4X Space Time

eXpanding the 4X strategy genre

Prologue: We’re part of the First Generation, the first group of
races, to travel the stars in our young galaxy. Over millennia we
progressed, always looking skyward dreaming of what awaited us when we
reached the stars. Upon exploring the vastness of space we found it
almost empty of other races comparable to our own. True, life was
flourishing on many worlds but the vast majority of other species had
not progressed to our level of technology. We encountered a few races
who rivaled our own. The K’Linq and the Trancahta were the first. The
K’Linq, a feline race, are very fast and maneuverable. Their ships match
their agility and are armed with pulse weapons but have limited
defenses. The Trancahta, sentient tortoises, are heavily armed and
armored. Both civilized and reasonable but not interested in more than
occasional trade and sharing of information. The Trancahta did warn us
about the “Shadow”. Another species no one has seen because their ships
employ cloaking technology and rarely leave survivors. The Shadow hunt
in packs of smaller ships and demolish their targets with mass driver
weaponry at close range. For several years our young galaxy was at
relative peace as the First Generation began exploring. In Sector 32 a
discovery was made that turned everything we thought we knew into chaos.

An advanced derelict ship of unknown origin was found while exploring
a planet in sector 32. Testing proved it to be billions of years older
than our home system’s star! It became clear however the ship and it’s
power source were less than a decade old. Further study revealed this
ship was comprised of elements native to our Galaxy but it was older
than our Galaxy. The theory was leaked this ship originated from our
galaxy in the distant future! The discovery sent shock waves throughout
the First Generation. There were whispers and reports of other derelict
artifacts scattered throughout known space but none of these were
confirmed.

It was then we noticed a new species emerging from the fringes of
explored space. They were relentless in their approach to Sector 32
refusing any attempts at communication. They devastated anyone who
attempted contact with vastly superior firepower.  We sent a fleet along
with our now allies, the K’linq and the Trancahta, to protect the
artifact and the planet. Communications from our fleets were jammed
during the battle. From several observation points the various
populations of the First Generation watched as during the battle the
enemy ship fired a beam at the star. The entire system, the star, the
planet, the derelict ship, along with all our fleets vanished! Sector 32
became known as the Lost Sector.

Some scout and colony ships of varying races began disappearing in
other sectors. Garbled reports came in of possible findings of
technology before communications were cut short. The First Generation
began spying on each other desperate to get any information on the
terrible new foe they faced. Some were exposed. Chaos ensued as the
cooperation of the peaceful races of the First Generation fell apart
into a cold war.

A new fervor of exploration has been embraced by the races of the
First Generation. Except this time armed conflict is sure to follow. For
the first time since leaving their home systems the races of the First
Generation fear their extinction, or worse; never existing in the first
place. An advanced race from billions of years in the future that has
traveled to the past could do so again…at any time.

4X Space Time is in development

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4X Space Time Main Menu Screen

125 x 125 Hex Map

4X Space Time Shipyard – a ship hull designer available on STEAM