Emperor Special Edition Features:
United Empire "Emperor's Guard Extra Skin" Pack - The community will vote for the look of the United Empire "Emperor's Guard Extra Skin" Pack.
A unique "Endless" Hero - Hire a unique and mysterious hero, direct descendant of the Endless civilization. The community will vote for the look of the hero.
500 G2G - An additional 500 G2G.
"Dev Team" Forum Award - Adds a unique "Dev Team" Award on your Amplitude forum profile. Available at the release of the game.
Your Amplitude forum name in the credits.
Your picture in developers offices in Paris
This galaxy is ancient, and its first intelligent life was the civilization we call the Endless. Long before our eyes gazed upon the stars they flew between them, though all that remains of this people is what we call Dust. A substance found scattered, or in forgotten temples, it once gave powers to admirals and galactic governors. The galaxy will belong to the faction that can take control of the Dust and uncover its secrets…
Guide one of eight civilizations as you strive for galactic dominion. Will you control the entire galaxy through subtle trade and diplomacy, explore every corner of the universe to find powerful artifacts and resources, overwhelm other civilizations with your advanced technologies, or destroy your enemies with massive armadas?
With hundreds of star systems to explore, different planet types, luxuries and strategic resources to exploit, the mysteries within the Dust to master and a host of strange scientific phenomena to deal with, the player will have no lack of challenges. Hire heroes to become fleet admirals or system governors and discover five hero classes and their unique ability trees and specializations.
Experience Endless Space with state-of-the-art graphics and interface, switch between strategic battle decisions and long-term planning. Optimize each fleet for epic battles around contested stars. Create the perfect combinations from dozens of unique ships per civilization. Customize your ship with modules, armament, engines and special mods. The player has a plethora of choices of how to best destroy or dissuade his enemy.
Play against up to seven opponents and build up – or break – alliances at will. Discover an innovative and dynamic simultaneous turn-based gameplay. Permit instant jump-in for your ongoing online games. Define your own custom civilizations and confront the ones created by your friends.
Control every new game’s scope, from a quick match-up to an endless war. Generate an infinity of random galaxies where every start begins a new adventure. Modify the size, shape, density, age and a lot more to create your ideal galaxy. Choose from different victory conditions and adapt your strategy on the fly.
Track the dev team’s objectives, progress and achievements. Participate in the creation of the game via the GAMES2GETHER initiative. Access early versions of the game and give your feedback to the dev team. Discuss actual and future game features and expansions with the dev team.
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Civ 5 in space is the simplest way to describe Endless Space - and even if it was just that, it would still be awesome. If one is to play it, however, they'll realise that Endless Space is a unique 4X unto itself. Pick from a list of unique alien races with amazing artwork and distinctive art styles and then expand your empire accross the stars. Engage with AI or real player civilizations for diplomatic or military dominance or isolate yourself with galactic barricades. There are plenty of different strategies and tactics which makes every game completely unique. A must play for fans of 4X or Science fiction.
I've waited for a long time for a modern 4x game set in space. A lot of people complained about the simple graphical interface and while i do agree it's simple in that regard(though the space battles do look great) that's not what's important in a turn based strategy game. The UI is brilliant and it's easy to keep track of a large interstellar empire and with 10 races( 11 with the new DLC) it will give you weeks of fun. Plus the game is actively supported with new stuff such as races or other perks in games added as free DLC. A game worth buying and supporting.
This game is very similar to turn-based strategy games like Civilization (except in space, which is better) and real-time strategy games like sins of a solar empire. It is one of those games that is inbetween, like Total War for those of you familiar with the series. But, as total war is primarily an rts game, Endless Space is primarily a turn-based game. The quick real-time space battles are very simple instruments added for elegance. Now, many people accuse the ai of cheating, and it does seem so sometimes, but other times not so much. If you feel the ai is cheating, all you have to do is change up your tactics a little bit and be more random. Out-playing the ai will lead you towards victory even when the ai does cheat. In the real time battles, countering what your enemy does gives you a bonus, but does not neutralize what they do. The ai often has inferior ship designs so when you design your own, you will definitely notice the difference and realize that once you become good at the game, the ai will have to cheat to have any chance of success or even mere survival. If you are new to the civilization-like turn based strategy genre, then do not play this game, do not buy it. If you are a veteran or casual gamer that really found enjoyment in the civilization franchise then defintely buy this game, play it, and love it. It is a great change of pace and you will find yourself immersed in the game play.
Endless Space is a great return to the golden era of 4X strategy, carried out in a very modern way. If you dreamed that someone sat down, pulled himself together and created a new version of the iconic Master of Orion, the no frills, no innovation in power, playable like that one, only better ... it looks Endless Space is the fulfillment of these dreams. At the beginning at least, because then, after several hours of play, the more clearly seen that, however, is more than just a little differently, entitled "remake" the classics. This is a new standard for the genre, the pattern of Sevres for games of exploration, expansion, exploitation and extermination.
Endless Space is a breath of fresh air into the 4X category after the disappointing Sword of the Stars II. Endless Space has very distinct races that really varies from one to another, such as the mechanoid Cravers to the ancient Amoebas, each faction having their own unique background and play style. Graphic and interface wise, Endless Space is rather astounding for an indie developer. The game UI is easy to use and pleasing to the eyes, and even the planets have their distinctive feel as you zoom into your systems. The tech-tree is a wide interconnected web of research and developments which you can either specialize, or be average in everything. Space fleet wise, the fleet composition is quite limited, with about 6 to 7 choice of classes are available to each faction. With no ability to modify the appearance of the ships, battles with multiple ships of the same class with different weaponries gets rather hard to differentiate. Weapons are the typical rock paper scissors mode, with some other selection of modules to specialize your ship with. The battles pans out in an automatic manner where by ships trade pot shots through 3 different phases. The inability to control your fleet movement is a personal blot to me, and the card system in place is rather simplistic. However, the battles are beautifully done. One thing of importance with Endless Space is the Game2gether philosophy used by Amplitude, whereby the community has a say in the development of the game, and this is a right direction to go in terms of dev-player interaction. Endless Space is surely one of the better 4X to look out for in 2012.
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