Xsyon is a player driven apocalyptic fantasy sandbox MMORPG, set in a living and evolving environment. Players create the world they want to live in as they form tribes, construct towns, shape landscapes, create quests, hunt, farm, gather, build societies and develop a New World.
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Why Early Access?

“The Prelude is a limited first release of the Xsyon virtual world, intended for the developers to work closely with the player base in creating the world you want to live in!

An isolated basin surrounded by mountains in a future American wilderness serves as a launching point for the ever expanding world. This setting provides a pristine environment for players to lay the foundations of a new world.

During the Prelude, Xsyon is continuously evolving and expanding. This phase of the game was intended as a time for the game to adapt to its community. The development team has been working closely with the player base to determine the future of Xsyon and wishes to continue to do so with the Steam crowd.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Early Access will continue throughout 2015 until the upcoming feature checklist listed below is complete.”

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

“Although Xsyon is planned to evolve indefinitely, the first full release of the game, tentatively titled Xsyon Apocalypse will launch when several criteria are met:

- Pets and mounts are fully implemented. (In current development)
- Ranged combat is released.
- Enhanced building functions are implemented. (Complete and in final testing)
- New multi story construction system implemented. (Complete and released)
- New architectural components finished. (Complete and released)
- Systems are improved and balanced based on player feedback.
- Achievements are implemented.
- The expanded landscape (9 times the current world size) is ready for public release. (75% complete)”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Xsyon is nearly full featured but requires further system balancing and polish.”

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

“Xsyon - Prelude accounts will transfer seamlessly to Xsyon Apocalypse accounts.”

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

“The Xsyon development team works closely with players through regular feedback sessions on the Xsyon forums.

We are open to suggestions on improving features and regularly ask players what they most look forward to in the future.”
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December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

To celebrate the holidays, Xsyon is on sale through January 4th at a 50% discount!

Santa and his Guide Team Elves are also delivering gifts in game through Tuesday, January 2nd!

This year we will are giving out Christmas outfits and if requested one blueprint, pattern or scheme per character.

Guides will announce in game when they are delivering gifts directly to players. They will also deliver baskets of presents to all players that put in a request through the help desk

If you would like to have gifts dropped by your totem, please use the help desk to put in a request with your character name, tribe name and server (War or Peace). Feel free to list tribe mates as well.

Please do not post requests on the forums as it will be easier for us to handle gifts through the help desk.

In addition I have more optimizations and preparatory files ready to patch in the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience while I optimize and improve the game engine. There was a lot of code that needed to be reworked and upgraded before I patch out an major changes. Files for the upcoming creature changes will also be patched out during these weeks. These changes will be run through some final public tests before going live and I will post as soon as I'm ready for public testing and feedback.

Enjoy the Holidays!
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October 17, 2017

Xsyon Patch Notes - 2017/10/17

Hello everyone!

Several patches have gone out since my last post here.

In general, I am continuing to optimize code and eliminate infrequent crashes and issues. My goal is to clear up any critical crash issues even though they are rare and optimize the most time consuming functions both client and server side to improve the game's performance and stability before adding new features.

Although these patches may seem minor, they require a lot of work.

These patches include:

- Further optimizations and changes towards upgrading DirectX features.
- Array optimizations.
- Continued function optimizations.
- Critical section revisions and code clean-up.
- Build uses updated Microsoft libraries.
- Server logs streamlined and improved.
- Problems caused by 0 stat values fixed.
- Additional error checking and function safety to prevent crashes.
- Additional logging to catch future client crash and freeze issues.
- Issue with tribe expansion potentially causing overlap fixed.
- Improved crash and error log reporting and collection.
- Several causes of client crashes eliminated.
- Rare cause of server crashing in creature AI functions fixed.

I will continue to monitor the game and patch minor revisions for the next week or two.

Thanks for your patience as I continue to check through and rework a lot of old code at this time!
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Note: Xsyon is a one time purchase and does not require a subscription since December 2015.

Note: Xsyon requires a xsyon.com website account in order to play.

Your website account allows you to participate in feedback and discussion sessions with the Xsyon development team.

About This Game

Xsyon is a sandbox massively multi-player online role playing game (MMORPG), an online community, a virtual world and an adventure.

Set in the near future, Xsyon is an apocalyptic fable. The world draws its inspiration from history, mythology, and prophecies of the Apocalypse. Most aspects of modern life are now gone. Modern vehicles, weapons, appliances, computer and even the books that describe these things are practically nowhere to be found.

You are a survivor. Your youth was spent lost in times of war. Your memories of the past with its machines, computers, bright lights and buildings reaching for the skies are vague and ever fading, a distant and unreal dream. You grow accustomed to ancient ways that now once again rule the world.

Xsyon is an ever changing dynamic world. Players affect the environment by gathering resources, chopping down trees, hunting animals, building towns and developing trade. Players hold the power to create and destroy, to maintain a balance with nature or to cultivate a new civilization. The game is built around environmental, natural, economic, questing, and social systems. These systems are in constant flux and it's the players interacting with these systems that determine the current state of the virtual world.

Xsyon is a fantasy world, but is heavily based on reality. Set in an uncertain apocalyptic future, the virtual world draws upon real life geography, history, science and medicine, fauna and geology are slightly twisted versions of what is real. Whether you are determining what materials to use in a set of armor, trying out ingredient combinations in a recipe or gathering information on the local geography, there is always something new and real you can learn from the Xsyon world.

As a player, explorer and settler of this new virtual world you have many choices. You can play as a warrior, a trader, a craftsman or a cultivator of crops. You can specialize your skills or become a jack of all trades. You can play as a clan leader or town official, socially involved with many other players, or you can explore the world as a lone adventurer. Xsyon is a game for all kinds of players from casual to hard core. The path you take is up to you.

Whether you are a first day scavenger or a grizzled veteran, Xsyon should be fun. Players begin with a decent set of statistics rather than evolve from a weakling to a super human. You enter the world inexperienced and lacking skill, with strengths and weaknesses, but still as a hero. Rather than grind levels to reach predictable goals, Xsyon is based on change, interactions and consequences. As new quests, lands and features are constantly introduced, there is always something new for you to discover.

By combining elements of different game genres and social worlds and by blurring the line between fantasy and reality we have created a unique online world. We hope you will find the Xsyon experience fresh, enjoyable, rewarding and full of surprises.

Explore, learn, make friends and create the world you want to live in! Are you with us?

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, ATI Radeon HD 4850 or Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2400 or equivalent
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470, ATI Radeon HD 5870 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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