XO is a sci-fi real-time-with-pause strategy game inspired by FTL. Build a fleet and try to stay ahead of the relentless Harvesters. Each ship you add to your fleet gives you powers but also reduces your dwindling resources. Who will you choose to survive?
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Release Date:
Dec 2, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“During Early Access we are seeking people who want to take an active role in giving feedback.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We will release when we feel it is ready.”

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

“We will continue to polish the experience, add content, new ships, and new things to do.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is fully playable and designed for replay. You should expect bugs, unfinished features and a lack of final polish.”

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

“We have already raised the price once, we do plan on raising it again before release. We will communicate price increases early to the community. By joining us in Early Access you will always have access to the full game! We have already released over 45 free content and feature updates.”

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

“You can give feedback directly in-game, but our Discord is where the community votes on upcoming features and makes suggestions (that we actually listen to). We will continue to provide active support through the Steam forums here as well.”
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About This Game

XO is a 3D space fleet "roguelike-like" wherein we attempt to answer the question, "what if FTL, Battlestar Galactica and Star Control had a love child?"

In XO you're on the run and must amass a fleet powerful enough to save humanity -- using your wits, lasers and freshly baked cookies. How will you command in this time of chaos? By seizing cargo, weapons and ships, or through diplomacy and sacrifice? You decide who lives and who dies, because without you, there is no hope for humanity.

You'll encounter ships under distress, desperate refugees, greedy merchants, pirates, wreckage and caches to loot, shipyards and stations, enemy traps... and much more in each unique procedurally generated run.

Each ship you add to your fleet reduces your dwindling resources, but adds unique abilities. Warships add firepower, Farmships feed your fleet, Industryships add manufacturing and repair capabilities, and Cargoships increase your fleet's storage capacity.

As your fleet grows you must also navigate treacherous political scenarios. How will you deal with infighting, sabotage, and the misunderstandings that come from cramming factions that hate one another together? Do you rule with an iron fist, try to bring opposing factions together, favor a particular faction, or carefully manipulate the factions to keep a balance? You decide.

Use your resources to upgrade ships, create trade items, manufacture weapons, and make critical repairs. Resources are automatically gathered, but the ships in your fleet influence your gathering rates and capacity -- as do different planet types.

Hope that you have the right ships and enough resources when the enemy finally closes in.

Your exodus will take you to many worlds. You'll come across habitable worlds, gas giants, airless rocks, frozen wastelands, and hellish molten planets. Most can be tapped for the precious resources you need to survive... provided you have the right ships in your fleet. Others... well, let's hope you've prepared.

Original soundtrack by Jim Guthrie

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1+
    • Processor: Core i5+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS 10.9+
    • Processor: Core i5+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB VRAM+
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+
    • Processor: Core i5+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 400 MB available space

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