Auralux

Auralux: Constellations is a game inspired by the populair Planet Wars game. The game is developed and published by War Drum Studios. The player has a planet that generates fleets to conquer or defend other planets.

Controller support
The thing that War Drum Studios has done right is to make use of the Steam SDK and it’s features. Many other planet wars inspired games on Steam don’t have these functions. This way Auralux: Constellations makes a better impression to Steam users than those other games.

The game supports even controller support and ever testing it with a Xbox One controller I have to say that the controls work really good in this game.

To infinity and beyond…
The game has alot of levels to play. The levels go from easy to hard and can be very difficult at some time. I had to redo a couple of levels because I picked the wrong strategy. Sometimes it’s better to conquer a few small planets instead of 1 big one.

The levels really look good and are really fun.

Another Planet Wars game?
Like I already written above, the game does a very good job in integrating all the Steam SDK features, but there is one more other feature in the game that does make this planet wars better in my opinion. I never have seen the option to upgrade the planets during a match in any Planet Wars game. This brings an entire new strategy to the game. So it’s better to take out an upgraded planet and use it to create more fleets for yourself.

The game also features a few new mechanics like worm holes to transfer your fleet to other planets quickly. Also it can be possible that planets move. All these mechanics add another difficulty. But these mechanics make this Planet Wars inspired game so special.

JosWeb Score (0/100):
70/100
Auralux: Constellations is another Planet Wars inspired game, but this time the developers really made the best Planet Wars inspired game I have seen in a very long time. Making use of the Steam SDK and it’s features always gets a plus in my book. But the visuals and the strategies needed to complete a level make this game challenging and pretty to look at.

I would recommend buying this game if you like strategy games and want to play a Planet Wars inspired game.

Links:
Auralux: Constellations on Steam
Auralux: Constellations official website

Videos:
Auralux: Constellations Trailer