4X Games (prefer space) other than Civ. Revolutions?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by akm3, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. akm3 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    Are there any other 4X games (eXpand, eXplore, eXpoit, eXterminate...it really should be 4E games huh) for the iPad other than Civilization Revolution?

    I prefer the space genre and would love to see a Master of Orion or similar come to iPad. Is there anything yet?
  2. IMADV8 macrumors member

    Aug 16, 2010
    There's Betelgeuse Brawl. It's severely limited, but it's the closest there is so far. Supposedly they're working on either an update or a sequel that will add much more depth. There's also iGalaxyLord, which is even more stripped down.

    Aside from that, you'll mostly find single-ship type games, like Warpgate.
  3. foiden macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2008
    Yeah. If somebody ever decides to port something like GalCiv, that would be incredible. The iPad itself, and its interface, cries for games like that. Plain and simple.

    That and Might and Magic (Heroes, or Clash of Heroes).
  4. akm3 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    I cant believe how under represented this genre is. It's turn based!! Should be way easier to design/build then all this real time stuff.

    Someone should port FreeOrion or something.
  5. Doches macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2010
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Distant Star

    akm3, I know! One of the reasons (OK, the main reason) I bought an iPad was that it looked like an awesome gaming device; it really does cry out for some old-school 4x action.

    Fortunately, I'm also a game developer.

    I'm working on a classic 4x game for iPad, called Distant Star. It's a giant, touch-based love letter to classic 4x space games like MoO and Spaceward Ho!, mixed in with some of the better ideas from Sword of the Stars and Civ V. The game is almost done, and I'll be looking for testers in a week or so. Let me know (either by PM or email) if you're interested!

  6. firewerk macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    I know it's slightly different from what you're looking for but I just found a game called Warpgate HD. It's like the old Privateer series - trading, missions, building your empire in space. Really good game so far..
  7. akm3 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    I've tried WarpGate and it was very good, but you are right. I want a MoO clone! :)
  8. akm3 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    A ha! A new one

    Starbase Orion just as released and it has great reviews. $4.99 and I'm downloading it now. Hope it rocks.
  9. ccotton macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2012

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