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Star Ruler -very large scale space 4X


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Found this new game on steam and its very good, specially if you are a fan of epic space games like sins of a solar empire and masters of orion series.

Here is a list of what you can expect
# Vast, Procedurally Generated Galaxies

* Choose however many systems you desire; you are limited only by the speed of your cpu
* Rich, diverse, planets whose type, size, number of moons, and other characteristics vary
* Full 3D too much to handle? Flatten maps for ease of interaction
* Alter the Galaxy throughout the game with advanced technology

# Intricate Ship Design and Exciting Combat

* Massive ship battles fought in real-time with particle effects and directional damage
* Ships whose individual components can be compromised, destroyed, disabled, repaired, and renovated
* Ships depend on key components to keep functioning, and failures can lead to catastrophic explosions which can turn the tide of battle
* Add components that modify the behavior of connected components, such as added health from bulkheads, or faster firing from coolant systems
* Save and load your custom ships and settings to your profile for easy importation and exportation.
* Fully simulated newtonian physics

# Unique Research System

* Unique Web-Like Research system with unexpected discoveries around every turn
* Choose between a structured, static web, or a highly varied web each game
* Develop technologies that lead to different strategies, rather than simply better tools

# Easy to use interface, complex gameplay

* Govern your planets with a simple yet powerful interface to customize the behavior of your worlds
* Numerous easy-to-use interfaces which provide quick solutions to specific problems
* Customize the GUI via scripting; add new windows, or change pre-existing interface behavior

# Engaging AI Opponents

* Choose from various levels of difficulty, with optional 'cheating' AIs
* Watch for the AIs to attempt different strategies to defeat their opponents
* Counter their new ship designs, as they adapt their designs to counter your own
* Engage in complex diplomatic interaction with your opponents

# Extensive Modding Support

* Modify data files and scripts in any editor as simple as Notepad
* Use developer tools to create particle effects and configure imported models
* Smart use of AngelScript allows users to create entirely new gamemodes, gameplay, and online experiences
* All files from the base game are readily available to learn from

# Multiplayer: Co-Op, Team, and Free-for-all

* Play with as many competitors as your server can manage, with drop-in-drop-out compatibility
* Supports both internet and LAN play
* Dedicated Servers
* Standard server controls
* Seamless transitioning: Multiplayer games can be saved and then played in Singleplayer and then brought back up in Multiplayer

# Original Soundtrack

* Experience an all original soundtrack by Artem Bank

# Much more to come!

* As time goes on, more and more features, graphics updates, and so on will be added to Star Ruler. We won't be satisfied until we're the best in the genre


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Looking into buying this atm.

I like the idea of a Space 4X game that has good planet management in terms of resources and buildings as well as the space combat and exploration. I like how this is an indie developer though, which suggests there will be further support in the future.

Anybody got any opinions on this game?

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