Star Lords lets you take control of one of eight races – each of whom have their own traits, abilities, technologies, and ship designs – and use them to forge a galactic empire. Other than your competitors, there are pirate clans and small independent races making their home in the galaxy, and you’ll have to use a mix of turn-based combat (with hexes!), diplomacy, trade, and intrigue to give your empire an advantage.
Star Lords claims to offer a randomly generated universe, tech tree, and units each time, as well as “human-like AI” and hotseat multiplayer. It sounds promising, but I’ve been burned by impressive-sounding 4X titles before. Master of Orion 3, you broke my heart.
If you fancy trying it out, the Early Access build of Star Lords will cost you £14.99. We apparently put up a trailer for it back in November, so you can also have a looksee at that over here.
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, getting very angry at people in Dota 2, or playing basically anything that’s not a hardcore simulation or sports game. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.