Interstellar Space: Genesis is now in the Alpha stage of development, and since
this is the modern equivalent of going gold, the 4X space strategy game is now
for sale on its official
website. This is for a limited time, as they say preordering between now and
December 16th provides instant access, but that after that date preorders will
close until the closed beta launches. The game's
Steam Listing is live, and
a new trailer is
showing off alpha gameplay. Here's word:
Interstellar Space: Genesis, a spiritual successor to Master of Orion II:
Battle at Antares and other classic 4X titles from the ‘90s, has hit the fabled
Alpha milestone. Virtually feature complete, the latest build also boasts a new
soundtrack by Grant Kirkhope (GoldenEye 007, Civilization: Beyond Earth) and
Neon Dolphin’s Ryan McQuinn.
Turn-based strategy fans who pre-order Interstellar Space: Genesis will gain
immediate access via Humble Bundle – helping further polish this massive space
game with their feedback, bug reports, and suggestions. Pre-orders will remain
open through December 16.
The World is Yours
Developed by Portuguese studio Praxis Games, Interstellar Space: Genesis is a
turn-based space 4X strategy game where you play as the Emperor of a
space-faring civilization. You’re free to explore the wonders of space –
colonizing other worlds and expanding their sphere of influence across the stars
... where untold mysteries and danger await. Venturing into outer space, it soon
becomes clear that you are not alone in the universe. In fact, meeting other
species is a virtual certainty: What will you say (or do) when you end up facing
off against another sentient species? Will there be peace, cooperation, and
progress – or will there be blood?
The brainchild of Adam Solo and Hugo Rosado – the team behind sci-fi strategy
website SpaceSector.com – Interstellar Space: Genesis will deliver beloved
Master of Orion II-inspired gameplay mechanics while providing the “quality of
life” features players have come to expect from modern titles.
“My initial vision for Interstellar Space: Genesis was prompted by some basic
questions: What types of beings will the first explorers meet once they leave
Earth’s gravity well behind? And what will happen when humankind makes actual
first contact?” says Adam Solo, co-founder of Praxis Games. “That was the
beginning, the initial spark. I didn't know for sure how much I'd want to
innovate, but I knew in my heart that the game would be a space 4X game and that
the gameplay could not be very different from the two games I loved to play the
most growing up – namely Master of Orion and its incredible sequel.”
“Space has been my passion since childhood. I was lucky to have a
professional career in the space industry – at both the European Space Agency
and private aerospace space company Elecnor Deimos,” adds Hugo Rosado,
co-founder of Praxis Games. “Now, I’m still in the space industry – but the
venue is quite different: We are developing our first 4X title, and our launch
is just within reach. Hopefully, everyone who gets to play this Alpha build will
love it as much as we’ve been enjoying the development process itself!”
Turn-based tactical combat with extensive ship customization and free
space-based movement with range limits.
Soundtrack by Grant Kirkhope (GoldenEye 007, Civilization: Beyond Earth,
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, and more) and Ryan McQuinn (Lotia, Dungeons
& Doritos, Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program, Liberty: Vigilance, and Dark
Custom alien races with specific planet types, unique leaders, and
random tech trees for each civilization.
Deep colony development, terraforming, and diplomacy systems.
Varied exploration mechanics and freedom to define a civilization’s
wants and needs.
Complex economic model with asteroid mining, space tourism, and more!
Pricing & Availability
Interstellar Space: Genesis is available for pre-orders with instant access via
Humble Store widget from November 29 through December 16 for $24.95 USD.
Pre-orders will close after that, and will soon be followed by the official
Closed Beta. The Steam store page is available, and the game is available for
wishlisting. Interstellar Space: Genesis will be released on Q2 2019.