Arkin is a first person space combat experience. Take control of the latest in starfighter technology and fight for humanity's survival against the brutal alien onslaught.
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Sep 25, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Arkin is entering early access to get valuable feedback on the game from as many players as possible to provide the best gameplay experience.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Estimates are not our strong suit but we will try and provide rough estimates based on the work we've done so far and what remains to be done.

Based on the time spent so far we would expect to be in a release ready state by the end of the summer of 2019.”

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

“The full version of Arkin will have several new missions that will complete the main campaign story arc. The ship customization system will also be improved, including more customization options and a more refined customization interface. Full controller support will be implemented including flight sticks and HOTAS setups.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Arkin is currently in an Alpha state.

Gameplay, mechanics, and visuals are mostly complete with only minor tweaks remaining.

Three full missions of the planned nine are nearly complete including a tutorial and two campaign missions.

Ship customization has been implemented. The underlaying systems are finished but refinement to the customization UI and creation of more equipment to fit remains.”

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

“Pricing will change as we progress through the Early Access process and the game becomes more polished.”

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

“We plan on involving the community by getting as much constructive feedback as possible to improve the game. We are looking for feedback on all elements of the game but primarily gameplay mechanics, controls, and ship customization. We are also very interested in feedback from those who use a controller or joystick setup as it is difficult for us to test across many different devices.

We will be primarily using the Steam Community as our means of communication between players and us as it is the easiest and most accessible form of communication being built directly into the Steam platform.”
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About This Game

NOTE - Development of Arkin has ceased indefinitely

Arkin is set in a future where humanity has been at war for decades, only to find that their true enemy, a threat to their very existence, has just appeared. As a veteran pilot in the TDF navy outfitted with the latest in starfighter technology, you are on the front lines of the battle for our survival.

    Quick Feature Rundown

    • Intense fast-paced combat, the core of Arkin
    • Utilize the advanced energy routing of your ship to switch strategies at a moment's notice
    • Fully featured single player campaign with an in-depth story
    • Extensive ship customization

      Combat

      Combat is at the heart of the Arkin experience. It’s fast, dynamic, and most importantly revolves around your playstyle.

      The most powerful ability you have is the Orion’s dynamic energy routing system. This allows you to change strategies on the fly by instantly sending your ship’s power reserves to whatever system you need most. You can use speed to outmaneuver your enemies, power up your shields to survive the most dangerous assaults, or overload your weapons to rain destruction on your foes.

        Story

        The year is 2563, and humanity is locked in a civil war. Desperately looking to break the stalemate the TDF has developed an advanced prototype ship with unique capabilities: the Orion. You, the Orion's pilot, are part of the first TDF battlegroup to encounter a new and hostile alien race; the Arkin. With both human factions weakened by decades of war a desperate struggle begins against the Arkin, who appear unstoppable and merciless in their destruction of every human ship and colony they encounter.

          Customization

          The Orion was designed around a new philosophy in starfighter engineering; the idea that he who most easily adapts is victorious, and adaptability is achieved through modularity. Nearly every system on the Orion can be easily swapped out for a different or upgraded version with almost zero downtime. With development of the Orion still in full swing those upgrades are becoming available at a steady pace.

          System Requirements

            Minimum:
            • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
            • OS: Windows® 7, 64-bit
            • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4700 2.6 GHz or AMD Phenom 9950 Quad Core 2.6 GHz
            • Memory: 4 GB RAM
            • Graphics: 1GB ATI Radeon HD 5770, 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or better
            • DirectX: Version 11
            • Storage: 7 GB available space
            Recommended:
            • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
            • OS: Windows® 7, 64-bit
            • Processor: 3GHz Quad Core
            • Memory: 8 GB RAM
            • Graphics: 2GB ATI Radeon HD 7970, 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 or better
            • DirectX: Version 11
            • Storage: 7 GB available space

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