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 developer, Emiliano Pastorelli, to discuss his new … Continue reading Empires In Ruins Q&A

Driftland: The Magic Revival Q&A

Driftland: The Magic Revival is a real-time 4X strategy game that also incorporates elements of classic god games like Godus or Populous. The setting is an archipelago of magical islands in the vein of Eador: Master of the Broken Worlds and Warlock II. We got in touch with lead developer Michal Sokolski for a Q&A … Continue reading Driftland: The Magic Revival Q&A

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 title. We hope you enjoy what he … Continue reading Children Of The Galaxy Q&A

Civilization VI: A Survival Guide

It’s almost here. Can you feel it? The new installment of Sid Meier’s Civilization - the behemoth of behemoths in the 4X realm - is nearly upon us. Civilization VI will launch in just a few days, October 21, and the hype is everywhere. With three different editions and a preorder bonus (more on those … Continue reading Civilization VI: A Survival Guide

Early Impression: Endless Space 2

Amplitude Studios has built up quite the name for itself with the success of Endless Space, Dungeon of the Endless, and Endless Legend, along with its recent publishing partnership with SEGA. Annnnnd... In case you missed the memo, Endless Space 2 launches into Steam Early Access on October 6th, 2016. While many people - including … Continue reading Early Impression: Endless Space 2

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 worked on the Total War and Armada … Continue reading Early Impression: Oriental Empires