A new multiplayer space strategy game from Swedish developer Orch Star Studios is now available on Steam Early Access for Windows PC, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive.
The appropriately-named Orch Star is a real time strategy game in which players strive for galactic domination. Players will conquer planet after planet and overthrow other races in either single player or multiplayer play modes.
“We are thrilled to release Orch Star on Steam Early Access and especially VR for our fellow sci-fi fans to immerse in this fascinating interstellar universe”, said Michael Stenmark from Orch Star Studios. “Early Access gives us a chance to collect invaluable player feedback, which will help us improve the final user experience. Though the feature list and multiplayer mode capacity is limited at this stage, this is just the beginning. We hope that players will get a taste of what’s to come and enjoy our take on RTS genre.”
In the game, players take on a role of the Orch chieftain and start the conquest by sending a small fleet to nearby planets, that, while controlled, produce more ships for further expansion. Players need to efficiently navigate their fleet taking over enemy planets and guarding their own. Each mission unlocks new features that allow for different straties. This includes Stargates and planet-protecting shields. Furthermore, there are five types of ships and five magic spells to temporarily upgrade them.
Orch Star Studios says the Early Access version of Orch Star includes a dozen single-player missions as well as an online multiplayer mode for as many as four people.
Interested gamers can download Orch Star via Steam Early Access for 15 bucks.