While many loved the newest, space-bound Civilization – including our own Zoe – others weren’t quite as enthused. People wanted more space stuff in a space game. Sid Meiere’s new game, Starships, looks like it may scratch that itch.
Revealed via a trailer yesterday, the game has you controlling a fleet of starships as you journey through the galaxy, to build a planetary federation. You’ll have to protect whole planets and its inhabitants, in a series of missions that have you star-trekking to the furthest reaches of the galaxy to expand your federation’s influence.
It’ll also feature some neat, meaty turn-based combat using your customisable ships. Space combat!
“When designing Starships, I was intrigued by the idea of exploring the next chapter in the story of Civilization: Beyond Earth,” Meier said. “What happens after we colonize our new home and eventually build starships to take to the stars? What has become of our long-lost brothers and sisters from the planet Earth?”
“My goal was to create an experience that focuses on starship design and combat within a universe filled with interstellar adventure, diplomacy, and exploration.”
The game’s coming from Meier and a small team at Firaxis who figure they’ll deliver it early this year on PC, Mac, and iPad. Before you figure that it’s a silly little tablet game that’ll be ported to PC, remember that Firaxis managed to condense its incredible XCOM: Enemy Unknown reboot down to being a tablet-sized marvel. Here’s that trailer.
Last Updated: January 20, 2015
January 20, 2015 at 08:48
Nicki ruined the word anaconda for me. If I get attacked and devoured by a giant anaconda the last thing that will go through my mind is that fucking music video of hers. It’s shit like this that needs to be banned. Teenagers see this and think it’s cool so now they want an anaconda butt.