When FTL meets Foundation and Dune: Crying Suns is a tactical rogue-lite that puts you in the role of a space fleet commander as you explore a mysteriously fallen empire. In this story rich experience inspired by Dune and Foundation, each successful run will uncover the truth about the Empire... and yourself as well.

Main Features:
- Space exploration in a procedurally-generated universe
- Tactical fights between battleships and their squadron fleets
- More than 300 possible story events
- A deep and dramatic storyline structured in 6 chapters
- A dark and disturbing atmosphere inspired by our favorite S-F universes (Foundation, Dune, Battlestar Galactica)

First released on PC and Mac, the indie hit Crying Suns was carefully redesigned for mobile and tablets, including a revamped interface and intuitive touchscreen interactions.

Pay once to get the full Crying Suns experience! No ads, no F2P mechanics! All future updates included.

Supported languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese

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What’s New

Version 2.2.4

- New feature: players can now export & import save files, allowing the manual loading of a PC/Mac save on Mobile or a Mobile save on PC/Mac (see new item in Options menu)
- The game is now paused when the app enters background activity
​- Fixed a crash when entering a red system

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Lost in Tactics ,


• Story Engaging (No long wall text) that assault eyes like some games. Very well written, easy to follow.. deep story w/ linear conversation tree mechanic - meant to give you deeper understanding of story, by asking questions. Which you will !

• Onion layers here with the depth of...

- Ship Abilities
- Officer Abilities
- Cool Down Abilities
- Rock, Paper & Scissor Mechanics (a classic game mechanic)

• Beautiful Art Work (I’m screen capping all over the place) so I can save as wall paper on my iPad Pro 12.9

• Mixture of Turn Based Tactics & Real Time Strategy.
Civ 6 -meets- Rome Total War?
In regards to mixing these two cadences.

• Compelling, mysterious atmosphere. It will pull you.

• I’m that one strange person, that could never get into FTL, and I tried. Crying Suns does not have FTL vibes to me. It’s own thing in my eyes. Crying Suns gives me XCOM vibes for whatever reason.

I’m still learning this game, about 4 star visits in.. but I had to give this game a 5 star. I’ve been a NON free to play gamer for over 30 years. I know my way around the block - This is a premium gem.

My only wish... in the future it receives PVP.
I would love to test these tactics & strategies versus human minds!

PatrickEverson ,

A dark take on FTL, with RTS elements

Really love how they make you feel like a starship commander and the storyline so far, and I’ve only finished chapter 1! A few things keep it from being 5 stars. 1. The graphics feel a bit small and are sometimes hard to parse, I can’t imagine this playable on a smaller screen than 11”. Would love some kind of zoom when selecting tiles, even just a little would help a lot. I don’t need to see both ships when I’m telling my drones where to fly for example. 2. Some of the pixel art doesn’t seem to scale down right, like the terrain on surface missions looks like a mess of pixels, I tried the PC demo and they were clear there. Not sure what resolution this is running, but give us a higher resolution level for iPad pros! 2. The controls are mostly well implemented, but I can’t figure out how to cancel ship weapons without restarting their timers, and I’ve accidentally bought things in shops because I swiped too slow since there isn’t a confirm box there. Little things like that are frustrating. Overall though I recommend this game to anyone who enjoys spaceship combat, strategy, or who loved FTL. Can’t wait to play more!

ZeeZoy ,

If you like being frustrated, this is your game.

There are five chapters and three sections for each chapter. As you go along you collect scrap which is used for upgrades. You also need to collect fuel which is also used for upgrades. The dumbest part of the game is that after each chapter you start the next chapter completely from scratch. You don’t have access to anything you collected besides maybe an officer (still can’t figure out how they determine that non-sense).
If you die during the chapter, yep, start over from scratch. And then to top it all off, a lot of “missions” are a coin toss but good luck coming out ahead even 50% of the time.
This has to be one of the lamest, most frustrating games I’ve ever played and I wish I could trade it in or at least snap the disk so no one else has to deal with my mistake.
The reason it gets the one star instead of zero, is because the story is somewhat engaging. Good luck trying to get through it though.

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