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Sid Meier’s going interstellar with Starships

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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

95 Comments

  1. Hammersteyn

    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.

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    • Shas 'O Norm

      January 20, 2015 at 08:50

      No.1 on my list of people who should leave the galaxy. Followed closely by JZ in No.2 spot.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        January 20, 2015 at 08:53

        Both JZs

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        • Shas 'O Norm

          January 20, 2015 at 08:54

          Amen brother.

          Reply

      • Quo Vadis?

        January 20, 2015 at 08:53

        With Beyoncé et all also in tow.

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      • Lardus-Resident Perve

        January 20, 2015 at 08:55

        Bieber also in top 10…as well as all the Beliebers

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        • Sageville

          January 21, 2015 at 09:51

          Basically any boy appearing on teeny girls wall posters can be volunteered for that “1 way trip to mars” program, imho.

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      • CuddlesaurusRex

        January 20, 2015 at 08:55

        Hope there’s room for the Kardashians on that ship of yours.

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        • Hammersteyn

          January 20, 2015 at 08:56

          Load reality TV shows as well.

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          • CuddlesaurusRex

            January 20, 2015 at 08:57

            Problem is their “reality” show has a better script than days of our lives…

          • Hammersteyn

            January 20, 2015 at 09:04

            If I have to see one more pawn star or storage wars episode I might just lose it.

          • CuddlesaurusRex

            January 20, 2015 at 09:05

            But its gripping stuff man! hahaha

          • Shas 'O Norm

            January 20, 2015 at 09:05

            Don’t think he is SOLD! SOLD! SOLD!

        • Quo Vadis?

          January 20, 2015 at 09:12

          And hopefully that starship crashes on the planet where the game “Bulletstorm” takes place,

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          • CuddlesaurusRex

            January 20, 2015 at 09:14

            As long as there are no survivors we should be ok

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 20, 2015 at 09:19

            That would be a reality show I would watch. Episode 1 – Kardashians fighting to stay alive on a hostile planet! Episode 2 – Kardashians fat ass feeding starving planet.

          • CuddlesaurusRex

            January 20, 2015 at 09:24

            Hahaha. Either feeding the planet or killing it. Not sure how much of it is actual ass or man made ass…

      • Ghost In The Rift

        January 20, 2015 at 08:59

        Please let Kanye also be on that list…o_O

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    • Quo Vadis?

      January 20, 2015 at 08:54

      What’s wrong buddy? You don’t like big butts? And you cannot lie? ;P

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        January 20, 2015 at 08:54

        *Chokes and retches

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      • Shas 'O Norm

        January 20, 2015 at 08:57

        Maybe he is all about dat bass?

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        • Quo Vadis?

          January 20, 2015 at 09:05

          bwahahahahahaha!

          Reply

    • Ghost In The Rift

      January 20, 2015 at 09:02

      Don’t forget the lyrics that makes teens dumber and dumber by the second.

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    • Raptor Rants A Lot

      January 20, 2015 at 09:20

      I laughed too hard at this

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    • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

      January 20, 2015 at 20:32

      This will fix that song for you and will make sure that you forever appreciate the Anaconda. Even as it devours you. 🙂

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        January 21, 2015 at 07:46

        looooooool

        Reply

  2. Admiral Chief

    January 20, 2015 at 08:57

    You seem to have a disgusting alien in your header there Geoff…

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    • Shas 'O Norm

      January 20, 2015 at 08:57

      Don’t insult all the disgusting aliens out there.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief

        January 20, 2015 at 09:02

        Indeed, what was I thinking…

        Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      January 20, 2015 at 08:57

      That’s more like a demon that Satan kicked out of hell

      Reply

    • CuddlesaurusRex

      January 20, 2015 at 08:59

      Well if you consider the MIB she could very well be incognito, would explain alot.

      Reply

  3. Mandom (Umar)

    January 20, 2015 at 08:59

    • Hammersteyn

      January 20, 2015 at 09:02

      • Admiral Chief

        January 20, 2015 at 09:03

        LOOOL

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      • Mandom (Umar)

        January 20, 2015 at 09:04

        Sniffing her anaconda butt

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      • HairyEwok

        January 20, 2015 at 09:21

        Dafuq is that cat smelling that he wants to gag? Then again that’s one badass cat to keep a straight face through it all.

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        • Admiral Chief

          January 20, 2015 at 09:28

          It was concentrated Hairy Ewok smell that caused that

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          • HairyEwok

            January 20, 2015 at 09:34

            Heavy… Next war we have just catapult me into the brink of it all. I’ll be the trump card the enemy will never have.

          • Admiral Chief

            January 20, 2015 at 09:37

            Chemical warfare?

        • Hammersteyn

          January 20, 2015 at 09:35

          Cheese I think… Anaconda butt cheese

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief

            January 20, 2015 at 09:37

            Heh, buttcheese

      • Raptor Rants A Lot

        January 20, 2015 at 09:21

        loooooooooool

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    • Quo Vadis?

      January 20, 2015 at 09:13

      I don’t know what hurts my eyes more… The image or the spelling.

      Reply

      • Mandom (Umar)

        January 20, 2015 at 09:14

        wut is wrng with teh spelin? C is queen of grammor!

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        • Quo Vadis?

          January 20, 2015 at 09:17

          dunt b a betch, yuhh be thunking wrung!

          Reply

          • Raptor Rants A Lot

            January 20, 2015 at 09:22

            Dunt be al hi an mity naow! Luv onenother!

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 20, 2015 at 09:30

            aint nobody got time fo dat!

  4. Mandom (Umar)

    January 20, 2015 at 09:03

    Why so much hate for Niki. Sure she sounds like a Tasmanian Devil, her music is trash and her hair makes no sense, but she’s the baddest bitch in the GAME, yo!

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    • CuddlesaurusRex

      January 20, 2015 at 09:06

      That is manufactured “music” for you.

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      • Mandom (Umar)

        January 20, 2015 at 09:07

        I think she’s too real for her own good.

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        • CuddlesaurusRex

          January 20, 2015 at 09:08

          I suppose plastic and silicone are real. Sadly my sister is a huge fan… It makes me sad.

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          • Admiral Chief

            January 20, 2015 at 09:09

            Apply 50dB of Metal STAT!

          • CuddlesaurusRex

            January 20, 2015 at 09:10

            Weird part is she is a drummer and listens to metal, we even had a band going for a few years… I don’t know what happened.

          • Admiral Chief

            January 20, 2015 at 09:11

            INTERVENTION!!!

          • CuddlesaurusRex

            January 20, 2015 at 09:13

            I even got her a set of KoRn signature drum sticks… The Nicki has got her good.

          • Shas 'O Norm

            January 20, 2015 at 09:19

            My condolences.

          • CuddlesaurusRex

            January 20, 2015 at 09:24

            Many thanks. We shall endure!

          • Mandom (Umar)

            January 20, 2015 at 09:09

            Pop here this youtube link. Will make her forget about that so called music.

          • Admiral Chief

            January 20, 2015 at 09:10

            Umar likes Muse? Hmmm

          • Mandom (Umar)

            January 20, 2015 at 09:13

            Adore Muse (Besides the music they did for Twilight 🙁 )

          • Admiral Chief

            January 20, 2015 at 09:26

            What is Twilight?

          • Raptor Rants A Lot

            January 20, 2015 at 09:27

          • Admiral Chief

            January 20, 2015 at 09:28

            Hmmm, a Wii game, interesting

          • Mandom (Umar)

            January 20, 2015 at 09:31

            This is the only Twilight I know of

          • Mandom (Umar)

            January 20, 2015 at 09:32

            That movie where people join teams based on a guy’s name. Go team Jakoob!!

          • Admiral Chief

            January 20, 2015 at 09:47

            But below you say you only know of one twilight? Now you are talking about another? WHICH IS IT?

          • CuddlesaurusRex

            January 20, 2015 at 09:12

            She is not into Muse, but I saw them in 2008, they were so epic! I did try In this moment, that didn’t even help.

          • Mandom (Umar)

            January 20, 2015 at 09:14

            NOOOOOOOOOOOOO…..Cut all ties 😛

          • CuddlesaurusRex

            January 20, 2015 at 09:15

            I can’t give up. Going to try and get my hands on the Roadrunner united DVD. If that doesn’t work then I don’t know what will.

      • Shas 'O Norm

        January 20, 2015 at 09:10

        Manufactured by placing said Tasmanian Devil in said trash can?

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        • Admiral Chief

          January 20, 2015 at 09:11

          How DARE you insult the Tasmanian devil like that?

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          • Shas 'O Norm

            January 20, 2015 at 09:12

            My bad.

            :<

          • CuddlesaurusRex

            January 20, 2015 at 09:14

            It takes about 10 people to write her shite… Yet Freddy Mercury did it all on his own… go figure

          • Shas 'O Norm

            January 20, 2015 at 09:22

            Indeed.

          • CuddlesaurusRex

            January 20, 2015 at 09:27

            A more fitting infographic there could not be

          • Sageville

            January 21, 2015 at 09:55

            Bohemian Rhapsody….I’ve head moshed in my car to this bad boy…

            What ever happened to good song lyrics….

          • Admiral Chief

            January 20, 2015 at 09:27

            Bah, “artist” se moer man!

          • CuddlesaurusRex

            January 20, 2015 at 09:28

            Unless dressing like a mannequin is art.

          • Admiral Chief

            January 20, 2015 at 09:29

            MANnequin indeed

          • CuddlesaurusRex

            January 20, 2015 at 09:29

            Hence the need for silicone cheek meat

  5. Hammersteyn

    January 20, 2015 at 09:07

    Oh yeah, Sid Meier is releasing a game BTW

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    • Shas 'O Norm

      January 20, 2015 at 09:10

      eYOH!

      Reply

  6. HairyEwok

    January 20, 2015 at 09:07

    Let me guess you’ll start a game at the beach and tech up to the stars?

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    • Shas 'O Norm

      January 20, 2015 at 09:09

      That is until they discover Nicki’s music then your tech tree gets deleted.

      Reply

  7. Rock789

    January 20, 2015 at 09:10

    If there a downvote button for the header? Anything with NM in it needs a downvote, automatically!

    Reply

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      January 20, 2015 at 09:11

      Check the tags

      Reply

      • Shas 'O Norm

        January 20, 2015 at 09:12

        Hehe.

        Reply

      • Mandom (Umar)

        January 20, 2015 at 09:23

        Nope, no one looks at that. You’ll just be known as the Niki Minaj fanboy from this day forth

        Reply

  8. Ghost In The Rift

    January 20, 2015 at 09:20

    I think this is really done well.

    Reply

  9. Raptor Rants A Lot

    January 20, 2015 at 09:27

    To infinity! Or however far I can get in one lifetime!!!

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      January 20, 2015 at 09:27

      7 AU’s?

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      • Raptor Rants A Lot

        January 20, 2015 at 09:29

        … FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

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        • Admiral Chief

          January 20, 2015 at 09:32

          Haha, I’d settle for travelling a few AU’s in my life. Although I’d love to go to warp 7

          Reply

  10. HairyEwok

    January 20, 2015 at 09:28

    Looking at the video it would seem it’s like a expansion pack… I mean DLC for Beyond Earth.

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    • Brady miaau

      January 20, 2015 at 13:15

      I think you have it spot on.

      Reply

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