Today is the day!
One of the most anticipated indie strategy games of the year just saw the daylight today via Steam. A Frech-way of reviewing and refreshing the well-known 4X genre (explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate) that many of us loved and learned to play in the 90s such as Civilization or Master of Orion.
The studio behind ES (Amplitude) was founded by Matthieu Girard and Romain de Waubert just over a year ago and with a team of 15+ experienced developers (including Art Director Corinne Billon or Script Writer Jeff Spock) they’ve been really trying to create the next 4X hit.
Redefining the genre is rather impossible… but creating an engaging and unique new universe is always welcome. Endless Space proposes 8 different civilizations racing for galactic supremacy… and the usual subtle (and not so subtle but neither bloody) strategic moves will play a key role in their (your) success.
From the evil United Empire able to buy their way to supremacy to the genetically engeneered warrior race “The Cravers”, you’ll find an endless list of tactics and elements to take into account.
30€ (35 for the Emperor edition which includes some unique skins & heroes) is certainly not cheap… and you shall expect a very rich and immensely deep game. So do we, but given the trailers, the 20K members of the Games2gether community which have somehow participated in the design and the first few reviews… we can only hope this universe will continue growing in the coming years.