Dev Update: Upcoming Events!

Greetings, Spacefarers!

This month is going to be a busy one, and as we continue to ramp up development, our community will also be seeing new activities and events. We would like to share a few of those events with you today, and we will be releasing dates for these upcoming events as we get closer to them. We’re so excited to bring you all up to date on our plans!

Towards the end of the month, we will be hosting a formal chat session with Ion Games General Manager Matt Le, giving you a chance to meet him, ask questions, and chat about Echoes of Empire. This event will take place in Discord, in the Echoes of Empire discussion channel, allowing everyone to mingle and get involved. In conjunction with that, we will be transcribing that chat, along with a separate written interview with Matt that will be published in the days following the event.

Going into May, we’ll be starting to host Fireside chats with the team and the community in voice channels, allowing for more interaction, and a chance to connect with us and discuss the game and community. We’re very excited to roll these out, as we know that voice chat events are a community favorite! At times we may also brave the cameras, and hop onto video as well, and as those plans solidify, we will have more to share on that front.

The end of the month will feature our first fan art contest, offering a chance to share your vision for Echoes of Empire, while competing for a chance to win exciting prizes! More will be shared closer to the launch of the event, including the competition rules, and details on the prizes we’ll be offering.

We will be streamlining the dev blogs as well this month, beginning with this one, sharing what to look forward to each month. Alongside these, we will continue to share pieces revolving around features and content in the game and sharing insight and details with you as the game develops further. Rather than a shorter weekly piece, we feel these would be better going forward as a more substantial update, but on a bi-weekly or monthly basis. These dev diaries will continue to offer a look behind the scenes and explain the ongoing work on Echoes of Empire.

The team is eager to see the community enjoy these new events and activities, and we would love to hear your thoughts on these and other ideas you have!


Great stuff. Thank you for starting this up.

Exciting news, thanks!

Thanks for the update! In Dust we Trust!

What happened to Valentina’s story?
I am curious.

That was an initiative on Gala’s part, so not authored by our team. We would love to see it continue if they choose to do that!

So it was!
There have been very few announcements from the GALA side…

Indeed! I have found Hitfactor Forums to be much more informative and organized. It is easier for me to keep up with detailed updates. Big thanks to the team!

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