We’re super excited to announce that the new galaxy with the faster ‘Awakening of the Dark’ game mode will launch on Sunday, June 28th at 19:00 UTC.
Oh. And alliances too 😉
‘Awakening of the Dark’ Game Mode
The new galaxy will be unlike any galaxy we’ve launched before. We’ve had a lot of requests from many of you for a faster game mode and we’re sure you’re gonna love it.
- 10x faster travel, growth and construction (more details)
- Technology unlocks rapidly (and research has been reworked)
With this new game mode you’ll be able to experience in a couple of days what takes weeks in the other game mode (e.g. ‘Main’ and ‘Skirmish’ galaxies).
- 3 immensely powerful guard fleets protect your territory (more details)
- Home planets can’t be invaded or bombed – just in case
With the speed of this galaxy, by the time temporary newbie protection ends your empire should be in a very strong position.
New Galaxy Generation and Player Spawning
This new galaxy will be dynamically generated:
- A cluster of new stars is added for each new player that spawns in
- The player’s home planet is in the system in the middle of this cluster
- Players start much further apart from each other
In previous galaxies new players have sometimes found older players already active in the area they’ve spawned into. In this galaxy, the area around a new player doesn’t even exist before they spawn in. So the closest players to a new player will be other new players.
And on top of that, the most heavily requested feature from the community will be ready – alliances!
You’ll be able to join an alliance or create your own. The features mentioned above – Hyperspeed, Newbie Protection, New Galaxy Generation and Player Spawning – will only be added to the new galaxy, but alliances will be added to existing galaxies as well as the new galaxy.
If you didn’t see our preview post on alliances a couple of weeks ago you can find it here. We’ll get some screenshots and more details to you before the launch.
This New Galaxy Is Going to Be Epic!
A new all-action game mode for those of you that requested it, and somewhere to experiment for those of you that are at home with the pace of the other galaxies.
Please help us out by sharing this news with other players and friends you think might be interested.
– The Outscape dev team
New Galaxy FAQ
What will happen to my existing game(s)?
Nothing. No galaxies are being closed yet. You’ll be able to continue playing your existing game(s).
Will other galaxies still be open to join?
After the new galaxy has launched, players will only be able to start new games in the new galaxy and ‘Main 2’ galaxies from the lobby (players can play in both). The ‘Skirmish 2’ galaxy will be closed for joining via the lobby. However, it will still be possible for players to join ‘Skirmish 2’ with a spawn code.