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Avorion simulation sandbox now on Kickstarter for Linux and Windows PC


Indie game studio Boxelware launches Kickstarter for Avorion, a #space #simulation sandbox game for Linux and Windows. The #game is planned to be available on Steam through the second half of 2016.

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Build, Fight, Trade, Explore – Do what suits your Playstyle

Build your own battleship from scratch, equip it with powerful weaponry and blow away your enemies! Haul cargo, find profitable trading routes or work for hire to protect convoys from raiders and pirates. Or maybe you’re sick of being the good guy and it’s time for you to become a pirate yourself? Raid helpless freighters, smuggle illegal goods and scavenge old wreckages. Find your way to the center of a galaxy that gets more hostile, but also more rewarding the closer you get to its core. Get your friends and fleets ready and prepare for the treasures and dangers that await you.

After being Greenlit in December 2015 in only 9 days, the newly founded indie game studio Boxelware now launches a Kickstarter campaign. “Avorion started four years ago as a side project to my university studies. Since I’ve now finished my degree I want to concentrate on the game full-time. Avorion has grown very dear to us all and we want to see it live up to its full potential.” says founder and lead developer Konstantin Kronfeldner. You can find the kickstarter campaign.

Destructible Block Ships and more flying around

What makes Avorion stand out are highly customizable ships made of freely scalable blocks and a focus on combat. Think of your ship less as a vehicle but rather as a character in an RPG that you specialize with gear such as turrets and system upgrades. Ship-building is less micro-intensive and Avorion‘s focus lies more on actually flying around in your ship. Don’t be fooled though: Larger craft will still require smart block placement and management of energy and crews. You’re not the building type of player? No Problem, let the game generate a ship for you. And the best part? In combat ships break apart where you shoot them. Play with your friends, work together to extend your influence in the galaxy and build your own empire. Or, you know, blow them apart. It’s a sandbox, you can do whatever you want. Sounds interesting? Check out the Avorion website.

Feature List

  • Block ships that break into pieces
  • Procedural generation for infinite numbers of ships and stations
  • Hundreds of factions that have their own characteristics and ship styles
  • Building mode where players build their own ships
  • Co-Op or PvP Multiplayer for up to 10 players
  • Trading system with over 100 different goods
  • Lots of different weapons with unique stats
  • Various system upgrades to specialize ships
  • Day 1 Mod support with lua

Playable Avorion Demo:

The Avorion Kickstarter is currently live with an expected launch for Ubuntu Linux, SteamOS and Windows PC on SteamEarly Access in Q4 2016.


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