I reviewed Hearts of Iron III here and was able to “unequivocally recommend” it for “hardcore strategy gamers”. Now some of the people behind that game and other strategy classics have formed ChrisPon games and are announcing a science fiction 4X strategy title called Galactic Inheritors is now available for Windows PC on Steam’s Early Access.
What is a 4X game? It is a type of strategy game that focuses on an approach of “eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate”. Classic strategy games since the early 90s have used this system, and it remains the basis of pretty much all of strategy gaming.
Galactic Inheritors is the brainchild of former Paradox Interactive designers and strategy game veterans Chris King and Pontus Åberg, who helped craft fan-loved, multi-award-winning strategy titles in the Hearts of Iron, Victoria, Europa Universalis and Crusader Kings series. Galactic Inheritors is the first title from their newly founded independent studio CrisPon Games, with assistance from indie publisher and developer Argonauts Interactive.
In Galactic Inheritors, players will explore a vast and diverse galaxy as leader of a budding galactic empire. The acquisition of the galaxy’s strategic chokepoints and colonization of solar systems enable players to expand their empire’s influence. Viable strategies range from building a massive fleet to preparing the populace for war through the power of the media.
As one of five races with their own unique backstories and bonuses, it’s up to players to employ masterful strategies, comprising a wide range of tactical elements, with the ultimate goal of conquering the galaxy by any means necessary.
Head to the official site for more info, or to Steam to get involved with the early access release!
Check out the Galactic Inheritors trailer: