Sid Meier’s Starships is only $15? Seems like quite the steal.

A turn-based spaceship tactics simulator that draws on Beyond Earth’s improvements to the Civilization series while taking some mechanics clues of XCOM’s tactics? Certainly seems worth it, just based on the preview from Shacknews.

I wonder how the Starships connects to Beyond Earth, though. I might have to give both of these games a chance if the connection between them is strong enough.

The Mittani writer Ryan Vincent even compared the game’s development to Ace Patrol’s? I love that iOS title. Hopefully it keeps getting nice new updates for awhile after the initial release like Ace Patrol does.