Explore a vast galaxy full of wonder! Paradox Development Studio, makers of the Crusader Kings and Europa Universalis series presents Stellaris, an evolution of the grand strategy genre with space exploration at its core.
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September 21

Stellaris, For One, Welcomes Our New Machine Overlords

Story Pack “Synthetic Dawn” Available Today for Organic Players Everywhere

STOCKHOLM — Sep. 21, 2017 — Paradox Interactive, a publisher and developer of digital entertainment that is beneficial to humans, today announced that Synthetic Dawn, a new Story Pack for Stellaris, is now available to download directly to your power-siphoning pacification pod and/or via online distributors. Synthetic Dawn,available today for Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs for $9.99, adds new content and features to Stellaris, allowing players to experience the sci-fi exploration and empire-building game like never before. The new Story Pack allows for the creation of Machine Empires, where players can form entirely mechanical societies and find their place among the organics -- or on top of their charred remains.

Witness the breaking of the Synthetic Dawn in a new trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J79EBh60skU

Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn adds unique game features and event chains to the core Stellaris experience that will allow the new machine races to expand as a robotic consciousness, and create an AI-led network that grows to galactic dominance. Players can co-opt organic life as overenthusiastic servitors, take over as driven assimilators, or simply KILL ALL HUMANS (and other meatbags) as determined exterminators.

Features:
  • You, Robot: Play Stellaris as a customized robotic civilization, complete with a series of 8 new robotic portraits
  • AI, eh? Aye!: Follow new event chains and story features to lead your robot race to greatness as an intergalactic AI empire; pursue mechanical perfection in the stars
  • Rise of the Machines: Oppressed synths may rebel against their masters and form new empires -- or you may even discover a fallen synthetic civilization deep in space
  • Digital Enhancements: New music tracks and expanded voice packs for VIR
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September 21

Čapek update (1.8) Released [checksum 3943]

Please note that this is not the full changelog (they don't fit in a Steam announcement).
Please refer to our official forums for the complete list



# Important
- Added 5 new achievements
- Reworked the old AI crisis into The Contingency, an ancient and dormant AI that can be awakened by the presence of synthetic pops, and will attempt to sterilize the galaxy of intelligent biological life
- Reworked genetic modification so that there is now a system of templates that can be created, modified and applied to populations
- Added traits for robotic species, and a technology that lets you do 'robomodding', the equivalent of genetic modification for robotic pops
- Reworked tradition trees for Hive Mind, Devouring Swarm, Fanatical Purifier and Inwards Perfection empires with better suited traditions and flavor text
- Awakened Fallen Empires now start to experience decadence after being awakened for 20 years. Every month, there is a chance that an AE's decadence will increase, based on how large they have grown and how many empires they have forced to be subjects. Decadence reduces AE resource production and ship strength and makes their subjects far more rebellious
- Reworked or blocked numerous events for Hive Minds where the text or effects did not work well narratively

# Species Rights
- Added 'Academic Privilege' living standard type available to Materialists only, boosts research output and happiness at increased consumer goods cost

# Diplomacy & Subjects
- Vassals are now released directly from planet view and can be released from any non-capital planet

# Game Setup
- Added galaxy setup option to partially randomize number of empires, advanced starts & fallen empires
- Added a galaxy setup option for Crisis Strength, replaces the previous galaxy size/habitable worlds scaling
- Added a galaxy setup option for chance of Primitive Civilizations being generated

# Events
- Added special Hive Mind interactions for the Prethoryn Scourge

# Technology
- Added new technology Glandular Acclimation that unlocks the ability to modify Pop habitability type

# Policies
- Added new policies for the treatment of pre-sapients. They can now be protected, tolerated (allowing for selective purging), hunted for food, or exterminated.
- Added an Initial Border Status policy that controls whether borders to other empires are open or closed by default.
- Added a Robotic Workers Policy that controls whether or not robot pops are allowed or automatically disassembled. The old AI rights policy now instead determines stance towards sapient AI.
- Added a Land Appropriation policy. If enabled, newly acquired planets that have less than 5 tiles of free space and are populated by non-citizen species will have some of them removed from their land, freeing up tiles and potentially creating refugees

# Governments & Civics
- Added Corvee System civic, gives -50% resettlement cost
- Added Feudal Realm civic, reduces penalty of relative power of subjects in half and allows them to colonize outside their borders
- Added a unique government form for Devouring Swarms
- Added Feudal Empire and Megachurch government forms

# Buildings
- Added new Sacred Nexus building for Spiritualists with corresponding technology

+ Balance changes, optimization, bug fixes and more.

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Reviews

“Calling Stellaris Europa Universalis in space is probably reductive, but it was the first thing I did in this review not because they are almost exactly alike, but because, when I put away my empires and get on with my day, the stories that have played out in these digital worlds embed themselves in my brain, and I so desperately want to tell people about them. Both games tickle the part of my brain that wants every battle to have some greater context, every move I make to be part of a larger narrative. Stellaris manages to do this without history to lean on, though, and does so with aplomb.”
9/10 – PCGamesN

“Stellaris is easy to comprehend and exciting to execute, which is a perfect combination for a genre notoriously difficult to break into.”
9/10 – Destructoid

“Right now, Stellaris is a very good space-based strategy game, but a few months down the road, it could evolve into a fantastic one”
8.2/10 – Hooked Gamers

Nova Edition




Stellaris Nova Edition includes:

Digital Original Soundtrack

The Stellaris soundtrack delivers two and a half hours of original music, including bonus tracks and alternate versions not included in the game. Composed by Andreas Waldetoft with appearances by the Brandenburg State Orchestra and Mia Stegmar, listeners will hear themes meant to evoke discovery and far-reaching exploration through the vast expanse of space through the fusion of orchestral and electronic music. MP3 and lossless FLAC are included.

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Exclusive Alien Race (Cosmetic DLC)

Colonize the unknown and build a glorious spider empire! An exclusive alien race will be added to your game with a unique arachnid design. When your friends ask how you obtained these new spacefaring spiders, be sure to tell them you found the deal on the web.

Galaxy Edition



Stellaris Galaxy Edition includes:

Digital Original Soundtrack

The Stellaris soundtrack delivers two and a half hours of original music, including bonus tracks and alternate versions not included in the game. Composed by Andreas Waldetoft with appearances by the Brandenburg State Orchestra and Mia Stegmar, listeners will hear themes meant to evoke discovery and far-reaching exploration through the vast expanse of space through the fusion of orchestral and electronic music. MP3 and lossless FLAC are included.

Exclusive Alien Race (Cosmetic DLC)

Colonize the unknown and build a glorious spider empire! An exclusive alien race will be added to your game with a unique arachnid design. When your friends ask how you obtained these new spacefaring spiders, be sure to tell them you found the deal on the web.

Digital Collectorís Book

Join the creative team behind Stellaris to learn how the game's aesthetic was designed and realized for Paradox's most visually unique game to date. From concept art all the way through full illustrations and 3D renderings, this exclusive 130-page book includes a collection of game art unavailable anywhere else -- along with insight into the thoughts and research that drove these designs, the problems the team faced along the way, and the ways they finally brought these visuals to life.

Stellaris: Infinite Frontiers novel by Steven Savile (ebook)

From best-selling author Steven Savile comes an original novel based on the science-fiction setting of Paradox's Stellaris. When the Commonwealth of Man receives proof that they are not alone in the universe, humanity is divided: should our species seek salvation in potential friends among the stars, or prepare for an inevitable war? What discoveries await the colony ship as they journey into the unknown to find the source of a mysterious alien signal? Download and read on epub, mobi (Kindle) and PDF.

Exclusive Avatar and Galaxy Forum Icon

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Signed Wallpaper

Pay your respects to the pioneers who ventured forth into the unknown with this desktop wallpaper signed by the Stellaris development team.

About This Game

Explore a vast galaxy full of wonder! Paradox Development Studio, makers of the Crusader Kings and Europa Universalis series presents Stellaris, an evolution of the grand strategy genre with space exploration at its core.

Featuring deep strategic gameplay, a rich and enormously diverse selection of alien races and emergent storytelling, Stellaris has engaging challenging gameplay that rewards interstellar exploration as you traverse, discover, interact and learn more about the multitude of species you will encounter during your travels.

Etch your name across the cosmos by forging a galactic empire; colonizing remote planets and integrating alien civilizations. Will you expand through war alone or walk the path of diplomacy to achieve your goals?

Main Features

  • Deep & Varied Exploration.
  • Enormous procedural galaxies, containing thousands of planets.
  • Explore Anomalies with your heroic Scientist leaders.
  • Infinitely varied races through customization and procedural generation.
  • Advanced Diplomacy system worthy of a Grand Strategy Game.
  • Ship Designer based on a vast array of technologies.
  • Stunning space visuals.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 x86 or newer
    • Processor: AMD Athlon II X4 640 @ 3.0 Ghz / or Intel Core 2 Quad 9400 @ 2.66 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD HD 5770 / or Nvidia GTX 460, with 1024MB VRAM. Latest available WHQL drivers from both manufacturers.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c- compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 x64 or newer
    • Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 850 @ 3.3 Ghz or Intel i3 2100 @ 3.1 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD HD 6850 / or Nvidia GTX 560TI, with 1024MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer.
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.8.5 or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 2.5Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 6750 / NVIDIA GeForce 320 or higher with 1024MB VRAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer.
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.11 or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 2.9Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 750M / or AMD R9 390M with 1024 VRAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 x86
    • Processor: AMD Athlon II X4 640 @ 3.0 Ghz / or Intel Core 2 Quad 9400 @ 2.66 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD HD 5770 / or Nvidia GTX 460, with 1024MB VRAM. Latest available proprietary drivers from both manufacturers.
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 x64
    • Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 850 @ 3.3 Ghz / or Intel i3 2100 @ 3.1 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD HD 6850 / or Nvidia GTX 560TI, with 1024MB VRAM (Latest available proprietary drivers from both manufacturers)
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer.
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