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NOTE: not supported for iPod Touch (5th generation) and iPad Mini (1st Generation) Users: please do not update to this version. "Better Graphics" in the Options Menu will keep the game from crashing on lower memory devices.
One hundred years from tomorrow...World War IV has started! Will you join the United Star Force to defend Earth and its colonies from the relentless attacks of the Non-Aligned Nations? Or will you assume the role of commander in the NAN, striking at our Star System to gain dominance over the most powerful military organization in history? Do you have what it takes to command an advanced space fleet in the greatest conflict humankind has ever known? With over sixty starships with customizable weapons and defenses available to you, can you take the fight to the enemy and control the Star System?
STARLIGHT TACTICS is a full 3D turn-based tactical space combat experience.
PROTECT THE SKY!
Full 3D Turn-Based Tactical Combat
Ever wanted to feel like you were really in space making strategic decisions that control the life and death of your fleet? Control the heading (yaw), pitch and roll of massive starships as you stategize your next move in a fight amongst the planets and moons of our star system.
Intense Single Player USF Campaign
Play through one hundred missions of two exciting and immersive single player campaigns as you fight amongst beautifully rendered planets in our star system.
Freeplay Skirmish Mode
Brush up on your tactical skills as you play against the AI or a human opponent (shared mouse and screen experience).
You own your fleet
Be careful not to scratch the paint on your space fleet! Destroyers, Stealth Ships, Littoral Combat Ships, Cruisers and Carriers all persist from mission to mission in a SpaceDock where you requisition, inspect, repair, upgrade and decommission your forces.
Physics come into play
Ships are hit by weapons and go into a roll. Plasma weapons impact asteroids and send them hurling off toward enemy ships. Ships can ram each other and cause catastrophic damage.
Soundtrack by David Arkenstone
David Arkenstone, three time Grammy nominee and composer of music for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm brings his sensational talent to bear on Starlight Tactics, with musical themes to accompany every battle.
Quotes from Beta Testers:
"In terms of turn based tactics this is very unique. This is the first one of its kind to use 3 dimensions that I know of for movement and placement, and it works and functions very well. In fact this is the only true 3d strategy space game that I can think of since Homeworld movement-wise."
"The details are great, especially with the battle. Keep up the good work!"
"I ABSOLUTELY LOVE that I can ram, and/or fire upon my fellow ship(s) if I am not careful."
"The concept of the game is great."
"Saw you guys at PAX...lots of cool details and a great simulation of 3D space combat."
Bug Fixes for iOS11
Ratings and Reviews
I love almost every aspect of this game. The graphics are amazing, the ships have a beautiful look to them. The UI is easy to learn. The part I'm not a fan of is two parts. Firstly the ships them selves move almost in a cookie cutter way with only the speed being the difference. Secondly the turn based system is only one ship per side per turn. Not really a good system. Overall this game is so close to hitting the mark its not even funny. Good job.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for the kind words and great feedback! Both of these issues (and a lot more) have been addressed in the new build. Please let us know if it has improved. (In options, be sure to choose "Unit" for turn progression - it should improve your experience.
- Escape Hatch Entertainment
- 789.2 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- ©2017 Escape Hatch Entertainment, LLC. Starlight and Starlight Tactics are trademarks of Escape Hatch Entertainment, LLC. All rights reserved.
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