Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy was released on June 4, 2015 by Slitherine. The game was developed by Black Lab Games. Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy is a tactical space based strategy game.

Play your part in the Second Contact War in a campaign with a branching story and over 60 missions, or create your own scenarios in skirmish mode battles.

Gameplay is space based so it has 6 degrees of freedom of movement.

The nautilid threat is as varied as it is innumerable, however, and they will not surrender. Use your wits to overcome the threat of disruption fields, bio-missiles and proximity mines.

Give your orders, and watch the results in explosive pausable real-time. Tailor your arsenal of crew abilities and assault class ships as your fleet grows with your command. Exploit the enemy’s weaknesses with superior positioning and flanking manoeuvres to inflict devastating damage.

There are only 8 different ship types in this game which does limit the gameplay a bit. The scaling mechanics are also weak. Ammunition is also inconsistent


Operating SystemWindows Vista or better
CPUIntel® Core 2 Quad 6600 or better
AMD Phenom II X4-945 or better
Memory1 GB or more
Hard Drive Space8739 MB
Graphics HardwareNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460 or better
AMD Radeon™ HD 5770 or better
NetworkBroadband Internet Connection Required