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Polaris Sector

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The ancients who named this sector ‘Polaris’ sure had a unique sense of humor. Polaris - the bright star, the star of hope and faith. Well the Polaris sector has precious little of either; just a wilderness of gas, stars, and supernovas soaked in treachery, oppression, and the lust for power.


Can anyone build an empire in a place like this? Other factions are naturally suspicious of newcomers and may wage war at the first sign of unidentified craft. Here, a natural death is an uncommon luxury. You look weak? Pirates and scavengers will plunder your planets. You show military strength to discourage potential enemies? Your rivals will combine their forces to eliminate the threat.


Total domination requires many diverse stratagems. Shaking the hand of a powerful emperor, designing new warships in secret, investing everything in fundamental sciences to gain technology before your competitors - all may be the road to success. But will you have the time to implement your strategy? Will you be visionary enough to build weapons and technologies that will make the difference in battles fought decades from now? Find the right balance between fundamental and applied sciences to stay ahead of the opposition. Find the right balance between classic designs and crazy prototypes and your ships will be feared across the galaxy. Your engineers and scientists provide you a high level of flexibility, but it’s your decisions that will shape the empire’s fate.


Many a mercenary or adventurer has come here seeking wealth and power, and all their stories are now just whispers in the void. Polaris is a black hole for living species, and empires rise and fall in the blink of an eye. Maybe the leader that will bring stability to this zone hasn’t been born yet, if they will ever exist…

 

And on the pedestal these words appear:
'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
-    Shelley

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Features

  • An epic and dangerous playground: randomly generate a galaxy able to host up to 900 stars.
  • Full customization: external threats, pirates, number of races… you can set up the world that fits your own tastes!
  • Full control over ship design: want to make a corvette into a drone carrier? Go ahead. Want to make a freighter into a scout? No problem. Your creativity is the only limit!
  • Explore: send scout vessels to find new mines to exploit, new planets to colonize, and to establish contact with other empires.
  • Innovative research system: technologies and equipment will get unlocked depending on your investments in fundamental and applied research.
  • Diplomacy: Dialogue with other factions to gain their favor, trade goods, and make military agreements to fight common enemies.
  • Command your troops: when a battle starts you can join the battlefield and maneuver your ships in a tactical mode. Alternatively use the auto-resolve mode when you have more urgent tasks to attend to in your empire.
  • Unique espionage system: seed false intelligence to enemy spies and lure them into a trap!

View AllReviews - From the Press

Polaris Sector eXplorminate Review
"Polaris Sector takes the best parts of the space 4X formula and gives them a few fresh, delightful twists."

Polaris Sector Brash Games Review
9/10 - "Theres a hell of a lot in this game thats good, and in some cases is really good, and thats the stuff that really stays with you after you shut the game down. This is a great example of genuinely good ideas being put into practice in a way thats well done, if not perfect. A lot could have gone badly wrong with this game, and, for my money, its a damn impressive game and well worth a play."

Polaris Sector Game Watcher Preview
"Polaris Sector could offer up the depth and complexity that fans of the genre might be looking for"

Details


Polaris Sector

Release Date: 22 MAR 2016

Language: English, Spanish, Russian
Genre: Strategic
Turns: Real-Time Pausable
Complexity: Intermediate
Period: Sci-Fi


Developer
SoftWarWare



Product Specs

  • Theatre: Space
  • Players: 1
  • AI: Yes
  • PBEM: No
  • File Size: 3490mb
  • Download Time:
  • - 56K Modem: 138hr 29min
  • - DSL or Satelite: 7hr 34min
  • - High Speed: 93min
  • Version: 1.02
  • Manual: PDF E-Book, Printed - Color
  • Editor: No

Product Requirements :
    OS: Windows Vista/7/8/10
    Processor: Core i3
    Memory: 2 GB RAM
    Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL Compatible Video card
    DirectX: Version 9.0c
    Storage: 4 GB available space
    Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card

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