Exiled to a deep space mining sector, you are left with a crappy ship, a laser, and a small mining beam. It is up to you to survive by working your way through the galaxy. Mine asteroids, refine and trade the ore, buy upgrades for your ship, hunt pirates... you get it.
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Very Positive (278) - 84% of the 278 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 1, 2015

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February 14

New Astrox Imperium Videos!

Hey guys, just thought I would post an update to the progress of Astrox Imperium. I have really gotten myself into a groove lately. I am averaging about 7-10 hours a day, every single day for the past 4 months. Things are really shaping up, and I am beyond excited about how this is coming together.


Check out the NPC Mercenaries. I have added some additional functionality to the Fleet UI panel, allowing you to manage the tactical stance of your formation. This lets you switch the Mercs behavior between evasive, neutral and aggressive. In evasive formation, a Mercs will immediately return to the nearest station when any damage is sustained. In neutral, the Mercs will stay by your side, target what you target, and basically follow orders. In aggressive, once damage is sustained, they will break formation and attack the target that attacked them first. This is great when you have a mixed fleet of combat and labor oriented ships. The workers can keep working, while the combat guys keep the rats off your tail.

I also show how Mercs are hired in the station lounge. fairly simple and straight forward at this point. When a Mercs is hired, he is removed from the list. When a Mercs is retired, they will return to their home station in their respective home sector, and will become available for rehire again.

I've worked a ton on getting all the ship templates put together, and I am just about done with all 36 base ships. I plan on doing about 5 variations per base ship, so that's about 180 ships total. Lots more to do on that front, but little by little, I am getting there.

Here is the latest promo video 4... Promo videos have no commentary, and only show game-play with in game music in the background. I did manage to figure out my screen capture software, so the quality of these videos have finally improved to HD quality. Anyway, hope you guys enjoy the progress.


Please take a moment to follow me on social media, especially if you want mid week sneak peaks on what I am currently cooking up.

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December 3, 2017

Astrox Imperium DEVLOG videos and Podcast.


Hey guys, thought I would go ahead and make a post outside the forums for those surface dwellers who are looking for Astrox Imperium updates at a glance. I have been posting every week on my youtube channel ( http://www.youtube.com/jacemasula ). Most of the videos have commentary that gives you a basic overview of what I have been working on throughout the week. Subscribe if you want notifications when I post a new video. I usually upload them on the weekends. Anyway, enjoy!


If you are looking for last weeks podcast video with the guys from SpaceGameJunkie.com, you can find it over on ( https://www.spacegamejunkie.com/podcasts/sgj-podcast-227-astrox-imperium-contest ) . If you are a fan of space movies, check out the constest for a chance to win a free steam key for the game. You can also watch the Podcast stream below. Almost 2 hours of in depth commentary about the game and its features. Lots of great info in this one.


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“Mine asteroids, refine and trade their ore, buy upgrades for your ship, hunt pirates in the procedural star systems and you’ll have only scratched the surface of this wonderful game and maybe gained a couple of levels.”
4.2 / 5 – http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/tag/astrox/

“Astrox takes what could have been an incredibly boring idea and turns it into a detailed space simulator that's truly spectacular.”
8.3 / 10 – Bezoned

About This Game

Exiled to a deep space mining sector, you are left with a crappy ship, a laser, and a small mining beam. It is up to you to survive by working your way through galaxy. Mine asteroids, refine and trade their ore, buy upgrades for your ship, hunt pirates in the procedural star systems and you’ll have only scratched the surface. This all takes place in a lush 3d environment with full 3d camera control at all times. Akin to eve and homeworld, the intuitive interface provides everything you need, right where you need it. Engaging and casual all at the same time.

+ Completely customize your galaxies.
+ Secure the Galaxy, and continue playing in a brand new one.
+ Procedurally created star systems, connected by warp gates.
+ Mine, sell, or refine 7 unique asteroid types, with various attributes.
+ Trade Asteroids, Refined components, or Trade goods for profit.
+ Hunt down 15 different pirates, with officers and commanders in tow.
+ Eradicate pirate hideouts for fame and fortune.
+ All names and places are Generated.
+ 33 Unique ships, each with individual properties and attributes, and bonuses.
+ 144 Unique modules and items for your ships.
+ Generated Rare, Epic, and Artifact items.
+ Generated Missions. News, and Events.
+ 24 Trainable skills, with 100 levels each.
+ Craft unlimited upgrades with 24 unique recipes.
+ Achievements, Pilot Experience points, and Levels (no cap).
+ Explore Deadspace (The space between the Star Systems).
+ Protect NPC pilots, learn their secrets.
+ Original custom soundtrack, models, sprites, textures and particle effects.

Astrox Wikia - http://astrox.wikia.com/wiki/Astrox_Wiki
Astrox Forums - http://astrox.proboards.com/

Price: $10.00 , Runs on old crappy computers and laptops.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP+
    • Processor: 1.00 Ghz
    • Memory: 200 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Everything made since 2004 should work.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 7+
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