Particle Systems, the development studio that created the recent space sim Independence War 2: Edge of Chaos, has released a free add-on to the game that lets players continue playing past the end of the game, retaining all their cargo, ships, systems, and trades. Players who complete the game can now explore, trade, and pirate as they choose in all the star systems in the game. The free-form mode mod is also compatible with other user mods. For more information and to download the new add-on, visit the official Independence War Web site.
Independence War 2 was released in August by Infogrames. The game is set in the far reaches of space in the distant future. Players assume the role of Cal Johnston, a pilot who has escaped from a maximum-security prison in order to avenge his father's death. Along the way, Johnston and his fellow escapees are drawn into the events that start the second Independence War. For more information, take a look at our full review of the game.