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  Gamescom 2016: Amplitude lifts veil on Endless Space 2 factions with new trailers in preparation for Early Access launch this summer
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08/11/2016
 


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Developer starts new Faction creation contest for GAMES2GETHER community today

Paris, France – August 11, 2016 – In preparation for this year’s gamescom 2016 the award-winning development team Amplitude Studios, recently acquired by SEGA Games Co., Ltd, has pulled back the curtain today on two new integral factions from its upcoming turn-based, 4X space-strategy game, Endless Space 2. Sophons and Cravers return from their debut in Endless Space and will be available in the Steam Early Access version releasing later this summer.

These two new videos demonstrate the curious, analytical and knowledge-seeking Sophons – dangerously driven by their thirst to discover and understand – and the scary, all-consuming insectoid lifeforms, the Cravers.

Amplitude is now eager to roll out its Faction Creation Contest, designed for its robust community to submit its own concept for an entire faction in Endless Space 2. The first phase of the contest begins today, Thursday, August 11, and ends Thursday, October 13. The Faction Creation Contest is designed for all interested gamers to submit a fully-fleshed out faction to be included in Endless Space 2, with the GAMES2GETHER Community picking the winner.  Participants can submit their concepts for review HERE.

The contest comprises three phases:

  1. Game Design: Every faction in Endless Space 2 contains unique gameplay traits and functions. How does yours differ, fight, defend, and live? Here, you’ll also include a light backstory/biography.

  2. Visual Design: What will your heroes look like, what is their habitat and how will your spaceships reflect and expand on your race’s beliefs?

  3. Narrative Design: Expand on the background idea to develop their culture, their beliefs, how they interact with other factions or fight against enemies.

Endless Space 2 is a turn-based, 4X space-strategy game that launches players into the space colonization age of different civilizations within the Endless universe, following the award-winning original Endless Space. Endless Space 2 will feature eight playable major factions, each with their own asymmetrical gameplay, storyline, spaceships,  heroes and technologies. Both major factions the Sophons and the Cravers will be playable in the Early Access version of the game coming this summer on Steam.

Assets can be found in our press room here. For more on Endless Space 2, visit Amplitude Studios on its website ( www.amplitude-studios.com ), like it on Facebook, and follow it on Twitter.

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ABOUT AMPLITUDE STUDIOS

Amplitude is an independent team of experienced video game lovers (and developers) with a single goal: Create the best strategy games with the players’ help! Based in Paris, the studio boasts an international team that has worked all over the world on major AAA titles. Since Amplitude’s creation in 2011, the studio has released Endless Space, Dungeon of the Endless and Endless Legend, all critically acclaimed. Amplitude Studios won the venerable 2013 Golden Cube and Community Choice Unity Awards for Endless Space and the 2015 Best 3D Visual Experience for Endless Legend. A pioneer in its working method, while developing its first game Amplitude launched an open crowdsourced development process called "GAMES2GETHER." This platform enables the community to participate in the creation of a video game from the early stages of development. Today, this methodology enables the studio to fulfil the expectations of its players while earning international recognition for the quality of its productions. Read more at www.amplitude-studios.com

 

About SEGA® Europe Ltd.

SEGA Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Games Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe’s website is located at www.sega.com .

MEDIA CONTACTS

Europe

ICO Partners for Amplitude Studios

[email protected]

North America

Douglass Perry

Reverb Communications

[email protected]

(209) 586-1495 ext. 105

Danitra Alomia

Reverb Communications

[email protected]

(209) 586-1495 ext. 115