has defied the gaming industry's current norm by releasing a free concept update for the science fiction-inspired 4X turn-based strategy game, Endless Space
. With the new add-on, Rise of the Automatons
, players now can select from the technological Automatons faction that was designed by community member "Panzer." In addition, the game's interface has received various improvements including new Trade Route and Empire Management panels. The complete list of new features and changes can be found on the Amplitude forums
. Players should be aware that old saves are incompatible with the game's new content update.
is available now for both Windows PC and Mac.
FREE CONTENT UPDATE FOR ENDLESS SPACE HITS STEAM TODAY
Amplitude Studios’ Add-on “Rise of the Automatons” Is Free and Available Now
Haarlem, The Netherlands – October 3, 2012 – 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
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.
About Endless Space
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.
About Amplitude Studios
Amplitude Studios is an independent gathering of experienced video game lovers (and developers) with a single goal: create the best strategy games! Based in Paris, the studio boasts an international team that has worked all over the world. Developer credits include franchises such as Battlefield, Rayman, XIII, R.U.S.E., Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, Call of Juarez, Might & Magic Heroes, Might & Magic Clash of Heroes, and others. Working closely for years with communities of players to share, discuss or compare ideas, the whole team has the dream of bringing the idea of GAMES2GETHER one step further. Help us accomplish our goal to bring a brand new way for players around the world to participate in the creation of a video game! Read more at http://www.amplitude-studios.com
About Iceberg Interactive
Iceberg Interactive is an independent videogame publisher founded in 2009 by an international group of games industry veterans. Iceberg operates in the vibrant European games market through retail publishing and worldwide via direct relationships with dozens of digital download portals. With a distinct focus on the genres of simulations, adventure, strategy and MMO/action games, Iceberg has successfully released digital hits in European retail, such as Killing Floor, Wings of Prey & APB Reloaded – but is also known to back indie developers in getting their games into both the retail and digital space. Read more about the company and its games at http://www.iceberg-interactive.com