• Endless Legend is Golden!



    Hi all,

    This is it, the day of release has finally come for Endless Legend.

    What started as "Hey, let’s make Endless Space in a fantasy setting" bloomed into a gargantuan (for Amplitude’s size at least) fantasy 4X. We are very tired, it has been long and stressful, but we are very proud of what we have achieved. We are also very proud of having matured this game with you during Early Access, so thanks again for your trust, support and spot-on feedback.

    As we stated in the past, release is just a step in the life cycle of Endless Legend -- a step which is necessary to receive press reviews and ship the game to retail stores. It is a foundation on which we will build together in the coming months. You have plenty of ideas and we do too (having some booze tonight will likely improve that), and I am confident the game will grow in all aspects for the best.

    We had a pizza night yesterday at Amplitude, polishing and fixing the last nagging issues, and we were very happy with what we had in our hands. The game is arriving on Windows 32 and 64 bit versions, as well as on Mac 32 bits. We have some issues with external middleware that is preventing us from releasing a 64 bits Mac version right now, but it is at least breathing so it should not take too long. The 32 bit version of the game runs fine on Mac 64 bit systems, however. The Linux version is breathing as well, also with a few middleware issues, but we should be able to release it shortly.

    The game releases in English, French, German, Polish and Russian. Other languages will follow soon (think of two languages close to French ).



    Tonight's release

    Compared to the last public version you received, you will discover:
    • The Cultists faction (more details below!): very exotic, very fun, very dangerous. If an AI plays it next to you, make sure you kill them before they overwhelm you. I was defeated yesterday evening by those bastards, thanks Nosferatiel
    • Custom factions: our Technical Director has already found the one killer custom faction he is inordinately proud of.
    • Final animated ambassadors for all factions, including the large ones (negotiation screen) and smaller ones (diplomatic status)
    • The Mezari faction (Vaulters skin for Endless Legend [classic or founder] Dungeon of the Endless founder pack owners)
    • The Icewarg minor faction (for Endless Legend founder pack owners)
    • The Drakken special hero (for Endless Legend founder pack owners)
    • The Nydia minor faction, for all. It may feel reminiscent of another faction from another Amplitude game. #tease
    • Lots of AI tuning and improvements, faction behaviour has been improved (if you play next to a Roving Clans empire get ready to see mercenaries coming your way, even though he claims you are his best friend).
    • All battle data has been re-tweaked. I loved the way the battle played yesterday, yet we still cannot wait to get your opinion on which unit or faction is overpowered or underpowered. Try to keep in mind the global balancing though; for example, the Broken Lords hero is very strong, but expanding BL cities is expensive, so this makes them a conquering faction, rather than an expanding one.
    • We have also rebalanced some buildings’ costs, minor faction difficulty, region sizes, etc. to make the game experience fluid and interesting at all stages
    • We have of course fixed tons of bugs, especially some nightmarish random crashes and freezes which were very hard to nail down.


    Known issues
    • In some rare situations (which we cannot reproduce here or at QA), generating the game fails. Make sure you have administrative rights when you launch the game, and also using the Win 7 compatibility trick might help. We have upgraded the Steamworks middleware to a more recent version to make sure we kill all Steam related issues.
    • In some specific cases in multiplayer, performing multiple join/leaves can result in desyncs. Re-hosting the game fixes the desync. Our QA has reported complete MP sessions with no desync at all, so the MP experience should be very smooth
    • There may be some German/Russian texts not perfectly fitting in boxes, but nothing game breaking there.




    The Cultists of the Eternal End

    Because you guys made this happen: here's a preview of the Cultists of the Eternal End, Endless Legend's faction entirely designed by the community with Nosferatiel, Telum and Adazu in particular. So enjoy!












    Thanks for your attention, trust, support, and most of all: Have fun with the game! We'll share more info on the actual release later today so stay tuned!


    Comments 38 Comments
    1. Eysteinh's Avatar
      Eysteinh -
      Congratulations Amplitude!! Now I hope the good reviews will flow in and people will discover this game I love the fact the community design a faction and the way the community and amplitude is creating games together.
    1. Phalnax811's Avatar
      Phalnax811 -
      "The Mezari faction (Dungeon of the Endless founder pack) •The Icewarg minor faction (Endless Legend founder pack) •The Drakken special hero (Endless Legend founder pack) " Wait, does this mean this stuff is available for all at release and the stuff in ( ~~~ ) just states where you could get it early from? Anyway, still excited to play.
    1. BackofenMann's Avatar
      BackofenMann -
      Congratulations Amplitude . Amazing job on the game, I love you guys.
    1. Mansen's Avatar
      Mansen -
      Whoo - Another faction video!
    1. Hakko's Avatar
      Hakko -
      Congratulations! Can't wait to try the new AI!
    1. Steph'nie's Avatar
      Steph'nie -
      Quote Originally Posted by Phalnax811 View Post
      "The Mezari faction (Dungeon of the Endless founder pack) •The Icewarg minor faction (Endless Legend founder pack) •The Drakken special hero (Endless Legend founder pack) " Wait, does this mean this stuff is available for all at release and the stuff in ( ~~~ ) just states where you could get it early from? Anyway, still excited to play.
      Yes, that's what it means. I have edited the post to make this clear.
    1. Oleary's Avatar
      Oleary -
      Congrats! Must be quite the sense of accomplishment. Can't wait to see the release version. Great job not only on the game but on your devotion to keeping open communication to us all. It's an extremely rare property and one we (I) appreciate very much. Cheers.
    1. SirOnigiri's Avatar
      SirOnigiri -
      Congratulations... Now I'll just eagerly wait for the patch to hit steam for me
    1. Phalnax811's Avatar
      Phalnax811 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Steph'nie View Post
      Yes, that's what it means. I have edited the post to make this clear.
      Alright, so what is the Mezari faction?...never heard of. I'm a classic pre-order owner so that means we will get it?
    1. adazu's Avatar
      adazu -
      Congratulations, Amplitude! Can't wait to get entirely addicted to EL! This is gonna be a great weekend.
    1. Telum's Avatar
      Telum -
      Congratulations! The cultists look absolutely amazing, and I can't stress that enough! Great job art team! So overwhelmed right now, can't wait to try them out. Is the female narrator in the video supposed to be the Queen talking?
    1. DarkMess1ah's Avatar
      DarkMess1ah -
      Quote Originally Posted by Steph'nie View Post
      Yes, that's what it means. I have edited the post to make this clear.
      Congrats on release!!!! as with the Mezari, id suggest adding that its a skin, as to not confuse people that haven't followed development, I got confused a bit, and i have both founders
    1. GhoulMx's Avatar
      GhoulMx -
      Congratulations on this to everyone at Amplitude. The game is outstanding all the way from the art to the writting and ofcourse the programing. Thank you guys. You deserve your rest.
    1. Nosferatiel's Avatar
      Nosferatiel -
      Quote Originally Posted by Telum View Post
      Is the female narrator in the video supposed to be the Queen talking?
      Actually, the Queen only talks through her servants. So whenever you talk to any servant in the Temple, you always talk to the Queen. With all her different voices.
    1. Ca_Putt's Avatar
      Ca_Putt -
      Congrats! This is good news indeed! Nice to see them cultists in print^^ You might proofread that faction summary graphic tho
    1. Telum's Avatar
      Telum -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nosferatiel View Post
      Actually, the Queen only talks through her servants. So whenever you talk to any servant in the Temple, you always talk to the Queen. With all her different voices.
      That makes perfect sense actually.
    1. Saylawl's Avatar
      Saylawl -
      Quote Originally Posted by Phalnax811 View Post
      Alright, so what is the Mezari faction?...never heard of. I'm a classic pre-order owner so that means we will get it?
      The Mezari faction is an additional for the Vaulters (no modification in their gameplay). You can get it by buying Dungeon of the Endless.
    1. helwina's Avatar
      helwina -
      Congratulations Amplitude
    1. Phalnax811's Avatar
      Phalnax811 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Saylawl View Post
      The Mezari faction is an additional for the Vaulters (no modification in their gameplay). You can get by buying Dungeon of the Endless.
      Oh, I hate exclusive items. One game. One community. I understand the marketing but still loathe it.
    1. melkathi's Avatar
      melkathi -
      Congrats Nos, hope now people get to try it, people will enjoy your faction (and Telum and Adazu's designs)