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Distant Worlds 2

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Slitherine
Developer: Code Force
Release Date: 2021

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'Distant Worlds 2' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2021 @ 12:03 p.m. PST

Distant Worlds 2 is a vast, pausable real-time 4X space strategy game with a brand new 64-bit engine, full 3D graphics and a state-of-the-art interface.

Experience the full depth and detail of turn-based strategy, but with the simplicity and ease of real-time, and on the scale of a massively-multiplayer online game. The Universe is Yours!

Huge galaxies with up to 2,000 star systems and tens of thousands of planets, moons, and asteroids are yours to explore and exploit, whether peacefully through mining and diplomacy or by conquest! The complex process of generating a galaxy ensures that every new game will be different and the many galaxy setup options ensure incredible replayability as well as the ability to have your game be just the way you like it.

Explore: Unique discoveries possible in many systems as well as special hidden locations throughout the galaxy, some connected to the storyline (if enabled). You are not the first to travel to the stars in the history of the galaxy and much of what remains from previous eras can be discovered. Everything from space creatures and lost planetary ruins to unique ancient ships, forgotten artifacts, and even old battlefields or hidden threats can be found for those who look long enough in the void.

Expand and Exploit: Colony ships will carry your people to the stars, once you have found planets that are habitable for them, or researched the technologies to make other planet types suitable for colonization. You can also build terraforming facilities to further improve your colonies. Construction ships will allow you to build Mining Stations, Mining Ships will mine where stations are lacking, there are even Resort Bases which allow for galactic tourism at scenic locations. Happy populations with good resource availability and welcoming migration policies (or migration treaties) will encourage more people to travel to your worlds on passenger ships. 

Exterminate: If peaceful co-existence is impossible or just not what you were after anyway, there are many other options, ranging from sabotage and inciting rebellions to space battles between ships and fleets; the blockade of systems to full planetary invasions and conquest; or orbital bombardment, enslavement, and extermination of hostile populations and even actual destruction of planets.

Key Features:

  • Galaxies are so deep, fun and immersive that you won’t want to finish the game. Choose from seven playable base game factions which cover a wide variety of playstyles. Build, expand and improve your empire while playing through the storylines, with victory conditions or in an open-ended sandbox mode.
  • Each galaxy is packed with life and activity. Encounter other empires, independent alien colonies, traders, pirates and space monsters. Explore star systems, asteroid fields, galactic storms and black holes. Discover evidence of civilizations long since past, uncovering secrets about the galaxy's troubled history.
  • Intelligent automation allows you to tailor the game to your preferred playstyle and scale. Decide how much you want to control and which gameplay areas suit you best. You can limit your focus to just one ship or expand it all the way up to everything in a vast galactic empire. Let your advisors and the intelligent automation handle the rest.
  • A Built-in Game Editor allows you to fine-tune your own galaxy, adding or removing star systems, planets, asteroids, ships, star bases, space monsters or anything else. Modify the attributes of any empire in your game for the ultimate custom experience.
  • Extensive In-Game Help is included. Exhaustive, built-in, context-sensitive help is always only a single key-press away. Press F1 at any time for a detailed explanation of the current game screen, your currently selected item, and so on, or just browse the complete “Galactopedia”.

Distant Worlds 2 is in development for PC (Steam), scheduled for 2021.

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