App description: "The best 4X game currently available for mobile" -
"This one is geek heaven" -
"Master of Orion in Your Pocket -
"This one is geek heaven" -
"Starbase Orion has an epic-feeling" -
"Starbase Orion is here, and it's glorious." -

Explore. Expand. Exterminate. Can you defeat your friends and become the ruler of the galaxy?

Starbase Orion is an old-school 4X space strategy game that draws inspiration from titles such as Master of Orion and Galactic Civilizations. Lead your empire from the birth of its space age; colonize new worlds, explore new horizons, and discover other players attempting to do the same. It is a race to the stars where only one empire can declare victory over the galaxy.

New to 4X Strategy Games? No Problem

Starbase Orion includes a hand tailored tutorial mission perfect for those new to the genre. It features high-quality voice acting provided by the very talented Maurice Thomas.

Aged like a Fine Wine

With nearly a three year life span the dedicated community of Starbase Orion players and the developer have produced twenty-three fantastic updates. Each update has introduced new features and player suggested functionality to make the game better, more strategic, and more immersive.

Strong Single-Player Experience

Compete against a battle-tested artificial intelligence. Our AI was derived from our entry into to 2010 Google AI contest, where it placed in the top 15% of thousands of competing intelligences. Go head-to-head against a single AI opponent, or ramp up the carnage with a 4 way free-for-all.

GameCenter Multiplayer Turn-Based Games

Starbase Orion was designed to provide a fantastic multiplayer experience. Launch the game, sign into GameCenter, and start a new multiplayer game. No need to coordinate play times or seek out other players. Just go play, when you want and on your terms.

Choose Your Race, Or Create Your Own

There are five uniques races included; Human, Draske, Vass, Cyban, and Isather. You can also create your own custom race by picking and choosing between different race characteristics.

Intense Space Combat

Design your ships from a variety of weapons, hull, and systems. Send them into battle against the enemy. Give them orders, then watch the battle in unfold as they duke it out in the dark expanses of space.

Diplomacy, Espionage, Free Agents

Direct confrontations not your cup of tea? Negotiate your way to victory through diplomatic endeavors. Confound your enemies with an army of spies. Contract one of the many power and unique leaders to help you to victory.

iCloud Support

Starbase Orion is built from the ground up for iOS 5. It supports iCloud so that your saved games are instantly available on all of your devices. Start a game at home on your iPad, then pick it up again the next day on your iPhone. Simple, streamlined, fantastic.

Universal - You Bought the Cool Gadgets, Go Play on Them

Full support for iPad, iPhone, iPod, standard and Retina displays. Play when you want, where you want.

Guaranteed Pricing

While it is quite common for apps to become free for a day, Starbase Orion is not one of those apps. The standard price for Starbase Orion is $7.99 USD; it will never run a free for a day campaign. Tens of thousands of players have placed their confidence in us by purchasing Starbase Orion, and this is our guarantee to you.

Guaranteed Free Updates

We have a lot more planned for Starbase Orion. We plan to release all updates for free, without any hidden fees or In-App Purchases.

Echoseven's comments:
Starbase Orion - Front Page Review:

04-14-2012, 07:11 AM
To syntheticvoid and sladeums.

1: My ipad2 was my 50th birthday present from all my family (who will be still paying it off until xmas) I did not buy it nor have the money to buy one.

2: I am NOT saying the game isn't worth that, I just don't think a lite version is out of the question when the full game costs so much. No, I can't afford to drop 5 on a game that I might not like or might be too complex for me.

a lite version would give me the chance to see if I like it or its too complex, even if the lite version was limited to 3-5 planets or even a timed demo, say 30 mins gameplay. That would give me time to see if I would like it.

If I played a lite version and liked it then I would pay the asking price for the full game.
04-14-2012, 07:16 AM
yeah, sorry, I was caught in a bad mood.

totally understand. I checked out loads of lite versions for games over $5, and there's a few that I wound up not getting because I really didn't like the lites, and was very thankful that I didn't just throw down the money for them.

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04-14-2012, 06:56 PM
Spent most of the day reading the Starbase Orion forums, decided to go for it.
downloading now
04-29-2012, 09:06 AM
wow... update 1.1.3 hit yesterday...


• Custom Starbases
Players can now design custom starbases in the ship designer. Set your weapon and ship systems to best match your fleet tactics.

• Upgradable Ships
Scrap ships directly to production points on a planet, then use that production to quickly build an upgraded ship.

• Precise Orbital Bombardment
Orbital bombardments have been improved; you can now specific generic targets (marines, buildings, population) and you can equip more bombing systems per ship.

• Weapon Damage Modifiers
Weapons now do different damage based upon if they hit shields, armor, or hull, providing more variety and strategic decisions about how to outfit your fleet.

• Civic Funding
Joining Economic Funding and Economic Hoarding is the new Civic Funding; use your planet's production points to increase growth rate.

• Stacking Penalties
Some ship systems have been given a stacking cost penalty; as you stack more of the same item, each new item costs more. This encourages more diverse system configurations, while still allowing those that want to stack the ability to do so.

• New Technologies
Advanced colony ships, Marine Barracks II, Efficient Tax Collectors II, changes to Pacifists and Warlords Overhauls

• Balance Changes
Prior to this update the mechanics favored production/expansionist races. Numerous changes have been introduced to balance the game for other imperial strategies.

• Hi-Definition Graphics
Experience the glory of galactic conquest with full HD graphics for the new iPad!

• Bug Fixes
You reported them, we fixed them! Thank you so much for everyone helping to make Starbase Orion the best it can be!


Coming in v1.1.4, one of the most requested new features for Starbase Orion: Colony and Fleet Leaders!

Game just keeps getting better and better. Thank you so much for all of your hard work! =oD

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04-29-2012, 09:18 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Sweden
Posts: 2,847
Originally Posted by Mene View Post
Spent most of the day reading the Starbase Orion forums, decided to go for it.
downloading now
I doubt you'll be disappointed Remember to give the asynchronous multiplayer a go, as there is a community of (really brutally good ) Starbase Orion players who play online regularly. We'll see you out among the stars, the final frontier...

Former editor in chief of (due for an eventual relaunch)
Vocalist of Neverlast
Game Center/OpenFeint/Plus+/[insert arbitrary game network, online character or multiplayer account here]: Ayjona
05-12-2012, 01:03 PM
New Leaders Feature - Teasers!

We've been hard at work bringing the next most requested feature to Starbase Orion! Between now and the update I will release some TA forum exclusive profiles of our eclectic band of upcoming leaders.


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Last edited by KittyMac; 05-13-2012 at 06:12 PM.
05-12-2012, 01:18 PM

Very excited that the best 4x iOS title is still growing.

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05-14-2012, 04:01 AM
I'm still hoping for a diplomacy and trading update at some point.

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05-14-2012, 02:38 PM
Originally Posted by sapphire_neo View Post
I'm still hoping for a diplomacy and trading update at some point.
Diplomacy and trading are in the works as "the next big thing" after colony & military leaders.

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