November 30, 2007
Valen Games is pleased to announce that the financial strategy game Lunar Domination is now available for Mac OS X. In addition to Mac OS X support, the new version of Lunar Domination also includes online multiplayer support for two players.
Lunar Domination is a turn-based strategy game where players fight for domination over the lunar ore market. Unlike in war strategy games, players cannot attack each other directly. Instead they must skillfully manage their finances and base expansion, and compete with their opponent for orders from clients. This focus on financial strategy creates a different player experience compared to traditional war strategy games. The only weapon that is available in Lunar Domination is your mind.
To win the game you must fill the ore quotas of three clients faster than your opponent. This involves mining the ore, and then competing with your opponent for the client orders. Each completed order brings you closer to victory. Competition for orders takes place using an auction system, where the player with the lowest bid wins the order.
The ore that your clients request is scattered around a map, and can be mined using specialized buildings. The map itself is split into sectors which can be bought by you or your opponent, and contain the ore that you can mine. Sectors are also home to your buildings, which allow you to mine, store, refine, and sell ore to your clients.
Neighboring sectors form sector groups, where member sectors share resources that buildings in them provide. However, larger sector groups result in higher income taxes. This makes smaller sector groups more profitable, and one of the challenges in the game is to keep your sector groups as small as possible to make the most money from your ore.
Lunar Domination comes with six scenarios which include small, medium, and large maps. Each scenario can be played at three difficulty levels against a computer opponent, or against another person in online multiplayer mode. An interactive tutorial is included to help you quickly learn the basics without having to spend a lot of time learning how to play.
Lunar Domination is available for Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, and Linux. It costs $19.99 (USD) and can be purchased at the Valen Games web site: http://www.valengames.com.
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For more information about Lunar Domination, contact Valen Games at:
Company site: http://www.valengames.com
Game site: http://www.valengames.com/lunar_domination