The title’s main gameplay sees users build their base by balancing the use of key resources, and create a powerful army capable of defeating computer-controlled enemy bases. For multiplayer, users can take their armies to other real-world player bases in a fight to be the best and strongest Corporation in the galaxy.
In Battle for the Galaxy, players start with a small base, and are able to expand it by balancing the use of two resources: titanium and energy. Players build production facilities for these resources, and can upgrade structures like their command center and academy to unlock new troops, or increase their base’s overall productivity over time. Players can build storage buildings to hold these resources, and protect them from other players that may attack their base. Defenses are also available, like turrets and walls, which will defend the base from incoming attacks.The command center is used to train military units, from space marines to rocket troopers. Each unit has their own usefulness in battle. Grenadiers, for instance, can toss grenades over walls. These troops take time to recruit, or can be hired instantly using premium currency. Once in battle, players tap on the screen to deploy their troops, who then automatically attack nearby structures. These enemy bases may include defensive buildings, so it is possible for armies to fall, and players to fail during battle.
As players upgrade their base’s academy, they’ll unlock new types of troops for training in the command center. The academy itself is used to upgrade individual troop types, increasing their stats, like health points and damage per second.
The game contains 50 single-player battle missions. Players earn up to three stars on each, depending on the amount of damage they cause. That is, battles are timed, so a battle may end before the player has caused complete destruction to the base. Falling in battle also limits the possibility of earning all three stars.
Elsewhere, Battle for the Galaxy offers unlimited gameplay thanks to its multiplayer mode. Here, players spend a separate currency, coins, to battle other real-world players. Gamers can also join other players in larger Corporations (think Guilds), and then launch coordinated attacks on rival Corporations for increased rewards.
Back at their base, users can complete some basic quests which help them decide which items to build or upgrade next, and will earn achievements as they progress through both the single player and multiplayer modes.
“Battle for the Galaxy may be beautiful to look at, but it’s also quite brutal,” said Chris Harris, managing director of Ninja Kiwi, in a statement. “Players can join forces to crush the opposition through military might alone or by playing to their individual strengths. Although we have 50 single-player missions, it’s ultimately the multiplayer gameplay that sets Battle for the Galaxy apart from other strategy games.”