Posted on May 11, 2009,

Build Space Colonies with Light of Altair Demo

lightofaltair-colonyPC gamers have a chance to try out the new sci-fi city builder and simulator Light of Altair with a free demo. This offering from SaintXi gives players the chance to create an empire as they explore space, building colonies to expand their territory and power base. Light of Altair also offers a rich backstory for those who want more from their sims.

The custom 3D engine and advanced shader technology allow for richly detailed graphics and lighting as you zoom from your galactic view to individual colonies. The UI reminds me a little of SimCity Societies, although looks can be deceiving.

The Light of Altair demo clocks in at just under 98 MB. The screenshots look good and a plot is always tempting. Add to that a try before you buy and I’m happy to do a little deep space exploration. Not a bad diversion while we wait for Starcraft 2.

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