Star Hammer The Vanguard Prophecy

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Star Hammer at 65% off on PS4!

Posted: 6 JUL 2017

Star Hammer is currently at 65% off on the Playstation Store!

Don't miss your chance to get this amazing title at a discounted price.


Star Hammer at half price on PS4!

Posted: 5 APR 2017

In case you missed one of the most original and innovative strategy games available on PlayStation 4, this is your chance: Star Hammer: the Vanguard Prophecy will be at 50% off on the Playstation Store for three weeks, starting today!


Star Hammer weeklong discount

Posted: 6 SEP 2016

Space-loving wargamers, this one is for you: Star Hammer: the Vanguard Prophecy is getting a 25% discount for the duration of the week.


Star Hammer is now out on PlayStation 4!

Posted: 2 SEP 2016

Following the extremely successful release on XBox One from last week, Star Hammer: the Vanguard Prophecy is now out on PlayStation 4!


Star Hammer: the Vanguard Prophecy is out on XBox One!

Posted: 26 AUG 2016

The game has had a tremendous amount of good press when it released on PC and iOS last year, but it took quite a while to upgrade the graphics and adapt the UI to the console systems. The whole concept of brining a deep PC strategy game is not easy to translate into practice. Ease-of-use and accessibility are key to the console players to enjoy games, but we made it!

It’s a game of 3D tactical space battles where players take part in the Second Contact War in a campaign with a branching story and over 60 missions. The game also allows to create own scenarios in skirmish mode battles. Orders are given during pause times of a perfectly balanced WEGO system, then players watch the results unfold in intriguing pausable real-time. There’s a pretty extensive arsenal of crew abilities and assault class ships, making the game extremely varied.


Star Hammer is coming to XBox One on August 26th!

Posted: 24 AUG 2016

Star Hammer: the Vanguard Prophecy will hit your screens on XBox One this week, on Friday August 26th!


Star Hammer is coming to PS4 and XBox One!

Posted: 14 JUL 2016

Star Hammer: the Vanguard Prophecy, last year’s space tactical hit, will be available on Playstation 4 and XBox One this summer. 


Star Hammer has been updatedto version 1.1.26! Manta light cruiser available!

Posted: 19 OCT 2015

Sometimes you just need to zero the hostiles completely; demolition, destruction, absolute tactical oblivion. That’s where the brand new Manta-class light cruiser comes in. Four dedicated missile launch bays means the Manta can ruin your opponent’s day like nothing else in the fleet. Either let the guided payloads find four different targets, or focus fire on a single mark for scorched earth tactics.

Now the project has been revealed and the first ship of this kind is ready to launch!

Star Hammer has been updatedand this version brings a brand new ship to the Coalition fleet: the Manta-class light cruiser, available both in campaign and skirmish mode.

Prepare the missile bays and witness the destructive capability of the Coalition Navy’s heavy-duty artillery cruiser!

Also featured in this update are a host of new balance updates to the campaign mode, various graphical improvements, new maps and hi-scores in skirmish mode and general bug fixes.

To better celebrate this great updatethe game will be 10% discounted for the entire duration of the week! On Steam the offer starts at 19 CEST / 13 EDT / 10 PDT!

Get more information about the game from its official product page

You can download the patch from here (PC) and here (Mac


Star Hammer is Released!

Posted: 4 JUN 2015

Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy is now available on PC and Mac! 

Developer Black Lab Games focused on designing a unique sci-fi game with deep tactical mechanisms. Thanks to the simultaneous turn-based approach, not only do players have the time to think about their next moves, primary targets, and fleet positioning on the battlefield, but they also have the excitement to see the result of their choices during intense real-time sequences.

Human and Nautilid factions have very different assetsand superior firepower will not be enough to seize decisive victory when the enemy benefits from more units and better positions. So daredevil commanders will have to keep a cool head if they want to see the end of the war…

Grab the game here                                                              


Star Hammer Human Vessels Preview!

Posted: 29 MAY 2015

It’s time to see what the Naval Strike Group 7 has in store to face the Nautilid threat!

All of the human military spacecrafts have shields on 6 different segments that receive individual damage. Also there is a specific setup for every single alien unit. As a consequence, attacking from top rear or left front, for instance, will have totally different results depending on the target and weapons selected.

Be sure to the check the videos on our YouTube Channel!

Stay tuned! Space is vast, but it is not empty. Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy is going to fill it with plenty of capital ships and aggressive aliens next week, on June 4th.


Star Hammer Nautilid Preview

Posted: 22 MAY 2015

The Nautilid constitute a dangerous threat for Mankind, but are still a mysterious one. No one really knows about their weapons or what kind of adaptation deep space has forced them to evolve.

But the Intelligence has collected some data about two classes of them and today they are ready to share them with you!

The Disruptor and the Sprayer can be very deadly and full of trickery so be careful!


Star Hammer Ships and Nautilids Preview!

Posted: 27 APR 2015

As the release of Star Hammer: the Vanguard Prophecy is nearing, we wanted to share some more info you might enjoy. We have prepared a nice infographic, showing off some of the ships you will have to manage in-game and some of the opponents as well!

This is your chance to take a closer look to the 570 meter long Kraken Dreadnought, check out the weapons of the Disruptor and the Sprayer…and more!


Star Hammer Beta!

Posted: 4 MAR 2015

War Was Inevitable

Today we are excited to announce the development of a new 3D tactical space battles game called Star Hammer : The Vanguard Prophecy. Developer Black Lab Games is focused on designing a fascinating sci-fi game in which players will not only step into the shoes of a fleet commander – carefully selecting their spaceships and crew members – but also be at the spearhead of their squadron, maneuvering their capital ships like a hard-boiled captain!

The players will have to face a ferocious alien race - the Nautilid - which threat is as varied as it is innumerable and the game offers plenty of tactical situations in which players will have to take painful decisions. To succeed, players will need to be quick-learners to identify the weaknesses of the enemy and adopt an offensive behavior only when a clear breach appears.



Star Hammer The Vanguard Prophecy

Release Date: 4 JUN 2015

Language: English
Genre: Tactical, Strategic
Turns: Real-Time Pausable, Turn-Based WEGO
Complexity: Intermediate
Period: Sci-Fi

Black Lab Games

Product Specs

  • Theatre: Space
  • Unit Scale: Individual (People, Planes, Tanks, etc.)
  • Players: 1
  • AI: Yes
  • PBEM: No
  • File Size: 663mb
  • Download Time:
  • - 56K Modem: 26hr 18min
  • - DSL or Satelite: 86min
  • - High Speed: 17min
  • Version: 1.00
  • Manual: PDF E-Book

Product Requirements :
    Windows Vista/7/8/10
    CPU: 2.0Ghz or higher
    1Gb of RAM
    256Mb DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
    DirectX Compatible Sound Card

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