I'm posting this late (sorry) because I just found out about it myself. Endless Space is having a free weekend until tomorrow. Here's the relevant link: http://endless-space.amplitude-studios.com/Games2gether/G2G-Community-Rewards ES is a pretty good 4-X space game in the spirit of Master of Orion, and so on. The game started out pretty plain/vanilla, but the devs have been gradually adding new features, races, random events, and so on, largely influenced by community voting and feedback. If you haven't tried it, or at least, if you haven't tried it recently, this is a good time to do so. The only comment I will make is in regards to the only real negative aspect of the game -- a lot of people complain that the game lacks tactical combat, and that's a pretty valid complaint. That said, the rest of it has been shaping up fine. You can actually retreat from combat now. Others have complained that the game is too difficult even on the easiest difficulty. Well there's now a much easier difficulty mode for real beginners. There's probably too many changes since release for me to mention them all, so I'll just repeat, you should just check it out while it's free. Anyway, I thought I'd let you all know. I do still play the game. I can't say that I'm good at the game, but I have recently beaten it for the first time. And I've actually played it more frequently in the last month than when it first came out, as it has gotten to be a lot better than it was.