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Developed by Proxy Studios (www-proxy-studios.com), Pandora: First Contact is a science fiction turn-based strategy game on an epic scale. In the future, mankind has discovered a new, earth-like planet, capable of supporting life, it has been dubbed “Pandora”. This planet features a wide variety of eco-regions, from the frozen ice lands of the north, to vast deserts and lush tropical forests in the south. It is also far from desolate, hosting dangerous alien wildlife that are more than capable of wreaking havoc on the invading humans, from deadly swarms to agile predators, and there is even talk of a giant in the oceans!
In the rush, various factions have risen up in a battle to gain supremacy over this new world. As they strive to take control, each faction 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 and artifacts from alien civilizations that will grant advantages over their rivals.
Utilizing a vast technology tree, factions will discover new technologies that will improve their colonies, with upgrades such as new buildings, operations, weapons, units and many more…
New weapons technologies even allow you to design your own units, choosing from a variety of different classes, weapons, and armor to maximize their strength and efficiency on the battlefield. Tailoring them to fight the war you have chosen!
Use powerful military operations such as drop pods for behind-the-lines attack or unleash hell with black hole generators that can destroy entire landscapes.
Expand your colonies with new cities, ensuring that you manage production whilst keeping the population happy. But remember the more you expand your borders the closer you get to other factions’ borders, so diplomacy must also be incorporated into your strategies.
It is important to remember that not all factions are peaceful and friendly so never let your guard down as you boldly discover this new and dangerous land, taking every opportunity that presents itself to gain the necessary advantage to control the planet!
Survive encounters with the planet's dangerous wild life. Agile predators in the steppes, deadly insect swarms in the jungle, or gigantic creatures lurking in the abyss of the oceans.
Ruins and artefacts, the relics of an ancient alien civilization long forgotten, provide bonuses.
Progress through a vast research tree spanning dozens of technologies that provide new buildings, units, weapons, and more.
Negotiate trade or research pacts with other factions for mutual benefits. Forge alliances to stand united against common foes.
Found new cities to expand the borders of your empire. Manage cities by selecting what structures they build or units they recruit and by assigning priorities to your colonists.
Shape the landscape with terraforming: construct farms, mines, forts, or other improvements to increase the productivity of your colonies or to fortify positions.
Command vast armies on the battlefield against enemy factions, making use of the variety of terrain types to gain an advantage.
Design your own units, choosing from a variety of different classes, weapons and armour to maximize the strength of your forces.
Unleash hell on your opponents with powerful military operations, ranging from drop pods behind enemy lines to black hole generators eradicating entire landscapes.
Preview at Games are Evil
Pandora is focused on colonizing a single planet and dealing with friend, foe, flora and fauna. Fresh, my friends. Fresh indeed.
Preview at SpaceSector
"The prospect for Pandora: First Contact is promising. Now, time will tell how rich, polished and interesting this sci-fi turn-based 4X game will be upon release. And, how well it will compete with other planetary 4X games."
Preview at Wargamer.fr
"...the steady progress of the beta and its quality is a hope quality title which should land among us in the coming months".