StarDrive sets a new benchmark for the ‘4X Space Strategy’ genre. Starting with a single planet and a small number of space-worthy vessels, you must venture forth into the galaxy, conquer new worlds, build new colonies and defend your very existence against those who would take what is yours. How you play is your decision. Use diplomacy or brute force. Trade, spy and research your way to galactic domination. Make friends, or create mortal enemies…
The heart of StarDrive is its ship design and combat engine.
StarDrive takes a modular approach to ship design, allowing the player to create custom ships where the composition and placement of ship modules really matters to the performance of a ship.. In combat, if your portside armour is taking a beating, then rotate around and show them the starboard side! Hide behind a friendly capital ship’s shields; warp into and out of the fray, launch fighters, lay mines, and so much more.
Real time gameplay with a seamless zoom from a grand strategic view to a close-up action view
Choose from 8 beautifully rendered alien races or design your own to lead into the stars; interact, negotiate and forge allegiances on your way to victory
Expand your empire and colonize all kinds of planets, terraform and populate them and build them into specialized centers of trade or industry
Research and unlock an array of technologies to improve your military and industrial capabilities
Control your ships with classic real time strategy commands or jump into the fray by taking direct ‘arcade’ control of any ship in your empire
Create your unique ship designs with the modular ship design system and determine your own fate in battle
Create custom fleet formations and set rules of engagement in the easy-to-use fleet editor
Steal technologies, incite rebellions, or rob your enemies blind with a rich agent-based espionage system
Deploy ground troops from orbit to defeat the enemies’ last planetary defenses in ground combat
Explore the rich universe that comes alive with random events, remnant elements, hidden treasures, deep space terrors and late-game threats