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Star Traders 4X Empires Elite

By Trese Brothers

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Take command of humanity’s last survivors and rebuild an empire among the stars. In this immersive turn-based strategy game, you must lead the refugees of the great Exodus to a new home in hostile space and build a new galaxy-spanning civilization. To survive in the dark reaches of space, you will have to fight to protect your people, control rival factions, and unlock lost technology.

This challenging civilization-building game expands upon the universe of the original Star Traders RPG. As the leader of a splinter group who have fallen behind the main fleet, you have no choice but to settle nearby habitable worlds, stake your claim and try to prosper.

Your forces will face hostile aliens at every turn and your fleets will do battle in a challenging tactical conflicts across the solar systems. As the waves of stellar conflict wash across your empire, you’ll face invasions, devastating planetary bombardments and need to exact the same on alien infestations to expand your empire.

Within your own imperium, you must manage your economy, political realm, and technological research. The squabbling factions vie for power, unable to lay old rivalries to rest. Only your deft political maneuvering can build treaties and harmony over discord and war. From the helm, you must also construct a mighty economy, one capable of surviving the devastation of war and the attacks of political adversaries. A sprawling technology tree lies before you and your choice of technologies will determine the strategy of your galactic civilization. To survive, you’ll need to overcome some of these challenges, to succeed you must master them all.

Take control through the strategic use of spies, economics, politics, technology and advanced weaponry in the most engaging, expansive and intense turn-based sci-fi title. Rebuild the human civilization from the ashes of interstellar war to become the galaxy’s ultimate leader in Star Trader 4X Empires.

* Grow a ragtag band of survivors into a new galactic empire.
* Protect your colonies of galactic refugees from alien attack.
* Employ devious political and economic machinations to expand your domain.
* Use spies and espionage to get the upperhand on your enemies.
* Research and build incredible new ships, weapons and technologies.
* Trade with a vast universe full of rich, dynamic characters.
* Explore the galaxy and uncover its many secrets.
* Multiple difficulty levels and customizable map sizes.
* Risk everything to rescue refugees and keep them safe.

The Star Traders 4X Elite experience allows you to:
* Play on more than twice the maps, including large and huge Quadrants
* Play the Great Houses & Clans - Thulun, Javat, and Steel Song
* Unlock the Elite tech tree and gain access to hundreds of new upgrades
* Battle against twice the alien enemies and AI types
* Research 180 Technologies, 100 Weapon Types and 9 unique Hull Variants

Get ready for the fight of your life in Star Traders 4X Empires.

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What's New in Version 2.6.27

- New Map for Free "The Rim: 100x50 Map (50 Worlds)"
- Added New "Superscale Manufacturing 3" Tech
- Added New "Factory 8" Upgrade
- Improved Turn Recent Events List
- Improved UI of Tech Tree, summary display
- Fixes for "Degla: 100x100 Map (150 Worlds)"
- Fixes for "Degla: 80x80 Map (90 Worlds)"
- Tech Tree Updates and RP Cost Balancing
- Improved Xeno Colonization Planner AI
- Minor Performance Improvements / Fixes
- Fixed crashes in Research Project List and Technology List


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Customer Reviews


Great game!! Plays like MOO, but better!!!!

Deep Thoughtful Turn-based 4X Game

Single Player 4X. Unique in that the game has 3 factions under your control (and they tend to dislike each other), and you must expand, explore, exploit, and research technologies while one or more enemy races are trying to exterminate you. Imaging trying to fend off an invasion while 2 of your factions have trade embargoes against your strongest ship builder. Will your trade summit be successful in time to turn around the economy? So many maps, so little time. Active forum helps you decide on the type of game you enjoy as well. 5 stars!

Helpful forums, and continual upgrades/balancing/improvements from the developers.

What it is:
1. Thought provoking 4X, with internal politics as a major component of gameplay
2. Deep Tech Tree
3. Heavy Ship Customization - Start with x amount of mass, add to your hearts content within these constraints; engines, weapons, shields, crew training, etc…
4. Tons of random maps, choice of number and strength of enemies, choice of 6 factions (and $2 IAP to get 3 more); very replayable, great value 4x game.
5. Playable on iPhone or iPad (but cannot start on one and finish on another). Also available for desktop play via Steam.

What it is NOT:
1. Easy to learn. Tutorial is eh. Someone FINALLY made a let’s play series on youtube which explains the ins outs and helped this player learn. Once over that hump, it is a very deep, very satisfying, infinitely re-playable game. Player forum is active as well.
2. Multiplayer.. Single player only
3. Demonstration of Unreal 3D. Simple 2D graphics actually suit this game very well.

The recent performance improvements, continual growing tech tree, and amazing strategy sharing on their forum make this must-have 4X game! New maps, ships, weapon improvements from constant updating from the developer make this a must have for 4X space games.

Star Traders 4X Empires Elite
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $4.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.6.27
  • Size: 75.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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