Artwork from the Mass Effect series!
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"Hello Everyone! We're Binary Helix Modding Group and for the past two years we have been gradually building a Mass Effect Total Conversion for the 4x game Stellaris called Beyond the Relays. Today we will be releasing our most recent content update 1.2 "Depth and Breadth" featuring: Our new economic system to better reflect the economy as seen in Mass Effect and the effects that has on the empires within the universe. While the main plot may not focus on it, economics and trade lanes play an important part of the setting of Mass Effect and we felt it was important to factor that into our mod to ensure it was as accurate as possible.
Enhanced Independent World mechanics. The most notable societies in Mass Effect are nations spanning multiple planets and star systems with mighty militaries, diplomatic corps, and espionage teams. But plenty of the more memorable, and dangerous, worlds in Mass Effect are single planet nations that control only their local area. To depict this in BtR we have designed a system of Independent Worlds who exist as single planetary entities that empires can interact with. They will provide goods and services in exchange for material from their more developed counter parts but will resist fiercely any attempts to incorporate them into their larger neighbors.
A hand made static map with a detailed Relay Network. Our coding team, especially our Project Lead Puck, have spent countless hours researching and hand crafting the map of Mass Effect to ensure that it as lore accurate as possible. We have also developed a Relay Network reflecting both the partnered Primary Relays and the multi-target Secondary Relay's to ensure that your ships are travelling just like you do when playing the trilogy.
Two game modes, Canon and Sandbox. Our new Sandbox mode alloys you to play our unique Mass Effect empires starting on their homeworlds and exploring the map system by system. Claiming space and forming colonies, meeting aliens and form relationships just as in vanilla Stellaris. Our Canon map starts users in the year 2165 with every empire in its correct borders with its colonies and fleets already created and developed. From there you will face the challenges of the Trilogy alongside your friendly, or not so friendly, alien neighbors!
Several commissioned songs. We have worked with a talented musical composer to create a custom soundtrack for our mod and have been steadily releasing songs into the mod as they are produced. With each new content update brings new music in the theme of Mass Effect.
Advisors for many of your favorite races. With the help of a large cast of very talented Voice Actors we have been gradually building out voiced advisors for the various races of Mass Effect. We aren't complete yet but we have recently added 4 new races, The Quarians, Geth, Geth Heretics, and Batarians who join a lineup including The Alliance, Asari, Turians, Salarians, Vorcha, Hanar and more! and a ton of bug fixes!
Check out the trailer here: https://youtu.be/ab41ovbozr4?feature=shared
Check out our latest Dev Diary here!: https://www.moddb.com/mods/beyond-the-relays/features/mebtr-20-depth-and-breadth
Check out our Beyond the Advisors standalone mod here!: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2885622417