ArithmeBit, the label for solo developer Jacob Fischer, has announced an ambitious 4X space strategy game, Spacewrights, and it's coming to mobile. Designed in the vein of games like Civilization and Master of Orion, there will be a spaceship and crew to control, with open-ended gameplay designed to create a galaxy to explore and conquer at one's leisure, with other ships to engage in combat with and planets to explore.


Multiple modes are planned - an Adventure mode to explore the galaxy, Survival mode with permadeath, and various multiplayer modes. The game is certainly ambitious - especially for a solo developer embarking on his first project - but we'll see in 2015, the game's announced release date, whether this can deliver on all its promises.


Fischer has an official dev blog on his site, and he's participating in a thread on our forums for the game, answering any questions you may have about the game.

  • pillzhereish

    Hmm it looks really cool.

  • C. Stubb

    If this turns out to be the FTL/Ascendancy cross it looks like from the screenshots, I'll be very pleased.

  • PoloBaquerizoH

    Perfect! Love pixels! Sounds great!

    • 61050

      i like pixels too, but i prefer more of them than 20 per square inch of screen. c'est la vie i guess.

  • MajorCheevo

    Seems like a FTL type that I might see on iPhone . That would be sweet.

  • Dueler

    You had me at pixel.

  • Luciano1084

    FTL!!! Pixelized 🙂 2015 though, so long away 🙁

  • HansKaosu

    Looks neat. 😀

  • anabolicMike

    Yeah Instabuy. Too bad about the ridiculous wait time heehee well I know it's not ridiculous. Mans gotta live but why tease us so horrifically. I've been dying for a game like this on any important platform! (Ios and macos)