Haarlem, The Netherlands – Publisher Iceberg Interactive and developer Ashdar Games announce that Legacies, the first expansion for turn-based 4X strategy game Stars in Shadow, is available for purchase today through Steam, GOG and all major digital retailers at an SRP of $4.99. To celebrate the launch of Legacies, Stars in Shadow is currently on a weeklong 40% discount on Steam.

Legacies adds one new minor faction and one new playable faction, the cyborg Tinkers who excel in production. They worship Dzibix, an ancient mega-machine that covers the whole surface of their arid home world of the same name. The Arda Seed are a minor faction who utilize hyperspace lanes, causing hyperspace anomaly locations to pop up in the galaxy. Legacies is the first DLC to explore the causes behind the collapse of the Golden Age and subsequent Great War, Stars in Shadow’s biggest mystery.

These new gameplay features are highlighted in the below exclusive first-look video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9bYwsg8jr8

New screenshots and new artwork are also released giving players a vivid taste of the exploring, expanding, exploiting and exterminating that awaits them. To download the new supporting assets, please visit: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9RMi6bNM3H2a0puTndUU3llVTQ

Legacies Features

  • 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.

Review keys for Stars in Shadow and Legacies DLC are available to qualified press and influencers. Please contact Iceberg’s PR Manager Mariëlle Salh at marielle[at]iceberg-games.com.

To download supporting assets for Stars in Shadow: Legacies please visit:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9RMi6bNM3H2a0puTndUU3llVTQ

To view the launch trailer for Stars in Shadow through YouTube, please visit:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On19OBgvBR0

Stay up-to-date with the latest Stars in Shadow news and information on the official website www.stars-in-shadow.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sis4x and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sis4x

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.

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