The Battle of Sol is an intense space sim 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 humanity to its fiery end.
User reviews: Positive (10 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, and our game modes have the appropriate amount of depth and gameplay value.”

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

“Currently the Early Access build has 17 missions and 2 distinct game modes.

The full version will include 21 missions and Steam Achievements.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version has all gameplay functional that is needed for the 17 campaign missions and 2 game modes.”

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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February 17

2/17/2015 Patch

We just uploaded a patch that fixed a few issues.

- Key remapping now saves properly.
- Fixed a few camera issues when on the mission restart screen and when the camera cuts to the ship death spiral.
- Added new loading screens
- A few balance adjustments.
- Various bugs squashed.

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February 14

February Update!

Hey guys,

We humbly apologize for being so late with this update. However, we do think it was well worth the wait as we march towards full release.

The amount of new stuff in this update (compared to the last one) is staggering.

Nearly, all the missions (except for the last two) are now in the game. We've finished writing and VO recording and that's also been implemented! We finished the cockpit visuals for the COD Fighter along with all new HUD for both ships. We put in a new COD Carrier ship and it's massive! In fact, its the largest ship in the game by a fairly wide margin. Fleet mode has been overhauled again - you can now choose from multiple Fleet Commanders at the start, upgrade your fleet as you progress, and so much more. It's almost an entire game in and of itself (we're still not done with this mode though). There have been a tremendous amount of bug fixes, game optimizations, balancing tweaks, AI improvements, VFX work, and the list goes on and on.

We know there are still bugs though so if you guys find any don't hesitate to post on these forums. Look for probably two updates per week starting next week until we take it out of greenlight.

In future updates, look for completely redesigned sound FX, improved visual FX, the final two missions, achievements, and maybe even Steam Trading Cards.

We're almost to the finish line!

Thank you everyone for being so patient. If you guys like what you see and play please don't hesitate to tweet and/or tell your friends about TBoS.

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 throughout humanity's solar system and beyond!

EARLY ACCESS FEATURES


- Gorgeous visuals powered by Unreal Engine technology!

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

- A hybrid Newtonian and accessible flight physics model!

- 17 Campaign Missions.

- Earn Medals based on mission performance!

- Multiple game modes including Campaign, Survival, and Fleet!

- 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!

GAME MODE DESCRIPTIONS


Fleet Mode

- An endless survival mode with your fleet, jumping from sector to sector in search of friendly convoys to rescue and COD fleets to engage or flee from!

- Ships rescued join your fleet, making it easier to survive but harder to maintain your fuel supplies for each jump!

- Find both UCS and COD fuel refineries, enemy staging areas, get sabotaged by COD infiltrators...or be tricked by renegade UCS ships in an ambush!

- The more you jump, new and more interesting challenges open up! Make a choice to raid an enemy stronghold to ease your future jumps, or find yourself separated from your fleet with the enemy bearing down on you while your jump drive warms up!

Survival Mode

- You and your Hades fighter are alone in deep space as wave after wave of COD ships warp in!

- Survive as long as you can while racking up the kills and rescuing the wayward transport for the highest score possible!

THE ROAD TO RELEASE


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

- 4 Additional Campaign Missions
- Steam Achievements
- Steam Leaderboards
- 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
8 of 10 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
Early Access Review
Something I am really looking forward to visiting in the future. Full of potential, I hope that they pull it off.
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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
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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7 of 7 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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11 of 20 people (55%) 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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6 of 14 people (43%) 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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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
Early Access Review
this still needs at lot of work, tons of glitches mostly with not recognizing when an objective as been completed, needs some voice and soundtrack work, graphics are boring but the game play isnt bad, controls could use some work.
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10 of 35 people (29%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 30, 2014
Early Access Review
Liked the look and feel, only had a brief go, but i like what i see so far
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