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Star Ruler

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Take command of a vast interstellar empire and safeguard your species from total extinction in a procedurally generated 3D galaxy (with the option to flatten it) from 1 System to 10,000+! Prove your species' ingenuity through a deep and intricate combat system where anything (from individual components on ships to the stars themselves) is a target of opportunity.

Twist other Empires into submitting to your galaxy-class wit with diplomacy and wheel-and-deal your way to supremacy.

Research new kinds of weapons, engines, shields, and more, all of which retain their unique benefits as the game progresses, with a research web whose contents are shuffled every game at your option.

Exploit interstellar phenomena such as asteroid belts and stars and exploit them for yourself or destroy them to deny your foes. Create and destroy new worlds through advanced technological research.

Match your strategy against up to 10 other opponents (online or LAN-linked). Save the game when dawn breaks and boot it back up at dusk. It isn't over until you say it is! Drop in and drop out at any point; disconnecting players will not disrupt the game!

Your weapons, your ships, your rules: Almost the entire game can be modified through Notepad! Easily add new models and particle effects to the game with “out-of-the-box” developer tools. Create new weapons in seconds; create new AIs through scripts! The Galaxy is yours!

Key features:
  • Vast, Procedurally Generated Galaxies
  • Intricate Ship Design and Exciting Combat
  • Unique Research System
  • Race Creation
  • Easy to use interface, complex gameplay
  • Engaging AI opponents
  • Extensive modding support
  • Multiplayer
  • Original Soundtrack
  • Much more to come!
Release date
Blind Mind Studios
Blind Mind Studios
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz w/ SSE2 Support
  • Memory: 256 MB
  • Graphics: 1024x768 minimum resolution, 256 MB memory
  • OpenGL: 2.1
  • Hard Drive: 300MB
  • Sound: Any
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Last Modified: Sep 17, 2019

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Star Ruler reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
I am a Fan of Spacew empire simulation, i like that you have some possibility to manage your own style of systems on the ships but this game is far to complex, i permanently loose against the pirates. its not really fun!
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Microsoft from Deutsch
A lot of Numbers. The Initial Impression is positive. However, for a New Entrant the Start is very difficult. Without a Tutorial, I wouldn't even know how to start. Still, to stay Fair, there is a positive Rating.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
If you like Master of Orion, you will also enjoy this Space Stategy Game! A good Mix of Master of Orion, Supreme Commander and SINS ... All scalar to infinity, it's even possible to build whole star destroyers ...
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Microsoft from Deutsch
great! Never before have I had such Freedom in terms of the Design of my Spaceships and the Infinity of the Universe. 20000 Star Systems? No Problem as long as the Computer Participates. Mini-hunters or Big Combat Ships with the Scale of Suns? Just a Matter of Resources and Time. In The Shipbuilding Menu alone, you can spend Hours without Boredom. Asteroid mining, Planetary expansion, Research, Trade, Planetary Degradation, ring world Procurement, Empire or Nomadic Strain of any Gameplay is possible and with the Planetary Drive the "War of The Worlds" gets completely new Dimensions. Diplomacy is unfortunately a bit short here, but who wants Peace with such an Arsenal;) The whole thing runs in Real time, where you can set the Speed or Break freely. This Game has everything you could possibly want from a 4X Game in the Single player and the Multiplayer a little more. Here, too, I Look forward to the 2Nd part, which is already under Construction.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Hmm how to describe StarRuler. What all the big AAA Strategy games can do, StarRuler can't, but everything else can. Con: Graphic is outdated, there are 2 different Ship modes (optical). Pro: Everything else: Size and Subsystem can be freely installed and determined. From the Mini-fighter to the Star Ship, which is bigger than a Sun (and much bigger), anything is possible. The Same applies when creating a new Game, 200 Sun Systems or even 20,000 or as much until the Computer gives up the spirit. The nice thing is that the Planets can be self-managed, but don't have to, so automation takes the Micromanagment off you (if you want to). But beware, AI is very hard to beat. Not least because it's hard to "learn" the Game at all. Conclusion: Highly recommended for Hardcore Strategists and People who like to Tinker with their Ships and see it as a Challenge when The Reactor becomes unstable from the death star (and goes high ^ ^). For Casual Players only recommended condided by the high degree of floating and the learning curve. But These Miss something that all the AAA Titles can't give you.
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