Beta Launch for ‘StarDrive’ on Steam Today! | fizmarble

Beta Launch for ‘StarDrive’ on Steam Today!

An exciting day for videogames developer Zero Sum Games and publisher Iceberg Interactive as they announce that their hugely anticipated 4x space strategy game StarDrive will be launching as a Beta (pre-order & play now) on Steam later today. Throughout the Beta stage, StarDrive will be available with a 15% discount on http://store.steampowered.com/

Zero Sum Games CEO Daniel DiCicco says: “After years of creating this game
we are finally ready and hugely excited to be entering the beta stage on Steam.
We are hungry for the feedback of the seasoned 4x gamers that have been
following development. The game is still evolving and with the help of our fans
it will only get better, while at the same time we are confident they will have
a blast with StarDrive as it is now!

Iceberg Interactive CEO Erik
Schreuder adds: “After having been in QA testing for over 4 months, we have
a polished beta build, ready for the masses of fans who have been waiting
patiently for this day.  StarDrive will challenge experienced 4x players and let
them re-live the golden days of grand space strategy games. This is going to to
be a very special occasion, when a guy who had a dream finally unveils his
masterpiece, having dedicated so much to see it come to fruition.

About StarDrive
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 armor 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.

Features:
• 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

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