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

  • Epic battles with hundreds of ships on screen at once and seamlessly zoom in and out to view the entire galaxy containing hundreds of colonizable planets.
  • Drawing inspiration from games such as Sins of a Solar Empire, X3 and EVE Online the game allows you to take manual control of any individual ship so the player can take part and have an even greater influence on the outcome of battles.
  • Explore the galaxy to discover the most valuable sectors and mine resources from asteroids to build new colonies and ships to defend them.
  • Hundreds of different modules such as weapons, electronic warfare and shield/armor repair can be fitted to ships that enhance their abilities and give them specialized roles.
  • Research and build hundreds of different ship and module fittings to deal with the threat of ever evolving enemy factions and raiding pirates.
  • Full modding support for user-made ships, weapons, items, factions, planets and colonies.
  • A unique soundtrack of over 5 hours of electronic ambient music.

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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.


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.

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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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explorer13 Oct 6 2013, 7:25pm says:

Just wondering if this is still active? Looks great with what is done so far!

Nevermind, just noticed the twitter feed, haha

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StuartMorgan Creator
StuartMorgan Oct 7 2013, 6:54am replied:

Yes, definitely still active and in development.

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Piemanlives Aug 7 2013, 6:44pm says:

The game looks better and better every update :)

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gty14 Jul 3 2013, 6:50am says:

I know you have probable got this a lot and I accept it if you rage :P but what's your release estimate? soon, late this year, early next or further?

Edit: Never mind I had a look further down and saw that you have no estimate

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.JAS Jul 2 2013, 11:38pm says:

Days when Galaxial shows up in my updates are my favorite days.

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Chocolateaxe Jul 2 2013, 10:07pm says:

I think I'm speaking for everyone when I say, this is a VERY promising game in development so far. I wish you the best of luck in making it, this looks very cool!! Will be recommending to my friends as well. :)
Thanks, Coco

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StuartMorgan Creator
StuartMorgan Jul 3 2013, 5:42am replied:

Thank you very much!

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Typhaaris May 26 2013, 7:10pm says:

This looks like spaz if it was a grand stratagy instead of a rougue like, and had no zombies. It's awesome!

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zgrillo2004 May 9 2013, 6:33pm says:

Do you have an estimate on when this is going to be released? its because this looks like a game that I can pay for and I would love to buy a copy.

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Isimiel Jul 2 2013, 8:11pm replied:

have a eta on preorders?

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StuartMorgan Creator
StuartMorgan May 9 2013, 7:41pm replied:

Sorry, I dont currently have an estimate on when its going to be ready. Aiming to have it finished sometime this year, but will take as long as needed. :)

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VasQuarde May 9 2013, 10:32pm replied:

Take as long as you like. This game is looking better everytime I see an update. Wish you the best on this project.

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zgrillo2004 May 10 2013, 2:14pm replied:


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