Seize the stars – a grand edict, and a worthy goal for any wannabe space-emperor. This little surprise has been making waves lately. Developed by small French outfit Amplitude Studios, they’re reaching high with their first game, and seem to be almost there already. Endless Space is technically only in Alpha at the moment, but is already letting people buy in and play early via Steam. This is doubly unusual, because Alpha versions tend not to get onto Steam to begin with and, more importantly, the game almost feels complete already, offering more polish than many finished products released even in the same genre.