Explore the farthest reaches of Human Space in this open-world space adventure. Compelled to journey to the Galactic Core by a mysterious hyperintelligence, you must fight your way through dozens of star systems teeming with clashing empires, expansionist AIs, and fearsome xenophobes.
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Jul 24, 2015

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February 25

1.8 Released!

Kronosaur Productions is excited and relieved to announce the immediate release of Transcendence 1.8, the greatest version of our epic-scale indie space opera. This release contains major new mechanics, graphical improvements, and hundreds of stability and quality fixes.

Ship Brokers
The ability for the player to change ships existed in previous version, and several mods made use of it. In version 1.8 we've added ship brokers that sell ships to the player, either to replace their own ship or that of their wingmen.

In addition, we've introduced three new playable ship classes:

  • The EI200 is an older, though larger, version of the EI500 freighter. With 500 tons of cargo space standard, this ship is the ultimate trading vessel.

  • The ubiquitous Centurion is also available for purchase. This heavy gunship supports massive armor and heavy weapons, and comes in a wide variety of load-outs.

  • The new Minotaur-class corvette is the ultimate combat ship: 6 armor segments, 8 all-purpose device slots, and a linked omnidirectional cannon. This ship will serve you well—if you can afford it.
Ship brokers are available at Commonwealth dry docks, Commonwealth metropolises, Commonwealth fortresses, and at the Fleet base of Point Juno.

New Mechanics
Version 1.8 adds a new trade-off between armor mass and speed. Depending on your ship class, certain heavy armors will reduce your maximum speed. This adds another dimension for play style as you decide to either optimize for a fast, lightly-armored ship or a slower but heavily armored ship.

In addition, different ship classes are optimized for either light or heavy armor. The Sapphire class, for example, loses a couple of points of speed with heavy armor, but a heavy gunship like the Manticore is unaffected.

Another revamped mechanic is trading. In 1.8, prices of trading goods vary more significantly across star system. For example, systems with lots of mines will pay less for ore, while systems with lots of populated stations might pay more for food and luxuries.

A new trading computer option—which is built in to the EI500 freighter—gives you pricing information and suggestions for where to get the best price for your goods.

New Images
This latest version adds news images for over two dozen ships and stations. We've increased the detail level and scale for many old stations. Below are some examples of redone Marauder stations:

Stability & Extensibility
As always, the new version adds API enhancements for modders, including (finally) PNG image support. Many of the new API changes are being used to support The Vault of the Galaxy, but many others have been added by request.

In addition, we've fixed over 400 bugs, which greatly improves the stability of the game.

Thanks to everyone who submitted bug reports and who contributed to this release!

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January 7

2018 Annual Report

Every year at this time I talk about what we accomplished the year before and what to look forward in the new year:


Thanks to everyone who supported the game in 2018!
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About This Game

Transcendence is an open-world, single-player game of space combat and exploration.

In the year 2419, humanity has colonized hundreds of star systems, strung like beads on the network of stargates built by a dead alien race. But now a god-like hyperintelligence is mentally compelling people to travel to the Galactic Core, and the Ancient Races of the galaxy have decided to quarantine all of Human Space. Alone in your ship, you must acquire whatever powers you can, and hope to survive long enough to unravel a secret that threatens the entire galaxy.

  • Adapt your strategy to survive the journey through dozens of randomly generated star systems. Take advantage of scavenged weapons and devices. No two games are ever alike, so adaptation equals survival.
  • Blast your way through the swarming tactics of Anarchist battlepods; steel yourself against the EMP attack of the Dwarg masters; and pray to Domina that you can withstand the terrifying archcannon of the Phobos dreadnought. Transcendence includes over a hundred different kinds of enemy ships and stations, each with distinct abilities.
  • Loot wreckage to obtain more powerful weapons, armor, and shields, or purchase them at dozens of different friendly stations. Earn unique high-tech weapons by completing missions for the Commonwealth Fleet or by helping the Corporate Hierarchy with their research.
  • Earn money by escorting the giant freighters of the Korolov Corporation; sell exotic ores extracted from asteroid fields with seismic charges; compete for glory at the gladiatorial games of the Battle Arena Maximus; or get an introduction to the Black Market and sell illicit goods for profit.

Includes Corporate Command and Eternity Port

The core version of Transcendence is available as a free download, but this Steam edition bundles two paid expansions.

Corporate Command gives you a chance to fly missions for the elite Corporate Hierarchy Operations Command. Three new player ships let you explore the realm of the corporations and confront the mystery of the chimeras—a foe that could threaten all of Human Space.

Eternity Port is a stand-alone adventure in which you play a CDM mercenary: a pilot hired by the virtual denizens of Eternity Port. Paired with an onboard-AI, you ultimately gain powers in both the physical and virtual worlds. But when a digital hyperintelligence threatens the entirety of Human Space, the only hope lies with the reclusive cyber-citizens of Eternity Port.

Continuous Development

Transcendence is a living game, constantly being improved through core updates and DLCs. The next major release will focus on Part II of the Pilgrim's story, in which we visit the rest of the galaxy, and the realm of the Ancient Races. But we also plan several minor releases before then. For Steam, in particular, we plan on supporting achievements and cloud saves.

Visit the Ministry of Records for a list of reported bugs and future enhancements.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1 GHz dual core CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024×768 resolution.
    • DirectX: Version 8.0
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 2 GHz quad core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280×800 resolution. Dedicated graphics card with 128 MB of RAM
    • DirectX: Version 8.0
    • Storage: 100 MB available space

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