The three-game Endless universe and its interconnecting lore is one of my favourite games-related tidbits right now. Amplitude Studios' two in-development games, Endless Legend--a fantastical grand strategy--and Dungeon of the Endless--a roguelike dungeon crawling/tower defense--are both prequels to Endless Space. It all ties together wonderfully, with monsters from Dungeon being minor races in Legend, some of whom have become playable factions by Space. While Dungeon is still wandering the halls of Early Access, Legend is launching onto Steam proper on September 18th.
Lighthouse Livingston, as he's known to
friends colleagues me, cast his criticism light over Legend in May, reporting it did a good job of simulating his desire to kill all humans. Since then Amplitude have released several updates, including a new faction of dragon warriors who will almost certainly be my first pick. They also put the game's soundtrack up on Bandcamp and it's excellent.
Dungeon of the Endless, meanwhile, had an experimental update last week. There's no word on release yet, but they've now added all the playable characters and version numbers are fast approaching 1.0.
Legend and Dungeon can be picked up in their Early Access states for £24.29 and £8.99 respectively, both on 10% sale. There's likely to be another Legend update some time in the next week as a final test before the full release.