Auralux is an ambient RTS game that simplifies the genre to its strategic core.

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 1.85
  • Updated: April 14, 2014
  • Requires Android: 3.0 and up
  • Installs: 1,000,000 - 5,000,000



The sequel, Auralux: Constellations, is available now! Download it today

Cloud save support across devices with Google Games! Achievements and Leaderboards support! Access leaderboards in Speed and Nova Mode to compare your times with friends and the world.

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“A game that helps fuel the argument over whether or not video games can be art.” -NWCN Gaming Guru

Auralux is an abstract, essentialized, and simplified real-time strategy game.

You command only one type of unit and have only one type of order to give those units. You and your opponents start the game with precisely equal resources. Quick reflexes will get you nowhere. The only path to victory is through clever strategy.

Auralux features a slow, floating feel and vibrant minimalistic graphics. The entire game pulses to the rhythm of ambient music, and the player's actions evoke sounds that smoothly coalesce into melody.

This game is designed to provide a relaxing, cerebral experience. Every choice matters, and only the best strategies will succeed.

-Includes every feature and more from the renowned PC game.
-Free to try for as long as you like! Simply purchase additional levels for a very low price if you enjoy the game and want more challenges.
-Gameplay optimized for touch screen devices.
-Countless hours of gameplay
-Two available game modes : Normal and Speed Mode, with a secret mode for hardcore players to unlock!
-Relaxing, ambient soundtrack brings you into a rhythm and meditative state.

Game by E McNeill

Ported by War Drum Studios


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  • Auralux
    Skolokiroptera Published date: February 25, 2016

    Fun, Simple RTS with a Beat Really beautiful ambient game, with a simple but addictive bare minimum management play style for an rts. The background music is great with an upbeat sound and I absolutely love how the sound effects blend into the beat seamlessly becoming part of the music. The only complaint I could possibly give is that you can only play as blue and not the other colors, but that frankly doesn't matter. (Colorblind mode is a nice feature, kudos to the makers for including it.) Full Review

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    Chris Hoekstra Published date: May 12, 2015

    Really fun an incredibly well implemented RTS! What can I say, incredibly unique experience yet so familiar to RTS players. Gets HARD very quick though and takes a lot of retries even on easy! I finally found relief on the second level by becoming a turtle and using gorilla tactics when the other two enemies were engaged. Surprising to have to resort to these measures on only the second level! Full Review

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    Quinn Marsh Published date: May 6, 2014

    Good but needs Multiplayer Needs a multi player server where users make an account or us an already existing account and then can set up matches between friends. All my friends and l claim we could beat each other if we only had the chance. PS this game is a five star by far I only put one star so it would get read Full Review

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    za ne Published date: March 9, 2016

    Very good game. Simply addictive Very good game. Simple, addictive and just the right amount of challenging. I'm not just taping a screen I'm playing a well developed strategy game! I'd love to see more of this. Would like to see: add the ability to autosend star spawn to other stars/destinations. Would allow for active management of larger star grids and would cut down on tapping when sending in backup and preparing preliminary strike forces. Full Review

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    Woody Thrower Published date: February 25, 2015

    Fun, pretty, challenging, and not spammy. In addition to being elegantly simple, strategically interesting, and visually appealing, this game is remarkably non-spammy. The "rate this game" request is unobtrusive. The free levels are an excellent way to determine whether you want to pay for more. The non-free levels are well worth the price, in my opinion. Competing with your own times gives them replay value. It's the sort of quality I hope for in Android games, but seldom find. Full Review

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    Lawrence G Pool Published date: December 25, 2015

    Good and solid troop strategy game. Unique due to it's ability to move troops where-ever you want. This is a great addition. Takes a heavy loss due to the fact it only has few levels unless paid for. Adding advertisements would be good enough. The levels aren't that hard to make so that should not be a reason of pay. Base game would be worthy of pay though. But no more than €3,95 Full Review

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    Hollymarie Marie moore Published date: June 5, 2016

    Simple and brilliant!! Auralux is an austere RTS that simplifies the genre to it's basic core elements. Upgrade your base planet, defend your planets from hostile enemies while overtaking neutral planets on your way to domination of the planet systems. Beautifully implemented aural effects complement the crisp, classy visual aesthetics, combining to create a wonderful synthesia married to a beautiful control system unmatched in the genre. Fantastically challenging, with depth and longevity...a real treat. 5 stars!! Full Review

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    Liana Schmitt Published date: February 3, 2015

    Very well thought out I enjoy how it is very well thought out, no glitches so far, have found myself becoming very competitive against orange, green, and pink. May I suggest some adjustments? Sometimes during a game I need to pop out, and when I come back the game needs to be restarted. Then there is the speed of the units, would you be able to speed them up a little? Not so that they are zipping across the screen, just so you don't have to wait a mintue for a cloud to attack the enemy on the other side of the screen. Full Review

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    jey lee Published date: October 11, 2015

    Probably In the top 5 best games ever created for android, it's really that good. The AI is superior to anything else I've seen, but it does have it's weaknesses, and when you finally find them, they are super easy to exploit for the win, FORTUNATELY by the time you figure them out, you've already won the game 😜 so don't go worrying about that too much. I would LOVE to play on and on with this game, but there's just nothing left, it reminds me of that feeling i get when i finish a show on Netflix. Sigh... Full Review

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    L. Garnett Published date: August 16, 2016

    Fun and relaxing Beautiful game and incredibly soothing despite the conquest goal. I've only played a few levels, but they've loaded instantly and have had no issues. My only complaint, if there is to be one, is that the sound schemes aside from synthetic are rather harsh on the ears. That my only complaint is that something optional doesn't work for me should speak volumes. Full Review

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    Ninja 1 Published date: December 1, 2014

    Great gameplay Auralux looks very plain, but once you start that tutorial you'll realize it's something else. You blink, suddenly two hours disappeared in a flash an you're dehydrated an hungry. At least from my experience. One of the best strategy games I've came across on here yet. Good job developers on thinking of such a great idea. Very addicting!! Full Review

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    Nikola Lazić Published date: November 25, 2015

    Amazing I heard it mentioned on the Security Now! Podcast, and I knew I had to try it if Steve loved it. And the man was right! The game is simple to pick up,the second level took "only" about half an hour and I'm hooked. This is the type of fun I will dish money out for once I conquer the galaxy... Or at least the free levels. The settings UI is not what you would call amazing, but the gameplay is! Full Review

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    Amir Noronha Published date: February 28, 2016

    Brilliant in its minimalism Basic strategy broken down right to the core. No fancy graphics or frills, but the gameplay is impressive. Would've loved a multiplayer option and more free levels. The one thing that separates this one from the whole host of other RTS games of this particular style is the time it takes for your army to build and the time it takes to reach your destination. Being instantaneous like biotix and microcosm killed the beauty of this particular RTS genre. Wonderful game guys! Thank you! Full Review

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    Casey Gross Published date: January 31, 2016

    Slow Paced Strategy Fun Engaging with lots of replay value. I run inside of 'Clean Master' & this seems to help improve battery life. It would be nice if, when returning to the main menu, the app would remember which level was finished last instead of having to swipe through all of the stages to get to the next level. Also, when exiting the game my display often remains stuck in landscape mode. Full Review

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    Brandon Machan Published date: March 31, 2016

    Amazing strategy game This game's concept is exceptional. I love the level design and the enemy AI, and with that the game itself. One of the better games on the Play Store. The only thing I would reccomend: Make the current second level "Hard" difficulty. A lot of people complain about this level for a reason. I have still not completed it as of now, but I have beaten the "Occulus"(?) Level (Which was extremely fun I might add). Overall, amazing game with a calming rythmic atmosphere to it. I reccomend it. Full Review

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    Brian Martinez Published date: March 29, 2015

    Addicting Game is very fun, keeps your focus and is simple yet very pleasing. I've been playing it for weeks and still find myself playing whenever i have a few minutes to spare. It is fun alone, but speed mode is definitely the only way to play. Would attract/keep ppl better if speed mode was built in for free. Overall though it's one of my favorite Android games ever. Maybe add some objective game modes like king of the hill, or protect the king etc. I sometimes find myself making mini games up in my head. Full Review

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    David Blackburn Published date: May 9, 2016

    Finished in 2 hours. Easy. Let them fight. You have +1 more production and basically make a defence line and bring it forward one planet at a time. Don't kill off one whole team first. Let them both have only +3 production and no more whilst you have +7/8. Well. Who do you thinks gonna win? Just wipe one planet out each colour at a time.. And it's as easy as CSGO. Full Review

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    Dan Healy Published date: February 7, 2016

    Wonderfully Strategic Yet Simple What at first seems like a simple & relaxing particle game smoothly develops into a highly engaging strategy game! It's generally hard to get me to pay in phone games, but in this case I was happy to support the dev's hard work. The additional levels that are unlocked by paying add well-designed challenges at varying difficulties. The Speed Mode unlock, (which at first sounded tacky), is actually a game changer, making all unlocked levels feel fresh again. Overall, an excellent strategy game for the phone! Full Review

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    John Derick Published date: January 26, 2016

    Amazing. Especially in Fast Mode. Add new levels for purchase, pls! Love this game. It does have a Fast Mode, which you have to purchase. Definitely worth it. When I bought it, the dev threw in a few new levels for free as an added bonus. Sweeeeeet! Only negative is that the app hasn't been updated in a long time. Would be great to have new levels. Oh, and a button in the game that you can press to repeat your most recent move instead of having to select each planet time after time Full Review

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    Crit - C Published date: March 7, 2015

    Really fun rts game. Only complaint is that sometimes it doesn't register my taps or thinks I'm trying to move the screen when I'm trying to draw a circle around some units. And my phone is usually very touch sensitive so it must be the programming; doesn't adversely effect gameplay, yet (only on easy right now). Full Review

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    Abraham Juarez Published date: January 12, 2017

    A great time killer Before attending a meeting or before class starts this awesome game helps me whiz through the the time. I get so invested in my command of my particle army and the defense and offense of my planets that when it's time to pay attention or class begins I still find myself enthralled in the experience. One of the best games on mobile platforms I've ever played. Full Review

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    Michael DeHaven Published date: December 4, 2015

    Good, game. I really like this game. I find it calming to play. I hope the levels after 3,are just as good. If so I'll definitely buy the bonus levels. Seriously, try this game out. I would echo what others said about adding multiplayer. That would be great! My wife likes this game too, so head to head would be fun. UPDATE: We've bought several packs and loved them. Well worth the money! Also, I just found out they are making a sequel...Constellations! Looks great, new twists, and will bring multiplayer!!! Full Review

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    Brunkel Ashen Published date: October 2, 2017

    Alot of fun. Easy to figure out, challenging to win. Only complaint is you have to play in slow motion unless you pay to access speed settings. I get charging for more levels, devs gotta eat, but don't charge for settings. To be fair in auralux:constellations you can control speed. I would recommend both. Thanks for a really fun game. Full Review

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    Gus Gill Published date: November 11, 2015

    Its great! Auralux is one of if not the best real time strategy game I have ever played. With a good variety of levels ranging in easy to hard ITS AWESOME! ! The only thing that I would have loved to see is a multi player mode, but hey I am nit picking here. Over all LOVED IT!!!! Hope to see a multi player mode soon. Full Review

  • Auralux
    Vanessa Lee Published date: April 16, 2015

    Amazing! If you love a good strategy game that isnt too easy but doesnt take so long to understand, this is the game for you! Commands are so simple to get the hang of. Gameplay is difficult enough to keep you addicted. graphics are clean and appealing! It's fun and thrilling but not frustrating. On top of that ITS FREE to play! And NO ADDS! Whats not to like? Full Review

  • Auralux
    Robert Covert Published date: December 28, 2014

    Too dark Such a great game. It has so much more potential tho. My first suggestion would be have an option where you can lighten the screen and choose colors. My second suggestion which is the most important one I believe would be where the players can actually create their own level. One more thing I might add. Have the option of where you can grow your own planet even larger than before. Other than that this is a great game I really had a lot of fun with it Full Review

  • Auralux
    Chakri Srivatsa Published date: November 23, 2015

    Brilliant! I play a lot of games, and this is the first I am reviewing. It is not just a beautiful treat, it refreshes and reshapes your strategic thinking. I am stopping myself from playing this again, as it is addictive, but it is just fantastic. Do note, the normal mode you get after downloading is slow. Buy the discounted pack in the store to get speed mode. Then the game starts. Wish I found more games like this one.. Full Review

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    Wolfy Dave Published date: February 14, 2016

    My rating just keeps dropping. I have deleted this app after looking at all the various access requirements, can you tell me why you need access to my calls and other things. I enjoy the game, but I am curious. Please let me and others know. Thankyou. Still no reply off the developer to my question.. Full Review

  • Auralux
    Nicky Z Published date: October 5, 2014

    Tons of fun. Very addictive. Pretty visuals and audio. Smart AI. Fantastic game with one caveat. One round can take a long time unless you buy Speed Mode ($0.99 for me), but that makes the game much more difficult. I rated 4 stars instead of 5 because normal speed is too slow, while Speed Mode is just stupid fast. Auralux needs a medium speed, or the ability to let the player set the speed multiplier. Still, I love this game. Full Review

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    Jessica Rapp Published date: April 27, 2014

    Simple, yet challenging I could not stop playing this game! I usually play solitaire, backgammon, chess etc....but thought id look for a game that was different, I certainly am pleased to have installed this one! I know there are others similar to it, but this one is beautiful and well put together, calming in a weird way, and sort of mesmerizing while keeping you on your toes! Nice job guys! Thanks Full Review

  • Auralux
    Ku Brah Published date: August 26, 2014

    Addictive I did not expect this game to be so good. Simple, outstanding, and worth it. Only thing is normal is more like hard and hard is insane. Definitely a time killer. Only other thing is i think it would be cool to have the option to be a different color sun and while battling for other sun spots it would be cooler to have the colors blend together in the process making it even more visually appealing. Other than that. Awesome developers Full Review

  • Auralux
    Ken Ilkenhans Published date: November 18, 2015

    Fun! I've had this game and purchased all the packs for over a year. I never get bored of it. Like a lot of other games, the leaderboard feature is neat and allows you to compete against people from around the world. It may seem hard at first, but all the levels are solvable and you begin to figure out tricks to solve them faster. Fun! Full Review

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    Mega Power Published date: September 25, 2014

    Great! While technically an RTS, I get a nice feel of arcade, neon feel. This game not only has fluid controls, but a nice audio that interlocks with the clear graphics. The only request, though only for preferential reasons, is this: I would like to be able to select a hemispherical area for half star movements and such. Overall a great game. The gameplay is slow, but rewarding. Just a little tip. Full Review

  • Auralux
    Renee S Published date: January 26, 2015

    Looking for something different? Found this gem while hunting for something different from the same old game themes. Great mix of strategy and puzzle. Simple, but challenging. Great graphics and cool sound themes, which you can select from. Play seems slow at first but once you get the gist of it you must speed up your moves. Def worth a try! Full Review

  • Auralux
    Jacob Raines Published date: June 26, 2014

    Great game Excellent game. I don't enter reviews often; I reserve that for really good (or really bad) apps. This one is a must have. It has great replay. It's free to play the basic levels and the additional levels are great and affordable. A round only takes 5 minutes, so it's a great time killer when I have a short down time. My only suggestion to the creator is, this game would be even more awesome with a level editor/creator. Full Review

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    J G Published date: August 14, 2014

    Love it. But big mistake needs easy fixing. Hello! thank you. Love the game. Its organic sounds and spontaneous music plus its simple yet interstellar beauty make it a very original and enjoyable game. I also love your biz model, Selling Speed mode is brilliant. Here is your Big mistake. There is no link from your game to the Speed mode purchase page!! I've look it up 3 times and can't find it. How many customers will you give up before you fix this? It can not be that difficult that its worth not letting people give you their money! hah. Please, Add a link to the purchase page somewhere. I want speed mode! :) Full Review

  • Auralux
    Geary Evans Published date: August 4, 2016

    Amazing I rarely give a strategy game 5 stars, but this game deserves it. The game is simple to learn, but with that simplicity comes a game that requires a great deal of strategy. This is not an easy game. For new players, i recommend learning and understanding the enemies' behavior. You need to remember that they are CPUs, so they can be manipulated if you know what to do. Goodluck Full Review

  • Auralux
    Ian Martin Published date: June 25, 2016

    8 Free Enjoyable Levels At time of review 8 levels for free. Beautiful to look at and simple game play with good real time strategy. The game can be a little samey after the 8 levels, so I haven't purchased additional ones. The makers could consider adding adverts after the first 8 levels as an option if you want to carry on but not purchase. The first levels are joyfully advert free. Full Review

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    Justin Nichols Published date: October 15, 2016

    Wow. Ive been looking for an rts game like this. Its pretty challenging though and it seems when you cluster lots of ministars they seem to upgrade eachother. Or maybe thats just the game trying to reduce particle lag. In any case i highly reccomend this if youre familiar with starcraft or C&C Full Review

  • Auralux
    Donald Taylor Published date: March 5, 2017

    I absolutely love this game! It runs very well, it looks beautiful, and it brings out the best in strategy. Many games like this one end up with low framerates and little challenge... But this game is truly remarkable. If there are any sequels to this game, I will be sure to find them, because they will be worth the play! Full Review