Onset is an open world Lua scripting sandbox without predefined goals. Choose from hundreds of Lua functions from our Developer Wiki to create your own scripts and gamemodes. Onset is a perfect starting point for beginners interested in learning how to program.
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Release Date:
Dec 13, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We would like to include your ideas and feedback in the development of the game. Especially expanding the Lua modding possibilities. But also adding new vehicle and player models.
Onset at it's current stage is playable but needs much more refinements. We will use the time to improve the mechanics of the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We estimate it to be at least two years in Early Access. This will be enough time for us adding new content.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“After Early Access the game will be much more polished and feature rich.
  • Additional modding possibilities with Lua.
  • New driving physics and weapon handling mechanics.
  • More enter-able interiors and a bigger map size.
  • More vehicle and player models.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Please see the About This section for a list of Onset's features.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The pricing of the game might increase slightly at the end of Early Access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Since Onset is a Lua sandbox, the scripters can directly tell us what new functions and models they would like to see. We do have various channels where players can reach us with their feedback.”
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About This Game

Onset is a scripting sandbox game made from the ground up for multiplayer. Create and host your very own experience in Onset using Lua scripting functions. Or just enjoy the different game modes created by other players.

Key features:
  • Over 400 Lua functions to customize the world.
  • Spawn cars, helicopters, NPCs, objects and more with Lua functions.
  • Load custom maps.
  • Singleplayer (localhost) and multiplayer.
  • 300 player dedicated multiplayer servers. You can host your own server with your scripts.
  • Import characters, animations, props, sounds, particles and more.
  • Various types of vehicles with damage model.
  • Weapon modding including configuration like damage.
  • UI customization with HTML/CSS/JS.
  • High quality in-game VoIP solution.

What can I do in Onset?
By default the map in Onset is completely empty. The Onset Developer Wiki holds a list of all Lua functions including descriptions on how to use them. With those functions you can write your own game mode scripts that either run on the server or game client. This way you have endless possibilities to realize your idea in Onset.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:


System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2300
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660 2GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: SSD storage recommended
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-6400
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 960 4GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: SSD storage recommended
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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