Impulse is Stardock's next-generation digital distribution platform. On June 17th it got its initail release. Next week, Phase 2 will be launched which will add a bunch of new features to the mix.
For Galactic Civilizations II users, it opens the door for some continued development possibilities. For instance, we would like to make use of Impulse's achivements and rankings features to better support the Metaverse.
Galactic Civilizations II: v2.0 (for Dark Avatar and Twilight users) is due on October 1, 2008. We think users will be shocked at how much development time has gone into this free update to improve the espionage and dozens of other elements of the game.
In November, we anticipate announcing the fantasy strategy game (no promises though) with the beta opening up next Spring for that.
To read what's new in Phase 2 of Impulse, go here: http://draginol.impulsedriven.net/article/321533/Impulse_Phase_2_Preview