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Star Ruler

created and published by Blind Mind Studios in 2010-08-21, running on Windows
type: strategy
genre: Science Fiction, 4X
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player, LAN, Internet
languages: eng

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Official description
Take command of a vast interstellar empire and safeguard your species from total extinction in a procedurally generated 3D galaxy (with the option to flatten it) from 1 System to 10,000+! Prove your species' ingenuity through a deep and intricate combat system where anything (from individual components on ships to the stars themselves) is a target of opportunity.

Twist other Empires into submitting to your galaxy-class wit with diplomacy and wheel-and-deal your way to supremacy.

Research new kinds of weapons, engines, shields, and more, all of which retain their unique benefits as the game progresses, with a research web whose contents are shuffled every game at your option.

Exploit interstellar phenomena such as asteroid belts and stars and exploit them for yourself or destroy them to deny your foes. Create and destroy new worlds through advanced technological research.

Match your strategy against up to 10 other opponents (online or LAN-linked). Save the game when dawn breaks and boot it back up at dusk. It isn't over until you say it is! Drop in and drop out at any point; disconnecting players will not disrupt the game!

Your weapons, your ships, your rules: Almost the entire game can be modified through Notepad! Easily add new models and particle effects to the game with "out-of-the-box" developer tools. Create new weapons in seconds; create new AIs through scripts! The Galaxy is yours!

A Masterpiece in Progress: As time wears on, new gameplay features, art, and GUI improvements will be added into the game through patches as time and money allows. Race Creation; Non-Player Factions; Terraforming; more Ship Sets; Deeper Diplomacy; Deep Planetary Invasion; these features and much, much more to come!

Key features:
* Vast, Procedurally Generated Galaxies
* Intricate Ship Design and Exciting Combat
* Unique Research System
* Easy to use interface, complex gameplay
* Engaging AI opponents
* Extensive modding support
* Multiplayer
* Original Soundtrack
* Much more to come!
# 2011-06-25 09:32:43 - official description
Technical specs
display: textured polygons
Minimum:
* Windows XP, Vista or 7
* 2 GHz Pentium IV CPU
* 512 MB RAM
* 256 MB VRAM
* 500 MB HD space

Recommended:
* 2.5 GHz dual-core CPU
* 1 GB RAM
Sanguine # 2010-09-21 02:33:33
Editor note
Note that although the game avoids flat space, it does not actually take benefit from this in any manner as everything is on the galactic plane, including planet orbits, unless you move them off it manually. You CAN move spacecraft and even planets (with proper technology) up and down and such from it, but it has no notable gameplay effect other than giving more rooms for large number of spacecraft to come into range of something simultaneously (any formation that forms a wall), and it makes escort formation much more impressive even if not much more efficient.
# 2011-09-02 15:49:55
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