Explore the vast reaches of VoidExpanse -- mine asteroids, upgrade your ship, trade, complete missions, advance your character and survive fast-paced combat with hostile aliens and mercenaries in the rich and exciting Sci-Fi universe of VoidExpanse!
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Release Date: Apr 2, 2015

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June 3

VoidExpanse Update v1.6.12



Greetings, VoidExplorers! Today we have released an update for VoidExpanse, which includes following improvements:

  • Substantial UI performance increase: all loading is now done faster.
  • Improved pathfinding in Autopiloting mode. Ships are now less likely to collide with obstacles.
  • Option "Pause on minimize" was moved to the pause screen.*
  • Fixed seldom launching issues on Mac systems.
  • Fixed seldom launching issues on Linux systems.**
  • Fixed minor gameplay bugs.
*This was done according to our players' feedback regarding traveling with game minimized. Previously the option was located in the settings tab, but in order to improve the experience we decided to move it. Now you can simply un-check the option right in the pause menu and travel with your game minimized. Of course, this change is only applicable to a Single-player mode, as Multiplayer doesn't have pause.

**Some issues may still remain due to a vast variety of Linux-based OS. Please check this topic in Steam Discussions in case you still have launching issues on Linux.

You can find complete release notes on our forums.

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May 17

VoidExpanse Guide: Missile Ships

Greetings, friends! A new video-guide dedicated to Missile Ships of VoidExpanse is ready, take a look. Do you like long-range fights and shoot-and-forget type of weapos? These ships are for you!

https://youtu.be/uIfjLeZ3hBo

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About This Game

VoidExpanse is an open-world, science fiction action-RPG set in deep space.

Take on the role of a spaceship pilot and navigate the vast reaches of VoidExpanse! Mine asteroids for valuable resources, trade to improve your ship, complete story missions offered by one of several factions with their own agendas, advance your character through diverse skill-trees -- and engage in fast-paced combat with hostile aliens, mercenaries and pirates in the rich and exciting Sci-Fi universe of VoidExpanse.
But your journey doesn't end there: Create your own galaxy or persistent multiplayer worlds in sandbox mode to join forces with other players. You are only limited by your imagination!

  • Open exploration of procedurally-generated galaxies in sandbox mode.
  • Upgrade your ship using hundreds of different modules and devices.
  • Complex real-time combat system.
  • Factions that have their own agendas, people, territories and storylines.
  • Character customization with a number of diverse skill trees and branches.
  • Meaningful trading system involving trade routes and supply/demand simulation.
  • Advanced asteroid mining with a multitude of ores and mining devices.
  • Persistent worlds in multiplayer mode!
Every aspect of the game can be fully modded and expanded upon -- and new content can easily be added. For example, game logic can be edited by using our custom scripting API to modify VoidExpanse even further. In sandbox mode, you can create your own procedurally-generated galaxy or create persistent multiplayer worlds with custom rules and gameplay mechanics.

We want to keep polishing the game as long as people are interested in the world of VoidExpanse. Please join our forums so that we can read and address any feedback you might have! Tell your friends about VoidExpanse if you're having fun with the game. The more we hear from you, the more we can achieve together!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
    • Processor: Dual Core 1.8GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 / ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.2GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB NVIDIA 460 / AMD Radeon 5870
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 750 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9+
    • Processor: Dual Core 1.8GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 / ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, NVIDIA 9400, NVIDIA 7xxx series, NVIDIA 8xxx series, NVIDIA 320M, Intel GMA series.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9+
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.2GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB NVIDIA 460 / AMD Radeon 5870
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 750 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, NVIDIA 9400, NVIDIA 7xxx series, NVIDIA 8xxx series, NVIDIA 320M, Intel GMA series.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu and Fedora 32/64-bit
    • Processor: Dual Core 1.8GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Vendor proprietary drivers, 512 MB, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 / ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: The Intel GPUs are not supported.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu and Fedora 32/64-bit
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.2GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Vendor proprietary drivers, 1 GB NVIDIA 460 / AMD Radeon 5870
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 750 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: The Intel GPUs are not supported.
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Mixed (28 reviews)
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Furiant
( 20.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I ended up completing the campaign in about 16 hours. After that there was a 'New Game +' mode that didn't hold my interest for long. I considered playing through again with a different build but lost interest. So it's not a lot of entertainment, but an enjoyable diversion.

Pros
  • Fair amount of ship and equipment designs (more with mods) that are tuned to different playstyles
  • Pretty well-designed missions that made good use of the engine
  • Decent aesthetic, consistent and serviceable artwork
  • UI was better than expected
  • Several choices for which faction to serve, with different outcomes for them
  • Engaging combat
  • Mining is a thing, though not really fleshed out enough to be a real focus

Cons
  • Could have been more interesting in every respect; every system seemed like it needed more depth and polish
  • The game world is pretty small; definitely does not have an epic galactic scale
  • Replayability was low for me; I felt like I'd seen everything significant after the first playthrough
  • Could not play as pirate faction! This would have meant another complete playthrough

It was worth the money at full price, so if you can grab this during Summer or Winter sale, I wouldn't hesitate. I'd love to see what this team could do with more time and resources.
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LegendofRobbo
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
its not horrible but i was looking for mystery, suspense and a sense of wonderment and this game had none of those things

removed stupid symbols because they were just part of a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ war between friends
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BrumkenShtumkel
( 11.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Уou will find:
- just a few types of very similar quests. Like.... ummm, go somewhere in this system and destoy a couple of ships, come back and get a reward. Rinse, repeat. The only change is the location, where you take and perform tasks. There are another types - buy and move some cargo, get some minerals (or just buy it on the station, where u obtained this task =\).
-Main quest is like find 1 thing, that will give you the opportunity to go through the jump gates and go kill big boss. Over.
-A half-empty system
-Very little opportunity for customization
So, this game is a waste of time and money. A kidna of parody on sapce rangers, but but much worse.
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Booty & Drinks
( 41.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
There is something about this game that keeps me coming back. I have to play it again i want to use a different character and ship!

Totally recomend it to anyone tha tis fan of this style of game.
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Talky-Guy
( 19.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
1) The game has serious problems with missions. If you die during a mission or if you fail to do as it supposed to be done then there is a chance to not be able to finish the mission. That means that you have to start up again from 0! I had this problem twice in different missions.

2) Multiplayer - All servers are empty! And if someone is online, then he probably will play alone!

Although it seems a nice game, such problems make it a bad game for me...
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FicusCat
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
Boring and empty.

The game is a huge unbalanced grind. Why? Because every single piece of hardware on your ship is gated behind a level requisite, a skill level requisite, a tech level requisite on the station you want to buy it, a money requisite, an enegy requisite ( to be able to make it fonction without crippling other equipment use ) and for the weapons a weapon mount adapted to the type and size of the weapon.
You will not get enough skill point to use more than one type of weapon too and two of them need to invest in ammo replenish to fonction ( without being that usefull either ). The weapons are ... lacking. Plasma and beam don't evolve in their use, just more DPS. Missiles and mines can use different attack pattern or number of projectiles shots but that's all.
No real difference in the various items, they're either straight-up upgrades of each others ( for fuel tanks, radar or tractor grappling ), a huge shield with crappy recharge rate or a crappy shield with good recharge rate. You really don't have much diversity in the various items you can use, even when investing in the skills to use better items.

The combat and exploration is meh. The map is really ill-designed with only one way to go to progress in the story ( usually forcing you to go through two or three maps way over your level ) without any kind of fast travel at all. Enjoy sitting in front of your screen for a couple minutes on autopilot because you have to backtrack to validate a quest. And if your ship isn't powerfull enough you will be blown to piece by pirates on the road. Unless you're backtracking manually.
Seriously, no fast travel in a space game like that?

I could say more things ( like how difficult for the threat level of the system some ennemies are for no reasons ) but the lack of real ship customisation, the various artificials gates that forbid you to use items and the ill-conceived map without fast travel are really things hindering any kind of enjoyement I could have found in this game.

Yeah there is some mods for this game. But having to download tons of mods badly described just to find one that " may " correct " the boring mess of this game is just too tedious.
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Neo Blitz
( 13.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
It's the little things in life that are enjoyable and this little thing was quite enjoyable!
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Master Beta Tester
( 20.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
I loved this game. Although others weren't, I was impressed witht eh graphics, and overall story options. They even include free deicated server software. Each of those features is great.

However, unknown to me, or my friends, the multiplayer is NOT I bought a four pack to play this game with my friends, which we did and enjoyed every second, until it abruptly ended. Not even four quests in, the game tells us that we've reached the end of the possible multiplayer quest and can continue the game in single player to experience the rest of the story. What? This is a multiplayer game, but only a percentage of the game can be played in multiplayer mode? And it's not like I can transfer my character to a single player game, each server/game is a fresh start.

Overall, I'm incredibly disappointed with the game. Yet another unfinished piece of work released and advertised as a full game. For shame.
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Crackers
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
This game is amazing. You can customise your ship, and level up, and get upgrades from the skill tree. This game is also huge. My only complaint is that sometimes when you mine, the audio will glitch out when you fail. Sometimes, the game is frozen, and you have to close it in task manager. Overall, 8/10 (It would be 9/10, but the glitch ruins it all
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monsterfurby
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
I refunded the game after a fairly short time playing, but let me point out that its core gameplay seems solid. However, the simplistic look combined with the static nature of the galaxy make VoidExpanse basically just another top-down-view space trading sim. The game would be a shoo-in for a feature like dynamic factions and borders, but instead, even though the map is generated, factions remain static in their starting positions and never expand or fight.

The leveling system is pretty well done, with fairly interesting skill trees, but doesn't really add much to a game that is, ultimately, very empty.

Several years ago, this would have been a worthy competitor to Escape Velocity Nova and similar games, but with newer, more dynamic games like Drox Operative on the market, I feel that, unfortunately VoidExpanse doesn't really add anything that others don't already do better.
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
I loved this game. Although others weren't, I was impressed witht eh graphics, and overall story options. They even include free deicated server software. Each of those features is great.

However, unknown to me, or my friends, the multiplayer is NOT I bought a four pack to play this game with my friends, which we did and enjoyed every second, until it abruptly ended. Not even four quests in, the game tells us that we've reached the end of the possible multiplayer quest and can continue the game in single player to experience the rest of the story. What? This is a multiplayer game, but only a percentage of the game can be played in multiplayer mode? And it's not like I can transfer my character to a single player game, each server/game is a fresh start.

Overall, I'm incredibly disappointed with the game. Yet another unfinished piece of work released and advertised as a full game. For shame.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
23.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Spent 73 minutes in starter zone before realizing that we could do a quest line to leave and enjoyed every minute of it.

Great controls and flight fun multiplayer enjoyable merchants to kill for no reason and pirates to kill in defense.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
This game melds great elements of a Star Control II, Pirates!, and Space Rangers 2 experience. While it doesn't have the depth of any of the aforementioned, it still puts them all together into a solid, tight, entertaining package over and above its price tag.

The RPG elements are simple but meaningful (the emphasis on a specific player and attributes is welcome and refreshing)

The buying/selling/mining is simple but satisfying

The combat is standard fare to a degree, but I do like the strong correlation between purchasing better items and seeing them *act* like better items on your ship.

The pacing is strong (the tutorial/initial missions are not elaborate, just directed enough to teach you what you need to know in poignant and terse terms).

For its current price, it's eons above other fare. I've heard it compared to Endless Sky, but I disagree strongly with the parallels. Endless Sky is a baby carriage compared to the Maserati that is VoidExpanse.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
41.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
There is something about this game that keeps me coming back. I have to play it again i want to use a different character and ship!

Totally recomend it to anyone tha tis fan of this style of game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
This game is amazing. You can customise your ship, and level up, and get upgrades from the skill tree. This game is also huge. My only complaint is that sometimes when you mine, the audio will glitch out when you fail. Sometimes, the game is frozen, and you have to close it in task manager. Overall, 8/10 (It would be 9/10, but the glitch ruins it all
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Уou will find:
- just a few types of very similar quests. Like.... ummm, go somewhere in this system and destoy a couple of ships, come back and get a reward. Rinse, repeat. The only change is the location, where you take and perform tasks. There are another types - buy and move some cargo, get some minerals (or just buy it on the station, where u obtained this task =\).
-Main quest is like find 1 thing, that will give you the opportunity to go through the jump gates and go kill big boss. Over.
-A half-empty system
-Very little opportunity for customization
So, this game is a waste of time and money. A kidna of parody on sapce rangers, but but much worse.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Product received for free
Introduction
This game is a 2D indie game about a spaceship where you perform missions and you face different enemies so you should upgrade your ship as soon as possible.

Gameplay
The first time i used it, it seemed a very complicated gameplay as to fire the ship had to be looking at your target and rotation is difficult using WASD, but then i found an option to rotate the ship to where the mouse is, which has improved tremendously the enjoyment of the game. I do not like that the texts are very long, for players like me who are lazy is somewhat uncomfortable because it is not explicit when you get the missions.

Graphics
This game is developed in 2D view, so does not require a lot of graphics, however, has nice textures.

Conclusion
VoidExpanse is recommended to buy it if it is on sale. It also has multiplayer (I have not taken the time to try it so i can not say how good it is). If you like RPGs you should buy it.

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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
It's the little things in life that are enjoyable and this little thing was quite enjoyable!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
I refunded the game after a fairly short time playing, but let me point out that its core gameplay seems solid. However, the simplistic look combined with the static nature of the galaxy make VoidExpanse basically just another top-down-view space trading sim. The game would be a shoo-in for a feature like dynamic factions and borders, but instead, even though the map is generated, factions remain static in their starting positions and never expand or fight.

The leveling system is pretty well done, with fairly interesting skill trees, but doesn't really add much to a game that is, ultimately, very empty.

Several years ago, this would have been a worthy competitor to Escape Velocity Nova and similar games, but with newer, more dynamic games like Drox Operative on the market, I feel that, unfortunately VoidExpanse doesn't really add anything that others don't already do better.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
1) The game has serious problems with missions. If you die during a mission or if you fail to do as it supposed to be done then there is a chance to not be able to finish the mission. That means that you have to start up again from 0! I had this problem twice in different missions.

2) Multiplayer - All servers are empty! And if someone is online, then he probably will play alone!

Although it seems a nice game, such problems make it a bad game for me...
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