I can’t resist the pleasure of revealing some info on our upcoming game Endless Legend. Yesterday night in our studios in Paris, we had three volunteers who had submitted their applications for an Endless Legend play test. They came from the US, Poland and Ireland, to get the painful task of testing the pre-alpha version on behalf of our gamers community. We then had a few beers with the dev team and many friends, and shared the excitement of the very last stages of an 18-month process.
So it’s time for us to introduce the Vaulters, one of the game major factions.
It is a time of change for the Vaulters.
For countless generations they lived as loosely-federated clans in the vast underground labyrinths that riddle Auriga. Their skills in mining and crafting made them comfortable, and their study of ancient artefacts slowly unlocked the secrets of their world’s past. Though their origins were lost in legends and myth, they had found peace and prosperity in the deep places of the planet.
Suddenly, now, the Vaulters have been forced to abandon those ancient halls. The Great Quake broke walls and ruined roads and bridges; as their towns crumbled around them they fled to the surface. Some turn for answers to the priests in the Church of the Great Orrery, others look to their leader, Szabad Ilona, First of the Bloodline. For a people deeply bound by tradition and unused to change, the surface of Auriga is a frightening place.
Torn between the secrets of the planet, their own traditions, and their need to survive, the Vaulters may struggle. But they will not fade, or surrender.
Endless Legend will be our third game. Our first game Endless Space, a science fictional 4X strategy game, has been critically acclaimed since its release in July 2012. An international success with over half a million copies sold, Endless Space has won the much coveted Unity Awards at Unite 2013 in Vancouver (both the Golden Cube for Best Overall Game and the Community Choice Award). Our second game, Dungeon of the Endless, a retro-styled game, mixing 2D pixel art with 3D graphics, was released in early access on Steam last December.
L.T. Sachs is a member of Amplitude Studios’ Board of Directors.