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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6 comments by StuartMorgan on Nov 25th, 2014


Lots of changes to mining and asteroids.

There is now just one "metal" resource that is mined from asteroids rather than the previous Common, Reactive, Radioactive and Rare metals that have been in the game until now. This is to reduce the orders micromanagement for mining ships. Now there is no need to constantly keep track of what they are mining and balance the amounts of each resource you need.

To keep some complexity there are now a lot more asteroid minerals, each having a different maximum yield and mining multiplier (accessibility). Yield is the maximum amount you can mine from the asteroid and the mining multiplier affects mining laser module speed.

Rare asteroid minerals will be faster to mine and take longer until they become depleted, but every mineral type still provides the same "metal" resource used for building stuff.

During galaxy generation there will be an option to re-spawn asteroids some time after they have been mined completely. When an asteroid re-spawns it will return as the next smaller size (Large becomes a Medium etc.)

Larger asteroids have much higher yield and mining multipliers. This is to discourage mining in the same asteroid belt forever if you are going to use the re-spawn option. It will still be better to look for larger asteroids.

Asteroid stats example:

Large: Yield = 2400, Multiplier = 140%
Medium: Yield = 1200, Multiplier = 120%
Small: Yield = 600, Multiplier = 100%
Depleted: Yield = 300, Multiplier = 80%

Asteroid Minerals

Listed below are the asteroid minerals currently in the game. I decided to use real mineral names found on Earth rather than made up ones. Not sure if this would be realistic as I expect there are some minerals below that wouldn't be found on asteroids. (let me know of any)

The element composition of each mineral shown on the tool-tips have no effect on gameplay, just something interesting I wanted to add.


Common Minerals: Sphalerite, Chalcopyrite, Pyromorphite, Cuprite, Stibnite, Kamacite, Acuminite and Pyrolusite.


Uncommon Minerals: Chromite, Boehmite, Wolframite, Cobaltite, Faustite, Rutile and Barite


Semi-Rare Minerals: Ruthenium, Molybdenite, Polarite, Thorite, Rhodium, Iridium and Gold


Rare Minerals: Rhenium, Bromellite, Palladium, Osmium, Gadolinite, Monazite, Churchite and Sylvanite.

Planet Tooltips

Asteroid details will be shown on discovered planet tooltips.


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(One of the new mining ships)


Development Blog: www.galaxial.com
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mimum2010
mimum2010 Sep 27 2012, 6:40am says:

that will be y i cnt access it then lol any ideas when its roughly due out as i cnt see anything about it

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mimum2010
mimum2010 Sep 26 2012, 9:15am says:

I dont no how to access the game so i can play?????

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StuartMorgan Creator
StuartMorgan Sep 27 2012, 6:24am replied:

Hi, the game isnt finished yet and hasnt been released.

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pachenco
pachenco Sep 2 2012, 8:51pm says:

game release are free? ^^

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facundo_al
facundo_al Aug 27 2012, 4:33pm says:

que salga el juego
muy bueno

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Xanthor
Xanthor Aug 26 2012, 5:24am says:

Looking good so far, sadly there aren't many good space rts games out there. Hope this one will be a new tiny star ;)

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pachenco
pachenco Aug 26 2012, 12:55am says:

Awesome. I cant wait :DDDD

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Roh
Roh Aug 25 2012, 11:02am says:

I love what I've read so far! I'll be watching for more!

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.JAS
.JAS Aug 25 2012, 2:19am says:

I'm so excited for this game.

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Isimiel
Isimiel Aug 23 2012, 2:40pm says:

where can one pre order this ;)

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StuartMorgan Creator
StuartMorgan Aug 23 2012, 3:38pm replied:

It's not available for pre-order at the moment. Should be possible shortly before the release or beta but I'm not sure when this will be yet as theres still lots of work to do on the game.

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