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Star Ruler

Star Ruler review

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3 weeks ago

Space 4X Star Ruler 2 goes open source and free if you build it yourself

Star Ruler was a 4X space strategy game where ships could be as big as planets, and carry weapons that could punch holes in suns. Its 2015 sequel, Star Ruler 2 flew under our radar, but was a slightly more coherent, traditional game, while still offering conflict on a truly daft scale. Developers Blind Mind Studios have been inactive for a while now, but this…

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7 years ago

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Star Ruler review

Before I get into the nitty-gritty, yes, we do know when long-zoom 4X indie spectacle Star Ruler was originally available to buy. However, anyone who has followed the game can tell you that what you get for your money now is a different beast to what you got at that nascent time. What could be regarded as the actual launch is now here. We are…

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Mein Gott A Demo! Star Ruler Comes Through

Hey, anyone remember demos? They were this crazy thing game-makers did when they wanted people to play their games but expensive pre-rendered trailers that said absolutely nothing about what a game was actually like hadn't been invented yet! The crazy fools. What was the point in that? Star Ruler is like the last half-decade didn't happen: a thoroughly PC-only space 4x game, and it has…

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Indies vs Gamestop/Impulse

Last week's news that US high street gaming market-choker Gamestop had acquired the Impulse download service from Stardock caused a whole lot of shock in these parts. Looks like PC gamers weren't the only ones a little troubled by the news; Star Ruler dev Blind Mind Studios has pulled its sci-fi grand strategy game from the digital store in protest.

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8 years ago

Rule Stars: Star Ruler

Many internet tipsters have been forwarding this particular title toward us over the weekend, and it's looking intriguing. Star Ruler is a 4X space strategy that... well, some features: "choose however many systems you desire; you are limited only by the speed of your cpu... Full 3D too much to handle? Flatten maps for ease of interaction ... Massive ship battles fought in real-time with…

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