Here are some of the things developer Blue Wizard Digital called Space Tyrant: “a surprisingly deep beer-and-pretzel strategy game,” a “5X roguelike-lite-ish game,” and a “mega-game builder.” gets worse without attention”. .” For those wondering, according to Blue Wizard, a 5X game is “like a 4X game, but with even more X”.
With the help of several ancient texts and a team of elite linguists, I deduced that Space Tyrant is, in fact, a fast-paced, card-based 4X strategy game about building a space empire and threatening the galaxy – and, most importantly, doing it fairly quickly compared to most strategy games. At its core, Space Tyrant simplifies and streamlines the 4X formula to make it more impactful.
“We believe Space Tyrant is the only turn-based space strategy title on the market where you can complete a full game in under 400 hours,” Blue Wizard said. “It’s built by die-hard 4X fans who know exactly what fat to cut and what’s needed to keep it tasty.”
Blue Wizard Digital was founded by Jason Kapalka, who also founded flash game titan PopCap at the time. The Seattle-based studio is made up of people who collectively worked on Bejeweled, Peggle, and Plants vs. Zombies.
Space Tyrant is in early access on Steam, and it will be fully released on February 27. It’s currently $20, and rather than a jump in price after Early Access, Blue Wizard is planning a launch week discount.