"As a matter of fact, almost everything is allowed in the game, from corrupting your enemies to being treacherous with your allies in order to assimilate their technology! StarShift is the kind of game which seems simple at first glance, but which offers a whole universe of possibilities to explore."
In StarShift, each player will lead a race caught in the middle of an intergalactic conflict. This conflict involves nine (9) different races which were brought together by the Zaran during their reign, and who now all want to conquer the biggest part of the galaxy, using whatever means they can (direct attacks, espionage, sabotage and more!).
In order to achieve their goal, players will have at their disposal over 30 different Technologies, 20 Special Ops, 5 Diplomatic Treaties and many unit types, buildings and sectors. They will also be able to trade money, Spy Points, military units and sectors with other players.
Moreover, players will be able to discuss strategy and tactics using instant messaging, chat room and discussion forums in order to learn new tricks and even to try bribing other players to win the game!
StarShift: The Zaran Legacy will be available in both English and French, at a price of approximately USD$30-$35. The game is currently slated for release in Q1 2003 for Windows® 98/ME/2000/NT/XP.
Check out the official StarShift website for more detailed information.