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"Go forth and colonize the stars. For we must forge the power to crush the enemy and make our universe pure again!"
In Stellar Crusade, two fanatical groups embark on a mad race to control a small, but vital star cluster. It is an exciting strategy game of exploration, economic power and military conquest on an interstellar scale.
Explore. As the leader of one faction, your first task is to send out exploration teams to grab the best planets in the star cluster and colonize them.
Build. Next, you must build up your economic strength to prepare for war. This entails allocating raw materials and production points to build shipyards and maintenance facilities; train and supply troops, engage in research and development; establish farms, mines, refineries and factories. Remember, wars are never won by the poor or poorly-prepared.
Conquer. To win a star war, you need starships. In this game, you can design your own and arm them with a host of offensive and defensive weapons. Group your starfleet of scout ships, cruisers and battlecruisers into task forces, each led by a commander of your choice. Although these task force commanders come rated for skill levels and experience, you won't know how competent they are until after their first battle.
Play against a friend or the computer. There are seven different scenarios with multiple levels of difficulty: three short, three medium and one long campaign that spans decades!