Galaxy on Fire: Alliances is the next game from Galaxy on Fire creator Fishlabs. It's a different take on the IP, combining asynchronous turn-based strategy with grand battles of Galaxy on Fire proper. At the top-level, it's a game about conquering territories and utilizing their resources to take more. Built with the free-to-play model baked in, it's a heavily timer-based title that has you chilling out and waiting for ship and character upgrades and such.

What we saw earlier at this GDC was a small look at an alpha build, but it's a telling one. You'll get to see how players take planets, how you'll be able to upgrade, and how the cooperative "clan" component works.

Galaxy on Fire: Alliances is due out this year.

  • Boobi

    Looks really good, my worry is it looks more as a space building sim them space exploration. One of the great things in GoF. He did mention people are playing the beta, would be nice to find out if there is an open beta or will there be one. Great job Brad and now queue Happy Hour!

    • subshell001

      well, yeah. that's because it is an empire management game. i'm sure there will be the standard exploration of setting some scout units to auto-explore.. but 4x games have never been like the original GoF. this looks like a straight up 4x game - which is exactly as advertised. can't wait for this one!

      • odi0n

        Yep ^

      • Guest

        Cheers, guys. Right now, the only ones really playing the game are the developers and QA guys working on it. As soon as it's feature complete, there'll be an open beta as well. We'll surely let everyone know as soon as the registration page has been set up. :)

      • HCastle23

        They do have a beta going on right now. It's so far just in the setup phase on TestFlight. However, it seems that the beta will be available soon. I definitely will post my notes and other observations as I play.
        Now, I have to finish the Supernova DLC...finally...

  • Markedcards

    Seems to me their shooting for an EVE equivalent for IOS. I'm okay with that as long as the free to play model doesn't include pay to win.

    • PureRumble

      Oh no dont worry.

      They've just invested millions of green presidents in this freemium MMO title, followed by couple of more millions for server maintenance...

      and then they're just gonna sit around n hope for some profit from their users paying cash for having pink unicorns n bunnies printed on their ships n bases

    • PureRumble

      Oh no dont worry.

      They've just invested millions of green presidents in this freemium MMO title, followed by couple of more millions for server maintenance...

      and then they're just gonna sit around n hope for some profit from their users paying cash for having pink unicorns n bunnies printed on their ships n bases...

      • PureRumble

        Ooops, sry for double post. Its just that i thought the TA app had ditched my comment again

  • Hal305

    Geez. Use the brightness slider in the multitasking bar, dude.

  • Soupy

    This looks really cool! My only worry is how much the F2P model will hold it back.

    For something like this, I would have no problem paying for it straight off, and enjoying it properly. But the whole microtransaction thing, may leave players idly watching screens and grinding with a lot of boring parts.

    That's what happened with Middle Manager of Justice for me, And it's the only thing that ruins those types of games.

    • http://www.fishlabs.net/ Tobi @ Fishlabs

      Hello Soupy, thanks for your feedback. For these kinds of games, a premium approach would hardly work, therefore we have decided to go with the F2P model. But we'll nevertheless keep the gameplay in flow and the actions of the players meaningful at all stages and phases of the game. You'll be able to enjoy Alliances to its full extent and play a crucial role in your clan or alliance even if you never spend a dime on IAPs.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jeremy.merry.3 Jeremy Merry

        No iPhone version :( ?

      • http://www.fishlabs.net/ Tobi @ Fishlabs

        Don't worry, you'll of course be able to play it on the iPhone as well! :)

  • dibdib

    Screw you, Fishlabs. I loved GoF2. I bought it--with actual _money_--as so many other people did. I even broke my no-IAP rule to buy your expansion because it was new game content that I know required time and effort to create, and we all wanted to support you.

    And what did you do? You decided to give it away free, add IAP and turn a quality commercial game into a freemium one. And now it looks like you prefer to join the bandwagon with shitty developers like Gameloft and churn out soulless cash grabs masquerading as games.

    I hope you sink tons of money into this to watch it buried under the tide of other more notable freemium titles, and your studio tanks.

  • angryPACman

    Looks great, BUT for me personally I want to see more add-ons for GOF2 HD. I have spent good money buying the GOF 1 &2 plus add-ons from iTunes store (not happy it's being given away for free now) I wont be playing the Alliances version.

  • Zdgames

    Looks cool but the space buildings is not what I play gof for I want hardcore sandboxing third person exploration....

  • http://www.facebook.com/marshall.husvar Marshall Zachary Husvar

    WOW, people need to calm down. If you bought GoF2 and all it's expansions, then thats what you payed for. As far as I understand Fishlabs isn't obligated to make you another space sim, non of their games have told you there was even a GoF3 coming out. Alliances looks good. I can't find a single decent game like this, the last one I played had some IAP king who had spent hundreds and farmed me, that's because the server population was too small.

    I am currently playing Clash of Clans and Battle Nations. Clash of clans doesn't have enough content, and Battle Nations doesn't connect you to other players well enough. Fishlabs has so far addressed the connectivity to other players, we can only hope there is enough players to keep it competitive, and it doesn't encourage IAP kings.

  • simon_nunes

    I think I can speak for most of my friends, that this was the last GOF we play... Very sad that the game play will change... Will search for something similar.