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Troy "TC" Costisick

Endless Space 2 Review

Back in 2012, Amplitude Studios almost single-handedly resurrected the Space 4X genre from a cryogenic sleep with Endless Space. While it was not a perfect game by any means, its revolutionary mechanics and fantastic storylines made it an instant hit with turn-based strategy fans. To date, ES has […]

Empires In Ruins Q&A

Empires in Ruins by Hammer and Ravens Games is a story-focused 4X game that focuses on combat and empire management. It mashes up design aspects from Tower Defense and Real Time Strategy games to create an intense 4X experience for the player. We sat down with the lead […]

Children Of The Galaxy Q&A

2017 is shaping up to be another banner year for space 4X games. There  is a whole slate in development, including Children of the Galaxy by Empty Keys. We got together with the lead developer, Filip, who was kind enough to answer some questions about his company’s upcoming […]

Planar Conquest (PC) Review

I struggled for a long time with how to approach a review for Wastelands Interactive’s Planar Conquest (PQ). To date, eXplorminate has reviewed Worlds of Magic (the “first” version of PQ), ReeXamined WoM, and reviewed the mobile version of PQ for the iOS. Graphically, the PC version of […]