ALIEN TRIBE 2 is an indie 4X space game for the iPad and iPhone that combines several genres. Here, a universe sandbox meets real-time strategy and a pinch of tower defense. Friends of games like "Master of Orion 2" will feel at home here because colonization and research are core elements of the game. The 4X stands for "eXplore", "eXpand", "eXploit" and "eXterminate", and Alien Tribe 2 offers all these different strategies for the player - from exploring the galaxy to extracting raw materials or fending off hostile attacks.
Alien Tribe 2 is different than most of the other 4X real-time strategy games and if you think it is hard to play a real time strategy game on the iPad just give it a try - you won't regret it. Alien Tribe 2 is not another casual game which you play for a couple of minutes. Alien Tribe 2 can be played for hours and it never gets boring. And each game is different than the last one. But it is really complex and we suggest to start with the tutorials first if you are not an expert for 4X RTS space games.
The 4X approach is supported by over 45 missions / quests of the areas of "Military", "Economy", "Exploration" & "Expansion". This means that the player is constantly faced with new challenges and once a player successfully completes a mission / quest, he is then rewarded with new build options, research points, the in-game currency called GEO or various other items.