Economic based 3x with some features never seen in 4x games. Galaxy Union places you in a densely populated galaxy as a CEO of a corporation with a mission to unite the galaxy under your rule. Colonize systems, build colonies, research stations, become rich and commission fleets that will conquer the galaxy. This is a turn based 4x game, includes a global market with fluctuating prices, real life minerals and gases. It departs from the regular notion of only having a handful of opponent players and puts you in a galaxy where dozens and sometime up to a hundred AI players are competing with you. The game is deep enough for a seasoned player and quick enough for a casual player. It features a full 3D galactic map and a 3D system view, also it's a "3x that fits into a 2MB zip file" so you can take it with you wherever you go.
Game has been approved for sale on gameolith. Please support cybercritics and more games are sure to come.
Posted by cybercritics on Jun 24th, 2013
It's been a long ride, nearly a year since the start of the project, about 6 months of solid coding, over 20k lines of code. The game is finally finished and available for purchase. I hope you enjoy playing it.
It was coded in C#, .NET and XNA, there was also a supporting program that was used to make an item tree with all the elements, commodities, buildings and other things present in the game. I had to make a custom UI components as well, it now sits at around a dozen controls like windows, drop boxes, lists, tab controls, image boxes... This was a nice learning experience, I have learned a lot and that knowledge is sure to help in future projects.
This is cybercritics first commercial game, I have no idea of what the market for indie games is like. The indie market didn't exist a while back, but is a one man development team capable of competing with some "indie" games that have budgets of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Is it possible to earn enough money to expand the company, is it possible to quit your job and focus on development? I don't know, we'll see what happens.
Please support cybercritics, spread the word, tell your friends.