Haarlem, The Netherlands - 21 August 2013 – Indie videogames developer Amplitude Studios made quite a splash last year with their first title Endless Space (PC/Mac). The hugely popular 4x space strategy game launched on Steam in July 2012 selling around half a million units in its first year, while garnering critical acclaim, marking an excellent debut for the Paris outfit.
Since the 2012 release, the studio has not only worked on expanding Endless Space with 4 free add-ons and an official expansion, but has also worked behind closed doors on new games set within the ‘Endless’ universe - the recently announced Dungeon of the Endless and in particular, their largest scale project to date: the 4x fantasy strategy game Endless Legend.
As was the case with Endless Space, Iceberg Interactive will fulfil the publisher role for the game, taking care of all sales channels (both retail and digital) except Steam (which Amplitude does itself) and assisting with PR & Marketing. Endless Legend is currently in development and is slotted for a Spring 2014 release.
“Creating a fantasy 4X game was a dream for all of us at Amplitude. The success of Endless Space and the support of our community have allowed to make this dream come true”, comments Mathieu Girard, CEO of Amplitude Studios. “With respect towards great games released before us, we intend to set a new benchmark in creating a rich, immersive, thrilling, and accessible 4X strategy game in a new fantasy setting”, he adds.
Erik Schreuder, CEO at Iceberg Interactive says: “4x strategy remains a key genre for us, whether set in a sci-fi or fantasy setting. We’re very excited to continue our co-operation with Amplitude Studios and are certain that Endless Legend will be another flagship title, when it releases in 2014.”
Developer Amplitude Studios created an exclusive screenshot batch, showing fans of the genre and its community some first glances into the world of Endless Legend. Follow Endless Legend’s development via its website and blog on http://amplitude-studios.com/.