Haarlem, The Netherlands –19 December 2012 – Amplitude Studios is giving their players a very special Christmas gift this season: the 3rd free add-on for their acclaimed 4x space strategy game Endless Space . The new add-on will be made available through Steam later today and will be titled ‘ Light of Polaris ’. The add-on will include new Steam Achievements, Steam Cloud, Holiday Specials and various other exciting new features.
Background Story for the “Lights of Polaris” add-on:
“ There is a strange stillness in the galaxy, a hushed moment when denizens of the many worlds seem to be taking a breath. Perhaps they are preparing themselves for the next phase of work or war, perhaps they are simply relaxing after long toil. In this interlude of unexpected peace, somewhere, far in the northern hemisphere of a great arctic planet, beneath the cold snow and the wailing winds, explorers have made a discovery. Rumbling forever below the glaciers, an old installation of the Endless, still tended by descendants of the original workers, churns tirelessly throughout the frozen nights. Raw materials are collected, goods are produced and packaged, and an endless stream of boxes disappear into ships, portals, and sleds for distribution. What is this unceasing travail? What is the purpose of these strange, colorful, impractical objects that they build? Should you be curious, you must look to Mr Erram Zen Eerbee for an answer. There is an ancient secret there from before the time of space travel; a secret that is hidden behind the twinkle in his eyes...”
Features of the “ Lights of Polaris” add-on:
‘Lights of Polaris’ will bring Holiday Special content as well as new gameplay and Steam features, including Achievements chosen by the community via GAMES2GETHER votes:
• New Polaris Factory Wonder
• New Oros Gec Faction Hero
• Steam Achievements
• Steam Cloud
Community Feedback & Balancing
• Battle Actions in Auto
• Enhanced Battle Action AI
• Refactored Faction Traits
• “No Pirates” Option
• “Hide exploration flags in the galaxy view” Option
About Endless Space
Endless Space, a critically acclaimed 4X turn-based strategy game covering the space colonization age, is the first game from Amplitude Studios. The player can explore an infinity of galaxies, expand their civilization through subtle trade and diplomacy or warfare and conquest, exploit different planet types, luxuries and strategic resources and challenge up to seven opponents in online confrontations. The game has been designed -- and is still being enhanced -- with the participation of the community via the GAMES2GETHER process. Read more herehttp://endless-space.amplitude-studios.com.
About Amplitude Studios
Amplitude Studios is an independent gathering of experienced video game lovers (and developers) with a single goal: create the best strategy games! Based in Paris, the studio boasts an international team that has worked all over the world. Developer credits include franchises such as Battlefield, Rayman, XIII, R.U.S.E., Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, Call of Juarez, Might & Magic Heroes, Might & Magic Clash of Heroes, and others. Working closely for years with players to share, discuss or compare ideas, the team is bringing the idea of community one step further with GAMES2GETHER , a new way for players around the world to participate in the creation of a video game! Read more at http://www.amplitude-studios.com.
About Iceberg Interactive
Iceberg Interactive ( http://www.iceberg-interactive.com) is an ind ependent video game publisher founded in 2009 by an international group of games industry veterans and is located in Haarlem, The Netherlands. While keeping its roots in the European retail games market, Iceberg has rapidly increased its focus towards the global digital games market, by building strong direct relationships with dozens of Game Portals. Staffed with avid gamers, Iceberg works closely with an international assembly of game developers, both midsize and indie. With a distinct focus on the strategy, action, simulation and adventure game genres, the company has garnered attention with acclaimed releases including Killing Floor, Wings of Prey, APB Reloaded and Endless Space among its 50+ game arsenal - with more promising games in the pipeline.
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