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Solar War
Genre: Strategy
Platforms: PC, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Feb 6, 2013 @ 1:05pm
Jan 26, 2016 @ 7:48pm

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Solar War released on Steam!
Almost there... (Testers wanted!)
Release date: Version 1.00 released August 20th 2013
A turn-based grand strategy game in space:
  • Defend Earth against an alien invasion from the edge of the Solar System.
  • Negotiate with the various governments of Earth and secure their support - One way or the other.
  • Establish your bases on other planets to take the fight to the enemy.
  • Design and build powerful spaceships, then take them into battle.

A fully playable demo is available at

So you've kicked alien invaders off Earth dozens of times, but always wondered what the next step would be?

Solar War is my attempt to put that scenario into a turn-based strategy game, combining some novel ideas with familiar concepts from different subgenres of classic strategy games like Master of Orion (complex and powerful ship designer, tactical combat), XCom (managing expectations of your funding nations) or Hearts of Iron (officer management and advancement).
Popular Discussions View All (2)
Oct 24, 2014 @ 8:10pm
This game looks pretty fun.
Rancid Mustard
Dec 28, 2014 @ 7:33am
Review/rant/suggestions with SPOILERs, strategy guide even
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Radam Dec 28, 2014 @ 1:54pm 
I voted so I can then transfer it onto steam aswell.

Anyone tried making scenarios?
[GOL] LiamD Dec 28, 2014 @ 1:42pm 
Voted yes for Linux.
Dg Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:12am 
Learned about this from a SA LP. Love the echoes of X-Com & Space Empires + the unique take.
stecal Aug 8, 2014 @ 3:33pm 
Cool, I need another Orion/Space Empires fix.
mpputtre Aug 6, 2014 @ 7:20pm 
I've always wanted to play SHADO. I hope you make Steam.
ye Jul 21, 2014 @ 8:30pm 
It sucks because this game will probably never be greenlit
mixaD Jul 18, 2014 @ 12:29am 
Zyxt Jul 16, 2014 @ 2:13pm 
I hope this gets greenlit in the next batch.
Psychotogen Jul 16, 2014 @ 7:37am 
cant find master of orion. This looks like the next best thing
LCpl_Pigeon Jun 29, 2014 @ 2:32am 
looks good to me