Barons of the Galaxy - Massively Multiplayer Sci-Fi Game
Launching into your universe on May 13th, 2017
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 and is free to play with
Turn based MMO Strategy Game revolving around commerce and industry.
Produce 16 different resources that combine into over 150 products for profit.
Market values, as well as cities, rise and fall based solely on how much is bought and sold.
Galaxy automatically expands when needed, always providing new virgin territory.
Random interactive events in which players can vote on for different outcomes.
Players elect other players to govern cities, planets and entire star systems.
25 different Military units including ground combat and defenses.
Non-instantaneous combat allows other players to react, reinforce or retreat.
Top producing players in every city earn titles for Military and Industry.
Players vote to elect other players into government positions using their industrial influence.
Requires only an internet browser and no install.
Free to Play with absolutely no Pay-To-Win options. Micro-transactions for cosmetic changes only.
Full accounts are subscription based and only unlock features which only serious players would utilize.
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.
"I really like how this is setup. I'm big on these kinds of games and this takes the cake so far." - Thomas
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 govern 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.
"I'm exited to hear about your game here, for a long time I've too considered making something better than the current alternatives, seems like you beat me to it." -Nochip
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.
The game is developed by a solo indie developer with decades experience in hosting
strategic and RPG table-top games. The project was inspired by the dislike of
other games like it which tend to be unfair, unbalanced, short-lived, and essentially cash-grabs.
The mechanics in Barons of the Galaxy are designed to limit the power of veteran players from being while
giving smaller players opportunities to shine in an interactive political strategy game that is not based solely around combat.
"Barons of the Galaxy is quite unique." - Skratti
Barons of the Galaxy is currently in Open Beta Test with a launch date of May 13th, 2017.