Kinetic Void is a 3D space adventure with a focus on customization and enjoyable space simulation. The shipyard allows players to construct their ship piece by piece. Ships can be as simplistic as a cockpit, a hull, a engine and a gun, or as complex as a player wants.
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Release Date: Nov 21, 2014

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About Kinetic Void

Kinetic Void is a 3D space adventure with a focus on customization and exploration. The shipyard allows players to construct their ship piece by piece. Ships can be as simplistic as a cockpit, a hull, a engine and a gun, or as complex as a player wants. Each module has available subsystems which can be applied to strengthen specific attributes of the ship, and when damaged, those subsystems may be destroyed. While in space flight, interactions between objects are governed by the physics engine. Running into an asteroid at high speed will damage your ship, potentially with catastrophic effects. Using the Kinetic Field Generator (KFG) in game will allow your ship to create an artificial gravity around the ship, both protecting the ship as well as allowing your ship to fly freely through space. This field will also enable the Micro Warp Drive, catapulting your ship far into space in a matter of seconds. Kinetic Void is a procedurally generated adventure, there is no main story line. The decisions and direction is left up to the player. Ally with factions, go to war, build your ship and amass wealth, the choices are yours.

A New Galaxy Every Time.

Procedural galaxy creation allows as many new experiences as you'd like. When a new game is started, the galaxy map, contents of each sector, and the factions involved will be generated from scratch. You may continue to play this galaxy, or if you'd like to try something different, create a brand new galaxy. Don't worry, your old galaxy will be saved in its current state if you ever wish to return. Choose how many sectors you'd like in your galaxy, as well as how many factions (NPCs) and whether your ships will be Creative or Career mode.

Know Your Neighbors.

In Kinetic Void the galaxy is a living, breathing thing. Not all factions get along, not all of them hate each other. As factions interact, agreements and treaties will be made and broken. Trade, combat and piracy will affect how the factions see each other based on their own internal standings.

Fully Detailed and customizable Space Ships.

Tailor your ship for any role. Make a sleek fighter, a bulky freighter, or a mighty carrier. Your ship’s capabilities and appearance are completely up to you. Using Kinetic Void’s ship builder you can make exactly the ship you want. Customize every part of your ship from cockpits, hulls, engines, weapons, and aesthetic modules. Each module has its own statistics that affect the total performance of your ship. Every module can be further customized by adding subsystems (right click on a module to add subsystems). You can even color your ship exactly how you want. Each module has seven color fields allowing you to make amazing ships quickly, and easily. Once your ship is created, save it to your computer, or share it to the Steam Workshop for the world to see. Subscribed ships from the workshop have a random chance of making it into any new galaxy as a faction vessel.

Freedom to Choose Your Fate.

Be the scourge of the galaxy, or its savior. A life of combat and struggle not your thing? Become an intergalactic trader and influence the galaxy one deal at a time. Not interested in being a ‘good guy’? Take on a life of piracy and plunder your way through sectors, creating havoc wherever you go, then docking at pirate stations for supplies as needed.

Intense Active Combat.

Target enemy ships and maneuver in real time to align devastating broad-sides or crippling strafing runs. Deploy drones to do your dirty work or simply confuse the enemy into targeting them instead of you while you deal with the enemy vessel. In Kinetic Void, your skills as a pilot are just as important as the components that make up your ship.

Take Direct Control Of Your Ship.

Kinetic Void offers three control modes. In cursor-mode, the player can control the ship through keyboard commands, and pan the camera with the mouse in any direction for quick tactical overview; or Mouse Flight-mode, allowing direct control of the ship through mouse movements. Control your battleship’s turrets from a sweeping orbital camera or slip between asteroids in a dogfight while piloting your heavy-fighter using mouse flight mode. Switch between modes at any time to best suit the situation.

Key Features

  • Fully detailed and customizable space ships
  • Hundreds of weapons and modules of multiple sizes
  • Huge procedurally generated galaxy, limited only by your computer's capabilities
  • Randomized factions and political standings
  • Open world sandbox, you are in control of your fate
  • Detailed economy simulation with resources, trade routes
  • Epic space combat

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:Dual Core 2 Ghz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia 400 or equivilant
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:2.5 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • Processor:Quad Core 2.3 Ghz
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia GTX 400 or equivilant
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:2.5 GB HD space
    Minimum:
    • Processor:Dual Core 2 Ghz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia 400 or equivilant
    • Hard Drive:2.5 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • Processor:Quad Core 2 Ghz
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia GTX 400 or equivilant
    • Hard Drive:2.5 GB HD space
    Kinetic Void only officially support Ubuntu
    Minimum:
    • Processor:Dual Core 2 Ghz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia 400 or equivilant
    • Hard Drive:2.5 GB HD space
    Kinetic Voind only officially support Ubuntu
    Recommended:
    • Processor:Quad Core 2 Ghz
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia GTX 400 or equivilant
    • Hard Drive:2.5 GB HD space
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Nortavlag
( 0.2 hrs on record )
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Posted: July 1
Incomplete garbage. Do not buy.
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ub3rn00b
( 5.7 hrs on record )
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Posted: July 1
Garbage game abandoned by scammer devs.
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Menegroth Susej
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 1
Of all my Steam purchases, this is the one that I regret the most. This is still pretty much in alpha and I've lost hope it'll ever be "complete". Please, save your money and buy something else. A Snickers, maybe.
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InShaneee
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 30
Don't let the store page fool you: this is an early access game that the devolopers simply set to 1.0 when they ran out of money, which was long, long before the game was finished, and certainly before it was ready for prime time. You might enjoy the shipbuilding in this game! Certainly some have, and it's got a unique slant to it. But once you leave the dock, there's nothing to do, and lots of vast, empty space to wander around in before that becomes clear. Steam isn't hurting for sandbox games. Don't waste time and money on this one.
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deadering
( 0.3 hrs on record )
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Posted: June 30
Bought it when it first went into early access... checked up on it from time to time to see what had changed... now it will just never be finished.

Complete waste of money.
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Lt. Hopps
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I forgot I even had this game. It was abandoned a long time ago though, so don't waste your money on it.
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Bully056
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I don't know why people dislike this game, so what if it has a slow development cycle: ONE GUY is all who is still working on it due to the fact that the others stepped out on him and he is actively trying to find people who will help and is NOT asking for more money to do so, that alone should get the guy SOME leeway. It's UI is a bit annoying but still useable and it's editor controls are some of the better ones I have seen. This game is NOT ABANDONED no matter what the other reviews would like you to beleave, so if you are hesitating on buying the game due to the negative reviews then I have to say just this: TAKE A CHANCE and just give it a try and in doing so help support the guy making this.


Do I recommend this game? Yes, yes I do.

Edit: Do not let my hours played fool you, I had issues running this on my old computer when I first got this so I didn't get much time in, now that I have a better computer I plan on putting in many, many more hours,
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TOMASz
( 12.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Terrible Game, build a ship and do nothing.
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AsidMjolnir
( 0.7 hrs on record )
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Posted: June 26
So, this game has been out for almost two years, and despite a couple hours playing (motly offline while travelling), I can't really say I've found ti fun.
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Aleyus
( 0.9 hrs on record )
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Posted: June 26
Don't waste your money on this one. They slapped 1.0 on it before implementing most of the features promised in early access.
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0.9 hrs on record
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Posted: June 25
The Developers are pices of ****! Took the early access money and then ran. I feel like I was scamed and robbed. This isn't a review, its a warning....DO NOT BUY! Don't give these asses anymore money.
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0.5 hrs on record
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Posted: June 2
Terrible. I've played screen savers that were more of a game than this.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Garbage. They promised so much and then the game just died off. I wish i could get my money back
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
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Posted: June 11
Absolute Garbage, unfinished game.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
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11.6 hrs on record
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Posted: June 18
Outright abandoned; Do not purchase.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Posted: June 26
Don't waste your money on this one. They slapped 1.0 on it before implementing most of the features promised in early access.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
It's not nice to forget about a game after having some fun with it a while ago and then come back to it and see it's in this kind of state - abandoned by the devs and nothing more than an example of why you shouldn't give money to videogame kickstarters, nor early access games. Avoid.
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