Originally slated to arrive this past February, Stardock's latest strategy offering, the 4X title Elemental: War of Magic, is in beta and headed for release by September. To show off the latest build of the game, its developer/publisher summoned up the above video, which serves as a walkthrough of its basic stages -- starting out on a barren landscape and ending in ... marriage?

Stardock has also delivered a new batch of screens from Elemental, which we've rounded up in the gallery below, as if by magic.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.