9 Colonies is a turn-based science-fiction strategy game that puts you in control of one of the 9 colonies of our solar system. Humanity has colonized the solar system in the name of scientific exploration, but old rivalries, nationalistic zeal, and the remnants of earth-based feuds have once again sprung to life. What started as a beautiful dream for a unified solar system has deteriorated into total war. Your task is to unite the colonies under one banner, so that peace and reason may be restored, now and for the rest of ages!You tell your colonies how to focus their effort, whether by researching new and better technologies, constructing infrastructural improvements to the colony, or building war-fleets and conquering new colonies. The choice is yours, but choose wisely - the other colonies' rulers will be waiting to attack when your colony looks ripe for the taking!