Your civilization is living peacefully in a solar system whose sun is steadily approaching Supernova. You must abandon your planet and fight for a foothold in a new solar system before your home world is destroyed. Over the next millennium, you will have to learn new technologies - Weapons, Shields, Communications or Engines - to aid in your quest for survival. Earn income by mining moons and discover alien races on new planets, earning you valuable bonuses. You need to plan carefully, balancing your rate of expansion with defense, as you must guard your claimed territory and fend off other civilizations to protect what you have rightfully won.