ANNOUNCEMENT 17 Mar 2017 by Stephen Haselden

Endless Space 2: Riftborn

Amplitude reveal their seventh race for Endless Space 2, the Riftborn. The Riftborn are desperate creatures from another existence, trying to reverse the disaster that tore a hole between our universe and theirs. Once content to live timelessly within the perfect order of their world, now they have become infected with chaos of our universe,…
NEWS 28 Feb 2017 by Stephen Haselden

Stellaris: Utopia Release Date Announced

Utopia will be with us from the 6th of April. Despite the imminent release date, Utopia itself, is a goal that will keep players busy long after release. Some would even say that “the journey is more important than the destination”, if that’s the case then we’d better all learn about Ascension Perks quickly. Ascension…
NEWS 09 Feb 2017 by Stephen Haselden

Galactic Civilizations 3 Gets its Biggest Expansion Yet: Crusade

Announced on Monday, Crusade will be the Galactic Civilizations 3’s (GCIII) second expansion pack, and it’s tenth DLC since release in 2015. Stardock have claimed that Crusade will be their biggest expansion for any game yet, that's quite a statement considering their long history. In a recent interview developer Brad Wardell, talks about the improvements he…
ANNOUNCEMENT 07 Feb 2017 by Stephen Haselden

Dawn of Andromeda Titans

With only two months spent in Steam Early Access so far, Dawn of Andromeda (DoA) seems to be coming along nicely. While some bugs and crashes are still being reported, players are also reporting good development progress, and an appreciation of the faster play style this new RTS 4X affords them. As of Monday, DoA players…
ANNOUNCEMENT 03 Feb 2017 by Stephen Haselden

The Culture: Stellaris, Utopia & Banks

The upcoming Utopia expansion (paid DLC) for Stellaris is being released alongside the free ‘Banks’ update. If Paradox have any sense of harmony, these updates will allow you to recreate The Culture, Iain M. Bank’s fictional high tech Utopia, and hopefully some of its enemies too. Exact details of the Banks update have not been forthcoming yet, but…
ANNOUNCEMENT 27 Jan 2017 by Stephen Haselden

Endless Space 2 Horatio Update Now Live

Early Access players for Endless Space 2, are in for a treat today, the latest update, known as the Horatio update (0.2.3) is now live. This update introduces the latest faction, The Horatio, it also includes; three new minor races, many new mechanics and other important gameplay improvements. The Horatio are the sixth faction to be added…
ANNOUNCEMENT 19 Jan 2017 by Stephen Haselden

The Endless Day… In Space 2

Today marks the beginning of 'The Endless Day', a celebration by the studio to honour its sixth anniversary. Amplitude studios are a modern gaming success story, they started as indie devs just six years ago, they went from working on a niche game (Endless Space), to revitalizing a genre (4X), to mastering it (Endless legend). Last…
ANNOUNCEMENT 21 Dec 2016 by Stephen Haselden

AI War 2 Doubles Its Kickstarter Funding Target

Just a brief update, AI War 2 finished its Kickstarter campaign on Monday. In a final sprint to the end, pledges jumped a further $10k in the last three days of the campaign, bringing total pledges reaching over $97k, nearly double its target of $50k, and just shy of their fourth funding goal: Ancient super weapons…
ANNOUNCEMENT 16 Dec 2016 by Stephen Haselden

Bees, Butter, and AI War 2

“Buttery Smooth and Covered in Bees” is how Chris Park (founder of Arken Games)  describes AI War 2. The video above is somewhat lacking in the usual bombastic light show we’ve grown used to in marketing trailers. Instead, here there's just a whiteboard, Chris, and his infectious enthusiasm for this innovative RTS sequel. Just nine…
ANNOUNCEMENT 14 Dec 2016 by Stephen Haselden

Endless AI Possibilities in Space…2

Have I told you how much I appreciate Early Access road maps? Frankly this is something that should be mandatory for any Early Access games, but while they're not, the few games that do follow this practice should be roundly praised. Endless Space 2 is one of those games that has released a comprehensive designed…
ANNOUNCEMENT 08 Dec 2016 by Stephen Haselden

Stellaris Update 1.4 Alexis Kennedy’s Horizon Signal

Writers are often the unsung heroes of well written games. Paradox are one developer who recognize this, indeed, they have already given tribute to many writers. Each time Paradox release a major update for Stellaris they have named it after one of Sci Fi's greatest writers, such as: Asimov, Heinlein or Clarke. But this time they’ve…
ANNOUNCEMENT 03 Dec 2016 by Stephen Haselden

Dawn of Andromeda Early Access Release

Dawn of Andromeda has been out for barely a day now, and already the Steam reviews are giving a mixed response, describing the game as “bare bones” and “not finished”, but that’s fine. Barely a week ago I predicted the work that Grey Wolf Entertainment have cut out for themselves, and hopefully our readers were aware enough…
ANNOUNCEMENT 24 Nov 2016 by Stephen Haselden

Endless Space 2: United Empire Update

Endless Space 2 (ES2) has released its first major update on its journey through Steam's Early Access. This update introduces: new minor races, new quests, new technology, the new Marketplace mechanic, Deeds mechanic and a new major race, The United Empire. Adding a new major race to ES2 is no small thing, each race has a…
ANNOUNCEMENT 22 Nov 2016 by Stephen Haselden

Dawn of Andromeda Early Access Starting Soon

Dawn of Andromeda has a lot of competition, and a lot to live up to if it wants to leave its mark on 2016. It is a shorter 4X game that has real-time combat happening fluidly on a zoomable galaxy map. The inclusion of a faster game pace, star lanes, and multiplayer all focus Andromeda…