If you’re a fan of the “4X” genre of computer strategy game, rejoice. Amplitude has released a Macintosh version of its recently-introduced “Endless Space,” now available for download through Steam for $29.99.
In Endless Space, you assume leadership of one of eight spacefaring civilizations, using your skills and your civilization’s abilities to gain control. You can try to manage efforts using diplomacy and trade, find resources to exploit, discover artifacts, develop technology and deploy massive armadas to crush your enemies if you choose.
The game features hundreds of star systems to explore, hire heroes to lead your fleets or become system governors, customize ship configurations, and much more in turn-based gameplay that you can play by yourself or with up to seven other players.
Endless Space echoes the gameplay of games like Masters of Orion, Civilization V and others, in which you must build a mighty empire among the stars by exploring, expanding, exploiting and exterminating your opponents (hence, the “4X” designation).