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Haarlem, The Netherlands – 26 June 2013
Endless Space players will see their universe extend
massively with the
expansion pack, which will be released on Steam later
today. Developer Amplitude Studios is very pleased to enrich its 4x
space strategy universe and give the community a new level of
I’m very excited to get this into the players’
hands,” said Romain de Waubert, Creative Director.
We’ve put a lot of effort into addressing the parts of
the game and gameplay that either we or the community thought could
be improved. We’ve come a long way already with the four free
add-ons, and the expansion pack is the icing on the Endless
As previously promised, Amplitude will reward its loyal players
the ‘Sheredyn Faction’, ‘Endless Hero’ and
‘Automaton ship models’. These free items will
unlock to all players upon the release of the
Disharmony expansion pack.
An official launch trailer accompanies the release and can be
streamed at the Iceberg Youtube channel here:
Disharmony can be purchased as DLC on Steam for $9,99 /
€9,99 / £8.99. Publisher Iceberg Interactive will be
releasing the English retail version (key-only box with 16 page
stellar art book) this Friday 28
th of June.
You can find Endless Space Disharmony release notes
Background story for “Endless Space: Disharmony”
The Harmony had been moving since the birth of the universe,
passing through the galaxies, seeking The Core. Their migration was
deliberate, calm, inevitable.
Dust was their downfall. In the galaxy of the Endless they were
ensnared; this strange technological creation that affected
particles, fields and waves broke the single movement of the
Harmony into a cacophony of individual elements. In this galaxy,
the Harmony have fallen from grace and turned into
The Harmony saw Dust, then, as a menace or a plague, and set
out to rid the universe of its effects. But for the Harmony,
creatures of mineral, there is no difference between an "inhabited"
or "uninhabited" planet -- they are only "infected" or
To the rest of the galaxy the arrival of the Harmony was a
minor apocalypse. They attacked in small ships, targeting
Dust-infected infrastructures and populations. Other peoples
responded in kind, creating Fighter and Bomber craft to counter the
Harmony's unusual tactics, bringing the war to their enemy.
Planetary bombardment and invasion will take frightening new turns;
new heroes will rise up to counter the threats. The Era of
Disharmony is coming!
- A brand new Faction called “the Harmony” with a
single objective in mind, annihilate Dust!
- New fighters and bomber units that will completely change the
shape of combat, especially with the new Battle Formation and
- A complete rework of the Ship Design Interface giving an
improved Weapon System that includes family types for modules
(short, medium and long range)
- New Invasion mechanics have been added: prepare your population
for bombardments, sieges and land invasions!
- Expect to face a real challenge when playing against AI
opponents with the New Adaptive Multi-Agent System (AMAS)
- Other additions and features voted or requested by the
o Four new Heroes
o A new option to Disable Exchange of
Technologies, as a request from the Multiplayer
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 here
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 communities of players to share,
discuss or compare ideas, the whole team has the dream of bringing
the idea of GAMES 2 GETHER one step further. Help us accomplish our
goal to bring a brand new way for players around the world to
participate in the creation of a video game! Read more at
About Iceberg Interactive:
Iceberg Interactive (
http://www.iceberg-games.com ) is an independent
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.
Don't just play, play it cool!