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The Leader of the Amoeba

The Amoeba are one of the playable factions in Endless Space. Among the oldest of the currently active races in the galaxy, the Amoeba seek to be in harmony and peace with all others. Were it not for the martial connotation of the term, they could be described as the galaxy's "old guard."

Background[edit | edit source]

Origins[edit | edit source]

Amoeba Takeoff

In a very loose manner of speaking, the Amoeba are the indirect descendents of a group of Concrete Endless at the end of the Dust Wars. Seeking to completely break from their tragic history, they came to Birblasa, a swamp world. There, they "devolved" themselves to a certain extent and lost all of their prior knowledge, permanently transformed into protoplasmic life forms.[1]

As time passed, however, these "proto-Amoeba" proceeded to re-evolve. Their new home planet lacked a molten core, making it devoid of plate tectonics. Partially due to this, the Amoeba evolved at a slow pace. In addition, tool use was difficult due to their protoplasmic bodies,[2] but the widespread presence of Dust on the planet and the species's natural affinity with the substance helped to offset these difficulties.[1]

Along the way, the Amoeba evolved to have the ability to detach their consciousness from their bodies. This would later have large implications for their shipbuilding.[3]

Society[edit | edit source]

The Amoeba work hard to be in balance and in harmony with everything, whether the topic is the environment or foreign relations.[4] They prefer peace and mutual understanding over war and animosity. Even if another society is aggressive towards them, the Amoeba will do what they can to avoid "diplomacy by other means."

Their form of government is currently unknown, but the members of their society appear to pursue philosophy and exploring. Their leader is actually several Amoeba merged together.[5]

Ironically, though, the Amoeba's physical vulnerability has also instilled them with a desire to control their environment.

Make no mistake, though. Should the need arise, they can take up arms and conduct "diplomacy by other means."

Traits[edit | edit source]

Amoeba Affinity

Starts with the whole map known: Systems, Warps, Wormholes and Home Worlds are revealed.

Amoeba Faction-Specific Technologies

Soil Xenobiology Unlocks the Technology of the same name. 1.gif
Diplomats +50% Trade Routes bonuses per system. Trait-2plus-trans.gif
Symbiosis +30% Trade Routes bonuses per Cooperation Treaty on System. Trait-2plus-trans.gif
Naive +4 1011approval.png per Faction at Peace or Allied With on System. 1.gif
Masters of Illusion -40% Ship 1004moneySmall.png Cost for Ship without Weapon Module on Empire. Trait-2plus-trans.gif
Mutual Understanding

+10% Damage Max per number of Allies on Fleet Weapons.

+10% Damage Min per number of Allies on Fleet Weapons.

Trait-2plus-trans.gif
Rich Soil

+3 1001foodSmall.png on Planet

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Steam Achievements[edit | edit source]

Harmonized!
Harmonized!
Win with the Amoeba
The Way of Harmony
The Way of Harmony
As Amoeba, win a game without building any ships containing weapons


Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Despite their age as a spacefaring race, the Amoeba start out with only 1 system, just like all the other races. To do otherwise would greatly unbalance the game.
  • Even though they can see all of the systems in the galaxy, including those owned by another empire, they must still send scouts to make contact with them and to gather any events on unexplored systems.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Endless Space Artbook
  2. Faction Description Text
  3. http://www.amplitude-studios.com/Articles/AMOEBA
  4. Faction Introduction Video
  5. Slowhands Forum Posting
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