Star Lords now available on Steam's Early Access program
Steam's Early Access program allows you to buy Star Lords, download it, test its tentative features, and suggest to developers what features to remove, retain or improve.
For some fans, this is the next best thing to becoming a game developer because even one insightful fan comment can lead to a drastic feature change that eventually makes it to the launch version.
"Early Access provides such a unique addition to the development process and we are looking forward to hearing what players and fans have to say," said Iceberg Interactive CEO, Erik Schreuder.
Of course the trade-off is that Early Access fans will have to shell out cash for earlier, and also have to play an incomplete game. The Early Access Alpha version does not have multiplayer, huge galaxies or domestic policies. These features along with others will be opened up at a later date, said publisher Iceberg Interactive.
Already, fans have been submitting their early impressions of the space strategy mmo. Some have suggested improving the tutorials given the complexity of controls and menus. Others have praised its clean user interface as well as the level of challenge posed by the computer AI that controls rival civilizations.