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Avorion simulation sandbox launches on Early Access

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So if you’re not a sandbox fan or getting involved into the #development of Avorion. Hence it would be better to #support the Linux release now available on Steam.
Avorion already has a lot of features, but it’s still lacking some content. While developer #Boxelware have many more features and content that still needs implementing. Hence the main gaming news focuses on the storyline, adding more missions and give players more options.

So to achieve all that they want to involve the community in the development of Avorion. Hence a close interaction with players during the remaining development time. So this means that Boxelware want to collect feedback from players. Since they want to create a great and unique sandbox experience.

“We’re proud to have come such a long way” said lead developer and founder of the game Konstantin Kronfeldner. “I have been working on Avorion alone for over four years. After the Greenlight campaign a collegue from uni joined me and we managed to successfully fund a Kickstarter in May 2016. Since then we have been working hard to make Avorion a unique experience, with still a lot more to come. We and Avorion are still only at the beginning of our journey.”

Avorion Story

Several hundred years ago, a cataclysmic catastrophe nearly ripped your galaxy apart – an unsurmountable ring of torn hyperspace fabric appeared in the center of the galaxy, which normal hyperspace engines can’t overcome.

Since this event nobody has managed to get near the central regions of the galaxy. All you know is that this event also spawned multiple unsurmountable hyperspace rifts throughout the entire galaxy, and that a strange race of aliens, the Xsotan, has appeared in the center. It looks like these aliens have found a way to surpass the torn hyperspace fabric, but so far nobody has managed to establish contact with them.

Start out as a nobody at the edge of the galaxy and work your way to the center of a galaxy that gets more dangerous, but also more rewarding the closer you get to its core. Avorion takes sandbox aspects from games like X or Freelancer, throws in co-op multiplayer and lets you build your own ships. It features ships made of freely scalable blocks that can be procedurally generated and that break into pieces where they’re hit in space fights.

The games Early Access Features:

  • Non-voxel block ships that break into pieces
  • Procedural generation for infinite numbers of factions, ships and stations
  • Build your own space ships
  • Co-Op or PvP Multiplayer
  • Flying and commanding large scale battleships
  • Trading system with over 100 different goods
  • Lots of weapons and system upgrades to customize ships
  • Day 1 Mod support with lua

Also, make make sure to check out the Free 64-bit Demo for Avorion. Do note the game is developed in Unity 3D, so this should work on most major Linux distro’s.

Now personally, I have not had chance to put any really time into the demo. Yes it plays well, just launch the “” file and you are up and running. Hence this is a great way to get a feel for this bit of gaming news before making a purchase.
While the Early Access version will not only support Boxelware, but also give you the latest updates and help shape the game.

Boxelware encourages everyone to join us during Early Access. Since the price on Steam for the Early Access version is lower than the final version.

Speaking of Early Access gaming news, make sure to check out the new features of Rising World and back Linux support for Northgard.


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