A turn-based grand strategy game in space: Defend Earth against an alien invasion from the edge of the Solar System. Negotiate with the various governments of Earth and secure their support - One way or the other. Establish your bases on other planets to take the fight to the enemy. Design and build powerful spaceships, then take them into battle.

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With the 1.00 release coming up soon, I have opened up the character creator one last time. Through this, you can design your own character to be added to Solar War. This feature is available to everyone who bought or still buys the game before the release.

Since this was originally promised as a bonus for Alpha users only, Beta customers will only have 35 character points available to build their character instead the the 50 Alpha users get. Alpha characters also get a special trait that reduces promotion cost by 5 experience points.

To get started, hit the "Connect" menu item on the Desura page for the game and follow the instructions. Once you are done, you can start picking the stats for your in-game persona at Solarwar.net

Once you have finished making your officer character, it will be included in the game starting from the next released update (possibly excepting minor bugfix updates ending with a letter).

Connecting your Desura copy of the game to the Solar War site also gives you instant access to the latest standalone installers for the Windows and Linux versions of the game.

Last chance to grab the Alpha bonus

Last chance to grab the Alpha bonus

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With the Beta scheduled to be released later this week, the Alpha pre-order bonus will be coming to an end. If you would like to get your custom designed...

The diplomatic option

The diplomatic option

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The first phase of the diplomatic system has been added in Solar War 0.31, adding more depth to your interactions with the governments of Earth.

Solar War Monthiversary Sale

Solar War Monthiversary Sale

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To celebrate the first month since public release, Solar War will be 50% off until Sunday.

Solar War 0.30 changes

Solar War 0.30 changes

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With the release of version 0.30, it's time for another round of changes to Solar War. So here's some detail on the most important stuff, especially regarding...

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theguyswhogamesalot
theguyswhogamesalot

Can there be a short demo? If I am going to be paying 12 dollars I might as well be sure to know if this sis what I want..

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Cironian Creator
Cironian

Hi there! I definitely want to put a demo out as soon as possible. The demo is one of the next items on my to-do list, right after a few important bug fixes and getting the Linux version of the game out.

I am planning for the demo to be a short-ish (1 hour?) battle scenario with pre-built units and objectives as opposed to the more free-form campaign mode that is currently in the Alpha. Building that is going to take a few days, but expect it some time within October still.

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Solar War
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Highest Rated (3 agree) 8/10

Quite a good game here. But quite expensive for old school graphics.

+ Techno-tree
+ Designing own ships
+ The map
+ tactical battles
+ No bug

--- graphics (i don't really mind btw but others would)
- Officer's management quite difficult to understand and handle
- price

Aug 13 2013 by Cedo33

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