Reach for the Stars (RFTS) is a turn-based strategy game of epic galactic exploration, colonization and conquest. The original RFTS released in the mid 1980's was wildly popular in it's day, winning spots on many "Game Of The Year" and "Best Game" lists, and even now maintains a very loyal following. Reach for the Stars is considered to be one of the original 4X (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate) games.Epic galactic 4X strategy gameplay.
Long campaign, more than 30 preset scenarios, plus nearly unlimited play with random scenarios.
Superior AI makes the computer a cunning and ruthless opponent.
Tactical combat with control over fleet formations, attack/defensive orders and standing orders. Combat will take place as fleet engagements, planetary bombardments, and invasions.
A truly dynamic research and technology tree, spread across 10 eras.
16 unique species, each its own technology tree, combat & economic advantages and disadvantages, plus AI personality.
A Diplomatic system that allows for enforceable agreements and treaties between species.
Multiple single and multiplayer victory conditions - can be combined for more variety and challenge.
Network play with simultaneous turns up to 4 players on Internet, and 6 on a Network.
A powerful Scenario Editor.