Hey, folks! We had such a good time with our streams this week that we’ve decided to make it a daily event! You can tune intoMonday through Friday at 8PM GMT/4PM Eastern for an hour long stream of the latest and maybe greatest in PC gaming. We’ll be hitting big new releases, indie curiosities, and Early Access works-in-progress, so be sure to have a look for first impression gameplay footage of a wide variety of titles.
UPDATE: The stream is over, but you can still check out the archive below!
Today we’re playing Polaris Sector, a brand new real-time 4X title set in deep space. You’ll build an empire across the stars, colonizing new planets and making war or peace with existing factions. You’ll build warships, set up agricultural and research centers, and prepare to become the greatest power in the galaxy.
A number of unique mechanics set Polaris Sector apart from other 4X titles. First, its pausable real-time gameplay in both combat and exploration. Second, there’s no traditional tech tree--instead, you choose to split your efforts between fundamental and applied sciences. Fundamental science gets you new options in the applied science over time, which in turn can be researched for practical, useful tech. Finally, there’s ship customization, which allows to create and customize new ship categories, choosing their loadouts of weapons, power sources, engines, and other specializations.
I’ve played just enough to have a basic grasp on exploration and colonization, but the tactical options available in combat are deep and varied and I’ve only scratched the surface of them. Will I be proficient by the time the stream starts? Will you be able to advise me to galactic military success? Or will the overwhelming might of an alien empire crush my colonial dreams? Tune in at 8PM GMT/4PM Eastern to find out!