Space fans rejoice! The sequel to Zero Sum Games’ StarDrive has finally arrived on Steam today.
StarDrive 2, like its predecessor, is a 4X (explore, expand, exploit, exterminate) turn-based strategy game featuring real-time ship battles. Choosing one of nine alien races, players must navigate a procedurally-generated universe, forging alliances, crushing enemies and growing their space empire along the way.
The custom ship builder is back and, since they take damage based on positioning and hit location, carefully thought out designs can gain an advantage. New to the sequel is Battle Arena, a mode for quick-match battles against ruthless AI opponents where players can complete challenges and unlock new tech, weapons and other ship parts to upgrade their increasingly deadly fleet.
StarDrive 2 for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux is out now on Steam.