It's been crazy here these past few days, with the iPad announcement for Dungeon of the Endless, the Endless Legend: Shadows expansion and Gamescom approaching. The Endless mysteries have almost all been solved now and you have unlocked the ENDLESS SPACE 2 website and teaser.
Thank you so much for your hard work and enthusiasm: it was a real pleasure to follow your progress on this treasure hunt through this thread and on our social networks. Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter and invite your friends for exclusive in-game goodies! :)
Fixed the Don't Even Think About It achievement: "create a custom faction with -195 points or less, and win a game with it on Endless difficulty" (the achievement would trigger with a custom faction with -100 points points or less)
Sorry, I had to. :) We are happy to announce that Endless Space is now available in Spanish, in this [1.1.57] version! We know that the Spanish-speaking community will be quite excited, and would like to thank the Clan DLAN for their translation:
Daniel “Greeny” Núñez
Daniel “Dynamite” Gulevich
Daniel “Juez” Lastra
Óscar “Darkpadawan” Rodríguez
Jon Andoni “Joanor” Ortiz
Alberto “Munh” Rodríguez
Silvia “Silviarip” Ruiz
Irene “Robomermaid” Pérez
Miguel González “Del Pino”
Nicolás “Krakenloco” Jiménez
Cristóbal “Rhisthel” Ortega
Alexander “Celaeno” Gutiérrez
CHANGING THE GAME LANGUAGE
To switch your game to Spanish, go in your Steam library, right click on Endless Space, then "Properties", and go in the "Language" tab to select Spanish.
Visions of the Unseen (EL) and Chronicles of the Lost (ES) add-ons will be available tomorrow on Steam (automatic update). We'll then post the detailed release notes for each game! Today, we're focusing on the Vaulters who got some nice additions in both games.
The Vaulters in Endless Space
The Vaulters now have their own introduction video in Endless Space. Just a screenshot for now: you'll be able to see it in game tomorrow!
The Vaulters in Endless Legend
We added a really cool Vaulters background scene in the main menu:
Come back tomorrow for the detailed release notes.
Indeed, we're coming back to Endless Space one more time, with the upcoming "Chronicles of the Lost" add-on for Endless Space and Endless Space: Disharmony. We previously talked about the new random events that would be introduced to Endless Space, but today, find out more about some community requests we received and that made it into the game.
Heroes sharing portraits was something players wanted us to improve. For production reasons, we simply couldn't do in the past as we lacked the time and resources. We hope you'll appreciate the new art: that's 20 new administrator, corporate commander, pilot, and adventurer heroes!
Classes: Corporate / Adventurer
Name & Description: Stormbrow - There is a war cry among the Hissho that would roughly translate as, "Come at me!". Stormbrow, a fearsome fighter, was known for her use of this challenge and her near-impervious defences -- as an individual and as a leader of troops. This made her part of an augmentation selection. Though she was one of the 8% that survived, she was not of the remaining 88% that was still good at taking orders...
Faction: the United Empire
Classes: Corporate / Pilot
Name & Description: Yeranef - Yeranef's career followed an average arc of success, as she was a capable but unremarkable corporate lieutenant. However, an unprotected exposure to over-excited Dust in a military research facility triggered changes that launched her up the corporate pyramid--until boredom drove her to seek challenges elsewhere.
Classes: Pilot / Adventurer
Name & Description: Glies.Warr1B4 - "Warrior Amoeba" is, without surprise, viewed as an impossible oxymoron. Yet Glies.Warr1B4, driven almost to madness as he watched his fleet get destroyed by the guns of an ancient Endless defence satellites, vowed to never again avoid -- or lose -- a battle.
The AI & Custom Factions
This is something that was actually already possible, if you knew how to deal with xml files. But we decided to make it much easier: the AI can now play the custom factions that you have created.
Create your own custom faction.
Select AI factions in the drop list.
Have a nice weekend, we'll have plenty of details for both Endless Legend and Endless Space add-ons next week.
Two years and a half may have passed since its release, but we are excited to announce a seventh free add-on for Endless Space: Chronicles of the Lost.
As a reminder, Endless Space is the first 4X we released, back in 2012: a space strategy game, that probably made people dream as much as us.
We launched the alpha on Steam back in May 2012, before the Early Access system even existed: early builds and the GAMES2GETHER system allowed us to gather feedback and generate community content, that we would implement to improve the game before its actual release. It was tedious and required a lot of organisation, but it turned out it was really fun and constructive to work with players and even meet up in person at events.
That's why we decided to repeat the experience with our recent releases: Endless Legend and Dungeon of the Endless. We put aside Endless Space for a while to dedicate our time and efforts with our new titles but made a promise to return to ES one more time. Now that the games are out as well, we didn't forget our promise to deliver this long awaited update.
So in case you forgot about Endless Space or are just discovering the Endless games: Chronicles of the Lost will be available next week for Endless Space and Endless Space: Disharmony. It will mostly contain some improvements (Disharmony) and bug fixes (vanilla & Disharmony), based on what we have collected on the forum. In the upcoming days, we will be sharing more information on the content and the release date, so make sure you follow our Facebook/Twitter pages besides the Dev Blog!
Let's start with random events... :)
Addition of Colonisation Events + More Exploration Events
Here's a preview of some random events that will occur in game: more exploration events, but also something new, the colonisation events! These can now be triggered when colonising a new planet.
Lore: The more you see of the universe, the more you realize you know nothing. Here, for instance, you have found ancient ruins, and ponder their meaning. Outpost? Monastery? Expedition?
Bonus: +60 Research
Lore: Artefacts strewn in the ruins show an ancient civilisation existed. But the size and shape are like nothing you have seen before; and your scientists and archaeologists wonder what it may mean.
+2 Industry on planet for 10 turns
+1 Industry on planet (permanent)
Good: Study them
-1 Industry on planet for 10 turns
+3 Science on planet for 20 turns
We would like to thank you for the feedback and hope you will enjoy many more hours playing Endless Space.