Barons of the Galaxy is a loosely cooperative strategy game of commerce, industry, politics and warfare played online with thousands of players at the same time in a self-expanding galaxy.
It is played through your regular internet browser, iPad or Mobile Phone with nothing to install. Barons of the Galaxy is free to play with few limitations and no pay to win microtransactions.
Players assume the role of a corporation in a near future sci-fi world where the human race has recently mastered space travel.
These corporations represent the major industries of the human race which profit by supplying the 16 resources and over 150 different products and services that every city in the quickly expanding galaxy demands. Product prices, volume of goods and the size of populations rise on fall purely on how much
product the players can provide to these cities. Trading between corporations who specialize in different goods is often required and military strife is usually inevitable.
As populations become larger the players themselves elect other players to become Governors of cities, Emperors of planets and even Star Lords of entire solar systems. These titles provide the players with taxation income and more political power to be used in voting for the outcome of random events that constantly affect different areas of the game.
The game is turn based with all players' orders and movements being executed simultaneously every 10 minutes. Most commands are queued and can be set to loop allowing the players corporations to virtually run themselves. The game is Free to Play with few limitations. Full accounts are $5 a month.
Compete in turn based MMO Strategy revolving around commerce and industry.
Produce 16 different resources that combine into over 150 products for profit.
Control market values, as well as cities, based solely on how much is bought and sold.
Galaxy automatically expands when needed, always providing new virgin territory.
Use your industry to vote on outcomes of random events that can affect hundreds of players.
Use your influence over other players to become elected governer of a city, planet or entire star system.
Deploy 25 different Military units including capital ships, ground units and defenses.
Non-instantaneous combat allows other players to react, reinforce or retreat.
Top ranking players in every city earn titles for Government, Military and
Requires only an internet browser and no install.
Free to Play with minor limitations.
Full accounts are subscription based. Planned micro-transactions for cosmetic changes only.
Players begin the game by creating a corporation with a name, jingle and
starting Research and then are directed to a simple tutorial which explains
the basics of play and guides you through the first steps of setting up your empire.
Players can place their first structure, their Corporate Headquarters, in a city
anywhere in the starting system which has a resource they are interested in
mining. From there they can sell their products locally or use transports to
ship them to other nearby cities with higher market values. From their Corp HQ
the players can build other structures locally or transport construction units
to other cities or planets to build structures at remote locations.
There are 16 resources across 10 planet types that can be combined to make over
150 products which all the cities have an ever increasing demand for. Players will
need to trade with others in different industries to collect the varying
resources required to make these higher tier products efficiently. Other players
will most likely share the same space in the cities making trade easier or
perhaps more difficult.
Random interactive events occur on city, planet and star system wide levels.
Ranging from simple NPC raids on cities or sudden market movements to quest like
events which require the cooperation of entire planets to avert disasters. The
players in the affected location can usually use their voting power, which is
based on their industrial or military might, to alter the scenario of events
before they become effective. Players are also elected to governs cities, entire
planets or even solar systems which gives them income based on city populations.
They are also expected to protect their territory as well as the other players
doing business within them.
Players can avoid combat by doing business quietly under the protection of
another player ruling their territory. For the combat oriented players there are
25 different military units including spaceships, ground units and defenses,
each with their strengths and weaknesses. Combat is executed instantly between
turns but battles are often not resolved in a single turn allowing other players
to react to the situation.
Barons of the Galaxy can be played for years with a players role in the system
he is in changing dramatically through in game events or player driven political
ones keeping the game play fresh. With so many different types of industry with
slightly different mechanics even a novice player can have huge influence among
long standing players if their niche market is the focus of a global event.
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