Stars in Shadow
Release Date: 19 Jan, 2017
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About the Game


Stars in Shadow is a turn-based 4X science fiction strategy game. Explore the stars, settle distant worlds, and build an interstellar empire. Recover ancient technologies and negotiate with alien leaders. Created by a pair of passionate strategy gamers, Stars in Shadow features streamlined empire management, sophisticated turn-based tactical combat, and detailed world building.

FEATURES

  • Epic Scope:
    Starting at the dawn of interstellar travel, progress through four eras of technological advancement. Discover the science of planetary terraforming, upgrade your infantry battalions to battle mechs, and grow your fleet from a squadron of destroyers to an armada of planet-destroying Dread Stars.

  • Varied Factions: 
    7 Playable factions comprising six alien races. Each faction has different research strengths and technology options. Forming alliances, conquering neighboring species, or discovering ancient artifacts may open up additional avenues of research. Choose your race wisely as it impacts which worlds will suit you, what trades or alliances may be offered, and whether or not your neighbors are inclined to trust you.

  • Stylized Setting:
    A distinctive comic-book art style and an original, detailed universe backstory draw you into an immersive game world. Interact with a unique cast of alien characters, make friends and influence people, or crush your enemies and see them driven before you.

  • Focused High-Level Strategy:
    Build a vast and varied empire, taking advantage of the unique traits offered by different alien populations and the worlds they inhabit. Experiments on a slave population might diminish your popularity in the Galactic Council. A streamlined resource and planetary improvement model keeps the game moving even when your empire grows large.

  • Deep Turn-Based Tactical Combat:
    Face off against your opponents in complex 2D turn-based tactical battles. Counter your enemy’s missile barrage using point defense or interceptors, then close to energy weapon range! Stars in Shadow’s tactical engine includes several features rarely seen in turn based games. Multi-ship commands keep even large fleet battles fast-paced, and smart unit behaviors allow tight control with minimal micromanagement. Auto-resolve battles that are a foregone conclusion, while retaining the ability to replay any engagement to see exactly what happened.


SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Windows
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
  • Processor: Intel Core 2.6 GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4000 Series or better
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Stars in Shadow requires the OpenGL framebuffer extension. This extension is present on almost all graphics drivers released after 2010, but laptops made before 2010 with vendor-locked graphics drivers may not be able to run the game.
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7,8,10
  • Processor: Intel Core Duo 3.0 GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce 400 Series or better, 1 GB RAM
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
One Small Step
One Small Step
Establish a colony
Victory Is Life
Victory Is Life
Win a tactical battle
Uplift
Uplift
Establish a colony on a planet with a primitive species
That Which Survives
That Which Survives
Establish a colony on a planet with a derelict colony
Cure For Star Harpies
Cure For Star Harpies
Win a space monster engagement
Stronger Together
Stronger Together
Get a Minor Faction to join your empire
Harder Better Faster Stronger
Harder Better Faster Stronger
Refit a vessel
Conqueror
Conqueror
Successfully invade a planet
Come With Me if You Want to Live
Come With Me if You Want to Live
Assimilate a refugee population
We Come in Peace
We Come in Peace
Destroy a colony with orbital bombardment
Paradise Found
Paradise Found
Discover Gaia
A Shining Planet
A Shining Planet
Colonize a Paradise world
Liberty Must be Earned
Liberty Must be Earned
Liberate a Pirate-guarded world
A Harsh Mistress
A Harsh Mistress
Colonize a Barren world
Saturn 3
Saturn 3
Create an Outpost at a Gas Giant
Some Like It Hot
Some Like It Hot
Colonize an Inferno world
Die, Slaver Scum!
Die, Slaver Scum!
Defeat a Marauder base
To Dream of Infrastructure
To Dream of Infrastructure
Build 100 improvements in your empire
Population Boom
Population Boom
Grow a colony to 25 population (that is not Gaia)
Per Aspera Ad Astra
Per Aspera Ad Astra
Colonize 25 planets in one match
Free To Be You and Me
Free To Be You and Me
Liberate an enslaved population
Prize Ship
Prize Ship
Capture an enemy vessel
Don’t Buy Guns; Hire Men
Don’t Buy Guns; Hire Men
Hire a mercenary
Delving Greedily and Deep
Delving Greedily and Deep
Build 6 Mines on one planet
The Needs of the Many
The Needs of the Many
Win a Galactic Council Victory
Cool, I Have My Own Terminator
Cool, I Have My Own Terminator
Build a Super-Dreadnought
Metropolis
Metropolis
Build 6 Factories on one planet
If You Kill Enough of Them, They Stop Fighting
If You Kill Enough of Them, They Stop Fighting
Eliminate a Major Faction
I Call That Effective
I Call That Effective
Destroy 100 enemy vessels in one match
Science Paradise
Science Paradise
Build 6 Labs on one planet
Farmville
Farmville
Build 6 Farms on one planet
That’s No Moon
That’s No Moon
Build a Dread Star
The Great Bazaar
The Great Bazaar
Build 6 Markets on one planet
Information Singularity
Information Singularity
Research every standard technology in a single match
An Impressive Fleet
An Impressive Fleet
Build 200 vessels in one match
Triple Entente
Triple Entente
(Secret achievement)
Galaxian
Galaxian
Win a game on a map with more than 80 stars
Heraldry
Heraldry
Meet the Herald
We Did It For Science
We Did It For Science
Win as the Orthin Conference
After Earth
After Earth
Win as Humanity
Drive the Enemy Before You
Drive the Enemy Before You
Win as the Yoral Khaganate
Foundation of a New Empire
Foundation of a New Empire
Win as the Ashdar Colonials
No Kill Like Overkill
No Kill Like Overkill
Build 6 Dread Stars in one match
Enemy of My Enemy
Enemy of My Enemy
Win an Allied Victory
No More Worlds to Conquer
No More Worlds to Conquer
Win a Conquest Victory
Before the Ancient Throne
Before the Ancient Throne
Win as the Ashdar Imperials
Triumph of Capitalism
Triumph of Capitalism
Win as the Phidi Combine
Hardcore
Hardcore
Win a game on Hard difficulty or higher
Peacekeeper
Peacekeeper
Win an Allied Victory without eliminating any major factions
Payback
Payback
Capture the Gremak homeworld as one of the Ashdar factions
Harmony
Harmony
Harmonize colonists
That is the Sound of Inevitability
That is the Sound of Inevitability
Win as the Gremak Empire
Now That’s What I Call an Internet
Now That’s What I Call an Internet
Sign 6 different Research Agreements in one playthrough as the Orthin
Market Penetration
Market Penetration
Sign 6 different Trade Charters in one playthrough as the Phidi
Reunited
Reunited
Find and reconnect lost Tinkers refugees
Nothing Personal
Nothing Personal
Enslave one of your own race’s population
Imperial Pardon
Imperial Pardon
As the Gremak, convince a Marauder company to join your empire
There Can Be Only One
There Can Be Only One
Capture Ashdar Prime as the Gremak
Seahorse Mafia
Seahorse Mafia
As the Phidi, hire mercenaries from 5 different free companies in one match
Resistance is Futile
Resistance is Futile
Win a game as the Tinkers
Ironic
Ironic
Win a Conquest Victory as the Phidi
Disharmony
Disharmony
De-Harmonize colonists
Menagerie
Menagerie
As the Gremak, perform Experiments on slaves of 6 different races
All Must Serve
All Must Serve
(Secret achievement)
World Builder
World Builder
(Secret achievement)
Explorer
Explorer
(Secret achievement)
I Feel Something Terrible Has Happened
I Feel Something Terrible Has Happened
(Secret achievement)
Redemption
Redemption
(Secret achievement)
Door to Heaven
Door to Heaven
(Secret achievement)
They Blinked First
They Blinked First
(Secret achievement)
Better to be Feared Than Loved
Better to be Feared Than Loved
(Secret achievement)
Interstellar Cantina
Interstellar Cantina
(Secret achievement)
You Can’t Buy Fate… Or Can You?
You Can’t Buy Fate… Or Can You?
(Secret achievement)
Planet Exchange
Planet Exchange
(Secret achievement)
Fascinating
Fascinating
(Secret achievement)
Don’t Need no Stinkin’ Undo
Don’t Need no Stinkin’ Undo
(Secret achievement)

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