Any game that starts with “Sid Meier’s” is like any movie that starts with “Wes Craven’s” or “M. Night Shyamalan’s”. You pretty much know what you’ll get. There’s no gameplay in the new trailer for Sid Meier’s Starships, but we know it’ll spin around the Civilization and Beyond Earth gravitational pull, the latter especially. Turn-based, hex or tile-flooring, more-or-less board game with pretty graphics and AI. In other words, another round of long-nights, dogs-tired days at work and fights with the sig-other.
Here’s the premise. Peeps have colonized and haven’t been back to Earth in a long time. They get a distress signal from Earth. They go find out what’s up. Fun happens. Of course, the fun involves an arms and tech race. And Tragedy of the Commons. And more Butter Battles. This ain’t Dr. Seuss, though. It’s Sid Meier, and he’ll surprise with a few this and that. He will.
The game is out for PC, Mac and iPad sometime this Spring.