Many years ago now, almost 14 actually Firaxis and EA released a turn-based strategy game that departed from the traditional Sid Meier’s Civilization franchise and embraced the new horizons of space just in time for the millennium in Alpha Centauri.
Despite how well Alpha Centauri was received back in the late nineties there has been no sequel or even talk of one from EA or Firaxis, yet again another EA title lost in the ether…until now.
Just last week independent development studio Proxy Studio released their latest game Pandora: First Contact the first true spiritual successor to Alpha Centauri.
Set in the distant future, many factions have risen bringing with them their own ideologies and governments. After years of conflict, the search for a new home began. The planet, Pandora, turns out to be a suitable host.
On Pandora players must guide their faction to power either through conquest or diplomacy as the struggle to survive on the alien planet pans out.
On this new world players decide the fate of their colonies as they found new cities, forge alliances, and work in harmony with nature or use nature’s bounty solely to further their cause as an industrial powerhouse.
Along the way, players can expect to find all manner of alien artifacts to further assist their cause while experiencing a deep technology tree coupled with city management tools, all allowing the player to build up their galactic empire.
Pandora: First Contact can be purchased digitally or as a boxed game for $29.99 (digital) or $44.99 (boxed+download) from the Slitherine site.