Shape the Galaxy with LORD OF RIGEL coming to Steam Q4-2016 (Video)

Publisher Iceberg Interactive is delighted to announce that they have signed a new publishing deal with Rhombus Studios, for their debut title ‘Lord of Rigel’. Based in Bellingham, Washington, Rhombus Studios is working hard to bring this brand new 4x space-strategy title with real-time combat elements to market in Q4-2016, on Steam and other digital platforms.

Lord of Rigel is set in a galaxy locked in a pan-galactic cold war. Choose between warring elder races, forge your own coalition, or go it alone. Navigate galactic council politics and defeat gigantic menaces, while utilizing espionage, research, and military might to shape the galaxy your way.

James and Adam Rorabaugh Co-Founders of Rhombus Studios say: “Rhombus Studios is excited to have secured a future for Lord of Rigel by partnering with Iceberg Interactive. They are the ideal publisher for Lord of Rigel, because they understand how small studios work and have a deep understanding and love of strategy games. Our core gameplay and immersive universe combined with Iceberg’s industry experience and keen eye for detail will take Lord of Rigel to the next level and create a franchise that players can enjoy for many years to come.”

Shape the Galaxy
Lord of Rigel is a turn based 4x (Explore, Expand, Exploit, and Exterminate) space strategy game. Set in a galaxy divided by an ancient cold war, guide your race through a galaxy in turmoil. Form coalitions to survive the coming war, or discover the secrets of ascension that the elder races fear. Your race will have many obstacles to overcome if they are to survive. Face rival species including the elder races who view themselves as the rightful guardians of the galaxy or fend off grand menaces as they attempt to disrupt that already troubled galaxy. Use numerous tools such as diplomacy, espionage, real time ship combat, and research to define a path for your civilization or join one of the elder species as they fight for control of the galaxy.

Choose from 10 playable races with unique characteristics, behaviors, and leaders. Play alongside two elder races and choose the fate of minor species with unique resources and technologies to protect or exploit.

End Game
Shape the fate of the galaxy through harnessing rare strategic resources to build dyson spheres, doomsday weapons, or unlock evolutionary secrets.

Shape Galactic Council politics by negotiating trade treaties, alliances, and creating client states. Each species has unique leaders with personalities and cultural traditions that direct their choices.

Run a shadow empire and benefit from your spy network through sabotaging fleets, bombing infrastructure, stealing technology, creating the “right” political climate by inciting rebellions, or assassinating leaders.

Fleet Combat
Real time combat that rewards for using good tactics. Use smaller ships to flank and target weaker rear armor on capital ships. Target subsystems and disable: weapons, shields, engines, computers, and other systems. Use onboard marines to raid enemy ships or capture them.

Defend yourself from intergalactic invaders and devastating alien probes. Gain galactic prestige by defending the galaxy against those who would destroy it or enlist the aid of the galactic council to end these mutual threats.