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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August 13

VoidExpanse v1.7 is here!

VoidExpanse is updated to v1.7.0. That took quite some time to do, but it is a very important update! Not only does it address numerous issues reported since the last update, but more importantly it has some internal changes to allow for more updates later. So, let's see what happens next!

New features & changes
  • Added option for selecting active display to graphics options.
  • Added important networking feature! Now you can connect to people on the same network using local address, rather than external. This will solve numerous problems like "I started the server, other people can connect to it, but I can't!".
  • Increased avatar size in Decks/Dialogue windows.

Fixed
  • Fixed EMP/nova effect not rendering properly.
  • Fixed many issues related to localization.
  • Fixed faction relations screen when there are more factions than in vanilla game.
  • Fixed freezes under certain conditions.
  • Fixed null reference exception bugs.
  • Fixed game starting on incorrect display (Unity).

Extra notes
  • Saves ARE compatible with the previous versions!
  • Important! It is necessary to update BOTH clients for users and servers for server hosters.

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July 27

VoidExpanse Guide: Engineering Ships



Greetings, Void Explorers! Today we'd like to share our final video-guide in the series of guides about ships of VoidExpanse. In this video we talk about the engineering ships and their use in the game.

https://youtu.be/wGg7HxxF8IA

As always, don't forget to share the video and subscribe to our YouTube channel if you haven't already!

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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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Mandelbrot1975
6.5 hrs
Posted: August 25
I'm only 4 hours into this so take this for what it's worth. As an initial impression, the game doesn't feel to have significant depth. That said, I don't think that takes away from the overall game itself. This particular genre and playstyle is slowly becoming crowded but VoidExpands stands out on its own and is actually fairly enjoyable even if it does lack the depth and versatility of open world games. It's not going to win any awards for graphics but again, the game displays well and I see what I need to see to get the tasks at hand done.

There is descent ship variations and different weapons loadouts. There are multiple factions to play with / against (I've only messed with Order and Freedom so far) but other than missions and random battles, there doesn't seem to be much to that (yet). The story is a bit weak and stereotypical - bad guys in space, save us (or destroy).

Despite the basic flaws, fundamentally the game is complete and entertaining. It doesn't have the polish or glam of a AAA title but it's fun, I keep coming back to it in :30 increments (actually a plus, you can play for 15-20 minutes and actually do something) and the flexibility in how you earn money is nice. However the game does seem combat focused so while you can be a miner or fighter or freighter, the game seems mostly focused on blowing up those you deem your enemy.
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Cybermind
22.1 hrs
Posted: August 20
I enjoy this game, and it still has support from the developers! Recently I noticed an Expansions button that has been added the main menu, more goodies to come I would assume :-) I play it for the multiplayer.
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lifone813
31.2 hrs
Posted: August 16
Nice little space sim as long as you don't expect anything to complex. This game is story driven, not a true sandbox, but it works for the scope of this title. Great graphics for a 2D space sim, decent combat and story, mining, trading, etc.... The game really shines with a few mods to add hulls, patrols and equipment. 30+ hours and still playing casually yet have never finished the campaign, I have spent most of my time creating new characters and doing my own thing. Would love a more games like this.
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Jackington
4.3 hrs
Posted: August 13
Multiplayer is broken. The mechanics are what you would expect for a top down 2D space shooter trader miner type affair. I only picked it up for the multiplayer but thats so barren. Gotta keep looking for the perfect online space RPG.
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Palad1n
30.4 hrs
Posted: August 13
The game has some fun moments when you first start playing, however the MP experience which many enjoy is severely lacking. Very limited in terms of types of ships you can obtain, upgrades, and trading is very basic and the galaxy map is very small (Even on the largest setting).

The combat sytem is more of a fast paced arcade shooter and you feel like your flying a fighter ship, as none of the ships feel like bigger ships at all.

In it's current iteration, the game feels like just another attempt to make a decent top down space 4x game of some kind, but the updates are very slow and the most recent update didn't really add much. It's beginning to look / feel like another dev "burned out" on something that had potential.

There are 3 different factions you can potentially join, however 1 faction (Freedom) has a known bug issue that prevents you from joining if you mess up on 1 of the 4 required to join them. There is no 2nd chance, no added missions that will let you join later, just another example of how limited and basic the faction system currently is.

If your looking for a handful of hours for something fast paced and somewhat challenging (if you set up the difficulty), you might give it a try, but I would hold off until there was a sale on the game.

I would love to see the developer become serious about their game and add in the much needed features, content, etc, and would be willing to review the game again and update my recommendation if they ever decide to do so.

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Slaine75
6.7 hrs
Posted: August 13
I play this game to relax. There are quests if you want to do them, if not, that's fine too. It has multiplayer and there's a few servers online. As far as I know there's not too many people on them, but I usually log in on one of them anyway. I just like to fly around, shoot some pirates, do some mining, make some cash and upgrade my ship. I am having more fun with this space game than Elite.
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neowiz73
111.1 hrs
Posted: August 12
open universe to explore and engage with multiple factions along with a nice storyline. nice character development options for a good array of different fighting styles and weapons. fun space shooter with RPG aspects.
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Tegin_R
22.1 hrs
Posted: August 7
For a 6 dollar game on sale, I am enjoying the crap out of this. I once played a game very similar and was always on the lookout for that type of game. FOUND IT! :-)

Don't think too hard on a game like this. There is no epic story line. No insane graphics. Just simple fun like a phone app. Is it worth six bucks. Absolutely. Is it worth ten or more... meh.. maybe. But, probably not.

I look at it this way. If I were to go to the theatre for a movie. I'm going to pay WAAAAYYY more than six bucks for maybe 2 hours (if I'm lucky) of entertainment. This doesn't count gas and driving time.

I've already put in almost 9 hours into the game and I feel like I've definitely gotten the value for the cost. That could be 4-6 movies right there. You get the point.
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zamershick
2.0 hrs
Posted: August 5
I am still new to the game, but so far I like it. The dialogues are funny, and there's a lot of exploration to do. And I just Love the background pictures - those look fantastic!

The storyline revolves around alien invasion, but so far I've only fought pirates. Waiting forward to smashing some aliens!
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Thulsola
20.8 hrs
Posted: August 4
Meh. It is technically and mechanically solid, but it lacks soul. The game, quite frankly, is boring. I played on the default difficulty, but I can't imagine making the game harder is going to make it any more interesting. So, if you have money burning a hole in your pocket, it is probably worth the price for the ten or fifteen hours it will take you to get bored of it. But if you're on a budget? Go get something else.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
37.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
I really enjoyed playing this game in spite of it's shortcomings. It lacks polish, there's not many ship or items, and in spite of you having "frigates", all ships feel more like small fighters (no crew or significant size differences). No carriers and no (proper) fighters make all the units in the game feel more or less "small". The planets are totally unimportant, as you only interact with them if you take a mission, and then only to click on them and get XP.

Unlike Endless Sky, trading is shallow and quickly got boring (for me).

In spite of all those shortcomings, combat and controll are good, the interface is nice and the graphics well crafted. Also there's MOD support (not that many good MODS, sadly). I give this game a thumbs up, but there are better space RPGs out there (SPAZ, Endless Sky).

Also, I appreciate the Linux support.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Nice little space sim as long as you don't expect anything to complex. This game is story driven, not a true sandbox, but it works for the scope of this title. Great graphics for a 2D space sim, decent combat and story, mining, trading, etc.... The game really shines with a few mods to add hulls, patrols and equipment. 30+ hours and still playing casually yet have never finished the campaign, I have spent most of my time creating new characters and doing my own thing. Would love a more games like this.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
I enjoy this game, and it still has support from the developers! Recently I noticed an Expansions button that has been added the main menu, more goodies to come I would assume :-) I play it for the multiplayer.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
I'm only 4 hours into this so take this for what it's worth. As an initial impression, the game doesn't feel to have significant depth. That said, I don't think that takes away from the overall game itself. This particular genre and playstyle is slowly becoming crowded but VoidExpands stands out on its own and is actually fairly enjoyable even if it does lack the depth and versatility of open world games. It's not going to win any awards for graphics but again, the game displays well and I see what I need to see to get the tasks at hand done.

There is descent ship variations and different weapons loadouts. There are multiple factions to play with / against (I've only messed with Order and Freedom so far) but other than missions and random battles, there doesn't seem to be much to that (yet). The story is a bit weak and stereotypical - bad guys in space, save us (or destroy).

Despite the basic flaws, fundamentally the game is complete and entertaining. It doesn't have the polish or glam of a AAA title but it's fun, I keep coming back to it in :30 increments (actually a plus, you can play for 15-20 minutes and actually do something) and the flexibility in how you earn money is nice. However the game does seem combat focused so while you can be a miner or fighter or freighter, the game seems mostly focused on blowing up those you deem your enemy.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
Really cool and immersive game! RPG-based, with tons of space ready for exploring and tech customization. It has a very neat progression and quest system, with multiple dialogue options and a very well optimised character-class system, each with its own unique abilities and set of skills/perks, which allow for a diverse gameplay.

The UI is immersive, all the while keeping in theme with the arcade nature of the game. Also for the customization options, there's plenty of that, as the game offers a wide variety of ship upgrades, as well as useful consumables and other features, like mining lasers for extracting ore from asteroids. Furthermore, the tutorial is very explanatory, and there are details and descriptions following almost any action you make, that are sure to satisfy the lore-hungry gamers out there.

Last but not least, there's also a combat system which is well designed and that (at least on the lower levels, before you "master the stars") will be sure to introduce you to the thrills of space warfare, which will add to the exciting gameplay.

All around, i think this is a great game for fans of space exploration (like me). Albeit it's an arcade-ish game, it's fun and enjoyable to play. So, a big thumbs-up from me, and hopefully, from you guys too! :)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Meh. It is technically and mechanically solid, but it lacks soul. The game, quite frankly, is boring. I played on the default difficulty, but I can't imagine making the game harder is going to make it any more interesting. So, if you have money burning a hole in your pocket, it is probably worth the price for the ten or fifteen hours it will take you to get bored of it. But if you're on a budget? Go get something else.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
I think this game has a lot of potential. Combat mechanics is fun, plot quests are mostly interesting, graphics also fine.
Give it a try
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
So, yeah, it's a game about space, pirates and aliens, with nice backgrounds, ships and a lot of skills to learn. I liked that it doesn't force me to do anything and I can just fly around, explore and destroy stuff. I'm quite tired of the games where you're forced to just go wherever they send you from the very beginning like on rails, so this one was a great relief from that. Of course, there's a storyline and whatever, but I'm fine with my pace and the game is fine with it too. So... I liked it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
I am still new to the game, but so far I like it. The dialogues are funny, and there's a lot of exploration to do. And I just Love the background pictures - those look fantastic!

The storyline revolves around alien invasion, but so far I've only fought pirates. Waiting forward to smashing some aliens!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
For a 6 dollar game on sale, I am enjoying the crap out of this. I once played a game very similar and was always on the lookout for that type of game. FOUND IT! :-)

Don't think too hard on a game like this. There is no epic story line. No insane graphics. Just simple fun like a phone app. Is it worth six bucks. Absolutely. Is it worth ten or more... meh.. maybe. But, probably not.

I look at it this way. If I were to go to the theatre for a movie. I'm going to pay WAAAAYYY more than six bucks for maybe 2 hours (if I'm lucky) of entertainment. This doesn't count gas and driving time.

I've already put in almost 9 hours into the game and I feel like I've definitely gotten the value for the cost. That could be 4-6 movies right there. You get the point.
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