What is a Supernova
A supernova is a huge explosion that occurs when a massive star exhausts its fuel, causing it to collapse under its own gravity. This heats up the outer layers of the star causing them to be ejected violently into space. The remaining portion of the start collapses to form a neutron star, or if particularly massive, a black hole.
Supernovae are extremely violent events, and may emit as much energy over a few days as our own sun will emit over its entire 10 billion year lifetime. There is no need to worry about the latter going supernova though, as it is not nearly large enough.
Supernova, the first expansion for Armada 2526 gives you 4X more. More to explore, more to exploit, more to exterminate and expands you’re gaming horizons by letting you challenge your friends via LAN or PBEM play.
More To Explore and Exterminate
There are new star and planet types to discover, and more than 30 special features to make each star system distinctive. You may encounter tachyon storms, psychic plants, primitives or find abandoned alien technology that advances your own research. Two new races, with their own ships and special characteristics, await your discovery, befriend them, play as them, or exterminate them as you wish.
More To Exploit
A new trade system lets you construct networks to trade valuable commodities between the stars, both between your own worlds, and with other players. Alien relics, rare minerals, tourists, or even natural anti-matter, your freighters carry them all. Choke an enemy with trade embargoes, or blockade their planets with stealth ships operating behind the lines. But trade and tourism bring less welcome visitors too. The new espionage system lets you plant spies to gather information or steal technological secrets, or drop special forces that can sabotage defenses before an attack.
Fifty new technologies open up new strategies and tactics. Confound your enemies with hard to detect stealth ships, jam their missiles with electronic warfare, build fighter stations to defend your planets, and blitz defenses with storm troopers. Research Gaia to make everyone happy, or grind them under your heel with a variety of more powerful warships and upgraded weapons.
Expand Your Gaming Horizons
Experience the game in a completely new way by taking on human opponents. Armada’s simultaneous order system makes it ideal game for multi-player action. Now you can crush your friends playing over LAN( local area networks) or PBEM (play by email).