Amplitude Studio's is back at it again with yet another faction creation contest, this time for their newest title Endless Space 2. The details can be found here for those interested but lets just give a rundown of what is to be expected. For those of you who don't know, Amplitude Studio's is very closely linked to its fanbase and has a philosophy called Games Together, and here is what Amplitude Studios co-founded Romain de Waubert de Genlis has to say about the idea; 'working together with players is a good thing, but you need to give tools to our players so its easy for them to participate. They need to be able to voice their opinion in one click.'
In Endless Legend the fan made faction was the Cult of the Eternal End, a faction that could only build one city and relied heavily on the minor factions scattered around the world to develop and build its power. According to the rules, this time around Amplitude is looking for a more diplomacy heavy race, using peaceful ideas to expand and develop. You need a 2,000 word description of your faction and you need to explain how it's unique to the gameplay. Remember, the Cultists were unique not because they only had one city and a strange aesthetic but because they used the minor factions more than any of the other major factions and did things with them that no one else could even attempt to replicate and you do need a name!
Now this is the important one, you're due your ideas by August 25th of this year and the deadline is 6:00 PM CEST!
I'm actually really excited about this one and am looking forward to seeing what the fanbase creates, because Amplitude has always been so good to its fans I'm sure that they won't disappoint and something inventive and new will join the ranks for the upcoming game, which is gunning for an Early Access on Steam this summer and has released two faction trailers to mark the occasion, found here and here.