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.
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.
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.
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 ranking players in every city earn titles for Government, Military and Industry.
Requires only an internet browser and no install.
Free to Play with limited features
Full accounts are subscription based. Micro-transactions for cosmetic changes only.
Barons of the Galaxy is currently in development with a planned release date in early 2016.
We plan to have a Kickstarter campaign in the coming months. You will be able to view it on this page when it becomes available. Until then feel free to browse the guide page or visit the forum!
Barons of the Galaxy is a Sci Fi themed MMO game revolving around trade, industry, politics and warfare. The game is nearly complete and the kickstarter funding is needed for artwork and not to complete the game. If you're into games similar to Astro Empires or OGame but with political intrigue in an MMO environment you might ant to take a look.
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