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The life of an independent mercenary is rarely without excitement. Your spacecraft awaits and your adventure begins in the Sapphire solar system.
Release Date: Jan 16, 2012
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$24.99

About the Game

Trading commodities while sneaking past hostile forces, racing the best pilots in the area, mining for diamonds, negotiating for survival, spying for a curious energy company, cleaning dirty solar arrays, transporting an impatient passenger... and that's just on a Monday. The life of an independent mercenary is rarely without excitement. At times, you may choose to work under contract, while at others, you may want to take matters into your own hands in a quest to build your reputation and fortune. Your spacecraft awaits. Your adventure begins in the Sapphire solar system.
In Evochron, you are free to seek your fortune as an independent mercenary in an adventure directed by your choices, abilities, and accomplishments. Each player can bring their unique skills and interests to the game, forming clans for cooperative goals or remaining solo to complete objectives on their own in true freeform space-sim gameplay.
Key Features:
  • True freeform gameplay without plot restrictions, conditions, or limitations. No character attribute/skill limitations to hold you back. Experience ultimate gameplay freedom and play the game the way you want to. Your decisions and abilities define your role in the game and establish your reputations, wealth, progress, and ranking.
  • Diverse gameplay choices and activities including racing, spying, mining, trading, commodity shipping, escorting, combat (both in civilian space and military war zones), exploring, asteroid clearing, equipment cleaning, crew management, station building, and ship designing. There are many ways to make money and advance in the game.
  • A vast seamless universe that lets you fly anywhere without in-game loading screens. The Evochron universe is not boxed in by 'walls' or 'rooms' that require a jumpgate 'door' to access, there are no required gates or trade lanes to restrict your travel and hold you back. You can travel virtually anywhere you want. Descend into planet atmospheres to land at city trade stations, mine valuable materials, or explore for hidden items. You can escape to nebula clouds for sensor cover or hide in a massive asteroid cave for protection. Fly from planet to planet, star to star, and solar system to solar system.
  • Unified gameplay architecture and profiles let you keep the ship, upgrades, equipment, money, weapons, crew, and commodities you acquire in the game for use in both single player and multiplayer.
  • Cooperative multiplayer objectives that pay all linked players. Join forces with other players to complete more challenging activities that can offer much better pay.
  • Construct space stations to dynamically expand the game's universe with new trade routes, docking points, and economies. The online multiplayer system stores player built stations with the server so other players can have access to the new stations and trade routes you create.
  • Specialized industries and economies provide realistically variable item availability and pricing.
  • Use your wealth to design and build a new ship, buy better weapons, hire crew members, recruit other ships, install upgrades, load commodities, and more.
  • Advanced physics system features velocity adjusted acceleration curves and accounts for mass, thrust, and vector calculations. Realistic zero gravity inertia based 'Newtonian' style flight model including complete 3-way rotation and 3-way direction control with optional variable input. An advanced inertial dampening system helps keep flight control simple in space, atmospheres, and gravity fields.
  • Realistic environment interaction far beyond the genre's typical 'background wallpaper'. Nebula clouds, asteroid fields, planet atmospheres, moons, and more all provide unique options for shelter and strategy. Such environment elements include changes in gravity, fuel consumption, physics, sensor range, and visibility.
  • Supports keyboard, mouse, gamepad, and joystick flight control. Use the control device you prefer to play the game.
  • Supports Natural Point's TrackIR 3D head control system for managing the viewpoint from the cockpit with all six degrees of movement.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
          
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz AMD/Intel
          
    • Memory: 1.5 GB RAM
          
    • Hard Disk Space: 750 MB
           
    • Video Card: 128 MB DirectX Compatible
           
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
Helpful customer reviews
49 of 52 people (94%) found this review helpful
156 products in account
24 reviews
15.0 hrs on record
This game is worth getting for the incredible space-flight simulation. But like the ground-breaking "flight sims" of the 1990's anything past that in this game earns a resounding "eh".

Cleaning solar pannels is a pain as you have to get 100% instead of 90%, so you end up re-cleaning cells you could have sworn you cleaned previously. Harvesting asteroids is such a snore I played another game on my cell WHILE playing this one and harvesting. But the combat is indeed enjoyable and the truly zero-gravity flight is well worth the experience.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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35 of 39 people (90%) found this review helpful
138 products in account
2 reviews
28.1 hrs on record
Playing Evochron has a feeling that I haven't found in any other modern space game yet. The tension of descending to the atmosphere of a planet and waiting for the computer to switch to avionics mode, the docking to a starbase, the realistic newtonian space battles are just some of the features that make me return to the game again and again.
Posted: November 30th, 2013
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82 of 117 people (70%) found this review helpful
353 products in account
86 reviews
30.0 hrs on record
While this game is quite fun, and you literally can do almost anything you want to, it has it's shortcomings. The biggest being the limitations of upgrades. There are only a few ships you can possibly obtain, and they are not very upgradable. You are unable to have a cargo hauler with a gigantic cargo bay. All ships of all models are limited to 5 slots.

Sure, you can end up making lots of credits but what the heck are you gonna do with it? options are really limited.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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39 of 48 people (81%) found this review helpful
169 products in account
1 review
8.5 hrs on record
Ive noticed that the people who have not recommended this game have played very little time on it.I myself have spent more time at the beginning watching videos than playing but.....I love this game,i love the atmosphere about it,the way you can land on docking stations on planets,sure the graphics arnt the best (there still very good by the way),but the variety of missions and also the unique way in which your ship uses Inertia is incredible.I also forgot to add that i believe this is the work of ONE man,thats right one man did this .updates are downloaded fairly regular and you can tell that its a labour of love.I was lucky to pick it up in one of steam sales but i would,nt hesitate one minute to pick this up for full price....A great game,well recommended
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
143 products in account
3 reviews
142.1 hrs on record
Amazing game. Sorta ilke EVE online but a lot more focus on flying than economy. Economy is still a big part of the game and finding trade routes and exploring new planets for profit is a ton of fun. Exploring is INSANELY difficult and requires use of many tools to find the untold number of secrets in this game. You can even travel to our solar system, Sol, and visit all the planets around us (if you can figure out how to actually get there!). Switching between multiplayer and single player is seamless in that it allows you to use the same pilot if you want, progressing in one will progress your character in both.

Graphics are beautiful, controls are tricky at first but very intuitive once you get the hang of it, and pvp/pve is a lot of fun. The physics aren't exactly realistic, but they do interia well and gravity is a factor when close to a celestial body. You can do whatever you want, but for a little guidance there's a story mission line that will take you through most of the universe and into some expensive secrets!
Posted: December 21st, 2013
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