We first posted about the 4X board game Exodus: Proxima Centauri almost a year ago now. If this is the first you’ve heard of the game, here’s how Tasos originally described it: “Exodus: Proxima Centauri, is inspired by Stanislaw Lem’s The Magellanic Cloud and has humanity building a new civilization after Earth has been destroyed in a nuclear holocaust. There are six factions vying for supremacy, and each player gets to build a space fleet made up of customized ships, conquer planets, negotiate and vote for political decisions affecting the universe, and more." It’s based on an actual real-world board game, which this video goes into some shockingly exacting detail on how the whole thing is played:
Not long after that, we got a first look of what the digital version is going to look like, and then the game fell off our radar… Until today! Originally Exodus was scheduled to be released last summer, but it would seem that date slipped and as often is the case with these super hardcore strategy games, good things come to those who wait. It’s launching on Steam first, for the Mac and PC, on August 17th, 2018. Then, it’ll be released on mobile later this year. Here’s the Steam launch trailer:
I am fairly certain the 4X hex grid loving crowd among us is going to love this game. How am I so sure? The gameplay tutorial is split across two videos (part 1, part 2) that runs well over an hour. If you’re the kind of person who is always grousing about mobile games being too simple, well, this is the extreme polar opposite. Exodus: Proxima Centauri will run $14.99 on Steam, and it really wouldn’t surprise me if the mobile version was similarly priced as most of these hardcore strategy games come in at $10-15 on the App Store.