February 11, 2013 in Gaming (E)
[prMac.com] Peachtree City, Georgia - Chimera Software has announced a KickStarter campaign to help fund Starbase Orion for Mac, PC and Android. Starbase Orion is Chimera Software's highly reviewed 4X space game that draws inspiration from titles such as Master of Orion and Galactic Civilizations. Players lead their empire from the birth of its space age, on to colonize new worlds, explore new horizons, develop new technologies, and discover other players attempting to do the same. It is a race to the stars, where only one empire can declare victory over the galaxy.
In single-player mode, the game features the company's 2010 Google AI Engine Contest entry, which scored in the top 15% of all entrants. Starbase Orion offers a multiplayer mode that employs Game Center's advanced, asynchronous, turn-based gaming. According to Strategy Prime, "Starbase Orion is a fascinating game, one of the finest strategy titles for iPad up to this date, and we recommend it wholeheartedly."
Noted for the complexity of their gameplay, 4X games allow the player to rule an empire where the goal of the game is to "explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate." Because of their remarkable attention to detail, these games take some time to learn, and gameplay can extend over long periods. Starbase Orion is a serious, futuristic, turn-based, strategic game. "Starbase Orion is here, and it's glorious," says TUAW.
"In 2011 with the help of our fans we created the unique gem that is Starbase Orion for iOS." commented Rocco Bowling of Chimera Software. "Now we need your help to open Starbase Orion up to more players; there is a lot to be done and we cannot do it alone."
If the KickStarter Project is successful, work will begin immediately to bring Starbase Orion for a simultaneous release on Mac, PC, and Android on or around July 2013.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Chimera Software is the independent publishing entity founded in 2009 of Rocco Bowling, owner and founder. During the day, Rocco is CTO for Small Planet Digital; at night he exercises his creativity by developing award-winning games. Copyright (C) 2009-2013 Chimera Software All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.