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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Release Date: Dec 29, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

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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November 22

Xsyon Does Not Require A Subscription (Since December 2015)

I am re-posting this information to clear up some confusion.

Potential players are getting obsolete information from reviews and other sources mentioning Xsyon's past subscription model. I want to make sure that it's clear that this model was dropped last year.

Since December, 2015, Xsyon: Prelude, the apocalyptic fantasy sandbox MMORPG no longer requires a monthly subscription!

Due to popular demand, Xsyon switched to a one time buy-to-play price allowing for unlimited and unrestricted game play.

Past paid players are welcome to return for free to the world of Xsyon to rejoin and rebuild tribes or check out the latest features and improvements!

For those who haven't kept up to date on Xsyon:

Features now include:
- Revised versatile architecture system with multi-story construction.
- Laying out and visualizing full constructions before finalizing your creations.
- Building of bridges, tree houses and fantastical structures with ease.
- Many new structural components including trusses, cantilevers and railings.
- Building uses including Infirmaries, Trading Posts and Welcome Stations.
- Extensive farming system allowing players to plant, water, tend and harvest a variety of useful crops.
- Innovative cooking system allowing players to combine ingredients and seasonings creating custom recipes. Players can save their recipes in a cookbook and create powerful signature dishes.
- Many improvements based on player requests and feedback.
- Optimized and revised engine code for improved performance.

Steam Keys are available for free to all past paid players for those that wish to rejoin Xsyon through Steam.

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November 22

Update On Upcoming Features!

Here is an update on Xsyon's current state of development from the lead developer!

In the past I've released game updates as they're ready. This has resulted in active periods often followed by slow periods while I work on and test the next round of improvements. Unfortunately it’s been difficult to keep a solid influx of new and returning players this way.

This year I’ve been working with a different approach. While I’ve released bug fixes, optimizations and minor changes, I’ve been saving up major features and improvements until I have many ready to go. With a series of important updates released on a regular monthly basis, I hope to build and keep a steady momentum to attract new players and entice past players to return to an active world of Xsyon.

The upcoming series of updates will include:

Continued heavy optimizations
Revised position and action synchronization
Creature AI revisions
Creature stat revisions
Creature path finding revised
Combat revisions
Animal Taming
Pets
Mounts
Artisan and Master weapons
Two handed weapons
Weapon bonuses revised
40-50 Improvements based on Player Suggestions including a Party system
War Server territorial conquest system
Personal currency consolidation
Ranged Combat
First round of Achievements

I’m hoping to start rolling out these updates in January. Upon completion of these I will release Xsyon from Early Access on Steam!

Public testing will commence in a week or two, starting with creature revisions, synchronization, animal taming and many minor improvements. The Test Server is currently open and will remain open while I run specific tests.

When I’m ready for public feedback, I will post in the Developer Zone on the Xsyon forums.

Enjoy Xsyon!

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

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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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