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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



10-10-2011, 07:32 AM
#2
Sounds really nice!

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10-10-2011, 07:35 AM
#3
Oh thank you so much for letting us create our own races! That was one of my favourite features with GC. Looking forward for this to be out on the store.
10-10-2011, 08:06 AM
#4
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Sweden
Posts: 2,870
To have both Starbase Orion and Warm Gun, the two titles I've been looking forward to the most in my history as an iOS user, release on the same night... I'm glad iOS 5 is another day away, so that I can download and play with impunity tonight

And now that a game with the Cloud backup system is out, I might finally get an answer to a question that has been burning its way through my mind for a few months now : if we delete an app from our device, is there a way to retain the backup files in the Cloud, so that we might continue to play/work were we left off once we install that app again?

(This might sound like a silly question, but in the beta, Cloud save files were actually deleted as soon as the app was deleted from the device, making iCloud backup only usable for the purpose of synching files across devices, not for retaining app-specific data.)

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10-10-2011, 08:35 AM
#5
Does the cloud thing mean my save games will automatically synch between my iPhone and my iPad?
10-10-2011, 08:54 AM
#6
Quote:
Originally Posted by badmanj View Post
Does the cloud thing mean my save games will automatically synch between my iPhone and my iPad?
That's what it says in the app description.

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10-10-2011, 10:02 AM
#7
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Beijing/Montral
Posts: 133
Oh, this looks interesting, to say the least. Unless it gets some terrible feedback (but seriously, how could "an old-school 4X space strategy game" get terrible feedback?), I should be picking it up when it hits the Canadian store.

Looking forward to reactions, if anybody will be playing this before me.
10-10-2011, 04:21 PM
#8
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Canton, Ohio
Posts: 2,946
Game looks really nice, I wasn't expecting this until tomorrow night though. Where's KittyMac?
10-10-2011, 04:30 PM
#9
Someone rated this thread with a one star. Who? Do you have feedback?

I'm curious about it, any game that cites Master of Orion as an inspiration immediately gets my attention.



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10-10-2011, 06:14 PM
#10
I'm loving the new cloudsync features being brought in with this weeks games. I assume this is IOS 5 only? Hoping to see some impressions before I lay down $6 on it though.

On a side note, I hope the developers do well because it's good to see more single player strategy games that AREN'T freemium time-sink, tap fests disguised as games!