a real time strategy game incorporating elements from 4X empire building strategy games, set in space.

Sins of a Solar Empire is a a 2008 real time strategy game developed by Ironclad Games and published by Stardock Entertainment. It is set in a science fiction universe and incorporates some elements from 4X empire strategy games. Players can play as one of three distinct factions to conquer and colonize new worlds, build infrastructure, engage in trade and diplomacy, and battle with hundreds of ships around gravity wells of planets and stars.

The game has two 'micro-expansions', Entrenchment, released in 2009, Diplomacy, released in 2010, and a stand-alone expansion, Rebellion, which includes the base game and the two previous expansion packs. The base game, with Entrenchment and Diplomacy were released as Trinity in 2010.

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