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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Ship Designs Galaxy Generator Testing Ship Fitting

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.

Development Blog:

Galaxial: Mining

Galaxial: Mining

10 months ago News 6 comments

Development log explaining the changes to mining and some other recent progress.

Galaxial: Research

Galaxial: Research

1 year ago News 8 comments

Development log showing the research system and some other recent progress.

Galaxial: Sound Effects and Projectiles Video

Galaxial: Sound Effects and Projectiles Video

1 year ago News 13 comments

New Galaxial development log with a video showing some audio and projectile weapon stress testing.

Galaxial: Fleet Leaders

Galaxial: Fleet Leaders

1 year ago News 1 comment

Some information about the fleet leaders and experience system I have planned which I am currently working on.

Galaxial is a 2D grand strategy game (4X) that features a sandbox mode allowing the player to explore, colonize and conquer planets in vast randomly generated galaxies.
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Xanthor Aug 26 2012 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 Aug 26 2012 says:

Awesome. I cant wait :DDDD

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Roh Aug 25 2012 says:

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

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.JAS Aug 25 2012 says:

I'm so excited for this game.

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Isimiel Aug 23 2012 says:

where can one pre order this ;)

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StuartMorgan Creator
StuartMorgan Aug 23 2012 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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Bombasticator Aug 12 2012 says:

Haven't heard anything in a while...

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StuartMorgan Creator
StuartMorgan Aug 13 2012 replied:

Hi, I've been rather distracted over the summer so progress has been a bit slow recently.
I'm mostly working on the interface screens at the moment which is taking some time to get right.

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Bombasticator Aug 16 2012 replied:

Just checking to see if you were alive. Also it would be super beans if you released some more game play or something.

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ShriekXL Jul 9 2012 says:

So......where do I insert my money?

Seriously......take it.

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