Giveaway: ‘Star Traders: 4X Empires’

Last month Trese BrothersBrothers on a Mission – announced the Linux release of “Star Traders: 4X Empires” which is currently available on Steam.  In ‘Star Traders: 4X Empires‘ you take command of a rag-tag group of human refugees fleeing in the great Exodus, and must help them re-establish your galactic civilization, defend your fledgling colonies, and rediscover lost technologies.

Andrew Trese:  We have just launched a native Linux port of Star Traders 4X Empires to Steam.  This interstellar strategy game employs a unique internal political engine in which you are struggling to control factions within your empire and a tactical battle map style that lets on-going wars rage across space in epic proportions.


About ‘Star Traders: 4X Empires’

screenshot_empire_2The great Exodus has ending and the splintered Star Trader Factions are lost, tired of the endless travel, or too slow to keep pace with the main fleet. Alone, and without the protection of the mighty Templars, you must step into the position of leadership to guide the Factions to their new homeworlds among the stars.

You must take command and help carve out a new Quadrant, and lead the refugees from near-extinction to prosperity in a turn-based empire building game. As a political and military leader, the you must use all of your diplomacy, spy-craft and economic savvy to build a winning strategy. Facing both internal and external threats, the player defends the empire from infighting political factions and hostile alien creatures.


  • Build a vast and mighty empire among the stars, manage a complex economy as you install mines, Spice Halls, Exchanges, Palaces and more
  • Defend your Quadrant from one or more Alien races bent on your eradication. Engage in massive fleet on fleet battles with hypersonic Torpedos, mass-driver Guns, Boarding and Planetary Invasion
  • Design and build endless combination of starships to ply deep-space and fight the Alien onslaught
  • Research and rediscover 100+ lost technologies on a sprawling tree
  • Strive to manage the Factions with a robust political system, using espionage and diplomatic power to end conflicts, foster treaties and enhance trade
  • Explore strange and dangerous anomalies among the stars to advance your civilization
  • 5 rich difficulty settings from easy, to realistic, to nearly impossible challenges

Expect to read more news from Trese Brothers; they intent to develop more games with Linux native support:

Andrew Trese:  We’d are bringing more games to Linux. The Linux port has 100% feature parity with the Windows release and will be receiving weekly updates with new features and content.

Sounds promising, we look forward to new game experiences in the future.

Star Traders: 4X Empires Giveaway

Now ‘Star Traders: 4X Empires‘ is available on Linux, we’d like to offer you the opportunity to win a copy of the game. All you have to do, is click the banner below and press the green ‘Enter Giveraway‘-button.


Steam-Account required to participate

You have until Sunday March 1st to sign up – winners will be notified by mail. Steam-Account required to participate

Good luck!



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Author: Kereltis View all posts by
Linux advocate, born in Liverpool, grew up in Cork City Ireland and currently living in Corvallis, Oregon. I love all things Linux, my favorite distro being Ubuntu followed closely by Kubuntu and Linux Mint (Cinnamon and KDE). As far as I'm concerned Linux is the future of gaming. Lets make the world as open and transparent as we can!

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