The premiere mobile space sim, Galaxy on Fire and its sequel have pleased countless fans of Privateer-style combat and trading. Now German developer Fishlabs Entertainment prepares to open up the universe to colonization in Galaxy on Fire: Alliances.
Set in a remote corner of the Galaxy on Fire universe, Alliances is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online real-time strategy game in which players claim new territory in the name of the Terrans, Vossk or Nivelians. It's a game about establishing bases, establishing trade channels and forging alliances with fellow players in order to have any hope of surviving epic space battles against powerful enemies.
"Never before in the eight years of our existence have we worked on a title with a team as big as the Alliances team," says Michael Schade, CEO of Fishlabs Entertainment via official announcement. "Free-2-Play is an incredibly exciting and promising market for mobile developers and we're really eager to create a premium-quality F2P title, which includes all the features and characteristics that have made our previous titles so unique and successful. As you can imagine, this is not an easy task, but we've got a team of highly experienced and talented industry specialists assigned to the development of Alliances and the playable alpha version of the game does already look pretty amazing."
It does look rather shiny, doesn't it?
I'm currently in the middle of a play through of Galaxy on Fire 2, and at the rate I am progressing I might be ready for Alliances when it launches on Q3 of 2013 for iOS (an Android version is also in the works). Fans can keep up with development via the official Facebook page.