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Date added: 06/12/2013 Iceberg launches all new 4x space strategy game Star Lords
Arkavi Studios’ firstborn Offers Rich New Galaxy to Explore, Tough AI, Modding and More
Haarlem, The Netherlands – December 6, 2013 – Veteran game publisher Iceberg Interactive announces today that its latest 4X space strategy game Star Lords is available now on Steam’s Early Access program http://store.steampowered.com/app/246940. Developed by up-and-coming Portuguese developer Arkavi Studios, Star Lords offers many features that fans of the genre know and love, including a large universe to explore, deep and complex gameplay, customization options, and much more.
Players can purchase the game now in Steam’s Early Access program and be involved in the rest of the development process, by providing feedback and suggesting what they would like to see updated, changed or added to the game. Early Access players can then play as the game evolves throughout the entire development process.
“Star Lords is an amazing 4X game, and we are thrilled to be working with the talented Arkavi Studios team,” says Iceberg Interactive CEO, Erik Schreuder. “We are looking forward to players joining early as the game evolves, and hearing what they would like to see improved and implemented in the game. Early Access provides such a unique addition to the development process and we are looking forward to hearing what players and fans have to say.”
A new Cinematic trailer is created to accompany the Early Access launch and is now streaming on the Iceberg Youtube channel here. The trailer can also be downloaded via a direct download link here: www.iceberg-games.com/games/StarLords/Star_Lords_Early_Access_Trailer.zip
Star Lords is a tactical, turn-based space-strategy game eight major races in an epic-sized complex universe with some renewing twists to the 4X genre. Star Lords is set in space where players can take the command of one race to join the struggle for supremacy in the galaxy. As the leader of an empire, players explore the stars, colonizing new worlds, manage their empire and conquer whoever dares to oppose. In the Early Access Alpha some features are not available yet such as multiplayer, huge galaxies and domestic policies, as these are still very much being tested. They will be opened up further down the line in Early Access.
Star Lords Key Features:
- - Living, Breathing Universe: in addition to the major powers, independent races and pirate clans also claim the galaxy as their residence – use them to your advantage
- Economic and Political Layers: War isn’t the only way to weaken one’s enemies; diplomacy, intelligence and trade are very powerful and effective tools
- Eight major races each with their own ship designs, technologies, unique traits and unique abilities.
- Create and customize your own ship designs
- Generals: Unique and powerful units evolve as they battle
- Randomly generated universe, tech tree and units - never play the same game twice
- Empire shattering: unrest might lead rebels to start a civil war which in turn might lead to the creation of a new, independent empire that might grow to rival your own
- Plotting: secretly finance a war against your enemies in order to weaken them or prepare a surprise joint war along with your allies in a bid to destroy that frighteningly fast growing empire
- Human-like AI that doesn't cheat and plays by the same rules as human players, while presenting a constant . challenge
- Modding support
- LAN, hot seat and online multiplayer with matchmaking
Arkavi Studios is an independent game development company, founded in 2013 in Leiria, Portugal. We are really passionate about what we do, putting our heart and soul into every gem we make, and making the games we would like to play.