. Go head-to-head against a single AI opponent, or ramp up the carnage with a 4 way free-for-all. GameCenter Multiplayer Turn-Based Games Starbase Orion was designed to provide a fantastic multiplayer experience. Launch the game, sign into GameCenter, and start a new multiplayer game. No need to coordinate play times or seek out other players. Just go play, when you want and on your terms. Choose Your Race, Or Create Your Own There are five uniques races included; Human, Draske, Vass, Cyban, and Isather. You can also create your own custom race by picking and choosing between different race characteristics. Intense Space Combat Design your ships from a variety of weapons, hull, and systems. Send them into battle against the enemy. Give them orders, then watch the battle in unfold as they duke it out in the dark expanses of space. Diplomacy, Espionage, Free Agents Direct confrontations not your cup of tea? Negotiate your way to victory through diplomatic endeavors. Confound your enemies with an army of spies. Contract one of the many power and unique leaders to help you to victory. iCloud Support Starbase Orion is built from the ground up for iOS 5. It supports iCloud so that your saved games are instantly available on all of your devices. Start a game at home on your iPad, then pick it up again the next day on your iPhone. Simple, streamlined, fantastic. Universal - You Bought the Cool Gadgets, Go Play on Them Full support for iPad, iPhone, iPod, standard and Retina displays. Play when you want, where you want. Guaranteed Pricing While it is quite common for apps to become “free for a day”, Starbase Orion is not one of those apps. The standard price for Starbase Orion is $7.99 USD; it will never run a “free for a day” campaign. Tens of thousands of players have placed their confidence in us by purchasing Starbase Orion, and this is our guarantee to you. Guaranteed Free Updates We have a lot more planned for Starbase Orion. We plan to release all updates for free, without any hidden fees or In-App Purchases.
Release Notes:
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate. If you like what you see please make sure to review Starbase Orion with each update! I would like to thank all of the players who joined the testing group to help make Starbase Orion the best it can be. Cancuino, Bruin, VanderLegion, falanor4421, Davabled, Stevebob7, Skins0815, sfx 51, Jaydevil2012, ddebernardy, elph, bmike, ed, Ayjona, Kabukiman, General_Grr, Diebo, MiiiikeT, Sentar, Diebo, macaonnie, seebs, Sploinkage, Mezmorki, anthee, PlanetaryScientist, mushroomsafari (and all of you whom I missed!) thank you so much for your tireless efforts in helping improve the game! ---------------------- v1.2.9 is a hot fix for v1.2.8, of which I submitted the wrong build to Apple review. My most sincere apologies. v1.2.8 is a quality of life update with some tweaks suggested by the Starbase Orion players! • New Spying Options - you can now choose between spying On, Off, and No SCIF. • Only one SCIF can be active per fleet • Orbital Labs I / II percentage bonus have been to 20% / 40% ( was 20% / 30% ) • Brilliant researchers cost has been reduced to 5 ( was 6 ) • Colony Security Facility I / II percentages changed to 30% / 60% ( was 25% / 50% ) • Gauss turrets effectiveness against shields change from 10%/10%/10% to 10%/15%/20%
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