“I love you” means different things when said to your cat, your parent, your emperor, someone who’s just sat next to you on the night bus, and a pint mug of foaming warm advocaat. What does love mean when it’s declared by an unknown entity in the depths of space? Ah. Maybe it’s best not to find out. But if you’re spacecurious or a spaceromantic at heart and you play Stellaris [official site], you can now get loved-up with a free new story update written by Failbetter co-founder Alexis Kennedy.
Here’s a love letter straight from the spaceheart:
Here’s Paradox’s teasy blurb about the Horizon Signal story:
“A signal in distant space is calling out to your empire. What does this entity want, and how does it know who you are?”
The new hunk o’ story arrived yesterday in update 1.4.0, which also brought fixes and tweaks as detailed in the patch notes.
Alexis Kennedy, to briefly remind you, co-founded Failbetter Games and wrote for their fine spooky games like Fallen London and Sunless Sea. He left Failbetter earlier this year and has since been working on his own cultist simulator and served as a wordslinger-for-hire to folks including BioWare as well as Stellaris.
I’ve sworn off love myself. It’s all