The developer, Chimera Software, is an independent publishing software company headquartered in Atlanta GA that specializes on developing and publishing software with a concentration on the Mac and iPhone platforms. Starbase Orion was designed and is available for purchase for the iPad, IPhone and iPod Touch. To know more about Starbase Orion I invite you to read a preview I did some time ago.
As a summary, and according to Chimera’s vision statement, Starbase Orion promises to “retain the classic turn-based gameplay of Master of Orion 2 while embracing the simplicity and multiplayer experience of Warcraft III”.
CS adds that “(their) biggest disappointment with Master of Orion II is the multiplayer support (…) the hassle and time commitment you need to share the game experience with others is substantial“.
CS wants to improve the multiplayer experience of 4X Sci-Fi TBS games by “make it dead simple to find other people to play with, matches lasting 30-60 minutes. Long enough to have some great battles, yet short enough to get one or two in before bedtime“.
If you’re lucky to own an iOS device you can’t miss this one. Boy, I’m so desperately in need to get one of this toys.
More info on Starbase Orion will follow shortly, so stay tuned.
- Starbase Orion: Teaser Trailer and Ship Combat First Look
- Starbase Orion: Master of Orion 2 with Better Multiplayer for iOS
- Starbase Orion Hits Kickstarter for PC, Android and Mac Ports
- Starbase Orion Gets a Major Update
- Starbase Orion Review