[PRESS RELEASE] STARS IN SHADOW: LEGACIES RELEASES OCTOBER 19, 2017
DLC ADDS NEW PLAYABLE FACTION
Publisher Iceberg Interactive and developer Ashdar Games announce the release date of Legacies, the first expansion for turn-based 4X strategy game Stars in Shadow. Legacies will release October 19 through Steam and all major digital retailers at an SRP of $4.99.
In Legacies, players step into the shoes of the cyborg mechanic race, the Tinkers. The Tinkers worship Dzibix, an ancient mega-machine that covers the whole surface of their home planet. Dzibix now demands that the Tinkers expand beyond their own borders.
The Tinkers are the first new faction introduced since the game’s release, bringing the total of playable factions to eight. They are the first mechanic race to be introduced, with many new features. The cyborgs have their own planetary special: planetary debris rings and asteroid bases. They are also able to build space habitats and re-deployable mobile stations.
Tinkers ships have increased armor, self-repair capability, and special systems for handling missiles and fighters. In battle, players can launch Tinkers fighters from torpedo tubes. Their exquisite crafting skills make it possible for Tinkers lost in battle to immediately be replaced while in combat.
Legacies also introduces a new minor faction, the Arda Seed. They have restored the hyperspace lanes, which collapsed after the Great War. The Arda Seed and their faster-than-light travel abilities are the next step in uncovering the mystery that fuels Stars in Shadow: what caused the Great War?
- New playable faction: Tinkers
- New population type: cyborgs
- New planetary special: Planetary Debris Rings and Asteroid Bases
- Space Habitats and Re-deployable Mobile Stations
- New minor faction: Arda Seed
- New “Hyperspace Anomaly” locations
- Technology Boosts and Researchable Artifacts
- Herald encounters
- New technologies, weapons and encounters
Stars in Shadow is a turn-based 4X strategy game and a vivid tribute to the genre classics, featuring a distinct art style. Compete with alien factions to explore and colonize nearby star systems, build fleets to defend against rivals, negotiate or conquer them. Win by unifying the galaxy, through diplomacy or force.
ABOUT ASHDAR GAMES
Ashdar Games is a small development studio based in British Columbia. Stars in Shadow will be its first title. The project is a collaboration between two avid strategy gamers, Sven Olsen and James (Jim) Francis, both of whom are excited to have a chance to create a game in the genre that they love. Sven’s background is in academic computer graphics, while Jim is best known for his web comic, Outsider.
ABOUT ICEBERG INTERACTIVE
Iceberg Interactive is an independent video game publisher founded in 2009 by an international group of games industry veterans and is located in Haarlem, The Netherlands. Staffed with avid gamers, Iceberg works closely with an international assembly of game developers, both midsize and indie. Having enjoyed recent success with titles such as Starpoint Gemini Warlords and Oriental Empires, the company has many exciting games in the pipeline, including The Last Crown Blackenrock, Starship Corporation, Lord of Rigel (all PC) as well as Gas Guzzlers Extreme and Conarium (PS4). To learn more, please visit www.iceberg-games.com.
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