Galaxial is a 2D grand strategy game (4X) set in space. It features a sandbox mode allowing the player to explore, colonize and conquer planets in vast randomly generated galaxies.

  • Thousands of ships and many hundreds of colonizable planets in a single game.
  • Colonize new planets with each type of world having unique strategic bonuses.
  • Explore the galaxy to discover valuable planets and asteroid resources.
  • Mine resources from asteroids to build planetary facilities and new spaceships.
  • Protect your empire from enemy factions and raiding pirates.
  • Diplomacy system to form relations or declare war with other factions.
  • Take manual control of any of your own ships.
  • Assign ships to squadrons and task forces, allowing them to fly in formation and work together to deal with threats.
  • Hundreds of individual ship modules including various weapon types, electronic warfare, shield/armor repair and propulsion upgrades to specialize each ship and enhance their abilities.
  • Research new technology to unlock new ship designs, modules and empire wide bonuses.
  • Customizable ship, engine trail and turret colors to make your own ships look unique.
  • Full modding support for user made ships, weapons, items, factions, colonies and research.

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3 comments by StuartMorgan on Jan 20th, 2015

Galaxy Creator

The interface window for creating a galaxy and setting up a new game is almost finished.

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The Jumpgate Dead Ends setting affects how many links there are between planets. High creates more isolated clusters and longer routes. Setting this to None will link the galaxy as a Gabriel Graph.



Center view of the galaxy created above. Planet types are fully moddable, so you can change their occurrence probability or add additional types.

Ships

Some of the new ship designs that were made recently.


The ship hull names all come from Mesopotamian mythology (Babylonian, Sumerian, Assyrian, Hittite)


Each weapon type (Beam Laser, Artillery Cannon, Missile Launcher...) has different turret graphics. I haven't got around to making them all yet.


Dreadnaughts are currently the largest ship type in the game. Carriers are on hold for now, as I'm not sure how exactly the fighter/drone mechanics are going to work. Rather than rush them for release, think I should leave them for a later update.

Loading Screen

I completely remade the loading screen that is shown before entering the main menu. It's now multi-threaded, much more responsive and has some background animation while the game loads. The triangle colors and image changes randomly each time you run the game.


Had to update my old texture code for asynchronously loading, which is now double the speed!

Takes about 4 seconds to get to the main menu at the moment, but I expect that will increase as more content gets added.


Development Blog: www.galaxial.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Galaxial
Twitter: twitter.com/stuart_morgan

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scratch
scratch Jun 4 2014, 12:51pm says:

No news for three months, what's going on? Hope it's just crunch time? ;)

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StuartMorgan Creator
StuartMorgan Jun 7 2014, 4:44pm replied:

Making steady progress. Currently working on the research system, so should have some news soon once that is finished.

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General_Havok
General_Havok Mar 12 2014, 10:47pm says:

This game just keeps looking better and better. Cannot wait til you finish it and its shipped and rolling.

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Piemanlives
Piemanlives Feb 24 2014, 10:35pm says:

Bountiful update!

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Vanseth
Vanseth Dec 18 2013, 4:51pm says:

Maybe best game of the year or second...

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stephenmbanham
stephenmbanham Dec 16 2013, 6:52pm says:

Hey! We're doing an Indie Of The Year special series on the Top 100! And we featured your game!

Check it out? Youtu.be

Thank you so much in advance! and we hope you like the video!

Alot of team effort went into it! So if you could help us out and spread the word we'd be so grateful and thanks again for your amazing game!!!

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StuartMorgan Creator
StuartMorgan Dec 11 2013, 7:09am says:

Thank you to everyone who voted for Galaxial and got it into the top 100!! :)

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pkyrkos7
pkyrkos7 Nov 4 2013, 9:17am says:

Cool game!

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go0der
go0der Nov 4 2013, 2:13am says:

Your scales, effects, formations, all amazing.

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moddlord1
moddlord1 Nov 3 2013, 1:33pm says:

looking coool!

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Cingularity
Cingularity Nov 3 2013, 7:21am says:

Tracking this one... but someone looks like they play Eve

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StuartMorgan Creator
StuartMorgan Nov 3 2013, 7:39am replied:

I used to play EVE, about 10 expansions ago. :)

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