Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: 4X

To the stars! Endless Space 2 now available for PC

Amplitude Studios’ space-based 4X strategy title Endless Space 2 has been released digitally for Mac and Windows PC. The sequel features eight civilizations for players to lead against a new AI in single player or against others in multiplayer. Newcomers as well as veterans will find a host of tutorials to get them up to speed, and to ensure that everyone eventually gets access to the planet-destroying end-game superweapon. Supported Steam features include achievements, cloud saving, and Workshop for mods.

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Time to eXterminate your enemies in new Endless Space 2 trailer

After covering three of the four Xs, Amplitude is tackling eXterminate today in the last entry of their 4X series for Endless Space 2. Previous videos have demonstrated how players will eXplore, eXpand, and eXploit as faction leader, but now, it’s all about war. Head below to check out some sweet ship-on-ship action.

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Learn how to eXploit in new trailer for Endless Space 2

Amplitude continues their 4X video series for Endless Space 2 with the third entry, focusing on exploitation. This element sits on the administrative side. Players must maintain their population’s happiness, productivity, and stability while holding onto power. If they push too hard, or pass too many unpopular laws, the people might rise up, causing the society to descend into anarchy. But if they are too lax, the faction will fall behind technologically and economically.

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Endless Space 2 video series moves into week two with eXpansion

Amplitude has released the second in their 4X video series. After covering exploration last week, today, the studio is tackling the expansion elements found in Endless Space 2. The video follows the factions as they grow from small, struggling colonies to galactic empires. After finding habitable worlds, players must send out ships to colonize their new holdings, establish economic links to make them profitable, and secure them with warships. Of course, our description isn’t quite the same as seeing it in action.

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See what there is to eXplore in Endless Space 2

Amplitude is delving deeper into each X of their upcoming 4X strategy title Endless Space 2. The first in a new video series covers explore. Or, eXplore. The footage showcases the alien races, ancient ruins, and strange signals that players will run across as they lead one of the game’s eight factions. Scroll down to check it out.

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Endless Space 2 leaving Early Access on May 19, original on sale

Amplitude Studios’ sci-fi-themed 4X title Endless Space 2 will be leaving Early Access on May 19. The sequel features eight factions, each with their own storyline and ship types, along with support for solo and multiplayer. To celebrate its impending release, the studio has lowered the price of the original Endless Space to $1 on Steam. From today through next Monday, players will not only receive the base game but also the downloadable expansion Disharmony. After the period, the only way to purchase the original will be as the Endless Space Collection for $19.99.

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Endless Space 2 set to hit Steam Early Access next month

Amplitude will be bringing their latest 4X strategy titles, Endless Space 2, to Steam Early Access next month. The studio also revealed a new faction trailer with the Lumeris being the latest to join the galactic roster. The Lumeris are an amphibious people that have, as with some lovable big-earned aliens from another franchise, developed a society that focuses on trade and acquisition. A handful of families manage the various elements of their economy, with a balance kept to ensure that no single family gains too much power. The Lumeris are one of eight planned factions, four of which will be available in the Early Access version.

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Ashdar kicks off Stars in Shadow’s Steam Greenlight campaign

Stars in Shadow, a new 4X strategy title from indie studio Ashdar Games, has begun its Steam Greenlight campaign. In it, players will be able to control everything from individual ships to entire fleets in turn-based combat, with a design that is said to be fast paced with minimal micromanagement but still large in scope. In addition to more hands-on combat, there is a shift in planet management, as now, instead of managing build chains, races are chosen to change the worlds as they inhabit them. The general flow of the game remains the same, however, as players begin with a single planet and use their resources to colonize worlds, research technologies, and build up their armed forces.

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Galactic Civilizations III gets Steam Workshop support, Map DLC

Stardock has released update 1.1 for Galactic Civilizations III. The patch adds Steam Workshop integration, allowing players to access and share user-customized ships and factions, interface improvements, and two new difficulty levels. A Map Pack has also gone live, adding eight new maps, which range in size from those designed for two players up to 18 players: Six Pillars, Clash, Snowflake, Core, Joust, Quadrants, and Round Table. A galaxy editor is also included with the $4.99 pack.

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Galactic Civilizations III sets out for deep space, final build available

Galactic Civilizations III has found its way out of early access and been released as a retail build. Stardock has also announced that everyone who buys the 4X strategy title during its first weekend out, as well as those who pre-ordered or went the Early Access route, will receive free ship parts that are exclusive to the promo. For those who haven’t tried the series before, players take on the role of a leader who must guide their empire by negotiating, trading, and battling their neighbors, in addition to allocating resources towards research, infrastructure, and cultural progression. The mod-friendly game also includes a United Planets body that passes resolutions, an emphasis ship building and customization, and support for online play. As a reminder, a 64-bit PC is required to play.

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