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Pandora: First Contact is a science fiction 4X turn-based strategy game on a planetary scale – a spiritual successor to Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri.

This comes from the guys who created Conquest: Divide and Conquer (a game I still need to do a video of!).

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Pandora: First Contact is a science fiction 4X turn-based strategy game on a planetary scale – a spiritual successor to Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri.

In the future, factions have risen up from opportunities and ideologies independent of governments. Private corporations and religious movements have started wars over greed, ideology and power. Many have died and many lands lay in ruin. Planet Earth has been exhausted and colonial attempts on other planetary bodies have been in vain.

Finally, after decades of exploration, an interstellar probe has brought promise of a new world many light-years away. The most powerful factions have gathered their best men and women to send on a long journey to Pandora.

Far from desolate, the earth-like planet has been found to host a plethora of indigenous life forms. While the gigantic monstrosities inland and at the oceans seem relatively calm, human-sized bugs and fungus are threatening to stop mankind's expansion.

As the various factions strive to take control, each will research and develop numerous new technologies, discovering new weapons and industry, whilst opening trade agreements and forging alliances with other factions to gain a foothold. As they spread, they will discover ancient ruins from alien civilizations that will grant them advantages over their rivals.

Trailer

It's £19.99 for the digital-only version and considering the amount of hours you can put into a game like this it does look to be worth it. The trailer certainly makes it looks quite pretty!

Personally I spent hours which turned into days and weeks playing Alpha Centauri (and the expansion!) so this appeals to me greatly! Has anyone picked this up yet, what are your first thoughts?
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Teodosio 16 November 2013 at 2:00 pm UTC
For years I have been looking to a decent successor of Alpha Centauri! I hope this game is up to the task! Thanks for the info!
Lord Avallon 16 November 2013 at 3:18 pm UTC
Another one to my list!
kozec 16 November 2013 at 4:29 pm UTC
Just two questions: Is this game expected to came to Steam? And, 2nd, how is this a Linux game?

Minimum Requirements (PC): Operating System: Windows XP SP2 / Vista 
liamdawe 16 November 2013 at 4:35 pm UTC
Quote from kozecJust two questions: Is this game expected to came to Steam? And, 2nd, how is this a Linux game?

Minimum Requirements (PC): Operating System: Windows XP SP2 / Vista 

Where are you reading that?

QuotePlatforms: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
&
QuoteRequirements
Minimum:
Operating System: Windows XP SP2 / Vista, Mac OS X 10.7, or Linux
Anonymous 16 November 2013 at 5:10 pm UTC
Quote from liamdawe
Quote from kozecJust two questions: Is this game expected to came to Steam? And, 2nd, how is this a Linux game?

Minimum Requirements (PC): Operating System: Windows XP SP2 / Vista 

Where are you reading that?
On their official page, on box displayed after clicking "buy" link. Maybe they forgotten that one.
Anonymous 17 November 2013 at 12:02 am UTC
You have to specifically choose linux when buying
liamdawe 17 November 2013 at 11:17 am UTC
Quote from AnonymousYou have to specifically choose linux when buying
I have just emailed them to ask why they have done this.

Very backwards compared to pretty much everyone else.
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