Zero Sum Games and publisher Iceberg Interactive have just announced that their forthcoming 4x space strategy game StarDrive will launch on Steam for Windows PC on April 26, 2013. A StarDrive Beta is currently available through Steam at a 17% discount at $24.99, while the full retail version will be released with a launch-week discount of 10%.

In StarDrive you must create custom ships, venture forth into the galaxy, conquer new worlds, build new colonies and defend your very existence. How you play is your decision. Use diplomacy or brute force. Trade, spy and research your way to galactic domination. Make friends, or create mortal enemies.

You can download the StarDrive Beta here: