Distant Star

An old-school 4x (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate) space game

Game Overview

Distant Star is an old-school 4x (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate) space game, similar to Master of Orion or Sword of the Stars.  Build up your fleet and conquer the galaxy — will your empire be an economic powerhouse, a technological wonder, or a military superpower?  Or all three?

The first 4X space game built specifically for iOS, Distant Star has intuitive touch controls and streamlined 4X mechanics, plus:

  • Multiple tech trees, research in each of which provides very different bonuses for your empire.
  • Three races with very different playstyles: traditional Humans, fungal Cephala, and the mechanical Apparat.
  • Randomized maps for replayability.
  • Competent (and challenging!) AI.
  • Full tutorial explaining complex mechanics like terraforming, fleet management, and how to grow your economy.

Download Distant Star: Classic for iOS today!


A selection of reviews for Distant Star: Classic

  • It does what it does well, and it simplifies the experience just enough to make it more accessible to less intense strategists.
    Metacritic Review
  • If you are looking for a quick and dirty space strategy game to kill a little bit of time, and a little less involved like Starbase Orion, then I would recommend Distant Star.
    Reviewer13 March 2012
  • - Has all the basic elements of a space strategy game - Runs fast, and provides a challenge - Great updated UI, and retro style pixel ships
    Reviewer13 March 2012
  • While the iOS is still a platform in its infancy when it comes to space strategy games, Distant Star was one of the first and most interesting among the other small selection we have on the platform.
    Reviewer13 March 2012
  • It’s becoming clear that I definitely need to get an iPad
    Reviewer29 April 2011

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