Master of Tactics is a free and graphical 4X space TBS (Turn-Based Strategy) game set in the future that includes a heavy tactical combat system. It involves a exploration of the galaxy, colonization of new worlds, and control of the galaxy’s strategic resources.

Features at a glance

Key features include custom craft design, tactical battle system, diplomacy (sabotage, espionage, trading), salvage, strategic resources, random galaxy generation, and deep technology tree.

The game is free to download and play, it has no restrictions or time limits, and it is light on micro management. However, players are urged to buy various extras to support the game’s development.

Getting started with Master of Tactics

To play the Master of Tactics game on your GNU/Linux operating system of your choice, you must first download the latest version from Softpedia, where it is distributed as pre-built binary packages.

Save the archive on a location of your choice, unpack it and open the the folder that contains the extracted archive files. To run the game, double-click either the JAR file or the run.sh file. Windows users should use the run.bat file.

Under the hood

The game is written entirely in the Java programming language, which means that it is supported on all operating systems where the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is available, including GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. Both 32-bit and 64-bit instruction set architectures are supported at this time.

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