The Steam Early Access release of turn-based 4x space title Stars in Shadow (PC) started strongly back in September of this year, resulting in a positive user rating of 92%. With a steady stream of updates and patches in the past weeks, developer Ashdar Games is now introducing two new factions in today’s major update, named ‘Stargate’. Both the new Phidi Combine faction as well as the Ashdar Imperials faction are now playable by all owners.
The Phidi Combine faction unlocks the special Mercenary Exchange, which allows the Phidi faction to hire mercenaries from any of the major races. The Ashdar Imperials faction comes with their own ancient stargate, which acts as an one-way portal to any star system; but beware, send them too far and they cannot return.
For a complete overview of the Stargate update with all of its additions, improvements and fixes, please visit the official Steam Hub here.
Sven Olsen, lead developer of Ashdar Games says: “We’d like to thank all our Early Access participants for their support and helpful feedback and suggestions. The game has come a long way in the last few months, and the Early Access community has been an important part of that progress.”
Publisher Iceberg Interactive is expecting to launch Stars in Shadow in January 2017 on Steam and various other digital download platforms. The game can already be purchased in Steam’s Early Access program at $24.99. For more information, please visit the official Steam page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/464880/