AMPLITUDE’S FIFTH FREE DLC PACK DEEPENS ENDLESS SPACE
New Disharmony Add-On The Search for Auriga Now Available on Steam
Haarlem, The Netherlands – November 14, 2013 – Popular French developer Amplitude Studios extended its already impressive support for the acclaimed 4X space-strategy hit Endless Space with today’s release of the fifth free add-on, The Search for Auriga. On the back of winning the Golden Cube and Community Choice awards at the Unity Awards 2013, Amplitude is demonstrating its commitment to Endless Space by delivering a host of new content, while confirming that two further titles in the ‘Endless universe’ are also in full development.
The new add-on, titled The Search for Auriga, adds some new flavor to the original game, with new heroes, a new wonder and a new unique planet: Auriga. Players will notice new AI improvements (military and diplomatic), as well as the implementation of rally points, per community request, and much, much more. The free add-on is now available for all players in possession of the Endless Space: Disharmony expansion pack and is an automatic Steam update.
For more information about Endless Space, the Disharmony expansion pack and all of its free DLC, please visit Amplitude’s official website endless-space.amplitude-studios.com/ or the Endless Space Steam pages store.steampowered.com/app/208140/ and store.steampowered.com/app/241430/.
Background Story for The Search for Auriga:
Generations ago, Nadjne Zolya made room for Opbot in an overcrowded ship leaving a dying planet. Though Opbot was a skilled medical operative, he had accepted that the humanoids would save themselves first and leave him to decay as magneto-gravitational cataclysms made the planet of Auriga un-liveable. Surprised by their offer, Opbot re-paid the Zolya clan for decades, then centuries, as their restless, homeless clans moved from planet to planet, system to system, and battle to battle.
Driven from their simple tundra world by a fleet of pirates, they once again took up the life of homeless marauders. It was then that Opbot had the idea to rediscover Auriga; an idea that quickly blossomed into an all-consuming passion. But memories are faulty, galaxies move, and records are often missing or poorly kept; it turned out to be far more complex than he thought.
It was hundreds of years later that he was sure enough of his findings to present them to a very hesitant Tulela. But Opbot told her of what he remembered: Endless warrens of laboratories, storehouses of knowledge, ruins and artifacts scattered across the landscape like pebbles on a beach. In the end, Tulela agreed to seek that lost and fabled planet.
As their tiny fleet arrives, other civilizations that have tracked them or searched themselves for the planet begin to appear; the name of Auriga is famed across the settled galaxy. Auriga will once again become a focus of war and strife, for whatever faction can find, and hold, this precious world will have access to the greatest scientific wisdom of the galaxy.
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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 www.amplitudestudios.com
ABOUT ICEBERG INTERACTIVE
Iceberg Interactive 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 70+ game arsenal — with more promising games in the pipeline.