A key design goal for Galactic Impact is for the game to be playable in multiple ways. Some folks may want to run their empires as a warmonger, while others may want to focus on trade, or exploration. Some people might want to plant a flag in every star system their sensors find, while others might want to focus on a few core worlds and venture out only to bring back additional resource. Awesome! We want all of these to be viable.

But space is real big, y’all, and no matter how you slice it, your star map is going to wind up full of information, and not all of it is going to be mission-critical to you and your empire every time you log in.

Enter “Bookmarks” — a system for you to flag some set of specific systems, planets, worlds, or ships as… well, whatever you want them to mean! Worlds you’re actively working to develop, juicy mining opportunities on the edges of the known galaxy, or places you’re planning a sneak attack.

Animation of adding, then removing a Bookmark.

The Bookmark icon will show on the page of any unit or location you can bookmark. Click this and it will show up in the “bookmarks list” on your main Empire screen for easier finding next turn. Click the bookmark again to remove it from your list once it’s no longer relevant.

We’re previewing Bookmarks for everyone starting now! Because we have bills to pay, and we’re committed to never putting “pay-to-win” mechanisms into Galactic Impact, we’re thinking Bookmarks, as a nice-to-have for very active players, may eventually transition to being part of our Galactic Impact Premium subscription option.


We’ve added a great new feature we’re calling Alliances! An Alliance allows two or more Players to collaborate via real time chatroom. It’s a great way to develop a strategy for an attack, a plan for protecting trade routes, or just swapping game tips with each other!

To CREATE a new Alliance, you will need to be a Galactic Impact Premium Subscriber, but once an Alliance is established, any Empire in the Galaxy can be invited to join and enjoy the full benefits of this feature.

Empires who belong to any Alliances have an additional panel on their Diplomacy Page that allows them to access the Alliance Real-Time Comms Page. Send and receive messages in real time with the other members of your Alliance, communications carried across any stretch of Galactic distance in an instant.

Invite additional Alliance members as needed and those players can join the chat as well.

But! Keeping these subspace airwaves open and clear is not without cost — Alliances have a Galactic Credit upkeep cost each Stardate, based on the number of crosslinked subspace connections it supports between member Empires. Any member may pay into the Alliance coffers, but make sure someone is keeping on eye on the balance, because if the Alliance’s funds debit to zero, the Alliance is disbanded and the communications history will be lost!

So make sure to only invite those you really need as members of the Alliance, and avoid the upkeep cost becoming unmaintainable. Also, any member is allowed to invite any of their Diplomatic Relations to the Alliance, so make sure they’re trustworthy!