Horizon is a turn-based space strategy game of galactic exploration and conquest in which you are in control of humanity’s destiny. You will explore deep space, find new frontiers and discover alien artifacts hidden on long-abandoned planets.
User reviews: Mixed (292 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 6, 2014

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"A great space game that shows alot of promise for those wanting to jump down the rabbit hole. Take control and venture and become the famous captain!"
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May 1

Horizon release version 1.0.2.134

Friday May 1st, 2015
v1.0.2.134

Another batch of minor improvements based on community feedback/reports. Have a good weekend everyone!

* Taking over colonies via Invasion now sets them surveyed similar to colonizing planets
* Troop ships with the Invade order will no longer abort their order if unable to land troops on the first attempt (if the planet is protected) and will keep re-trying
* Retreating troop ships from a battle will now be considered for landing troops as long as the battle is won for their side

* Immaterial and Quasi-Immortal racial effects will now be checked based on the planet population race and not the occupier

* Allied ships will no longer continue firing on player captured (former enemy) ships during a battle, immediately recognizing who has taken control of the ship
* Fixed a minor bug which allowed the player hovering over a cloaked/invisible ship to be able to attack it even when it was undetected

* Added a combat log message when ships are destroyed
* Added non-combatant count on the combat prompt tooltip detailing each side's fleet composition

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March 27

Horizon release version 1.0.2.133

Friday March 27, 2015
v1.0.2.133

We have some small improvements based on community feedback. We hope you have a good weekend!

* Attack and Defend colony pacts will now expire after 20 turns (displayed beside the pact)
* Surrendering a colony or system will now set it surveyed for the new owner if not already done
* The number of turns remaining for refit orders are now displayed on the task force info panel and on the fleet management lists
* AI ship designs will now take advantage of increased available space due to miniaturization or modding

* A split task force with some ships in hyperspace will now regroup at the destination rather than wait
* An ambassador getting tired from diplomatic negotiations will no longer mention it if the player clicks end communication
* When an AI race exterminates a player colony population the turn message will now display correctly the perpetrator and the victim
* Fixed an issue where in some cases after a successful allied invasion the number of remaining soldiers would not show correctly

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Reviews

“One to keep an eye on, definitely.”
70 – Strategy Informer

“Best of all, the way Horizon handles technological progress is one of the most elegant I've seen in a grand strategy game.”
65 – IGN

“With the excellent foundation that has already been developed and the dedication that L3O is showing to their fans, it promises to be a true 4X classic in its own right.”
90 – Aesthetic Magazine Toronto

About This Game

Horizon is a turn-based space strategy game of galactic exploration and conquest in which you are in control of humanity’s destiny.

You will explore deep space, find new frontiers and discover alien artifacts hidden on long-abandoned planets. You will also learn more about the galaxy as you come into contact with ten other species, each with their own unique culture, history and schemes.

A fully interactive galaxy allows you to navigate open space between stars and planets. Patrol your borders and, when the need arises, defend your territory by engaging in ship-to-ship tactical combat. Develop new colonies and then watch them become galactic centers for trade, industry and science - and of course military bases, outposts and shipyards to build your battle ships. Push your empire to its limits and go beyond the known horizon!
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Key Features


  • Advanced turn-based tactical combat which many 4X fans have been requesting for years
  • Full Tactical ship control includes managing movement, weapons and more. Board other ships, attack from planetary and orbital defenses
  • A Distinct open world system, where ships can explore without artificial limits and where combat can span many turns before concluding
  • Interact with alien races of different levels, including ancient civilizations featuring their own unique storyline, schemes, ships and technology
  • An immersive galaxy storyline with open-ended missions that add another layer of gameplay over classic 4x mode which is also available
  • Engage in meaningful diplomacy choices that will impact the game outcome, includes coordinated actions with your allies against your enemies
  • Discover more than 80 technologies each with 10 levels of upgrades. Conduct planetary surveys and dig for artifacts
  • Design and customize your ships’ weapons and systems based on available technology
  • A detailed economy and colony management system with different types and levels of colonies based on your build choices
  • Play in different galaxy configurations from a few dozen stars to over a hundred star systems containing more than a thousand planets
  • Fully Customize your race or play as one of eight original races (NEW: Includes a mod that unlocks 3 additional ancient races now playable)
  • Extended Modding support with the ability to create your own races and even write your own scripted quests

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP3
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.0 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB Video Card w/Pixel Shader 3.0 Support
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:5 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c-compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel Core i3/i5/i7 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1 GB ATI 4800 series or better, 1 GB NVIDIA 9800 or better
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:5 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c-compatible
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