Iceberg Interactive, Dutch publisher of such smash hits as the Endless games (both Space and Legend flavors), StarDrive, and Armada 2526, has announced that they will also publish Stars in Shadow by Ashdar Games!
Stars in Shadow, due to launch later this year, promises the full 4X experience combined with a distinctive art style (as you can see from these awesome screenshots). Players can expect to take over the galaxy, eXploring amongst the vastness of the stars, building fleets, and encountering all sorts of alien races with whom to negotiate. Or, eXterminate. Whatever fits your fancy.
Stars in Shadow offers:
- Turn based 4X space strategy
- 7 playable factions, each with their own history, proclivities, and prejudices
- A vast range of different planet types, each with their own lore
- Map sizes up to 85 star systems, each with up to 10 planets
- Random events, NPC factions, pirates and marauders
Iceberg Interactive’s own CEO Erik Schreuder stated in the press release,
“We are extremely pleased to add Stars in Shadow… With its unique style combined with its feel for traditional 4X elements, this is certainly a 4X game that stands out from the crowd.”
Stars in Shadow is currently still in beta testing/development, but they’re currently aiming for a Q3 2016 release on Steam and other digital platforms.
Explorminate has been covering the game for quite a while now in articles, on YouTube, and in podcasts, so it’s very exciting to hear they have a publisher, especially one so well-regarded as Iceberg. Look for even more coverage at the Iceberg Interactive website, the Stars in Shadow website, Steam, and coming to this space soon!