developer: Solid Clouds
publisher: Solid Clouds
Game mode: massive online multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
game language: English
game release date for PC:
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Starborne, released on PC, is a 4X space strategy with MMO elements. The game is available in a free-to-play model with microtransactions and is the debut production of Solid Clouds, a developer team founded by veterans of CCP Games, including EVE Online's Artistic Director Asgeir Asgeirsson and Hrafnkell Oskarsson who designed a large part of the storyline background.
The action takes place in the distant future when humanity has colonized many foreign planetary systems. The game is focused on online battles with large groups of players, so it does not have a traditional scenario. However, the game has a rich lore.
Starborne, released on PC, is a cosmic strategy, in which battles are played in matches lasting about six months. In each of them, there are thousands of players who are part of several competing alliances.
The gameplay is reminiscent of classic 4X productions. We must, therefore, explore the galaxy, colonize the worlds, collect resources, improve technology, organize spying and wage wars. Initially, we have full freedom to choose our development strategy. However, when conflict enters a decisive phase, we are forced to focus on specializing our army so that we can better serve our faction, for example, by focusing on reconnaissance and information gathering, strengthening the economy, defending territories or taking part in invasions on hostile sectors.
The game takes place in real time, but each player has a limited number of actions, which increases with the development of the empire. When we use all the points, we can log out of the game and then return to it only after our subordinates have completed previous orders.
The game also has a system of cards collected during the game, which allows improving units and space stations.
Expectations: 5.8 / 10 calculated out of 10 players' votes.