As reported on an Xbox.com support forum post, your chance to pick up the cross-platform strategy title Galactic Reign is quickly narrowing. An Xbox Staff member broke the news that the game will not be available after Thursday, August 15th, and that the servers would be shut down on December 31st. The staffer offered a bit of information in the form of a Q&A:
Q&AAlthough this was posted in the Xbox on Windows section of the forums, this presumably affects the Windows Phone version as well (how can it not?). Customers who buy one version of the game are granted access to the other, however, if you to earn separate achievements you'll have to buy both versions of the game.
When is Galactic Reign closing?
Galactic Reign will be removed from the Windows store on August 15th and the servers will be shut down on December 31, 2013.
Can I download Galactic Reign and play until the servers are shut down?
You must download Galactic Reign before August 15th, when Galactic Reign will be removed from the Windows store. You will not be able to re-download the game after this date either.
Why is Galactic Reign being shut down?
We continually explore new games and entertainment concepts. Galactic Reign was a great cloud-based video rendering game exploration that we are going to bring to a close.
Will there be any future Galactic Reign games released?
There are no plans to do so at this time.
Galactic Reign offers turn-based multiplayer on both Windows 8 and Windows Phone, with the ability to play others across the two platforms. The game was released in March of this year. Purchase links and QR codes have been provided below for those looking to buy the game before it's gone forever. (Respectfully) express your grief in the comments below.
Galactic Reign (Windows) / Galactic Reign (WP) $4.99/£3.49
Galactic Reign is a head-to-head game of tactical expansion and conquest. You and your opponent colonize planets, design ships, and build fleets as you fight for domination of the galaxy. Ship design is crucial, as you must predict what their opponent is building and construct ships to counter it. When opposing fleets meet, the battle is rendered on the cloud, showing the result in a stunning cinematic movie. Download it here for Windows 8.
Galactic Reign is turn based. You and your opponent take your turns whenever you like, and the game advances when you both have submitted your actions. In addition to player vs. player strategy, Galactic Reign features an extensive collection of single player missions that challenge you to use clever ship design to defeat enemy fleets.
Trial mode contains the entire game experience with a single species. Purchase the full version to unlock the other two.
Experience the thrill of cinematic cloud-rendered battles.
Play anywhere --battle your friends in online asynchronous multiplayer across Windows 8 and Windows Phone 7
Choose from three different species, each with a unique look and arsenal.
Scan your opponent's ships and research new technology to take advantage of any weaknesses.
Multiple win conditions bring depth to the strategy layer.
Hours of training missions and single-player scenarios to teach you the ropes and put your skills to the test.
Personalize the look of your fleet with color selections and decals.
Windows 8 QR Code
Download it here for Windows Phone 7.5 and up
Windows Phone QR Code