Review: Space Settlers App for iOS – it’s free, but not exciting

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Space Settlers

Over the weekend, I played with a game called Space Settlers. The makers of the game have been trying to get me to review the app for about a month now. So I finally set some time to play with the free app on my iPod Touch. According to their iTunes page, Space Settlers is an online multi-player Sci-Fi game that features “mecha combat and real-time strategy” (their words). I never actually got to the combat part because I got bored with the first part of the game and quitted.

Space Settlers

In the game, you are one of the first space settlers for the ancient people of Tarre. The story mentions scientist Hawking (I assume this is in reference to the real Stephen Hawking), the God particle, and a time gate that is form by dark matter.

Space Settlers

In the first part of the game, you have to build a base. There are 16 steps and you basically just tap on the item (Tritium Extractor, Dark Energy Plant, crystal harvester, etc) indicated by the arrow. This is the boring part I mentioned previously.

Space Settlers

Space Settlers might appeal to sci-fi geeks if they are patience enough to get past the first part of the game. I couldn’t. However, I did like the sci-fi theme and storyline. The app is also very easy to play and the graphics is nice. But as I mentioned already, I couldn’t make it to the combat part of the game. Oh yeah, the app requires a Wi-fi connection even if you just want to play by yourself.

The free app works with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. It requires iOS 4.3 or later. The app is optimized for the iPhone 5.

The Story

People in the whole world have been fascinated with God Particle since its first appearance in 2012. Scientist Hawking, by linking his brain with the most powerful computer in the world, made a great contribution to theoretical physics, proving that the God Particle captured can be dated back to 13 billion years. Time Gate was held open for human beings!

Hawking predicted that dark energy existed in the form of crystal at the infancy of the universe and named it Dark Energy Crystal, which has become the most powerful energy source in universe since expeditionary force first carried it from ancient relic to earth.The ancient people in Terra left extraordinary technological remains, and thereafter the First Space Settler Age began.