Beta Launch for StarDrive on Steam
Haarlem, The Netherlands – 08 March 2013 – An exciting day for videogames developer Zero Sum Games and publisher Iceberg Interactive as they announce that their hugely anticipated 4x space strategy game StarDrive will be launching as a Beta (pre-order & play now) on Steam later today. Throughout the Beta stage,StarDrive will be available with a 15% discount on Steam.
Zer0 Sum Games CEO Daniel DiCicco says: “After years of creating this game we are finally ready and hugely excited to be entering the beta stage on Steam. We are hungry for the feedback of the seasoned 4x gamers that have been following development. The game is still evolving and with the help of our fans it will only get better, while at the same time we are confident they will have a blast with StarDrive as it is now!”
Iceberg Interactive CEO Erik Schreuder adds: “After having been in QA testing for over 4 months, we have a polished beta build, ready for the masses of fans who have been waiting patiently for this day. StarDrive will challenge experienced 4x players and let them re-live the golden days of grand space strategy games. This is going to to be a very special occasion, when a guy who had a dream finally unveils his masterpiece, having dedicated so much to see it come to fruition.”
As an appetizer for the beta launch, an official teaser trailer is released today. The trailer illustrates the action and dynamics, giving gamers new insights into the game. The video can be streamed at the Iceberg Youtube channel.
More information about the game can be found on the officialStarDrive website: http://www.stardrivegame.com/
StarDrive sets a new benchmark for the ‘4X Space Strategy’ genre. Starting with a single planet and a small number of space-worthy vessels, you must venture forth into the galaxy, conquer new worlds, build new colonies and defend your very existence against those who would take what is yours. How you play is your decision. Use diplomacy or brute force. Trade, spy and research your way to galactic domination. Make friends, or create mortal enemies…
The heart of StarDrive is its ship design and combat engine. StarDrive takes a modular approach to ship design, allowing the player to create custom ships where the composition and placement of ship modules really matters to the performance of a ship. In combat, if your portside armor is taking a beating, then rotate around and show them the starboard side! Hide behind a friendly capital ship’s shields; warp into and out of the fray, launch fighters, lay mines, and so much more.