The other day, I noticed a game called “Endless Space” on Steam. I’ve been interested in 4x space games since the days of Masters of Orion 2, and I haven’t really been that happy with anything that’s come out since then. (Yes, I bought MOO3, Sins of a Solar Empire, Galactic Civilizations, among others.) I had been preparing to create a 4x space game around the time I was finishing Empires of Steel, but the project was dismissed after failing to earn enough profit from EOS to fund my next project. Looking around the internet and finding some positive reviews of the game, I bought a copy – regular price of $30, but 25% off right now on Steam.
Endless Space is still in Alpha, so take any reviews with a grain of salt. Why exactly they’re selling an Alpha version is unclear. They have a project where people can get vote to guide the development of the game, but it seems a little late to be guiding the development of a game in Alpha. My suspicion was that they are running low on money, and they decided to start selling the Alpha version to fund the project.