Endless Space 2 Faction Competition

Posted on 13 Aug 2016 by
Stephen Haselden

Amplitude Studio are not the first company to include its fan base in game design decisions, but they are the first to create such a professional and inclusive system as its Games2Gether initiative. The latest venture to come out of G2G is the chance to create your own major faction for the upcoming game Endless Space 2. As with all the best 4X titles, creating ‘factions’ or ‘races’ with a strong character is a defining part of the game, and plays a major role in attracting and engaging people with the game.

You will have to join G2G to submit a faction idea, but once you’ve done that you will also be able to vote for your favourite creations and be eligible for future competitions and rewards.

An exact release date for Endless Space 2 has not been set yet, but it is expected some time later this year.

Official Press Release

Paris, France – August 11, 2016 – In preparation for this year’s gamescom 2016 the award-winning development team Amplitude Studios, recently acquired by SEGA Games Co., Ltd, has pulled back the curtain today on two new integral factions from its upcoming turn-based, 4X space-strategy game, Endless Space 2. Sophons and Cravers return from their debut in Endless Space and will be available in the Steam Early Access version releasing later this summer.

These two new videos demonstrate the curious, analytical and knowledge-seeking Sophons – dangerously driven by their thirst to discover and understand – and the scary, all-consuming insectoid lifeforms, the Cravers.

Amplitude is now eager to roll out its Faction Creation Contest, designed for its robust community to submit its own concept for an entire faction in Endless Space 2. The first phase of the contest begins today, Thursday, August 11, and ends Thursday, October 13. The Faction Creation Contest is designed for all interested gamers to submit a fully-fleshed out faction to be included in Endless Space 2, with the GAMES2GETHER Community picking the winner.  Participants can submit their concepts for review HERE.

The contest comprises three phases:

  1. Game Design: Every faction in Endless Space 2 contains unique gameplay traits and functions. How does yours differ, fight, defend, and live? Here, you’ll also include a light backstory/biography.
  2. Visual Design: What will your heroes look like, what is their habitat and how will your spaceships reflect and expand on your race’s beliefs?
  3. Narrative Design: Expand on the background idea to develop their culture, their beliefs, how they interact with other factions or fight against enemies.

Endless Space 2 is a turn-based, 4X space-strategy game that launches players into the space colonization age of different civilizations within the Endless universe, following the award-winning original Endless Space. Endless Space 2 will feature eight playable major factions, each with their own asymmetrical gameplay, storyline, spaceships, heroes and technologies. Both major factions the Sophons and the Cravers will be playable in the Early Access version of the game coming this summer on Steam.

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