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Auralux Goes Live in Google Play, an Abstract Real-Time Strategy Game

A new game by the name of Auralux just arrived on Google Play. It is a real-time strategy based game, where you command stars that produce little warrior lights that you use to capture other stars and kill enemies. Depending on your stars strength (some are up-gradable and some are not) it will produce a certain amount of soldiers per second. You then use those soldiers to go capture grey stars or destroy enemy stars. To beat the level, you must capture all of the stars that appear in that system. 

The gameplay is insanely slow-paced, but there is an add-on you can buy that unlocks a faster game mode. Levels that were once 20-30 minutes long are brought down to a more manageable 5-10 minutes. But be careful, the faster gameplay allows your enemies to also react quicker to your advances and they are not easy to beat. All in all, I think it’s a great game that brings together fantastic artwork, intuitive controls, and the fun that is real-time strategy gaming. Go pick it up for free and let us know what you think.

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  • nsauce7

    Vzw gnex, not compatible

  • ThatGuyIsHere

    Reminds me of some old other Bubble game. Basically two sides each haveseveral bubbles with each bubble having a number that increases over time. To take over an opponent’s bubble you select which of your bubbles to take from and each of those bubbles send over half the number they had. If the total number that you send over is greater than the bubble you’re attempting to take over then it’s yours. Was simple and plain but a time killer.

    • Lactose_the_Intolerant

      See also: Archipelago in Google Play.

      • Tsabhira

        Galaxy Domination, Galcon, GalaxIR, Little Stars for Little Wars… all clones, but all awesome. Anyone have others?

  • Raven

    Although an extremely pretty version this looks a lot like a large variety of games I have already AntiBody, Archipelago, Cell Wars, GalCon, GalaxIR, etc. So, of course, I will get it for my 3 Tegra tablets.

  • Ugh, then I took a slooooooooooow strategy, got twenty minutes in, about to kill green…and it locks up, relaunch to find no resume.


  • Reminds me a lot of a game I use to play a bunch on my OG: Galaxy Domination. I loved that game!

  • Getting comp stomped kind of sucks ass. Unless you just don’t do anything 99% of the time they gang up on you. 2v1 kind of sucks. Take an early lead and you are EFFED.

  • This is the only reason I want a Tegra device, and the main reason I hate Tegra. SoC exclusivity is retarded.

    • JoshGroff

      It does say for now, meaning they are planning to expand it.

  • Murphy

    1. Make an awesome game.
    2. Release the awesome game that virtually no one can play.
    3. Profit?

  • summit1986

    Looks similar to Little Stars, which is in yesterday’s featured Indie bundle. Works great on my GNex

  • ddfuji

    Sad. It looks like fun. To bad j can’t play 🙁

  • JoshGroff

    “Auralux is an abstract, essentialized, and simplified real-time strategy
    game. It is currently only available for Tegra-based devices.”

    • Currently….I’m sure that will change soon. In the mean time, buy a Nexus 7 😛

      • JoshGroff

        Already pre-ordered (with Game Stop,) just waiting on the good news.

        • EvanTheGamer

          When did you pre-order it? Early July?

          • JoshGroff

            A week and a half ago ish.

      • MOD TAG, BOSS LEVEL +1

      • coolsilver

        Already have a tablet with ICS. Why should I?

  • Dredamanfoo2

    It is only compatible with Tegra devices right now.

  • JoshGroff

    Verizon HTC ADR6400L
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    This item is not compatible with your device.
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    Tegra only, lame >.>

    • Keith0606

      tegra 3 perhaps… I read it’s tegra only for now somewhere, but it must be 3, since you have a xoom on that list and that’s tegra 2.

      • JoshGroff

        It’s compatible with the Xoom, notice it doesn’t say incompatible under it. Still not sure why it’s not available for the Droid X2 or Atrix 4G, both being Tegra 2 devices as well.

        • Keith0606

          ahh missed that. yeah guess it’s tablet only.

      • Anthony_Armando

        for some reason i cant install this game, even with the chainfire 3d market fix. havent had that issue with anything else.

        • michael arazan

          The market has your phone ID model and won’t let you install it if your device is not supported.

    • Murphy

      Wow, love technology much? =)

      • JoshGroff

        It’s an addiction, I need help. I bought and sold many of them though, only still own the Thunderbolt (dat kickstand) and waiting on my N7 pre-order, just leave them on so I can check app compatibility.

  • So I can install on Nexus 7 but not on GSIII? Weird?!?!? Looked worth trying. Now, I will probably forget about it…

  • Emrikol

    “This app is incompatible with all of your devices.”

    Bummer. No Gnex, no Kindle Fire (CM9), no Razr Maxx, and no Droid X love.

  • Not available for GNex….weird

    • EvanTheGamer

      But it is available on the Nexus 7. Strange that it’s not available on the G-Nex though.

    • Just played it on mine.

      • No actually I can’t read for crap, I played it on my N7. It’s Tegra 3 only.

        • JoshGroff

          Xoom LTE is compatible as well, but not Droid X2 or Atrix 4G, so Tegra powered tablets only?

          • coolsilver

            Honeycomb and up

          • JoshGroff

            That explains it.

  • Gimp_Ninja

    Looks awesome, but Play says it’s not compatible with any of my phones, including the GSIII.

  • Timothy Miller

    This could become addicting really quickly… it brings back memories of the original Homeworld games (PC), for some reason.

    Edit: Not compatible with the Galaxy Nexus?! Tegra-only according to the play store. Blah.

    • Oooh, didn’t read that much. That is, uh, LAAAME.

    • emrikol

      Someone needs to rip the apk so we can test that tegra-only theory.