Bulwark Studios

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Ixion review: an intricate management sim wrapped in a stirring space opera

Ixion starts by asking the question “What if Homeworld was a management sim?”. It then proceeds to answer that question in a comprehensive and convincing manner. Bulwark Studios’ star hopping epic takes the operatic, elegiac grandeur of Relic’s RTS classic, but replaces the space battles with a chewy mixture of stellar logistics. Also like Homeworld, it’s a darned stylish thing. The game commences with a spectacular intro cutscene wherein a futuristic space-shuttle launches from Earth, breaking through the atmosphere to dock with a gigantic, revolving space-station like a chromed hubcap off some petrolhead’s pride & joy. The cutscene neatly transitions…