I'd recommend looking into Star Ruler and Flotilla regardless, though.
...y won't it be fun later?
@shotgunmaniac: yea...u're right. barring Homeworld there isn't much out there in terms of space based RTS with a story. as i said before..its a dying genre. still playing SW Empire at War and Forces of Corruption to fill the void.
@ZS: yea...i've played Ground Control 2. its a fun game though not a purely space based RTS.
Otherwise the only other one I can think of is AI War: Fleet Command and its attendant expansions, it only really has much of a story with the Light of the Spire events enabled
[Edited by ZZGashi, 6/24/2012 1:33:47 PM]
[Edited by ZZGashi, 6/24/2012 1:34:16 PM]
some more info:
Salvation Prophecy is a military space epic. Human, mutant, and robotic factions are at war for galactic domination. Battles rage as space fleets collide, and planet invasions clash against fortified enemy colonies. Yet the greatest danger is the impending annihilation foretold by an apocalyptic prophecy. You must seek out the mysteries of distant alien worlds, and master ancient powers to withstand the coming storm.
Engage in epic space battles with 50 fighter ships, space stations, and battleships.
Upgrade your ship with more powerful weapons, missiles, engines, shields, reactors, and EMPs.
Embark on drop ship missions to invade enemy colonies. Battle against enemy troops, turrets, flier-bombers, and powerful mech units.
Alien Planet Exploration
Navigate your ship through unstable wormholes to unknown galaxies.
Explore alien planets inhabited by dangerous creatures.
Discover the secrets of an apocalyptic prophecy.
Seek out the guardians of ancient runes.
Gain ranks by completing missions.
Rise up to lead your faction's military strategy.
Construct planet colonies, space stations, and military units.
Order new missions to attack the enemy.
[Edited by jackbig, 6/27/2012 9:06:13 AM]
I've played a bit of it (stuck on a mission atm) and it has a very interesting campaign/story.
It's on steam so give it a geez.