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24 Dec 2013: Another Huge Update for Distant Worlds - Shadows
Another huge new official update for Distant Worlds - Shadows. This update includes many important gameplay improvements and fixes, as well as performance improvements. We recommend that all owners of Distant Worlds - Shadows update to this version.
Buy Distant Worlds and the expansions at our publisher Matrix Games

22 Aug 2013: A Huge Update for Distant Worlds - Shadows
A huge new official update for Distant Worlds - Shadows. This comprehensive update includes a ton of gameplay improvements and fixes, as well as performance improvements.

22 Aug 2013: Shadows Modding Guide released
Code Force, Matrix Games (matrixgames.com) and Slitherine (slitherine.com) are proud to release the Modding Guide for Distant Worlds – Shadows, the latest expansion to the award-winning space strategy series Distant Worlds. The modding guide includes clear and detailed information on modifying the game, including new ship design templates and pirates. Download your free copy

23 May 2013: Distant Worlds Shadows is available now!
Code Force, Matrix Games and Slitherine are proud to announce the release of the highly anticipated third expansion to the critically acclaimed 4X space strategy game series Distant Worlds: Shadows.

Distant Worlds: Shadows adds incredible new gameplay to the Distant Worlds universe and includes an earlier era in the Distant Worlds timeline, called the Age of Shadows. Play as a pre-warp empire prior to the discovery of hyperdrive technology. Or play as a pirate faction: raiding, looting and smuggling your way to dominance.

Head over to Matrix Games to get your copy!

22 May 2013: The Age of Shadows is near!
Watch the video below to preview the action in the upcoming Shadows expansion for Distant Worlds!

22 Aug 2012: A Huge Update for Distant Worlds - Legends
A huge new official update for Distant Worlds - Legends. This comprehensive update includes a ton of improvements and fixes that boost performance and the overall gameplay experience. We recommend that all owners of Distant Worlds - Legends update to this version.
Buy Distant Worlds and the expansions at our publisher Matrix Games

9 Dec 2011: An Update for Distant Worlds - Legends
This is the first official update for Distant Worlds - Legends. It includes many fixes and improvements. We recommend that all owners of Distant Worlds - Legends update to this version.

4 Dec 2011: Legends Modding Guide released
Code Force, Matrix Games (matrixgames.com) and Slitherine (slitherine.com) are proud to release the Modding Guide for Distant Worlds – Legends, the popular expansion to the award-winning space strategy series Distant Worlds. The modding guide includes detailed but easy-to-use information on modifying many aspects of the game, especially the new characters and faction characteristics and is available for download completely free of charge!

23 Nov 2011: Distant Worlds - Legends Released!
Code Force, Matrix Games (matrixgames.com) and Slitherine (slitherine.com) are thrilled to announce that Distant Worlds – Legends is now available for purchase. This is the hotly awaited second expansion to the famed 4x strategy series, Distant Worlds!

16 Nov 2011: Preview Video for Distant Worlds - Legends
This new video shows all of the action and new features in the upcoming Legends expansion for Distant Worlds! The video details the long list of new features and improvements coming with Legends in addition to showing off some of the epic battles with varied and powerful ships that players can wage across the galaxy

25 Oct 2011: Preview Screenshots for Distant Worlds - Legends
Check out the screenshots for Legends, the upcoming expansion to Distant Worlds. Currently in final testing and expected to release by November, Distant Worlds – Legends is the second expansion to the widely acclaimed space strategy game, Distant Worlds.

16 Dec 2010: Distant Worlds - Return of the Shakturi Released!
CodeForce and Matrix Games (matrixgames.com) are thrilled to announce that Distant Worlds - Return of the Shakturi is now available for purchase. This highly anticipated expansion to Distant Worlds adds many major new features, as well as two new alien races with an exciting playable storyline. Head over to Matrix Games to get your copy!

13 Dec 2010: Return of the Shakturi video available
This new video shows all of the action and new features in the upcoming Return of the Shakturi expansion for Distant Worlds!

11 Dec 2010: Return of the Shakturi screenshots available
A set of new screenshots are available showing some of the new features in the upcoming Return of the Shakturi expansion for Distant Worlds!

25 Mar 2010: Distant Worlds Released!
The highly anticipated 4X “Living Galaxy” Sci-Fi strategy game is out of hyperspace and headed for your system! CodeForce and Matrix Games (matrixgames.com) are thrilled to announce that Distant Worlds is now available for purchase. Now gamers can experience a “living galaxy” with endless options and replayability, command vast empires that span many star systems and engage in research, diplomacy, ship design, espionage, trade, combat and more! Head over to Matrix Games to get your copy!

22 Mar 2010: Combat and Fleet Operations video available
This latest video details all things destructive in Distant Worlds as it shows off some fleet tactics and space battles, the mechanics behind planetary invasion and planetary bombardment, fleet resupply ships, and more!

24 Feb 2010: Customization Guide released
Get a sneak peek at the huge amount of modification and customization available in Distant Worlds. Download your copy of the PDF customization guide from the Matrix Games website

17 Feb 2010: New Distant Worlds video available
A new video is now available in the videos section. This video explains how to expand your empire

21 Jan 2010: Two new Distant Worlds videos available
Two more videos are now available in the videos section. The first video explains galactic exploration, while the other describes the game controls

13 Jan 2010: Distant Worlds video available
An introductory video showcasing the Distant Worlds gameplay is now available in the videos section

13 Jan 2010: Distant Worlds public forum opens at Matrix Games
The Distant Worlds public forum is now open at Matrix Games. Head on over there to discuss the game and ask any questions

Latest Screenshots:
Distant Worlds - Shadows
Animated ground invasions can be viewed in the new Ground Report screen
The Area Singularity weapon creates a temporary black hole that sucks ships into its vortex
An empire requests resources be supplied to a colony via a smuggling mission
Legends
Characters of various types provide special bonuses to your empire
Your colonies project influence that forms your empire's territory
Dozens of different race-specific victory conditions offer limitless gameplay styles
Return of the Shakturi
Fleets and Planet Destroyers in action
Research features huge new tech trees
Set detailed policy in the Empire Policy screen
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