Amplitude Studios revealed the eighth and final faction for sci-fi strategy sequel Endless Space 2. The Unfallen are a race of peaceful tree-folk who prefer a slow and steady expansion as they spread peace to the galaxy.

The Unfallen were created by Amplitude’s Games2Gether community. Fans could vote and help design the race’s aesthetics, background lore, and game mechanics and features. More than 100 proposals were given on Amplitude’s forums before they were narrowed down to the hippie space trees. You can watch the interesting process of a community-created faction in the video below.

Amplitude Studios have been using their Games2Gether philosophy since their first game, Endless Space, launched in 2012. They’ve cultivated a strong relationship with fans of their strategy games, including Endless Legend and Dungeon of the Endless, both released in 2014.

To promote Endless Space 2’s upcoming final release, Amplitude has begun releasing videos based on each of the four X’s. So far you can watch Explore and Expand that help explain different aspects of the strategy game.

Endless Space 2 has been available via Steam Early Access since last October. Like its predecessor, Endless Space 2 is a 4X turn-based strategy title where you must Explore, Expand, Exploit, and Exterminate. Online multiplayer was added to Early Access in March.

Endless Space 2 is available in Standard and Deluxe Edition. The Digital Deluxe Edition includes the official soundtrack, Pathfinder Academy Heroes and Pathfinder Hero Ships. If you purchase the Deluxe Edition while it’s in Early Access, you’ll receive a Cravers Prime fleet skin, forum avatars and titles, and 2000 Games2Gether points.

The final release date for Endless Space 2 is next Friday, May 19.


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