REQUIREMENTS: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
Distant Star is an old-school 4x (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate) space game, similar to Master of Orion or Sword of the Stars. Build up your fleet and conquer the galaxy -- will your empire be an economic powerhouse, a technological wonder, or a military superpower? Or all three?
Tons of features and fixes, including a new Economics research tree, smarter AI, and an improved fleet management screen.
+ Created a dedicated Economics tech tree for wealth- and trade-related technologies.
+ AI directs more resources towards research, and has a new "catch up" mode if it feels it's falling behind.
+ New Fleet Management screen using ship icons and visual indicators for shield and armour health.
+ Fixed a rare bug where fleets could sometimes overshoot their destination and fly on forever. D'oh!
+ Added a popup preventing players from wasting colonisers on already-colonised systems.
+ Added a toggle button for hiding/displaying trade lanes
+ Added a toggle button for hiding/displaying fleet lines
+ AI objectives and mission progress now loads correctly from save.
+ Research rate no longer displays 89% or 99% instead of 90% and 100%, respectively.
+ Removed the shaded backgrounds on the technology screen, making it scroll faster.
+ Old research log screen is no longer accessible via notifications (or, hopefully, anywhere else).
+ "Research Idle!" notifications no longer appear when all techs have been researched.
+ Enlarged the [Home] icon (and friends) on Retina display
+ [Home] icon now cycles through systems *much* more sensibly (i.e. it doesn't reset every time you deselect a system).
+ Added a way to see at a glance which are your 'productive' systems -- the brightness of an explored, colonised system's name is now tied to its production per turn.
+ Selecting a fleet now highlights the corresponding line
+ Made fleet lines brighter overall.
+ Tuned pinch gesture to make it less alarmingly fast
+ Added "Trade Lanes Established" count to game stats