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Stars in Shadow
Genre: Strategy
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Dec 26, 2015 @ 11:03am
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Release date: 2016

Stars in Shadow is a turn-based 4X science fiction strategy game. Explore the stars, settle distant worlds, and build an interstellar empire. Recover ancient technologies and negotiate with alien leaders. Created by a pair of passionate strategy gamers, Stars in Shadow features streamlined empire management, sophisticated turn-based tactical combat, and detailed world building.

  • Epic Scope:
    Starting at the dawn of interstellar travel, progress through four eras of technological advancement. Discover the science of planetary terraforming, upgrade your infantry battalions to battle mechs, and grow your fleet from a squadron of destroyers to an armada of planet-destroying Dread Stars.

  • Stylized Setting:
    A distinctive comic-book art style and an original, detailed universe backstory draw you into an immersive game world. Interact with a unique cast of alien characters, make friends and influence people, or crush your enemies and see them driven before you.

  • Focused High-Level Strategy:
    Build a vast and varied empire, taking advantage of the unique traits offered by different alien populations and the worlds they inhabit. A streamlined resource and planetary improvement model keeps the game moving even when your empire grows large.

  • Deep Turn-Based Tactical Combat:
    Face off against your opponents in complex 2D turn-based tactical battles. Counter your enemy’s missile barrage using point defense or interceptors, then close to energy weapon range! Stars in Shadow’s tactical engine includes several features rarely seen in turn based games. Multi-ship commands keep even large fleet battles fast-paced, and smart unit behaviors allow tight control with minimal micromanagement. Auto-resolve battles that are a foregone conclusion, while retaining the ability to replay any engagement to see exactly what happened.

  • Official Website:
    For more in-depth information visit our official website![]

  • Beta Testing:
    A test build of Stars in Shadow has been available since early 2015, and you can learn more about the progress of the game's development and the exploits of our intrepid testers on the community forums![]
Popular Discussions View All (7)
Jan 7, 2016 @ 2:59pm
good looking games
Jan 7, 2016 @ 1:38am
Jan 5, 2016 @ 3:35am
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Weequays Apr 30, 2016 @ 11:35am 
Amazing and Great Job :D .
Do you translate the game ?
sven4669  [author] Apr 17, 2016 @ 12:04pm 
Hi malo: Yup, preorders will automatically get steam key, as soon as the game is available through steam.

Though as we say on the website, the preorder system is actually going to be taken down later this week, as part of our upcoming publishing deal. Anyone who preorders before Wednesday will get in under the old rules though.
Galactic Origins Feb 28, 2016 @ 5:40pm 
Space Dinosaurs???? I'm in!!!!
yeager Feb 28, 2016 @ 1:56pm 
Excellent graphic and original MoO-Feeling - great job!
MaloJewell Feb 28, 2016 @ 9:20am 
If I pre-order on your website, will I still get a Steam key once you are past Greenlight?
76561198003470342 Feb 25, 2016 @ 1:09pm 
Read a comic in one sitting, and now itching for more. Awesome job! Looking forward to the game too!
Drackbolt Feb 21, 2016 @ 8:10am 
Just found the webcomic, loved it and decided to support it. Looking forward to this game next. :)
javierucu Feb 9, 2016 @ 1:40am 
hi, I think this project looks fantastic.Nice cover. This kind of games are exciting. Now i´m finishing the soundtrack in other game and it would be great to work beside such a promising team. I think my music could fit well in your project. You could listen some of it here: What do you think? my email is: Thank you. Good Job.
ashurakain Jan 22, 2016 @ 12:45am 
sooo... when is this coming out on steam?
Shait Jan 15, 2016 @ 3:23pm 
It reminds me a lot of Master of Orion 2. MoO 2 along with X-Com Enemy Unknown were best scifi turn-based strategy games I ever played. I wish you good luck guys and hope you can make amazing game similar to MoO2. I'm looking forward to your game. :spacerunship: