The Quameno are the galaxy’s greatest introverts. They prefer to be left alone to focus on their research and their societies are often organized in a way that’s equivalent to a war-time economy, except it is focused on research instead of military matters.
They value puzzle-solving and the discovery of new knowledge above almost everything else, certainly more than distractions such as diplomacy, war or espionage. They also have a natural aptitude when it comes to energy technologies and because of the abundance of energy in their ships, stations and cities, they use energy fields where many others might use solid materials.
They often follow a government type called a Geniocracy, where only the most intelligent can lead. The Quameno can build unique facilities such the Enigma Maze to determine which are most suited to rise in their Geniocracy and the Transcendence Hub, a late game wonder which will trigger a singularity of sorts, freeing them from their physical limits and allow them to research in peace through eternity.
Playing as the Quameno will give you some additional insights on the Ancient galaxy and some of the mysteries the Ancient Guardians left behind, in the form of the new Ancient Guardian Vaults. The Quameno storyline gives you the opportunity to find and open these vaults more quickly than any other faction, if you so choose.
Quameno victory conditions encourage you to complete entire tech trees and some of their special events along with the new Repeatable Tech system and their unique Transcendence Vault facility mean that the reward is worth the effort!
The Galaxy lives on