Transcendence 1.5 and Eternity Port!
The indie epic space adventure Transcendence just got bigger.
As a mercenary with a fast ship and the skills to fly it, you earn a living running dangerous missions for any sovereign who will hire you. But now, a digital hyperintelligence threatens the entirety of Human Space. Only by joining forces with the reclusive cyber-citizens of Eternity Port can you hope to contain Luminous.
Indie epic Transcendence is a single-player, real-time game of space combat and exploration, set in a vast galaxy teeming with clashing empires, expansionist AIs, fearsome xenophobes, and mysterious hyperintelligences.
Game developer George Moromisato states, “Eternity Port shows you parts of the Transcendence Universe that you’ve never seen before: the crowded stations of Sol, the asteroid realm of Kibo, and the multiple suns of the Centauri system.”
Eternity Port includes these new features:
Play as a CDM mercenary:
In this new adventure you play a CDM mercenary: a pilot hired by the virtual denizens of Eternity Port. Paired with an onboard AI, you ultimately gain powers in both the physical and virtual worlds. Hack into enemy ships to disable them, or just blast them with nukes. The choice is yours.
Three new player ship classes:
Transcendence is a single-player, PC-based, role-playing game of space-combat and exploration.
The space-operatic theme and realtime combat were inspired by Star Control II, while other game mechanics in Transcendence were inspired by Nethack. Most of the star systems in the game are procedurally generated and part of the appeal of the game is adapting to the circumstances created by the random-number generator. Some items are unknown to the player, and their effects on the ship, good or ill, are only discovered after using them. In addition, the game encourages (but does not require) playing with permadeath.
Transcendence has a passionate community of players, mostly drawn to the game's sophisticated and powerful modding system. Anyone can create an extension for the game by editing basic XML files. More advanced modders may use TLisp, a Lisp-derived scripting language, to create more complex and varied extensions. There are hundreds of extensions available on the user-run site, Xelerus.