LORDS OF THE BLACK SUN RADIATES WITH HUGE NEW UPDATE
A Galaxy of Updates, Plus New Artwork and Screenshots
Haarlem, The Netherlands – November 17, 2014 – Publisher Iceberg Interactive announced today that developer Arkavi Studios’ turn-based 4X strategy game Lords of The Black Sun (PC) will receive its first major update today, having launched two months ago. While Arkavi Studios has regularly pushed smaller patches and improvements through the Steam pipeline since launch, this latest update is a lot larger and includes the following highlights:
- Story event races now start with 4 planets instead of 1
- It’s now harder to have the AI accept long term payment deals. Additionally it also takes its current debt into account when making a decision.
- Added new Background music track
- Added Space Key to skip cinematic intro
- Made the AI use diplomacy more actively
- Rebalanced the tech research time of several technologies in all branches
- Added Plasma Weapon Z-IV technology and ship part
- Fixed “can’t establish trade routes with empire X” due to embargo or war message popping up when trying to move a ship to one of your planets
Lords of the Black Sun is an epic-sized 4X space-strategy game designed for players to take the command of one race to join the struggle for supremacy in a complex, living breathing galaxy. As the leader of an empire, gamers explore the stars, colonize new worlds, manage their empires and conquer whoever dares to oppose. Lords of the Black Sun offers a unique ship-building component to guide players in the single-player and multiplayer components of the game.
- Races: eight major races each with their own ship designs, technologies, unique traits and unique abilities, meaning playing with each race is a different challenge and offers new ways to approach the game.
- Ship Customization: Create and customize unique ship designs.
- Live Universe: Large and living universe – independent races and pirate clans can claim the galaxy as their residence either as an annoyance, or a blessing, depending on how gamers take advantage of them.
- Politics and Economy: Deep economic and political elements are layered in with the player’s ability to use diplomacy, intelligence and trade as powerful and effective tools to weaken one’s enemy. And, of course, there is always war.
- Smart AI: Human-like AI that doesn’t cheat and plays by the same rules as human players, while presenting a constant challenge.
- Generals: Unique and powerful units evolve as they battle and, if used well, can be the difference between victory and defeat.
- Infinite Universes: Randomly generated universes, tech trees, and units means players will never play the same game twice.
- Empires come and go: Unrest may lead rebels to start a civil war which in turn might lead to the creation of a new, independent empire that might grow to rival one’s own.
- Secret Plots: Players can secretly finance a war against their rivals in order to weaken them or prepare a surprise joint war along with their allies in a bid to destroy a growing empire. Strategists should beware of spies and whistle-blowers, as their plots might be uncovered before they are put in action.
- Multiplayer: Hot seat and online multiplayer with matchmaking.
Source: Press Release