Indie developer Crispon Games – founded by strategy game veterans Chris King and Pontus Åberg – along with developer and publisher Argonauts Interactive, today announce that 4X (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit and eXterminate) space strategy game Galactic Inheritors will release for Windows PC on Steam’s Early Access on February 10, 2015.

Galactic Inheritors is the brainchild of former Paradox Interactive designers and strategy game veterans Chris King and Pontus Åberg. The game is a culmination of over a decade of experience developing award-winning strategy titles and their combined love for science fiction. King and Åberg helped craft fan-loved titles Hearts of Iron, Victoria, Europa Universalis and Crusader Kings during their time at Paradox Interactive. With the foundation of Crispon Games as an independent studio, both King and Åberg aim to create the type of games they’re most passionate about, starting with Galactic Inheritors.

“When I left Paradox Interactive, I set out to create the game I always dreamed of making,” said Chris King, co-founder of Crispon Games and lead designer of Galactic Inheritors. “We would sit around, talking about turning certain game ideas into actual games, but some never made it past the idea stage. I very much enjoyed my time at Paradox and am proud of the great games we made there. However, I deeply felt Galactic Inheritors is a game I needed to make, and make outside the constraints of a bigger studio. I knew I would deeply regret not taking the chance to make it happen.”

Galactic Inheritors returns to the roots of classic 4X games, taking the genre to a bold new frontier that offers a strong science fiction mythos grounded in reality, with deep strategy gameplay aimed at hardcore gamers. Players will explore a vast and diverse galaxy as leader of a budding galactic empire, eager to expand their influence and exterminate those that would oppose them.

The colonization of alien worlds allows players to fortify the infrastructure of their empire. Those that oppose can be destroyed by force or subdued through clever manipulation. In Galactic Inheritors, it’s up to players to employ masterful strategies, comprised of a wide range of tactical elements, with the ultimate goal of conquering the galaxy by any means necessary.

Chris King and Pontus Åberg of Crispon Games are available for interviews if you would like to speak with them prior to the launch of Galactic Inheritors.

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