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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November 8

Dev Diary #133 - The Caravaneers

Hello everyone!

Today we’re back for this week’s installment of the Stellaris Dev Diary!

Now for the standard reminder that we’re not yet ready to reveal when MegaCorp will be released, and that screenshots may contain placeholder art, interfaces and non-final numbers. That said, you’re now free to begin the honored tradition of ignoring that and start arguing about any numbers posted or asking for a release date.

Anyway, let’s begin! Today we will be covering The Caravaneers, another cool feature in MegaCorp.

The Basics
The Caravaneers are space-based traders who send out fleets across the galaxy to offers you great deals! The best deals! There are three different Caravaneer fleets who set out from their coalition base in Chor’s Compass.





The Fleets
Like mentioned earlier, there are three new fleets of traders roving the galaxy, known as Racket Industrial Enterprise, the Numistic Order, and the Vengralian Trium.






They travel across the galaxy, and when they show up in your space they will offer you lucrative deals. Each fleet has their own set of specialized deals and may ask for different things in return for what they are offering.





The Caravaneer Coalition Base
For those who seek to enjoy some quality pastime, a visit to the caravaneer base is surely worth a visit! The caravaneers have some great deals on offer – only Energy Credits are accepted for being exchanged for the exciting CaravanCoinz! (Your primitive £, $, € won't be accepted here!)

CaravanCoinz allows you partake in some excellent games of chance, or to buy sealed boxes of loot. Who knows, maybe you will be lucky enough to find the most glorious and precious thing known in the galaxy – The Galatron.

Either way, a visit to the caravansary coalition base is not something you’ll regret!

Wow, so many great deals to look forwards to!





That is it for this week, folks! Next week we will be back with another exciting topic - namely the Slave Market (and some additional minor stuff)!



Also don't forget to tune into Twitch at 15:00 CET for the third session of the Stellaris Dev Clash.
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November 1

Dev Diary #132 - Ecumenopolis and Megastructures


Hello everyone!

On this stellar day you will be able to read another of our dev diaries about the upcoming expansion - MegaCorp.

Like always I have to mention that we’re not yet ready to reveal when MegaCorp is due to being released, and that this article may contain placeholder art, interfaces and non-final numbers.

For this dev diary we will be exploring some of the new cool features in the MegaCorp expansion – namely Ecumenopolises and new Megastructures.

Ecumenopolis
“Thus shall we make a world of the city, and a city of the world”.


The city planet is here. To create a Ecumenopolis, you first need to unlock the associated Ascension Perk. The ascension perk is only available for non-gestalt empires, and requires the new Anti-Gravity Engineering technology.



Once you have the ascension perk, a decision will appear on your colonized planets. To be able to enact the decision, you need your planet to be entirely filled with only City Districts, in addition to the cost.



Ecumenolopises replace the regular districts with special districts available only to the ecumenopolis. These districts are Residential Arcology, Foundry Arcology, Industrial Arcology and Leisure Arcology. These districts are more powerful and provide a lot more jobs than regular districts. Additionally, Ecumenopolisis provide a bonus to pop growth and resource production for all jobs on the planet.






The Arcology Project is a must for anyone wishing to build a truly "tall" planet.

Megastructures
MegaCorp is releasing with 4 new Megastructures:
  • Matter Decompressor
  • Strategic Coordination Center
  • Mega Art Installation
  • Interstellar Assembly
These new megastructures will be unlocked by the Galactic Wonders Ascension Perk.



Megastructures have also received a balance pass to fit the new economy, and thus they now cost alloys to build instead of minerals.

Matter Decompressor


The Matter Decompressor works similar to the dyson sphere, but using technology far too complex to try to explain here, it extracts minerals instead of energy. It has 4 levels which provide:
Minerals: 250/500/750/1000

Strategic Coordination Center


The armored hull of the Strategic Coordination Center houses the cream of our military command, who devote their time to strategy and planning in this state-of-the-art facility. It has 3 levels and provide the following effects:
Naval Capacity: 75/150/225
Starbase Capacity: 5/10/15
Defense Platforms: 8/16/24
Sublight Speed: 5%/10%/15%

Mega Art Installation


An artistic beacon on a stellar scale, this installation inspires and represents the spirit of its creators. The Mega Art Installation also has 3 levels, but with the following effects:
Unity: 100/200/300
Amenities: 5%/10%/15%

Interstellar Assembly


A meeting place for galactic powers, increasing immigration attraction and global opinion of us. The Interstellar Assembly has 4 levels with the following effects:
Immigration Pull: 25%/50%/75%/100%
Other empire's opinion: 10/20/30/50
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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

Ascension Pack



Your species has mastered the seemingly impossible. Faster than light travel means a new era for your civilization. Brave pioneers set forth from our ancient homeworld into the unknown, while scientists unlock more and more of the vast mysteries of the cosmos... But you are neither the first nor the only, species to climb to the heavens. You must test your military and diplomatic prowess against rival galactic empires.

The Stellaris Ascension Pack includes:


  • Apocalypse: This expansion redefines stellar warfare for all players with a host of new offensive and defensive options. Destroy entire worlds with terrifying new planet-killer weapons, fight against (or alongside) ruthless space pirates, and maybe discover a few non-violent game features as well.
  • Utopia: This expansion adds megastructures and new options for the ultimate advancement of your species.
  • Leviathans Story Pack: A story pack that includes monstrous new creatures and encounters
  • Synthetic Dawn Story Pack: Provides an all-new way for players to establish their empire across the stars, starting the game as a Machine Empire -- a society made up entirely of robots. Unique game features and event chains will allow the machines to expand as a robotic consciousness and create an AI-led network that grows to galactic dominance.
  • Plantoids Species Pack: A species pack that includes fifteen new species portraits, new templates for plantoid civilian and military ships and a cityscape art.
  • Humanoids Species Pack: A species pack that includes ten new Humanoids portraits, new ship models, three new voiceovers sets for VIR and three remixed music tracks.

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.

NOVA FORUM ICON

Show your love for Stellaris on the Paradox Forums and other social networks.

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 COLLECTOR'S 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 FRONTIER 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

Show your love for Stellaris on the Paradox Forums and other social networks.

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 and 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 SP1 64 Bit
    • Processor: Intel® iCore™ i3-530 or AMD® FX-6350
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 460 or AMD® ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 (1GB VRAM), or AMD® Radeon™ RX Vega 11 or Intel® HD Graphics 4600
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 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
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 10 Home 64 Bit
    • Processor: Intel® iCore™ i5-3570K or AMD® Ryzen™ 5 2400G
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 560 Ti (1GB VRAM)
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 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
    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 16.04 x86
    • Processor: Intel® iCore™ i3-530 or AMD® FX-6350
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 460 or AMD® ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 (1GB VRAM), or AMD® Radeon™ RX Vega 11 or Intel® HD Graphics 4600
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 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
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 x64
    • Processor: Intel® iCore™ i5-3570K or AMD® Ryzen™ 5 2400G
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 560 Ti (1GB VRAM)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 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

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