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.
The game's general gameplay concept is very good. It's not too minimalistic while also not being too expanded.
Visually the game could be improved some small bits, but it was already fine. Nothing too fancy, but not terribly bad either.
The main downside for me was the UI, which made it hard to find out how things exactly worked. After 1 hour I had finally figured out most stuff which I needed.
I also like the pace of the game a lot. It's a fairly fast turnbased game, which is refreshing for these types of games.
- Good gameplay.
- Decent graphics.
- The pace of the game is good.
- Good performance on my laptop.
- Could use some more UI tooltips or a better tutorial.
- Selection of items sometimes goes wrong. Especially when items overlap a bit.