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Star Ruler 2

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Star Ruler 2 is a massive scale 4X/RTS set in space. Explore dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of systems in a galaxy of your choosing, expand across its planets, exploit the resources you find, and ultimately exterminate any who stand in your way. The fate of your empire depends on your ability to master the economy, field a military, influence galactic politics, and learn what you can about the universe.Galactic EconomyColonize planets, each with one of dozens of resources, working in unison to create bustling centers of production. The resources you choose matter, and will guide your empire and its conflicts throughout the entire game.Custom ShipsDesign ships that fit your needs, strategies, and tactics using our new 'blueprint painting' approach to ship design. Quickly and intuitively lay out the armor, weapons, engines, and internals of your vessels.Politics with PowerDiplomacy and influence gathering are reinvented as a core mechanic of the game, giving meaningful alternative options to players and serving as a platform of interaction both between players and AIs as well as humans in multiplayer. Harness your influence to annex territory, spy on enemies, aid allies, and more! You truly have the opportunity to affect the political landscape.Massive ScaleRunning on our internally developed Starflare Engine, Star Ruler 2 is able to make full use of multi-core cpus, and runs on both 32 bit and 64 bit machines. The size of a galaxy is only limited by your hardware and ambitions!Intricate ResearchExpand your knowledge through a grid of numerous technologies, big and small. Improve nearly every aspect of your empire.Complete ModdabilityYou can modify the gameplay, graphics, interface, and virtually every other facet of the game through scripts and data files, giving unprecedented freedom to the modding community to implement any feature they want. Use the in-game mod editor to add or change most content, and upload your mod to the Steam Workshop!Full MultiplayerStar Ruler 2 features complete multiplayer support with up to 28 players and AIs in the same game.

Games above 8 players or in galaxies of several hundred systems may exceed the capacity of a typical home connection. Consider playing very large games on LAN.Cross-Platform SupportStar Ruler 2 supports both Windows and Linux, with all game features supported fully on and between both operating systems.
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Developer
Blind Mind Studios
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Glacicle
Publisher
Blind Mind Studios
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://starruler2.com

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows Vista
  • Processor: SSE2 Capable processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD or Nvidia Graphics card w/ 512MB RAM, OpenGL 2.1 Support
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 600 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Broadband required for internet play. Scroll wheel or full access to two mouse buttons required.
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 or AMD Phenom II
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 460 w/ 1GB RAM
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 600 MB available space

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS: Linux
  • Processor: SSE2 Capable processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD or Nvidia Graphics card w/ 512MB RAM, OpenGL 2.1 Support
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 600 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Broadband required for internet play.
Recommended:
  • OS: Linux
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 or AMD Phenom II
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 460 w/ 1GB RAM
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 600 MB available space
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Star Ruler 2 - Official Trailer
Mar 9, 2015
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Let's Play Star Ruler 2 | Gameplay Episode 1
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Star Ruler 2 Livestream - Exploding Whole Galaxies
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A Different Destiny
Destroy an artifact seed ship.
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The Speaker
Become the Galactic Senate Leader.
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The Forge
Reach 200 labor generation at a single planet or orbital.
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Great Emperor
Win a game against a medium AI or harder. 10 Systems minimum.
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Conquest
Capture an opponent's homeworld.
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Star Ruler 2 reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
Can recommend the Game for Fans of Sci-fi. It offers Depth of Play and Discoveries for many Hours. One is hectic to Build up through and through, looking for your Planets together and keeping the Enemies at Bay. You design your Ships and create your own little Masterpieces. Every Game you discover something you can do better to trump your Opponents. Personally, I have just discovered the Diplomatic System for myself. Unfortunately, in the End, it's usually the Same: Early Combat Tactics can be buried quite a bit, because the Amount of Resources you need for strong Ships is quite insane and it becomes almost impossible to single planets-except because of the extreme Time Spans. The Fleet of Opponents has already been stamped in anyway. The late Game is also very confusing due to the Sheer Volume of Planets and the constantly emerging Diplomatic Moves. This goes so far that you have to pause constantly in order to keep up everywhere at all. The Controls in The Lategame leave a lot to be desired. She is very helpful for the early Game though. The Games usually last two to three Hours, with the last Hour mainly being to painstakingly take planets until the Enemy agrees to give up At some point. Most of The time, though, they don't do that by themselves-even if all the Planets are taken. Then begins the Hunt for remaining Mini-ships. The Technologi ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ looks a bit indiscriminately thrown together, you have to look for your Stuff. However, there are many Improvements, all of which have their fair advantages and Disadvantages. This makes the Ship's Design even more interesting.
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Star Ruler 2 is cute 4X Space strategy game. To say something about the Game in general: There are many different Layers in the Game that Intertwine nicely: Diplomanty, Research, combat, Planetary Development, Artifacts, ship design. This results in a very good Strategic Depth and the randomly generated Galaxy always has to adapt to the Situation. The Planet Export/Import System I find an interesting and innovative Approach that seems a bit strange the first Time, but when you get used to it you notice the advantages over other Systems where a new Planet just raises the Treasury a bit. You can play the Game as both a Casual Player and a 4X Pro Player, but the player is a little more aimed at experienced Strategists. A big Plus for me is the Adaptability that you have. You can customize your Breed before a Match/game and take one of many different galaxy species as a Map (or several of them), whereby after I have tried all of them, I tend to stick to the normal Spiral Galaxy. Add to that a relatively easy-to-use mod editor (you should have a bit of Experience with other Editors already) and accordingly many Mods from the Community. If you get bored of the good Selection from the Game, you can still let off steam in the whole Mods. I recommend the "New Movement Physics" Mod for pretty much everyone here, which makes fleet management Much easier because it makes it easier for you to respond to Attacks. Finally, you can mention that you can play the Game well even on weaker Computers, you should just not make the Galaxy super big. On High-End PCs you can screw up the Numbers. Graphically, SR2 is not a Masterpiece but apt. The Icons are made nice and once you fall into combat You can also see the beautiful spaceship models in a wild Shot drum. However, If you have too many Laser Weapons, they unfortunately mask the Effects of the other Weapons. I hope I have been able to help you decide if the Game is for you. Well then, do I wish you another nice Tag/Evening/Evening BMorning (or whatever?):D
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