FAQ

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WHAT IS GALA COLLIDER?

Gala Collider is a fusion of 4X and card games. Gala Collider offers all the depth, replayability and expansion potential of a collectible or expandable card game, all while you expand your empire and explore new sectors of space on a beautiful 3D map.

WHAT IS A 4X GAME? HOW ARE YOU MIXING IT WITH A CARD GAME?

4X is shorthand for eXplore, eXpand, eXploit and eXterminate. Notable games in the genre are series such as Sid Meier’s Civilization and Masters of Orion. They involve the heavy use of strategy to control an empire, manage resources, and conquer enemies. Gala Collider games follow the progression of a typical 4X game, but it is a card driven game [DCG], meaning all your choices about what you build, what actions you take, and what you research are all card play choices. You do both deck building in-game as well as deck-construction before the game begins.

In addition to 4X and DCG elements, Gala Collider also has strategic and tactical decisions integrated into it that you might typically find in RTS games. For instance, scouting plays a an important role as well as developing the right technology to defeat and counter your opponent. There are also instances where you’ll need to bluff, out maneuver, and switch between economic, research, and military development.

WHY IS THIS CALLED AN ALPHA AND NOT A BETA?

Beyond just general stability, a bug free home, and good UI, we are still working on key features of the game that are necessary for us to be able to call it a Beta and sleep well at night. We will be adding more and more core features to the Alpha as it progresses towards Beta. The completed Alpha will have an in-game deck builder, in-game store, achievements, ranking, matchmaking and more.

That said the current Alpha is fully playable, you can find opponents, play timed and untimed games, build decks online and import them and play through your matches to the end.

WHAT PLATFORMS WILL GALA COLLIDER BE RELEASED ON?

Gala Collider will be initially on desktop computers (Mac, Windows) during the Alpha, and on iOS and Android tablets when we get to Beta; we also plan to support iPhones and Android phones in the future as well as other potential platforms.

CAN MOBILE PLAYERS PLAY AGAINST DESKTOP PLAYERS?

Your account is universal. It is shared across all devices and also this website, so yes!ss.

HOW DO I GET MY HANDS ON THIS GAME?

Sign up for the Alpha! You can do so on our home page. You’ll be invited in the order received and at a rate our servers can sustain.

HOW WILL PLAYERS PROGRESS AND ACQUIRE CARDS IN GALA COLLIDER?

In-game currency will be acquired from play, achievements and rewards. Additional in-game currency can be purchased. You can then use in-game currency to buy content expansions in our future store. Expansions will be available for purchase as a set, like a DLC,and not random. We are also exploring other ways for content to be earned and have many plans for the future of the game to keep it fresh and interesting.

CAN I BUILD MY OWN DECK?

Yes, please visit http://db.galacollider.com to build a deck, save it and export. You can then load it into the game from the deck selection screen prior to starting a match. Note that in a future Alpha/Beta patch we will also be releasing our in-game deck builder which will make this process much simpler and intuitive.

HOW CAN I FIND OTHER PEOPLE TO PLAY AGAINST?

The best place to chat and find people to befriend is going to be our Discord channel. In the future we may open up forums and other community tools. You can also join us on our Twitch channel to watch and play us when we are streaming.

WHY IS THE GAME CALLED GALA COLLIDER?

Set 4 billion years in the future when the Earth is just a distant memory, consumed by the sun that once gave it life, the Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxies are in mid-collision with each other. While galaxy collisions are slow and occur over millions of years, periodic events happen at an increased rate with some stars potentially exploding, and others being pulled out or into new trajectories. The chaotic overlapping of these two super-structures has altered and destabilized existing powers,  bringing with them new stars and places to explore.

Gala Collider is the story of our far future, when humans have evolved into multiple sapien species. By playing, you’ll be joining our story and co-authoring the exploration. Read more Gala Collider lore here.