From eXplorminate at 2022-09-26 21:00:00
Rob, Drexy, Ben, and Shaun talk about the HUGE news in the 4X and strategy world, including the Sins of a Solar Empire 2 announcement and a Vicky 3 release date, then get into the games they're most excited for in late 2022 into 2023!
From eXplorminate at 2022-09-22 20:54:47
In light of Terra Invicta coming to Early Access soon, Rob took some time to record a tutorial series that will help beginner players understand the basics of the "three phases" of Terra Invicta.
From eXplorminate at 2022-09-19 19:19:15
Ben and Drexy welcome special guests DasTactic and Richard Yorke to the podcast, as they discuss a whole slew of topics, mainly strategy games.
From eXplorminate at 2022-09-07 16:30:00
Amplitude Studios announced today that its first expansion for HUMANKIND is coming soon. Details inside!
From eXplorminate at 2022-09-05 12:00:00
4X is alive and well and we're here to show you why. What are the titles that we're looking forward to the most? Read on to find out!
From eXplorminate at 2022-09-01 14:00:00
eXplorminate eXplodes back into action like a phoenix from the ashes! We present to you BATTLEMODE's deep dive review of Remnants of the Precursors, Ray Fowler's free open-source remake of the Simtex classic space 4X, Master of Orion, including a thorough examination of the original game and some discussion on general 4X game design.
From eXplorminate at 2022-08-23 15:51:24
It's happening! We're returning to the eXplorminate of old and we can't wait to share with you what we're working on. Stay tuned!
From eXplorminate at 2022-08-21 21:00:00
Rob returns to the hybrid real-time, turn-based tactics game, Phantom Brigade, after receiving its 20th Early Access update!
From eXplorminate at 2022-08-10 03:00:00
Our good friend Trifler tries out the Let's Play format with a game he's very familiar with, Interstellar Space: Genesis as he plays the newest expansion, Evolving Empires.
The post Trifler Plays Interstellar Space: Genesis – Evolving Empires appeared first on eXplorminate.
From eXplorminate at 2022-08-04 16:35:13
We're still on cloud nine after our very successful GoFundMe campaign, but now it's time to get back to work. Read about what our plans are moving forward.
From eXplorminate at 2022-07-24 14:25:31
We've heard you. You want the site to remain. And you want us to return to our roots of being critical, hard-working, extraordinarily thorough writers that you can rely on.
From eXplorminate at 2022-07-21 22:06:09
We are running a poll on your favorite part of eXplorminate, make your voice heard!
From eXplorminate at 2022-04-28 14:30:00
We're eXtremely happy to announce that Praxis Games has revealed their latest expansion for the ever-improving Interstellar Space: Genesis! Come check it out!
The post Praxis Games Announces Interstellar Space: Genesis – Evolving Empires! appeared first on eXplorminate.
From eXplorminate at 2022-04-19 10:00:00
Jesse takes an look at The Iron Oath, a tactics/RPG hybrid where you take control of a band of mercenaries taking contracts and avenge a former ally that betrayed them. Read his thoughts on this game, releasing into Early Access today!
From eXplorminate at 2022-04-19 02:30:00
Rob, Drexy, and Jesse sit down with Chris and Nik of Curious Panda Games about their upcoming mercenary management tactics game, The Iron Oath.
From eXplorminate at 2022-03-25 12:35:14
Join Rob and Drexy as they speak to Derek Paxton and Henry Pailing of Stardock about Galactic Civilizations 4!
The post Podcast Episode #38: Stardock Interview – Galactic Civilizations 4: Part 2 appeared first on eXplorminate.
From eXplorminate at 2022-03-16 13:47:32
Jesse takes on Telepath Tactics, a unique turn-based tactics game with interesting mechanics such as destructible environments. Read his thoughts here!
From eXplorminate at 2022-03-11 10:00:07
Distant Worlds 2 is here! Join Omar on his journey playing this highly anticipated 4X/strategy game by the great minds at Code Force. Did they leave a good impression on him?
From eXplorminate at 2022-03-05 14:11:04
Jesse is back as a fallen god to consume the souls of mortals and regain his power. Check out his thoughts on Soulash, a new turn-based traditional rogue-like game!
From eXplorminate at 2022-02-25 02:00:00
Rob and Drexy sit down with Steve Hawkins, the lead developer of the upcoming "4X RPG", Alliance of the Sacred Suns.
From eXplorminate at 2022-02-04 15:00:00
With Galactic Civilizations 4 recently hitting its Beta milestone, Rob took the time to really dive into how the game is shaping up, what's working, and what still needs some love.
The post Galactic Civilizations 4: The eXplorminate Preview appeared first on eXplorminate.
From eXplorminate at 2022-01-31 13:59:35
Rob and Shaun sat down with Benjamin Hauer, the solo developer behind the Heroes of Might and Magic-like Hero's Hour, and discuss his excellent "adventure strategy", the development process, and his future plans for it.
From eXplorminate at 2022-01-27 10:00:00
Brutal Orchestra, by developers Maceobob Mir and Nicolas Delgado, is a tactical turn-based rogue-lite set in the surreal and grotesque world of Purgatory. The premise of the story... Explore More >>
From eXplorminate at 2022-01-19 10:00:00
Jesse becomes Legatus in Expeditions: Rome, as he valiantly fights for the Roman empire in this continuation of the Expeditions series. How did Logic Artists' game fare in his hands?
From eXplorminate at 2022-01-11 10:00:00
With 2021 coming to an end, I have to say that for turn-based tactical games it was a good year but I would not say a great one.... Explore More >>
From eXplorminate at 2022-01-10 09:00:00
It's BATTLEMODE Ben's turn to tell you what he thought of 2021 and what he's excited for in 2022!
From eXplorminate at 2021-12-26 00:00:00
One of the best 4X games in existence has been released into version 1.0 - download it for free today!
From eXplorminate at 2021-12-23 18:00:00
It's Shaun's turn and it's a much different list than Rob's. Which is why you should read it!
From eXplorminate at 2021-12-20 11:00:00
Rob speaks to his year, both personally and in gaming, and provides insight on his favorite games of 2021 and what he's most excited for in 2022.
From eXplorminate at 2021-12-16 21:00:00
It's the season of announcements and now we have an Early Access date for the promising Songs of Conquest.
From eXplorminate at 2021-12-15 20:00:00
We finally have a release date for one of the most anticipated 4X games of all time!
From eXplorminate at 2021-11-26 15:03:20
Vagrus: The Riven Realms is a turn-based open-world RPG set across post-apocalypse wastelands following a divine moment of destruction called The Calamity. The player takes up the part... Explore More >>
From eXplorminate at 2021-11-22 13:30:00
Ben takes an eXplorminate-eXclusive look at the tech tree and research progression in the upcoming, and highly-anticipated, Distant Worlds 2!
From eXplorminate at 2021-11-16 11:30:00
Trifler dives deep on Stardrive 1 with the Black Box and Combined Arms mods again, this time with the Opteris!
From eXplorminate at 2021-11-03 20:00:00
We have some important updates to share with our readership regarding our future plans. Come find out what they are!
From eXplorminate at 2021-10-08 16:44:03
Ben, Drexy, and special guest, DasTactic, were afforded the amazing opportunity to speak with the often-elusive team at Illwinter Game Design, Johan Karlsson and Kristoffer Osterman, about their amazing games, particularly their newest release, Conquest of Elysium 5.
From eXplorminate at 2021-10-07 13:15:57
It's the news you all have been waiting for! Old World, the excellent 4X strategy game by the team at Mohawk Games, will be coming to Steam and GOG in Spring of 2022.
From eXplorminate at 2021-09-21 20:30:00
The gang sits down with Lee Harris, the lead developer of Fragile Existence, a 4X, RTS, and survival hybrid that has us all VERY intrigued. Music outro by... Explore More >>
From eXplorminate at 2021-09-07 14:00:00
Join BATTLEMODE as he takes on the latest iteration in Illwinter's long-running series, Conquest of Elysium 5!
From eXplorminate at 2021-09-01 16:00:00
Tomorrow the demonic hordes will be unleashed from the Worldwound! Check out Jesse's thoughts on the exciting Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, a classic cRPG with an interesting strategic layer here!
From eXplorminate at 2021-08-30 02:00:00
about Humankind. It's just...so close...to being great, but it's still a lot of fun for some of our staff here.
From eXplorminate at 2021-08-25 17:00:00
I wonder if we may be seeing the very beginning of a new trend with solo developers blending the RTS and 4X genres into a new hybrid? First, there... Explore More >>
From eXplorminate at 2021-08-17 11:00:00
Let's celebrate HUMANKIND's release by giving away a copy, just in time for the weekend!
From eXplorminate at 2021-08-16 15:00:00
Aurumlamina gives us his take on Amplitude's historical 4X game, HUMANKIND, after it's extensive Open Dev periods. Read his thoughts here at eXplorminate!
From eXplorminate at 2021-08-10 05:00:00
It's here! The release version of Humankind is now showing on eXplorminate's YouTube channel! Come check it out!
From eXplorminate at 2021-08-09 20:03:32
In the mood for some bootlegging? Check out our follow-up review of the full release City of Gangsters with Kaur over at eXplorminate, out now!
From eXplorminate at 2021-08-08 00:56:24
Rob, Ben, and Drexy talk about the recent 4X and strategy game news and catch up on what's been happening since Rob's return to full-time work.
From eXplorminate at 2021-07-16 16:00:00
Join Shaun on a ride to Baal and its moon with Warhammer 40K: Battlesector! How well do the Blood Angels fare against the vicious Tyranids in this review?
From eXplorminate at 2021-07-09 14:00:00
Aurumlamina checks out the an indie gem in Hero's Hour! Is this one a welcome gem?
From eXplorminate at 2021-07-06 15:00:00
Despite Dark Deity's surprise release, Jesse has done a deep dive into this tactical Fire Emblem-like game. Does it compare well to its inspiration?
From eXplorminate at 2021-07-01 14:00:00
Journey to the Pre-Classical era with Omar, as he discusses the revolutionary 4X game, Old World. Did Mohawk Games nail this one, or will it go down in history for the wrong reasons? Come find out.
From eXplorminate at 2021-06-30 12:00:00
Rob and Drexy sat down with most/all of Proxy Studios and asked them a bunch of questions regarding their upcoming post-apocalyptic 4X, ZEPHON, learning A LOT about the game in the process.
From eXplorminate at 2021-06-24 12:00:00
Are you a fan of Warhammer 40K: Gladius - Relics of War? Then hopefully you already know about this fantastic mod. We spoke to the creators behind it to learn a little more about the project and their future plans!
From eXplorminate at 2021-06-23 15:00:00
Rob sat down with the demo of the upcoming 4X game, Revival: Recolonization, and was left with mixed feelings. There's a diamond in the rough here, though.
From eXplorminate at 2021-06-23 14:30:00
Rob, Drexy, Ben, and Shaun discuss some of the latest news in or around E3, among other sources, and then dive deep on whether or not watching Let's Plays can corrupt the gaming experience.
From eXplorminate at 2021-06-18 15:00:00
Tactics, Tower Defense, and Rogue-lite all in one? Read what's going on with the Early Access for The Last Spell, by our own Quark!
From eXplorminate at 2021-06-17 16:00:00
Omar builds his logistical empire with the new release Slipways. Read his thoughts on this interesting 3X/logistics/puzzle game!
From eXplorminate at 2021-06-15 15:30:00
Jesse takes us deep into the myths and legends of Wildermyth, which is finally hitting 1.0. Check out his thoughts on this great game!
From eXplorminate at 2021-06-14 16:30:00
Want to get into the Humankind Closed Beta without having to prepurchase? Here's your chance! Keys going out tomorrow!
From eXplorminate at 2021-06-10 18:05:00
You're reading that correctly! Hit the link and join Rob as he eXplores the Galactic Civilizations 4 Alpha!
From eXplorminate at 2021-06-10 11:00:00
It’s that time of year again, E3 is here! After being canceled last year, the mega-gaming expo is back in a digital format. There will be plenty of big announcements to come but Hooded Horse, a publisher gaining popularity in the 4X and strategy gaming community, has released some announcements from the developers under their umbrella.
From eXplorminate at 2021-06-07 15:57:28
Aurumlamina rebuilds civilization in Before We leave, a hex-based city builder. Read his thoughts on the game here!
From eXplorminate at 2021-06-03 21:30:00
Lightjolly takes us back to the Golden Era of RTS games, as he brings us the hidden gem of Empires: Dawn of the Modern World. Read more on this interesting RTS game from a bygone era!
From eXplorminate at 2021-06-02 16:13:29
Proxy Studios, the developers behind the fantastic Warhammer 40K: Gladius, have revealed their new game-in-development, ZEPHON!
From eXplorminate at 2021-06-01 19:24:26
Old World finally has a full release date! We hope you are as excited as we are!
From eXplorminate at 2021-05-28 19:30:00
Rob, Ben, Drexy, and Shaun discuss all the latest news in the 4X and strategy world and there's A LOT of it! From new announcements from Stardock to new footage of Distant Worlds 2 to the unveiling of new games from Slitherine, the eXplorminate gang discuss it all, just like your friendly Galactic News Network anchors!
From eXplorminate at 2021-05-25 13:00:00
Troy returns to eXplorminate to express some concerns about the upcoming Master of Magic reboot, but balances it out with some aspects that have him very excited for the game. An excellent read!
From eXplorminate at 2021-05-21 19:53:08
BIG announcements during Paradox Interactive's PDXCON Remixed virtual conference. Come here for the scoop!
From eXplorminate at 2021-05-20 15:00:00
Embark on adventure to the Fabled Lands, and see what Jesse has to say about the game's Early Access state!
From eXplorminate at 2021-05-19 05:01:24
Frankly, not enough people are talking about AI War 2. Yesterday saw the release of the "Zenith Onslaught" DLC and its recent reeXamination has landed it in the very-rare "eXemplary" category, which only a handful of games have found themselves in. We're on a mission to bring awareness to this fantastic indie title.
From eXplorminate at 2021-05-18 16:00:00
The Zenith Onslaught begins! Read Lightjolly's take on this action-packed DLC for the great AI War 2!
From eXplorminate at 2021-05-17 14:00:00
Rob and Ben had an lengthy conversation with Brad Wardell, CEO of Stardock, and the Creative Director of their upcoming, highly-anticipated 4X game, Galactic Civilizations 4. Rob and Ben had a lot of questions and Brad had a lot of answers.
From eXplorminate at 2021-05-13 16:00:00
Rob, Ben, and DasTactic sit down and discuss Age of Wonders: Planetfall at length after Triumph Studios declared that it would no longer be providing content updates for Planetfall. Before that, Rob delivers the latest in 4X news, and there are some BIG announcements.
From eXplorminate at 2021-05-12 18:00:00
In an exciting week for the 4X community with the announcement of both Stardock's Galactic Civilizations 4 and Slitherine's Master of Magic remake, strategy gaming auteurs Illwinter also announced the fifth iteration of their venerable fantasy 4X Conquest of Elysium (CoE) series on Monday. More inside!
From eXplorminate at 2021-05-11 17:42:00
Slitherine and MuHa Games just revealed their new take on the beloved Master of Magic. Screenshots inside!
From eXplorminate at 2021-05-11 14:00:00
Brad Wardell, CEO of Stardock, and the designer of some of our favorite 4X games, responds to our recent Galactic Civilizations 3 ReeXamination, reminisces on the history of the GalCiv series, and talks about the next entry, Galactic Civilizations 4.
From eXplorminate at 2021-05-11 01:01:00
Yes, you're reading that correctly! Stardock announces Galactic Civilizations 4 and an Alpha that's coming later this year!
From eXplorminate at 2021-05-10 11:00:00
Omar takes in the Nemesis DLC and accompanying 3.0 Dick update. How does it stand up? Check out his thoughts here!
From eXplorminate at 2021-05-07 14:30:00
Shaun joins the Autobots to give us an inside look at Transformers: Battlegrounds. Is it worth it to keep a sharp eye out for these robots in disguise?
From eXplorminate at 2021-05-02 19:30:00
Paradox Development Studio announced an internal company reorganization. What does this hold for the studio's future?
From eXplorminate at 2021-04-29 15:00:00
Legend of Keepers: Career of a Dungeon Master, by Goblinz Studio, is a dungeon manager/roguelite hybrid game with a twist – you lead monsters desperately trying to stop... Explore More >>
From eXplorminate at 2021-04-28 15:00:00
Obsidian Prince, by Unleash the Giraffe, is a traditional roguelike set in a voxel world with a very particular sense of humor. It features most of the usual... Explore More >>
From eXplorminate at 2021-04-27 18:50:17
Rob and Ben spoke with Chris on the huge new update for AI War 2, the upcoming DLCs, the intricacies of developing an AI and multiplayer, and much more. This is a great interview, even if you're not quite sold on AI War 2, yet.
From eXplorminate at 2021-04-23 14:30:00
Yesterday, Amplitude Studios suprise-dropped the "Victor" OpenDev and we were among the first to start showing off gameplay, which you can find behind the link. We're also going to be streaming Humankind this weekend and will have OpenDev key drops!
From eXplorminate at 2021-04-20 14:30:00
Ben, Drexy, DasTactic, and LucidTactics all sit down to discuss how the single-player and multiplayer aspects of strategy games affect the design of said games and how balance isn't always a good thing.
From eXplorminate at 2021-04-14 09:30:00
City of Gangsters is a turn-based mafia management game set in the U.S. during the time of prohibition and Kaur got some time with an early preview build, so he's here to share his impressions!
From eXplorminate at 2021-04-12 18:30:00
Rob and Ben interview the ever-articulate and polite Glen Pawley, the sole developer of Star Dynasties, as he shares his feelings on the feedback he's received so far, what's surprised him most so far in Early Access, and what the stops on the roadmap will actually look like.
From eXplorminate at 2021-04-09 17:18:42
Join us, tomorrow for our next Twitch-live podcast/show, as we discuss the latest news, talk about some of the most recent games, like, Shadow Empire, Humankind, Old World, Warhammer:40K Battlesector, and much more.
From eXplorminate at 2021-04-08 15:00:00
Journey with Jesse through this Trial of Fire, and learn more about this interesting tactical RPG/deck-builder hybrid!
From eXplorminate at 2021-04-07 16:00:00
Lightjolly takes a look at the Early Access castle-defense game, Becastled. Read his thoughts on the state of the game!
From eXplorminate at 2021-04-05 16:30:00
The eXplorminate News Network is dedicated to bringing the most relevant gaming news to our audience, so tune in now!
From eXplorminate at 2021-04-04 16:00:00
Rob, Ben, Drexy, and Shaun discuss the recent news, and there's a bit of it, and then discuss games that they'd like to see get the "Gears Tactics" treatment, aka game universes that are usually seen in a different genre, but are made into 4X, strategy, or tactics games.
From eXplorminate at 2021-04-02 15:00:00
New eXplorminate writer Andy takes Total War Saga: TROY for a spin, a title that continues the Total War Saga series. Read what are his thoughts on this mythical saga of Troy!
From eXplorminate at 2021-03-30 15:00:00
Impertor: Rome 2.0 is here along with the Heirs of Alexander DLC! Much has changed since release, read Aurumlamina's take on one of the game's biggest updates to date!
From eXplorminate at 2021-03-29 16:06:10
Fancy a free copy of the newly-updated Pax Nova? Then enter our giveaway here for a chance at one of three copies, courtesy of our friends at Iceberg Interactive!
From eXplorminate at 2021-03-26 16:30:00
Omar takes us into space with Starbase Startopia. Come on by to get his thoughts on this remake of a classic!
From eXplorminate at 2021-03-25 14:00:00
We haven't heard much from our French friends at Amplitude Studios recently regarding their fast-approaching release date for Humankind. Things are making a little more sense now...
From eXplorminate at 2021-03-25 00:00:00
Shaun jumps back into a fictional 17th century to tell us about Black Legend. Does the legend hold up? Or are there too many flaws that hold it back?
From eXplorminate at 2021-03-23 10:00:00
The eXplorminate News Network is dedicated to bringing the most relevant gaming news to our audience, so tune in now!
From eXplorminate at 2021-03-22 10:00:00
Trifler is back again with his guides to modded Stardrive. This time he's here to help you get started with the zealous Ralyeh!