Following two days of hive-mind intelligence gathering, the community of award-winning developer Amplitude Studios uncovered the treasure it long has been waiting for – the debut of the fourth game in the Endless series, Endless Space 2. The sequel to the two-time Unity-award winning Endless Space, Endless Space 2 is turn-based, 4X space-strategy that launches players into the space colonization age of different civilizations within the Endless universe.
Developer Amplitude Studios and publisher Iceberg Interactive have announced today the launch of the second free add-on, Echoes of the Endless, for their acclaimed 4x strategy game Endless Space.
To celebrate this free content update, Amplitude Studios is announcing several gamer-oriented events and price drops. First, the Steam free weekend runs from today November 29, until Monday, December 3; second is a special Community Event; and third is a 50% discount off the retail price. Throughout the free Steam weekend, as more unique gamers play the game, special rewards will be unlocked. There are six hidden rewards, with the final reward being the Automaton Ship Models. More information about the Community Event can be found here.
Iceberg Interactive and developer Amplitude Studios announced today the first free add-on for their ‘4X’ strategy hit ENDLESS SPACE, “Rise of the Automatons,” is now available on Steam.
“We have to thank our community for its help in defining the add-on — GAMES2GETHER’s votes were used to determine half the improvements,” said Amplitude CEO Mathieu Girard. “We really appreciate our players’ devotion and ideas; they’ve given us ammo for many more updates and upgrades beyond this one. They’re numerous, argumentative, and occasionally challenging, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.”
RISE OF THE AUTOMATONS FEATURES:
- Addition of the new Automatons custom faction (thanks to the community hero ‘Panzer‘)
- GUI changes such as a new Trade Route panel and Empire Management screen
- Upgraded and updated diplomacy and alliance options
- Improved hero management
- Improved AI
- Fixes, amendments and changes
The full list of changes for the add-on can be found on the Amplitude forums here. Players should finish their current game today as the add-on is incompatible with old saves due to the many changes.
Read our review of the base game from earlier this year.
Genre: Indie, Strategy
Developer: AMPLITUDE Studios
Publisher: AMPLITUDE Studios
Release Date: Jul 4, 2012
Released on: PC
Reviewed on: PC
Endless Space gives off a great impression with beautiful cutscenes with fantastic music. This game follows a type of space strategy games known as 4X – eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate. In simplest of terms it just means to fly around, populate planets, mine resources, and dominate everyone by any means necessary. …continue reading » Endless Space Review
Publisher Iceberg Interactive and developer Amplitude Studios have revealed that their 4X (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate) sci-fi strategy game, Endless Space, is now available for PC. Featuring deep strategic gameplay, lush artwork, and an immersive universe, Endless Space can be purchased on digital distribution platforms for $29.99. Prior to launch, the game underwent a highly successful beta campaign via Steam that saw over 20,000 fans registered on the community website. We’re currently in the middle of our review and hope to have something for you next week.
“The response from the community has been overwhelmingly fantastic, making it the perfect time to release the final game to all strategy fans,” said Mathieu Girard, CEO and President of Amplitude Studios. “With the GAMES2GETHER platform, we will pay close attention to fan feedback to create an experience they’re sure to love for years to come.”
Publisher Iceberg Interactive and developer Amplitude Studios invite players to celebrate the holiday this year with the launch of Endless Space, for Windows PC. Coming to digital distribution platforms on July 4, 2012, Endless Space is a 4X (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate) sci-fi strategy game that pits eight civilizations together in galactic conflict.
“With the success of the game’s beta program and tremendous feedback from the community, we couldn’t be more excited to be able to get the final game in front of fans,” said Mathieu Girard, CEO at AMPLITUDE Studios. “We look forward to even more players getting their hands on Endless Space as we deliver an intuitive, yet immersive experience for all types of players.”
Set to launch after a highly successful beta campaign via Steam that saw over 20,000 fans registered on the community website, Endless Space is a deep 4X strategy game covering the space colonization age, where gamers can control every aspect of their empire: Economy, Diplomacy, Science and War. As one of eight unique civilizations, players must strive to control the entire galaxy through trade and diplomacy or technological advancements and strategic warfare. Begging the question, will they conquer the galaxy with an open hand or a closed fist?
Additionally, Endless Space marks the first Amplitude Studios title to take advantage of GAMES2GETHER, a new platform that lets the community track the development team’s objectives, progress, and achievements, while gaining access to early builds, providing feedback, and discussing the game’s future with the developers themselves, giving them an active role in the future of Endless Space.