Endless Space looks Amazing!

#1 Edited by DrSwank (442 posts) -

I just saw this game on steam's pre-order special. It looks like it's a TBS meets RTS, meets Space Sim of sorts. Great presentation!

Here's a 30 minute quick look on youtube:

UPDATE: I bought it today, and have been playing the alpha.

It bares more of a resemblence to Civ than SoaSE. I've never played GalCiv, which could be similar. The combat is interesting, but most agree that it's too simple right now, but fans/devs are chatting on the forums regarding how to make it more complex but retaining the board/card-gamey quality behind it. The Alpha is only single player only, up to 8 players. The multiplayer will be launched in the coming month(s). I really enjoy it!

The game revolves around managing colonization vs militarization vs technology/science vs peace/war/trade negotiations, in a nut-shell.

It's a Turn-based strategy through and through, but the combat plays out like a card-battle game that I can't remember a reference too. No direct control.

#2 Posted by Giantstalker (1652 posts) -

Says the video is private, which is a shame, because you totally piqued my interest

#3 Posted by Bollard (5550 posts) -

Argh man, I really wanna see that video now, haven't heard of this game but it looks like the exact space game I want right now. DANG!

#4 Edited by Calitar (91 posts) -
#5 Posted by DrSwank (442 posts) -

@Calitar said:

I'm not having a problem with the video but you might want to try this excellent video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM1AFpN6rh4&feature=related

It's not a full LP, but he does a good job at showing off what the game is. The biggest selling point for me is that awesome UI.

Great! Shared in OP :)

#6 Posted by JeanLuc (3584 posts) -

I've never heard of this before. Looks sick!

#7 Posted by Bollard (5550 posts) -

@Calitar: Literally the video I was about to post, just watch it, this game looks fantastic! Will pick up tomorrow.

#8 Posted by DrSwank (442 posts) -

Embedded :)

#9 Posted by GeneralGrey (67 posts) -

Been messing around with the Alpha on Steam for the last couple of days. It's pretty great, particularly for this stage of development. I have a couple quibbles, but I'm quite pleased with the purchase.

#10 Posted by believer258 (11911 posts) -

They should have called it "Alive Space" just to fuck with people.

#11 Posted by jillsandwich (762 posts) -

Wasn't Endless Space that Platinum DS game?

Wait, Infinite Space, sorry.

#12 Posted by SgtGrumbles (1024 posts) -

How much space we looking at here?

#13 Posted by eccentrix (1553 posts) -

@ModerateViolence said:

How much space we looking at here?

All of it. All the space.

#14 Posted by Ubersmake (754 posts) -

Space is big.

#15 Edited by Mikemcn (6988 posts) -

Looks like Sins of a Solar Empire but hopefully more approachable. And apparently turn-based? I could deal with that.

#16 Posted by Protome (347 posts) -

A better sins of a solar empire? sold.

#17 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6197 posts) -

Endless Space: White World?

#18 Posted by juice8367 (443 posts) -

Its civ space

#19 Posted by Yadilie (380 posts) -

@drewmaw said:

I just saw this game on steam's pre-order special. It looks like it's a TBS meets RTS, meets Space Sim of sorts. Great presentation!

Here's a 30 minute quick look on youtube:

Trade is dust based? Bought. I must control the dust.

#20 Posted by Scrawnto (2450 posts) -

@Protome: I wonder, is it more SoaSE or Galactic Civilizations?

In any case, it looks pretty neat. I will probably buy this tonight.

#21 Posted by Giantstalker (1652 posts) -

Now that the video works, damn, that looks awesome

Going to buy it ASAP

#22 Edited by DrSwank (442 posts) -

@Scrawnto said:

@Protome: I wonder, is it more SoaSE or Galactic Civilizations?

In any case, it looks pretty neat. I will probably buy this tonight.

I bought it today, and have been playing the alpha.

For me, I didn't like SoaSE too much, and I also wasn't a fan of Civ 5 too much. It bares more of a resemblence to Civ than SoaSE. I've never played GalCiv, so I'm not sure what that's like. The combat is interesting, but most agree that's it's too simple right now, but fans/devs alike are chatting on the forums regarding how to make it more complex but retaining the board/card-gamey quality behind it. The Alpha is only single player only, up to 8 players. The multiplayer will be launched in the come month(s). I really enjoy it!

The game revolves around managing colonization vs militarization vs technology/science vs peace/war/trade negotiations, in a nut-shell.

It's a Turn-based strategy through and through, but the combat plays out like a card-battle game that I can't remember a reference too. No direct control.

#23 Posted by Giantstalker (1652 posts) -
#24 Posted by DrSwank (442 posts) -

@Giantstalker said:

@drewmaw: Could you compare this at all to Sword of the Stars I or II?

Never played it.

#25 Edited by DrSwank (442 posts) -

@Yadilie said:

@drewmaw said:

I just saw this game on steam's pre-order special. It looks like it's a TBS meets RTS, meets Space Sim of sorts. Great presentation!

Here's a 30 minute quick look on youtube:

Trade is dust based? Bought. I must control the dust.

The currency in the game is Dust, that's how you pay for and retain employment for your heroes, advanced fleet maneuver/weapon cards, and how you pay for teching up/building ships. There are four total resources: Dust, Science, Food, and Technology.

#26 Posted by Spectreman (232 posts) -

You need watch Legend of Galactic Heroes.

#27 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
#28 Posted by Bollard (5550 posts) -

@Scrawnto said:

@Protome: I wonder, is it more SoaSE or Galactic Civilizations?

In any case, it looks pretty neat. I will probably buy this tonight.

Haven't played Galactic Civilizations, but its definitely a lot like SoaSE.

#29 Posted by NaDannMaGoGo (338 posts) -

@believer258 said:

They should have called it "Alive Space" just to fuck with people.

I have the greatest idea for making EA mad:

Undead Space!

#30 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4915 posts) -

Interesting, but those type of games are way over my head/patience level.

#31 Posted by Scrawnto (2450 posts) -

@Chavtheworld said:

@Scrawnto said:

@Protome: I wonder, is it more SoaSE or Galactic Civilizations?

In any case, it looks pretty neat. I will probably buy this tonight.

Haven't played Galactic Civilizations, but its definitely a lot like SoaSE.

I actually played about seven hours of it a couple of days ago. It's definitely somewhere in between. It's turn based and you customize ships, which puts it closer to GalCiv I think. I'm really liking it so far. The UI is gorgeous, too.

#32 Posted by Necroripper (5 posts) -

Have never played a 4x game before but I recently got into Civ V after it was on sale on Steam and this looks really cool. Will buy tonight.

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