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Solstice (Demo)

Solstice (Demo)

FREE

(3 stars)

(8)


Download for Android

1,000 - 5,000 downloads

Pros
  • True 3D environment and great use of Unity3D
  • Runs on nearly every Android device
  • Doesn't require permissions to run
Cons
  • May we ask for a solar system editor?
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"Conquering the galaxy in the early morning"

Reviewed by / Jan 24, 2012

A 3D strategy space game.

Solstice is a 3D strategy game where you have to colonize the most productive planets and destroy enemy fleets. Everybody will agree that this approach isn't original at all, but it there's no need to talk about furry dwarves wearing leather hoods to recreate space battles, if you know what I mean.

Gameplay stands on its own: gather resources, build starships, conquer planets and keep them till the end of the game. 3D graphics are very, very smooth and clean, and it's easy to hover around thanks to a simple yet highly effective UI and an intuitive system to move from here to there and thence to wherever the action is. And by 3D, we say true 3D so e.g., disc-shaped star systems are fully enjoyable and lets your mind fly away wondering if there will be an editor in some incoming update.

There's a step by step tutorial and an online handbook in case you aren't savvy enough. There are an adequate ambient creepy music and some voices. Solstice may not be a big budget space themed game, but it's been made with care and you can bet that the developer put his soul into it.

Have in mind that Deepseaweed is a one man project and Solstice is a very ambitious game, somehow a light version of great computer games as Homeworld. Anyway, it'll worthy to give it a go for every strategy gamer out there. Don't let you be fooled by the EGA-like graphics, there's a brainy strategy game inside, unputdownable once you catch the basics after a few minutes.

This is the demo version, but there's a donate version to help the cause and its developer.

Tags: solstice.

Developer's original description available here
Defend the galaxy on your Android device. Enjoy full 3D graphics, 3D sound effects, and music by Artem Bank.

"Solstice is a nice game to have and play on your mobile device or your PC, because when you only have a few minutes to play something Solstice will fill the need for space time strategy." SpaceSimCentral.com

"...Solstice is a very ambitious game, somehow a light version of great computer games as Homeworld." AppsZoom.com

If you need a manual, check out http://www.deepseaweed.net/solstice.html

Recently changed in this version

v1.2.2.4
+ Enabled Display Rotation.
+ Larger Fonts on large screen sizes.

v1.2.2.3
+ Fixed "bird's eye" camera issue.

v1.2.2.2
+ Fixed minor issues

v1.2.2.1
+ Fixed minor camera issue

v1.2.2
+ New control scheme
+ Replaced tutorial with help text

v1.2.1
+ Simplified camera control

v1.2
+ Disc-shaped star systems
+ Close-up camera
+ Starlanes
+ New control scheme
+ New game mechanics


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