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Endless Space Pre-Orders Open On Steam

By on May 2nd, 2012 1:13 pm


Endless Space is now available for pre-ordering on Steam. There are 2 different pre-order packages available: an “Admiral Edition” for 15,74€ or 22,49€ (depending on where you live apparently), that includes access to Alpha and all upcoming versions including the final version of the game, the game soundtrack, and community bonuses. There is also a special edition called “Emperor Special Edition” for 17,99€ (or 26,24€, again depending on your country’s zone – must be a VAT thing, or Valve thing?…) for people that want to be more actively involved in the game’s development process. Both editions will be available at a 25% discount until May 31st 2012.

Endless Space is a space 4X game being developed by Amplitude Studios, a recently founded indie games development company. The game is currently in alpha and is following an interesting development process where people are invited to participate on the game’s production called Games2Gether (a system created by Amplitude Studios). You have an interview we did with Romain de Waubert (Endless Space’s Creative Director) here. Stay tuned for an alpha first look preview to publish right next to this announcement post.

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  1. Saracen26 says:

    Oh yes… I’ve just seen the specs and my machine is the minimum requirements… I may still get this…. Won’t look as pretty, but what would I be missing out on if I didn’t! My machine runs Railworks 3 (Yes I have an unexplainable soft spot for that game) on medium detail, and the specs for that on the box are higher than this… so looks like I may get away with it!

    • Adam Solo says:

      I’ve played the alpha and could play with all settings to maximum. And I have an unremarkable mid-low end laptop video card. What I mean is that the game doesn’t seem to push too much on the video card. But yes, check the requirements carefully. So, you problem is more CPU or video card?

      • Saracen26 says:

        well I have an intel core duo 2.4Ghz E6600 and an Nvidia 7900GT 512MB which really seems to work only at 256MB… Got 2GB RAM so not a problem there… So I’d say it’s more the video card, but the old thing is a resilient little thing… I’ve even had games that require an 8800GS or higher and it still manages to render beyond absolute minimum.

        So there probably isn’t any problem… It’s just each game is a gamble.

      • Adam Solo says:

        You’re more than fine with your 7900 GT since it outranks my 9600M GT (as long as your 7900 is not a laptop card). Yes, some games of late already push for an 8800GS o GT. For instance I’m having a hard time with Carried Command: Gaea Mission (still alpha). Guess it’s time to switch my card (which in my case is the entire laptop …).

  2. fafrin says:

    Looking good,will preorder and give it a go.

  3. Kyle "Lordxorn" Rees says:

    Picked it up, looking forward to contributing. =-)

  4. JD says:

    The prices mentioned in this article do match those with Steam. Appareantly this is depended on where you live.

    The Admiral Edition = 22,49€
    Emperor Special Edition = 26,24€

    Why Amplitude ohh why did you do this…

    • JD says:

      I ment to say the prices do NOT match those in steam.

    • Adam Solo says:

      Thanks for the heads up on the prices JD. I corrected the post’s text. I did hear people mentioning different prices and thinking “what a hell is happening?”.

      As it seems it depends on where you live yes. Perhaps it’s a VAT thing? Or could it be another reason? A Valve reason? :) It probably wasn’t a devs call right?

      • JD says:

        Not sure if it’s purly regional, I can’t imagine that much margin due to VAT. On the other hand VAT in my country is high.

        The point I wanted to make, but came out rather blunt, is that a developer should know about these things and point it out on forehand. I was a bit dissapointed when I noticed I had to pay more.

        But you are probably right, this is not just the developers ‘fault’. From a youtube gameplay clip (yes their out there allready) I’ve seen enough to be confident it’s worth the price their asking.

      • Adam Solo says:

        You’re absolutely right. They should have warned people. But, looking back they did announce the bigger prices. So, I guess some folks were just luckier than others depending on where they live.

        The confusing and frustrating part is that people don’t know why. And it is a big difference. And I agree, it can’t be VAT solely. My country also has a high VAT and I’m seeing low prices on my end. I would like someone to explain this to us.

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