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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polyglotae
0.4 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 22
This game was basically abandoned before launch.
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Lord Inquisitor Fanatic808
20.5 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 22
Don't even wast your time and money on this abandoned shell of a game.
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Space Cow
5.0 hrs
Posted: September 19
Randomly went off early access without even an update, what the hek steam??? I did some reading online, Dev lost his team and money and "hoping" to work on it again one day. . . that was a year ago. DON'T BUY!!!!
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Σ Aqua ς
1.3 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 17
My first Early Access purchase. Not a good one.
Bought it in early access when it first appeared on Steam since I thought it would be a great game when its complete. No idea why its out of its Alpha stage. At the current state it should still be in Alpha v0.5. Not even Beta.

The idea was great, the game was okay-ish, but incomplete. In the early days they had some patches every now and then, and it seems like the game was on the right track. After a while the updates stopped, and i stopped hoping.
At this point I had bought a few other EA games and learned a lesson on supporting EA games, that is only support ones that is trustworthy.
The game lies forgotten in my Library, part of me hoping it will be complete and a part of me wishing i could just uninstall the darn thing so i can have my free space back for a better game.

Just remembered i had this 'thing', uninstalled it and decided to give a belated review, so people would be informed and not buy this incomplete 'thing'.
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samuelmmj
7.7 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 12
one of many lessons to be learned about backing early access game developement
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drew1938
10.5 hrs
Posted: September 12
A personal reminder to not buy early access.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
28 of 30 people (93%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
The Developer has not updated this game for well over a Year.The website is down, the game is dead. If you feel ripped off,well thats because you were. I can't believe Steam would have this game for sale Knowing its dead. Steam you have a responsibility to your members to help keep them from being ripped off. I guess profit is more important.
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
-pay full price for game early access
based on devs promises.
-they go on to release this. With little to no
news of progress.
-heard half the team left on bad terms
-write bad review.
-Get personally insulted by dev. and my review deleted.
- keep this in your account and see it daily and just fume.

This is the most realistic mugging simulator i've ever played.
Say no to early access, Not even once.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 29
This "game", much like the devs; dead and gone. Nothing more than a broken shell of hollow dreams. No updates in a long while. Nothing particularly good about this game to begin with. I've not been this disappointed since Bush was president. Don't buy. This is abandoned.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 14
Abandonware. Never updated. Developer website is offline. Game is unfinished.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 14
Avoid at all costs. This game and its devs are all dead.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
28.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Abandonware. Don't waste your $
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 9
wow can,t believe this has been released as a finished product. No changes to pre release purchase and not worth buying for a third of this price.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
This game suxs! Don't waste your money!!!!!!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 16
Dead in the water. Waste of $20.
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