The Last Federation: Lost Technologies Expansion Is Out

The fizzing ideaboxes of Arcen Games have been awfully busy with the delayed Stars Beyond Reach and a side-project, but they haven’t forgotten about their last game, The Last Federation [official site]. Working with a member of their community, they’ve released a new expansion for the space strategy game. ‘The Lost Technologies‘ adds, you know, new technologies, along with a new mode focused on racing up the tech tree, new side-effects to techs, new champion-type enemies, a Ring World planet type, and more. The game and all its add-ons are on sale for a bit too.

Arcen explain:

“This expansion is focused on filling in all sorts of small pieces of the game that could use a bit of extra content, as well as adding some larger features with a surprisingly high impact. Take tech side effects, for instance: they add dual motivations to getting any tech. Do I want that tech in order to give it to some other race, or do I perhaps just want it to beef up myself a tad?

“All of the races feel more unique in terms of how they evolve based on their new race-specific techs in the tech tree, and there are even 8 Hydral techs that you can go on a new mission type in order to find.”

These sound like good things to have in a game of solar union/domination.

The Lost Technologies is about £4 Steam, Humble, and GOG. To mark the launch, Arcen have put the new Last Federation Collection (which includes Lost Technologies) on sale for half-price in the same places – it’s cheapest on GOG, at £8.09.


  1. RedViv says:

    More science. More options. More possibilities for things to go horribly wrong or right. Love it.

  2. Kaeoschassis says:

    Oh yeah, I’ll be grabbing this. I’m so chuffed The Last Federation seems to be getting the same TLC that they’ve given AI War for so long, as it might just be my favourite Arcen game.

    Also ringworlds are cool as heck, so there’s that.

  3. Scelous says:

    I played The Last Federation and it seemed okay. Kind of simplistic and repetitive. I don’t regret buying it, though.

    • LionsPhil says:

      Yeah…I played it once, and once with the expansion where you’re genocidal, and it was enjoyable and worth the purchase but somehow I don’t really want to play it again.