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

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:
http://toucharcade.com/2011/10/14/starbase-orion-review



10-13-2011, 06:24 AM
My video overview

Ok created an un-bias overview of the game (I hope) and put it up on you tube. Just for anyone that want to see the game play and see if it's for them. Hope that helps



Youtube link | Pop Up

Last edited by Red1; 10-13-2011 at 06:28 AM.
10-13-2011, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Oreniishi View Post
Ok created an un-bias overview of the game
Awesome video - thanks!

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10-13-2011, 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Oreniishi View Post
Ok created an un-bias overview of the game (I hope) and put it up on you tube.
that is useful overview, thanks.

Last edited by eev; 10-13-2011 at 07:10 AM.
10-13-2011, 07:42 AM
Indeed nice video. I didnt play the game before it lacks a tutorial but this video helps a lot!
10-13-2011, 09:30 AM
Picked up as it looks like a great game and I really like the dev's transparency and honesty in the app description!
10-13-2011, 09:59 AM
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And to continue the happiness, I just fixed this for v1.0.3

If the app is closed and you open it with a turn notification, it will open into the match when the app opens.

If the app is already open (say, you're in the middle of another match) you will get the standard banner notification.
Happiness multiplied! Now, if we could only have those custom notification sounds, and simply have the notification center show up on the lockscreen (instead of the current, dreary lockscreen solution), iOS 5 would be the system of my dreams

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Originally Posted by KittyMac View Post
A helpful user posted this over at the SO forums. Cross-posting here cause some might appreciate it (thanks bailknight!
This guide is actually very good, and brought my attention to some methods and features I have not picked up during my first days of playing. And I think it might have convinced quite a few fencers to purchase SO.

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Originally Posted by Tango View Post
I really like the dev's transparency and honesty in the app description!
/signed. Perhaps more devs could benefit from similar communication.

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10-13-2011, 10:14 AM
Okay, so definitely enjoying this one, although the first few games seem to just be throwaway learning experiences - a full featured walkthrough/faq is definitely required here.

Humble Suggestion #1: For research, the help says that the color has something to do with whether or not that research is going to be available. For the colorblind amongst us, it's impossible to tell what that meaning is when you hit red/green. Some sort of shape, along with color, to indicate the status of research availability would be *phenomenally* helpful.
10-13-2011, 10:52 AM
Great game but:
- could you make buttons hotspot a bit bigger? I struggle to select options on iPhone.
- is it just me or auto-turn doesn't stop when one of my colonies finish producing something?
- is it possible to look at planet bonuses (i.e. how many food prod science per worker) once colonized?
10-13-2011, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by va2k0r View Post
Great game but:
- could you make buttons hotspot a bit bigger? I struggle to select options on iPhone.
Most of them have bigger touch areas than they look. Maybe if you could send me a PM with specific ones you find yourself having the most trouble with?

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Originally Posted by va2k0r View Post
- is it just me or auto-turn doesn't stop when one of my colonies finish producing something?
If you set a colony to a focus, it will not automatically stop turn compression.
If you manually specify the build queue, then it should automatically stop.

If you are experiencing behavior different than that, please let me know and we'll look into it.

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Originally Posted by va2k0r View Post
- is it possible to look at planet bonuses (i.e. how many food prod science per worker) once colonized?
After colonization, in the planet view, you can tap on any of the status lines.

There is not currently a way to get at the info prior to colonization.
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10-13-2011, 12:11 PM
wow...

bought this thinking it would be totally different.

But DAMN am I impressed! There's a crazy amount of depth to the game, I'm SO glad I bought it! =oD

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