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Stardust Colonies
 
 
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Genre: Strategy
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Sep 1, 2014 @ 12:33pm
Oct 4, 2014 @ 4:49am
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[PROJECT UPDATE] Lorkan worker concept
Kickstarter is here!
The Kickstarter project for Stardust Colonies is live now!

Pledge £7 or more and you will get a signed cool postcard. Or go a bit higher and pre-order the game. There are also some awesome but limited rewards like in-game objects you can design yourself or profile upgrades that let you become a part of the creative team and have a significant impact on the game.

Grab them while they last! And don't forget to tell your friends about it!

Description
Stardust Colonies is a unique sci-fi RTS where you colonize and defeat alien planets. Gather resources, build up your base and complete mission objectives. Micro-manage actions and emotions of your minions so that your race can survive and succeed. Customise your mothership and choose between abilities that will challenge your morality.

Play a free demo on http://stardustcolonies.com/join

  • Complete mission objectives like building monuments, securing an area or defeating enemy bases
  • Micro-manage your minions by assigning them to jobs they like and are good at
  • Let your minions take a break to make them more effective at work
  • Build light beacons to repel alien creatures that want to steal your resources
  • Train soldiers to eliminate hostile aliens
  • Take care of the basic needs of the colony: provide food, water, light, power
  • Make your minions happy by creating beautifications and entertainment for them
  • Customise your capabilities by buying and researching upgrades for your mothership using resources and intelligence gathered during missions
  • Colonize procedurally generated side-quest planets to secure a stable resource income

SPECIAL GAME FEATURES
  • Procedural maps. Missions feel and look a bit different every time you play them
  • Realistic fog of war, using only line of sight of units and buildings
  • Good, evil or pragmatic? Become the kind of colonizator you want to be
  • Show off your skills and achievements on an on-line profile
  • Original 3D graphics
  • Survival-style minimalistic user interface

More about future plans: http://stardustcolonies.com/about

BACKGROUND STORY

It is year 4860 and gorgans have become a successful species of scientists and explorers. They use the lower lorkans for all physical work and manage to control them almost perfectly using long-range telepathy. Gorgans live off the Universe itself - they colonize untouched planets and use acquired resources to progress even further. As a Colonizator, you will be given a chance to create your own intergalactic empire by generating an income, researching technology and upgrading your mothership. You can become a generous and caring explorer of the vast space or a powerful and merciless ruler. Or something in between.
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12 Comments
Swarm Creations  [author] Sep 14, 2014 @ 2:41pm 
thanks for your comments pyro42 :) i do like a good challenge so yes, I will do my best to make the game awesome!
[NNF]Pyro42 Sep 13, 2014 @ 2:49pm 
I like whent it's expodential, when there is a lot of mignions and when they're intelligent.
Try to play gnomoria to find some inspiration. It'll be a hard wokr but cheer up!
[NNF]Pyro42 Sep 13, 2014 @ 2:47pm 
It looks a bit creepy but it doesn't looks like a hoax. +1
BreakingBad Sep 11, 2014 @ 1:20pm 
still stinks and always will, simply stink.
Swarm Creations  [author] Sep 11, 2014 @ 12:08pm 
thanks for a very constructive comment :D Especially 'simply stinks' is REALLY helpful, your vocabulary must be really rich :D No seriously now, this game is in a process of rebuilding the engine ground up, in terms of graphics and sounds. And there will be much more gameplay too. More on that when the kickstarted is updated. So if by 'reviewing' you mean that you watched the video (btw I do mention rebuilding the graphics and my next steps in one of them!) then I would recommend you play it and then comment. Not sure why else you would waste your time writing comments at all.
BreakingBad Sep 10, 2014 @ 8:06pm 
picture looks awesome and it is all down the rabit hole after that. I reviewed this game and I dislike it. I love RTS games as much as the next guy but this one simply stinks. Like skulpting a turd and trying to make it look as good as possible. But it is still just a turd. This is a turd that the creator is trying to polish. My suggestion- Delete this foul game. :)
Slumpdog Sep 6, 2014 @ 11:49am 
Alrighty. Emailed you back. If it works out, we can get this game out in less than a year.
Swarm Creations  [author] Sep 6, 2014 @ 4:50am 
Hi, just saw your email you sent via the web site so I replied by email. Looking forward to discussing options.
Slumpdog Sep 6, 2014 @ 12:30am 
Its Urgent you add me ASAP, I could really help your game get big. I helped Space Engineers get big.
Slumpdog Sep 6, 2014 @ 12:22am 
Dude, I need to talk with you when you get the chance then add me.