A downloadable game for Windows
Terminal Dominions is a single-player star system management sim and/or real-time strategy game currently undergoing a free public Alpha phase. Feedback and support are greatly appreciated at this stage.
The game plays out on one solar system map at a time, getting a little more complex and difficult each time you migrate or escape to a new system.
There is an in-game manual and tutorial to hopefully help new players, but be aware that the materials are not always up to date these days.
Please ask any questions you have about strategies for 'winning'. I assure you there are ways to survive for a fairly long time and I hope that I haven't made it too hard to find them.
Game is best experienced in Fullscreen (Toggle it in the Settings menu, not with Alt + Enter. Will fix this in the future.)
That's the short of it... Go play and let me know what you think!
Ok, you're still here? Great. I like to talk about this stuff a lot so there's more here if you're interested. Longer blurb below:
The player builds structures and ships to improve their economy while researching space mysteries and unlocking new technologies. The player must also look to defenses and space mercenary firepower in a hostile Universe.
However, the player does not control his or her ships directly. Some of them act completely autonomously. Others require the player to post different kinds of contracts to be most cost effective.
For example, Rock Miners won't bother to mine minerals unless the player (or some other faction) offers a contract with steady pay in space credits. Trade Ships will trade automatically at no cost, but they require you to build structures with trade stops to earn you any money.
The most exciting of all contractors are the Mercenaries that live and work in your systems. Some are happy to roam the system fighting your enemies, others will stay around home base and drink and party half the time. But almost all of them are eager to jump on the first lucrative Patrol contract you post for them.
So earn some space cash, mine the space rocks and then hire some mercenaries to take control of the solar system!
- Follow the story of your mysterious origins through Research that unlocks new structures, ships, contracts and special bonuses.
- Maintain law and order and weaponize your expanding territory with Space Police infrastructure. Space cops patrol your structures and trade routes without getting distracted in far away asteroid skirmishes or mercenary contracts.
- Project the will of the Supreme Galactic Imperial Space Empire (official name TBA) through millennia and across the known Galaxy by constructing large interstellar ships to take you to new algorithmically generated systems.
- Adjust the passage of time or pause the game at any time to react to the game at your leisure. All orders can be made while the game is paused. Or, if it's safe enough, you can crank up the speed and watch your space economy go to work.
Most of the sprites in the current build of the game are based on an art pack by Oryx Design Lab with some mods and a few originals by myself.
If you try the game, please let me know what you think on Twitter or in the discussions below. Any and all feedback during these early stages is greatly appreciated!
Current version Alpha 4.140 uploaded April 15th, 2017.
Changelog can be found in the discussions below.
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