The Noble Armada miniatures game has taken off in a new, video game-y direction. Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, Noble Armada: Lost Worlds is now playable on PC.
While thenew game is a worthy adaption of Noble Armada, it’s also a sequel to the Emperor of the Fading Suns computer game, set in a world where the stars are dying and everyone in the galaxy is fighting over what’s left.
In Noble Armada: Lost Worlds, players take on the role of a noble in one of the five Royal houses or the Urth Orthodox Church, vying against rival fleets and houses for control of human space. They battle pirates, barbarians, heretics, and others in their quest for supremacy.
Noble Armada is a game of broadsides and boarding actions, as players maneuver their ships to line up their best shots, fire off broadsides of fiery energy and then board their enemies to end the battle with desperate boarding actions. As they travel from planet to planet, making allies and building up their fleets, they also gain the experience they need to make their crews and marines truly formidable.
“We’ve had a great time tweaking the established RTS conventions,” says lead game designer Andrew Greenberg. “Movement is not just point and click, as players have to take into account the unique physics of space. In addition, we’ve gone for a pausable real-time format that allows players to take time strategizing before unleashing a hail of blaster fire.”
Noble Armada: Lost Worlds is out as of now. Check it out for $19.99 (sorry, no introductory week sale).