The Battle of Sol is an intense space action game where you participate in epic capital ship battles, thrilling dogfights, space station raids, and much more as you liberate humanity's solar system from enemies determined to bring us to its fiery end.
User reviews: Positive (14 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 30, 2014
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Here's your chance to directly participate in the development of the epic space action game, The Battle of Sol. Get in on the ground floor and help mold the future of the space sim genre. Your feedback will be heard and responded to promptly within the community forums!

Specifically, we are looking for feedback on gameplay, controls, missions, game balance, and our game modes. We hope allowing players to participate in the development process will be rewarding to everyone and will help us create a stronger, more polished, and more stable version of the game upon its full release.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to be in Early Access until the single player campaign missions are fully completed and stable.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Currently the Early Access build has 21 missions.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version has all gameplay functional that is needed for 21 campaign missions.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Undecided”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We will do our best to personally respond to all feedback through the community forums.”
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June 15

6/15/2015 Update...

Hey Everyone,

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that today's update is mostly bug-fixing and a couple polish items.

Just as an FYI we're looking to go out of Early Access towards the end of this month!

If you run into any issues please let us know in our forums or email us at support@bitplanetgames.com

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June 9

6/9/2015 Update...

Hey everyone,

We just posted an update that includes the last remaining missions and a revamped Fleet mode (complete with a tutorial, new scenarios, and lots of tweaks and improvements).

I encourage all our Early Access users to check it out and please, please, please post any bugs you may find.

Thank you!

Chris

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About This Game

STORY SYNOPSIS


By the year 2500 Earth had become toxic and unsafe for human life. Pollution and overpopulation had ravaged the planet, forcing humanity to the stars. Colonies and settlements soon sprung up across the solar system, but man had not left its thirst for war behind. Then, they learned the Sun was dying, and everything changed. Only when faced with a threat greater than each other did the nations of man finally come together. The United Colonies of SOL (UCS) was born, its first and only mission: to locate a new home for mankind, safely beyond the doomed borders of our solar system.

Suit up and take on the role of the Lieutenant Williams and enigmatic Brother Aelius as you battle a mysterious enemy within humanity's solar system and beyond!

EARLY ACCESS FEATURES


- Beautiful visuals powered by the Unreal Engine.

- Dogfight hordes of enemy fighters and participate in epic capital ship battles!

- Pilot multiple ships -each with their own distinct handling and armament.

- 21 campaign missions spread throughout our solar system and beyond!

- Earn medals based on mission performance!

- Fully voice acted by top name VO talent including Dave Fennoy (Lee from Season 1 of the Walking Dead), Rachel Butera (actress best known for her on-point impressions and appearances on The Howard Stern Show), Artie Widgery, Alex Brandon (Skyrim, Deus Ex), Troupe Gammage, Laura Post (The Evil Within, Hearthstone) and much more!

THE ROAD TO RELEASE


Our current plan moving forward will be to continually update the game throughout Early Access with:

- And, of course, bug fixes and game balancing!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7, or Windows 8
    • Processor: 1.8Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD Athlon X2, or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible, 256 MB of VRAM;(NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS, ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro 256 MB)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible, 16-bit
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or greater
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible, 512MB of VRAM; NVIDIA (GeForce GTX260 / ATI Radeon 4870)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible, 16-bit
Helpful customer reviews
36 of 41 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 11, 2014
Early Access Review
Just a couple of things...

There are a lot of great things about this game - graphics, story... lots of potential.

That said, flight mechanics and a couple of other things leave A LOT to be desired.

1) No side thrusters - up, down, left or right. Unless I don't understand the controls, you can't control the direction of your ship... only backward or forward. Even Tom Hanks had side thrusters in Apollo 13.

2) Buggy. Sound goes in and out (I've checked my machine and settings.. definitely on the side of the game). You can travel through ship models... I've designed 3d spaceships for games before and this isn't a hard issue to avoid.

I DO recommend this game as it has a lot of potential. I suggest they model their flight mechanics as Allegiance did, which is considered semi-Newtonian.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 1, 2014
Early Access Review
As a lover of all things that fly in space (mainly if I'm allowed to helm a heavily armed one xD) I have to say this game sounds very promising! True, it is in alpha, and this review will be based on my analysis on said alpha version.
There are a few issues concerning the sounds in game. Sometimes the game mutes a couple of sounds or on ocasion mutes the game entirely, but nothing too critical (and understandable. It IS an alpha version, so instability is expected).
But so far, aside from the thruster system and the power distributing systems, the game provides a very fun series of dogfights in space with easy to learn controls. The graphics aren't bad although the sounds should be revamped, mainly the weapon sounds.
Other than that, I'll keep a close watch on updates for this game! I recommend it for people that liked games like H.A.W.X. and even Warthunder and even for those unfamiliar to this type of games!

EDIT: Forgot to mention that a bit of diversity in the ships would be great! Mainly if we could switch between ship classes.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
Early Access Review
So far i like this game! Review might change down the line :) If you are a fan of Space Sim type games or Wing Commander games im sure you will like this game. It seems to have good controls and real nice looking gfx! I say give this one a shot and lets see in time what becomes of it :)
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14 of 23 people (61%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 1, 2014
Early Access Review
Keep in mind that the game is still under development, so my opinion may change between now and official release. It's a little rough around the edges graphically (even at 1920x1080) and the controls take some getting used to (reminds me of Battlestar Galactica a bit), but I'm enjoying my experiences thus far. Skirmish mode, for example, introduces not only the ability to dogfight a bit but actually has some sort of resource mechanic that I don't fully understand yet. In short, Exodus of Sol has a lot of potential. Check out my 30 minute preview/first impressions video if you'd like to see more:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y0-SZtjKwY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLNrRoQdC1U
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10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 1, 2014
Early Access Review
Looks great - but i had to quit 15 minutes in because you cant assign the yaw to your keyboard and the roll to mouse/joystick - which has been the standard many of us have been acustomed to for years. Hopefully they fix before 'release' but its a shame if not.
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