Giveaway: 10 copies of Endless Space 2

Fraser gave Endless Space 2 [official site] a hearty recommendation in his review yesterday, praising the scifi 4X for its quirky races, its economic systems, and its efforts to breathe life into the musty corners of the genre. Now we’ve got ten copies to giveaway, and you can enter for a chance to win one below.

Endless Space 2 is being described as more of a sequel to Endless Legend than to the original Endless Space. That’s no bad thing, since Endless Legend was our favourite game of any kind in 2014. The game is all about steering your race of aliens to explore and perhaps dominate deep space, while dealing with the varying political forces that makeup your populace.

We’re running this giveaway as a raffle. Entering via the widget below, which can be done multiple times, enters your name into a big virtual hat. Next Tuesday we will draw ten names from this virtual hat with our virtual hands and then send the winners a key via email in the days after. There are three ways to enter: subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or through Facebook. The latter requires a Facebook account and granting some permissions to the Gleam app; sorry, but this is necessary to stop bots and key resellers stuffing the ballots (or at least reduce the number of them).

RPS Compo: 10 copies of Endless Legend 2

Gleam don’t use your data for anything else and you can remove the Facebook app’s permissions after entering. RPS won’t use your email address for anything other than sending you your key should you win, and we toss it away into the ether after 30 days. If you already follow us through the above services, that’s OK, the app will recognise as such and still count your entry.

How to redeem your code

1. Download, launch Steam and create an account.

2. Once logged in, go to the ‘Games’ dropdown menu at the top, then click ‘Activate a Product on Steam’.

3. Enter your key when prompted. Download and play!

25 Comments

  1. Phantom_Renegade says:

    Entered:) I wonder how it stacks up against Stellaris, which I was having a blast with until the Adams update stopped my mods from working.

  2. Solidstate89 says:

    I already bought the game yesterday while it was still priced reduced. Oh well.

  3. roethle says:

    GIVE ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. benv666 says:

    Enter your key when prompted

    Waiting for the key…. :-p

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    Drib says:

    If I don’t win I will assume it’s a personal slight against me and will send a strongly worded letter by post.

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      Nauallis says:

      You could probably skip out on the letter entirely and just ship a post via post.

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        Joibel says:

        I’m pretty sure this is a case of needing to post a ship to bombard their planet.

  6. Expose Gaming1 says:

    That’s awesome, thank you for the giveaway!

  7. Uglycat says:

    Entered, but what happens if my twitter handle is different from this one – do you automatically enter anyone following you?

    • April March says:

      I understand there’s a third party, called gleam.io, that keeps this straight, possibly through the use of mystical artifacts.

  8. Spuzzell says:

    I would love to win this.

    I don’t know why, since my backlog has reached utterly pointless levels and I spend most of my gaming time on Hearthstone, but nevertheless.

  9. ScottTFrazer says:

    “Follow us on Twitter,” they said.

    “You could win a game,” they said.

    The first post after I signed up was about animated penises made in Spore.

    Thanks? I guess?

  10. DrEvil2 says:

    I’m deeply, deeply disappointed the caption to the article image doesn’t say “We come from France.”

  11. Shiloh says:

    Just out of interest, but what actual hard, monetary value is there for an organisation like RPS in a) having people follow them on Twitter; b) do similar on Facebook; c) and the same for YouTube?

    I appreciate there’s no such thing as something for nothing, which is what prompts me to ask the question.

    • mattevansc3 says:

      Free advertising for a start. Facebook algorithms suggest pages not based only on how popular said page is but also on shared interests.

      If we both “Liked”, shared or posted on Endless Legend and Civ6 posts and then I followed RPS, Facebook would suggest RPS to you. This will grow the RPS readership which will increase revenue.

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      Graham Smith says:

      No hard monetary value, just indirect benefits of being able to get our work in front of people. You can of course unfollow us immediately after entering, but hopefully our stuff on those sites proves useful or entertaining!

  12. peterako1989 says:

    Can I have one, Pweatty pweaaaaase?

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    Grizzly says:

    Huh, I may have borked the app. Oh well!

    • skyturnedred says:

      It always takes me at least three tries to get that stupid thing to work.

  14. racccoon says:

    Openly randomly use your registery of pleads in this thread to get a view & do a hat whack off of who the ten are. as its only TEN! not TEN thousand!
    Use duckduckgo as a safe search engine, Forget google its a data retention system! forget facebook its a data retention system! forget steam its a data retention system as well!
    Seek and call for freedom of movement.

  15. criskywalker says:

    Me want!

  16. MikhailG says:

    for some reason the app wont take my subs since the last time I entered a giveaway like this QQ

  17. yafeshan says:

    I was already planning to buy but will not say no to free game

  18. Apocalypse says:

    It is such a shame that this is a sega game.

  19. Dezzy says:

    Have the keys been sent out yet?