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Pandora: First Contact

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Slitherine (EU), Matrix Games (US)
Developer: Proxy Studios
Release Date: 2013

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'Pandora: First Contact' Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2013 @ 8:01 a.m. PST

Pandora: First Contact is a new science fiction 4X turn-based strategy game, creating a completely new world with hundreds of creatures, settings, technological innovations and a never-seen-before range of deadly weapons.

After decades of exploration, mankind has finally found a new hope. A new planet to conquer and colonize. They call it Pandora. From the frozen ice lands of the north, to vast deserts and lush tropical forests in the south, the planet is vast and hosts a wide variety of eco-regions. It is the perfect last resort for mankind. But it is far from being desolate, with indigenous life already covering the planet, but how will they react to alien invaders?

“We are very excited about this new project”, said Iain McNeil, development director of Slitherine. “This year’s line-up is shaping to be very attractive to a wide range of players and we are proud to bring such an intense, immersive and engaging sci-fi strategy game to our audience worldwide”.

Interested fans can now sign up for the open beta.

Key features

  • Survive encounters with the planet's dangerous wild life. Agile predators in the steppes, deadly insect swarms in the jungle, or gigantic creatures lurking in the abyss of the oceans.
  • Ruins and artefacts, the relics of an ancient alien civilization long forgotten, provide bonuses.
  • Progress through a vast research tree spanning dozens of technologies that provide new buildings, units, weapons, and more.
  • Negotiate trade or research pacts with other factions for mutual benefits. Forge alliances to stand united against common foes.
  • Found new cities to expand the borders of your empire. Manage cities by selecting what structures they build or units they recruit and by assigning priorities to your colonists.
  • Shape the landscape with terraforming: construct farms, mines, forts, or other improvements to increase the productivity of your colonies or to fortify positions.
  • Command vast armies on the battlefield against enemy factions, making use of the variety of terrain types to gain an advantage.
  • Design your own units, choosing from a variety of different classes, weapons and armour to maximize the strength of your forces.
  • Unleash hell on your opponents with powerful military operations, ranging from drop pods behind enemy lines to black hole generators eradicating entire landscapes.

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