You May or May Not Know that IndieCade, a festival highlighting fifty upcoming indie titles that hold great promise. One of these titles is Star Dynasties published by Iceberg Interactive. But what are star dynasties? Well, I’ll let the official blurb tell me:
Star Dynasties is a science fiction strategy game set in a divided galaxy after the destruction of the earth and plunges humanity into a new dark age. Centuries later, the few surviving colonies have stabilized into a feudal society. The game mixes a level of strategy for managing a light empire with a unique procedurally generated narrative of human drama and feudal politics, where your choices define your story.
As the leader of a faction of star systems, you must ensure the survival and prosperity of your dynasty at all costs. Expand your empire, round up your unruly vassals, forge political alliances, and navigate a web of agendas, political intrigue, and social commitments to emerge as the dominant power of the galaxy.
We all know my love for strategy games, so it’s no surprise that I got interested. For the next eight days, you can actually try the game out now. A demo was made available on Steam.
Additionally, developer Glen Pawley is available to answer questions about the game while he is streaming the game. You can find this via the IndieCade digital booth. On Monday the 19th, Glen will be participating in a panel discussion on the game. The live stream will then take place on Wednesday the 21st so you can all get into the questions and answers.
Star Dynasties is expected to be released sometime in 2021. There will also be a plan beta early next year. The functions of the game are as follows:
For generations, assume the role of head of a political family and lead them to domination over the remnants of human civilization
Experience a rising narrative of personal and political drama
Keep up the traditions and laws of society and earn a reputation for honor or seize power and risk turning the galaxy against you
Interact with hundreds of characters with realistic personalities, emotions, and relationships
Punish those who wronged you and reward your allies
Also, I would recommend that you check out all of the games featured on IndieCade. A lot looks good!