Apollo4X is a turn-based science-fiction business, trade, and governance simulation. Assume the role of President of an interplanetary trade corporation, and manage trade routes, colonization, upgrades and completion of grand scale societal goals. You are challenged to maintain positive cash flow while meeting abstracted societal demands through the expenditure of profits and influence. An alien threat expands steadily across the map and will become increasingly more difficult to battle as their territory grows, imparting urgency upon gameplay and providing a challenging alternate game mode of conducting tactical card-based combat with an unconventional play style. You can unlock additional trade and tactical options by using political influence to recruit home-world factions, which allows access to multiple unique abilities that each will grant.