Swedish developer Orch Star Studios announced that their multiplayer space strategy game Orch Star is now available on Steam Early Access for Windows PC, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Set in a far away galaxy burdened by turbulent wars amongst different factions, Orch Star is a real time strategy game where players conquer planet after planet, strategically maneuvering their fleet to overthrow other races and, ultimately, rule the galaxy in either single player or multiplayer mode.
Years of oppression living under Human-lead Mevorian Empire have finally sparked an uprising of a once powerful Orch race, yearning for revenge. Now, the Orchs are gathering forces in an attempt to bring down the Mevorians and restore their dominance in the galaxy. United under one mighty leader, Orch faction is ready to go up against not only the Human fleet but also the aeon old Elves, high tech Pekeewans, Goblins as well as other Orchs. And so the revolution begins...
In Orch Star, 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 strategy, including Stargates and shields protecting planets, five types of ships and five magic spells for temporary upgrade of ships. The Early Access version of the game includes 12 increasingly difficult single-player missions as well as an online multiplayer mode for up to four people with 1vs1, 2vs2 and 1vs1vs1vs1 options.
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. 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.
Orch Star is available on Steam Early Access for 14.99€/$14.99/11.39£.