Category: Previews

Stellaris: Apocalypse Q&A

Apocalypse is imminent! No, not the Biblical end of all things, but rather the Stellaris Apocalypse. This is the new expansion for the space 4X that will affect everything we’ve known about the game since it launched. With major changes on the way in the accompanying Cherryh patch, […]

Space Tyrant Q&A

There are so many exciting new 4X games coming out in 2018. One that we’re really looking forward to is Space Tyrant by developers Bluewizard.  We got a chance to do a Q&A with one member of the team: Isaac Aubrey. Could you start by telling us about […]

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 […]

Early Impression: Oriental Empires

A handful of intrepid eXplorminaters were lucky enough to be welcomed into the closed beta for Oriental Empires – the upcoming 4X developed by Shining Pixel Studios. You may not have heard of Shining Pixel, but you almost definitely are familiar with their lead designer, Bob Smith, who […]

Predestination Q&A

Of all the MoO games coming out this year, Predestination might just be the MoO-y-est (that a word???). Everything about the game – from its mechanics to its marketing – shows its Master of Orion heritage. Before you write this game off, however, consider the fact that the […]