Welcome to Stellar Monarch (formerly Pocket Space Empire) my friends! This is a space emperor simulator in which you deal with the higher functions of a space empire, rather than the minutiae of typical 4X games. Each emperor (you) is a clone with specific characteristics, which you can choose before the game. You then have control over the bigger picture in regards to research, fleet deployments and so on, but you also have to worry about the loyalty and competence of those underneath you. It’s a lot to juggle, and in this first entry, we clearly see how true that is. We look at the loyalty of our admirals, deal with an audience of subjects and aliens, and fight a couple of battles (which are automated, but you can still get something of a birds-eye view of them) over a couple of border planets, one being called Narnia (which I find hilarious). So far there’s a lot going on here, and I am really liking it!