Interstellar Space: Genesis Q&A

Explorminate has made a conscious effort to reach out to as many of 4X studios as possible to find out more about their projects through a series of Q&A’s. That series continues today with Praxis Games and their upcoming title Interstellar Space: Genesis. Could you start by telling us about your team? The development team … Continue reading Interstellar Space: Genesis Q&A

Strategic eXpanse #33 – 4th Anniversary Hangout Session!

eXplorminate turned four years old! So Nate, Troy, Joshua and Mark had a some fun hanging out and talking about 4X and gaming in general. They had A LOT of fun, so much so, that some strong language made it on the podcast. Listeners, beware!!! Thank you for following us for four years, because we … Continue reading Strategic eXpanse #33 – 4th Anniversary Hangout Session!

Crossing The Rubicon: Defining The 4X-like Genre

Preface Classifying games into genres is a challenging endeavor. The terminology for describing games is often loosely defined, or is understood differently from person to person. Even when there is common language, new games are routinely created that seem to defy categorization. For instance, what was once a well-bounded RTS genre is now routinely a … Continue reading Crossing The Rubicon: Defining The 4X-like Genre

Strategic eXpanse #31 – Strategic Warfare Part 1

Join Nate, Oliver, Mark, Joshua and Troy as they discuss Warfare in 4X games and provide examples of games that both do it well and potentially innovate. They also discuss ideas that they’d like to see developers implement in future games. Notes: Strategic Position & Maneuver - 04:05 Stellaris past Dev Diary about doomstacks Stellaris … Continue reading Strategic eXpanse #31 – Strategic Warfare Part 1

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 sold well over a million copies on … Continue reading Endless Space 2 Review

Weekly eXchange #125 – Mute, failure?

Join Nate and Troy as they bring you all the important information on all of your favorite 4X and strategy games! This week they talk about Endless Space 2, Stellaris Utopia, Children Of the Galaxy,  Civilization 6, Predestination, Battle for Orion 2 and much much more. As well as continued coverage for your other favorite 4X and … Continue reading Weekly eXchange #125 – Mute, failure?

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