After a year in Steam Early Access, developer Little Green Men Games has launched Starpoint Gemini Warlords, the latest chapter in the Starpoint Gemini franchise. The game is available via Steam, and all major digital retailers.

The gameplay incorporates features from the space sim, RPG and 4X strategy genres. Players can build up their stronghold and engage in trading, mining, and salvage to acquire resources, even as they level up, gain skills, and prepare for battle. Players can also build warships and prepare fleets in order to fight the other factions within the game. Warmasters can accompany these fleets, allowing players to concentrate on the various other aspects of their work, or personally command from the front line. Players can also exercise direct control of their flagship, with manual control of the firing systems. Starpoint Gemini Warlords also features full Steam Workshop integration for ease of modding.

“4X Strategy was the last frontier left to explore,” said Mario Mihokovic, CEO of Little Green Men Games. “Starpoint Gemini and Starpoint Gemini 2 already blurred the lines between Space Sim and RPG and with Warlords we went one step further and added 4X Strategy elements to complement the mix. We’ve implemented a lot of features requested by the Starpoint Gemini 2 community into Warlords and we went above and beyond to deliver a diverse and daring game for the existing community, and for newcomers to the Starpoint Gemini franchise alike.”

The game features a Digital Deluxe Edition which includes the Original Soundtrack, composed and created by Nikola “Nikita” Jeremic, a Digital Collector’s Artbook, Stream overlays (layered PSD format, HD resolution, 1920x1080px), Gemini Starchart digital poster, print quality (.jpg, 11575x8031px, 300 dpi) and ten special wallpapers.

Starpoint Gemini Warlords has a retail price of $34.99, while the Digital Deluxe Edition is priced at $39.99. The game is rated T for Teen by the ESRB.