Xsyon is a player driven apocalyptic fantasy sandbox MMORPG, set in a living and evolving environment. Players create the world they want to live in as they form tribes, construct towns, shape landscapes, create quests, hunt, farm, gather, build societies and develop a New World.
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Release Date:
Dec 29, 2014

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Why Early Access?

“The Prelude is a limited first release of the Xsyon virtual world, intended for the developers to work closely with the player base in creating the world you want to live in!

An isolated basin surrounded by mountains in a future American wilderness serves as a launching point for the ever expanding world. This setting provides a pristine environment for players to lay the foundations of a new world.

During the Prelude, Xsyon is continuously evolving and expanding. This phase of the game was intended as a time for the game to adapt to its community. The development team has been working closely with the player base to determine the future of Xsyon and wishes to continue to do so with the Steam crowd.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Early Access will continue throughout 2015 until the upcoming feature checklist listed below is complete.”

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

“Although Xsyon is planned to evolve indefinitely, the first full release of the game, tentatively titled Xsyon Apocalypse will launch when several criteria are met:

- Pets and mounts are fully implemented. (In current development)
- Ranged combat is released.
- Enhanced building functions are implemented. (Complete and in final testing)
- New multi story construction system implemented. (Complete and released)
- New architectural components finished. (Complete and released)
- Systems are improved and balanced based on player feedback.
- Achievements are implemented.
- The expanded landscape (9 times the current world size) is ready for public release. (75% complete)”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Xsyon is nearly full featured but requires further system balancing and polish.”

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

“Xsyon - Prelude accounts will transfer seamlessly to Xsyon Apocalypse accounts.”

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

“The Xsyon development team works closely with players through regular feedback sessions on the Xsyon forums.

We are open to suggestions on improving features and regularly ask players what they most look forward to in the future.”
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April 9

Spring Sale!

Xsyon is on sale (50% off) for Spring through next Monday! Invite your friends and grow your tribes!

I updated the servers last night with database changes and more preparations for upcoming features. This should be the final patch with optimizations, preparations and crash fixes before we start testing upcoming features by the end of this month. I may have one more quick patch before then. We'll see!

The long awaited series of updates are near ready for public testing. This series is going to include:

- Fully revised creature AI including movement, positioning, path finding, health, damage and reactions. The new AI system is intended to be similar to the current AI but smoother and reliable and without any of the problems reported over the years. In general, small creatures will be easier to hunt with only the larger legendary creatures requiring groups to kill.

- Pets, taming and associated skills.

- Mounts, riding and associated skills.

- Suggestion Patch 1 - 20-25 improvements based on player suggestions.

- Suggestion Patch 2 - 20-25 improvements based on player suggestions.

- Currency system with dollars linked to each character and not as an inventory item.

- Architecture and crafting revised allowing for easier selection of materials and prediction of final results.

- Vanity pet system allowing players to freeze child pets in time and keep them as cute pets that don't age.

- Architecture part replacement allowing players to swap a building part with another similar part. For example, a wall could be replaced by another wall or a gate.

- Storehouses that allow players to store and have easy access to building materials.

- Animal breeding.

- Hall of Heroes and Hall of Legends where players can check out the current leader for certain skills and actions in their tribes or across the world.

These will be followed by combat revisions including testing of various combat styles before I decide on a final system.

I know all of these have been a long time in coming. Several of these updates are complete and I've done considerable work on the rest of them.

Optimizing the game, eliminating crashes, upgrading code to resolve conflicts with Windows 10 and newer drivers and putting data gathering systems in place have taken a priority but I'm finally ready to start rolling out these features.

I'm getting there and greatly appreciate your patience!
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April 9

Recent Patches

Hello everyone!

Although typically I save these posts for more notable news I'd like to keep everyone reading informed on what's currently going on with Xsyon

Since the beginning of the year, I've been releasing minor patches in preparation for more important upcoming features. In general, these patches have been optimizations, fixes, data gathering and database changes for future updates.

Patches were released on the following dates:


Changes included:

- Crash issues resolved.
- Connection errors resolved.
- Minor bug fixes.
- Error reporting system improved.
- Code upgraded for Windows 10 issues.
- Data backup system improved for faster maintenance.
- Database set up for upcoming features.
- Server log system revised and cleaned up.
- Server side information systems added.
- Cart collision revised and optimized.
- Room buffs revised for issues with rooms at zone boundaries.
- Copy and paste from outside text containing multiple lines corrected.
- Additional client logging added to gather information on several errors.
- Function revisions to prevent and detect potential errors and crashes.
- Preparations for upcoming creature AI changes.
- Database clean up to remove obsolete data.
- Creature migration set up for weekly migrations.
- Creature migration system run.

More frequent updates and patch notes are posted on the Xsyon website

Yesterday's patch should be the final or penultimate patch before we are ready to test more interesting upcoming changes.

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About This Game

Xsyon is a sandbox massively multi-player online role playing game (MMORPG), an online community, a virtual world and an adventure.

Set in the near future, Xsyon is an apocalyptic fable. The world draws its inspiration from history, mythology, and prophecies of the Apocalypse. Most aspects of modern life are now gone. Modern vehicles, weapons, appliances, computer and even the books that describe these things are practically nowhere to be found.

You are a survivor. Your youth was spent lost in times of war. Your memories of the past with its machines, computers, bright lights and buildings reaching for the skies are vague and ever fading, a distant and unreal dream. You grow accustomed to ancient ways that now once again rule the world.

Xsyon is an ever changing dynamic world. Players affect the environment by gathering resources, chopping down trees, hunting animals, building towns and developing trade. Players hold the power to create and destroy, to maintain a balance with nature or to cultivate a new civilization. The game is built around environmental, natural, economic, questing, and social systems. These systems are in constant flux and it's the players interacting with these systems that determine the current state of the virtual world.

Xsyon is a fantasy world, but is heavily based on reality. Set in an uncertain apocalyptic future, the virtual world draws upon real life geography, history, science and medicine, fauna and geology are slightly twisted versions of what is real. Whether you are determining what materials to use in a set of armor, trying out ingredient combinations in a recipe or gathering information on the local geography, there is always something new and real you can learn from the Xsyon world.

As a player, explorer and settler of this new virtual world you have many choices. You can play as a warrior, a trader, a craftsman or a cultivator of crops. You can specialize your skills or become a jack of all trades. You can play as a clan leader or town official, socially involved with many other players, or you can explore the world as a lone adventurer. Xsyon is a game for all kinds of players from casual to hard core. The path you take is up to you.

Whether you are a first day scavenger or a grizzled veteran, Xsyon should be fun. Players begin with a decent set of statistics rather than evolve from a weakling to a super human. You enter the world inexperienced and lacking skill, with strengths and weaknesses, but still as a hero. Rather than grind levels to reach predictable goals, Xsyon is based on change, interactions and consequences. As new quests, lands and features are constantly introduced, there is always something new for you to discover.

By combining elements of different game genres and social worlds and by blurring the line between fantasy and reality we have created a unique online world. We hope you will find the Xsyon experience fresh, enjoyable, rewarding and full of surprises.

Explore, learn, make friends and create the world you want to live in! Are you with us?

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, ATI Radeon HD 4850 or Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2400 or equivalent
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470, ATI Radeon HD 5870 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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