Element is a realtime strategy space game for people who don't have time to play realtime strategy space games. Generate energy, mine element, build attack and defence units, and destroy the enemy while maintaining a balance between earth, air and water.
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Jul 26, 2018
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July 26

Element Release!

After four years in development, we are happy to announce the full release of Element v2.0 "Lagrange" today for Windows, Mac and Linux.

It has been quite a long journey for us and the game through Early Access. We have exhibited Element at PAX Australia and GDC, entered quite a few indie festivals and competitions, attended various games conferences, and met plenty of friendly players and amazing developers along the way. A massive thank you to everyone for your support and encouragement.

Included in our final release are months of updates and improvements to the Early Access version - new stuff, fixed stuff, tweaks, balances, engine updates, UI updates, effects updates, input updates, and an icon update. There are brand new planets, new intro and epilogue animations, and localisation for quite a few languages.

Element is also available today for Nintendo Switch in Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and in the US / Americas. A Japanese release is also on the way.

We hope you enjoy the game :)

cheers,

Greg & John
Flightless

http://elementgame.com
http://www.flightless.co.nz
@flightlessnz

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July 23

Full release inbound!

We are extremely happy to say that Element will be kicked out of the Early Access airlock and released for Windows, Mac and Linux on Steam this week!

Element v2.0 should be available on Friday 27 July, 2018. There are months of updates included - new stuff, fixed stuff, tweaks, balances, engine updates, UI updates, effects updates, input updates, icon updates, and brand new planets, intro animations, epilogue animations, and localisation. We will include a more detailed feature and update list in the release post.

Element will also be released this week for Nintendo Switch in the Europe / Australia / New Zealand and US / Americas regions. A Japanese release is also on the way.

We are hurrying up and waiting for the launch window to open. Thanks very much to our Early Access players for your support and encouragement.

cheers,

Greg & John
Flightless
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Reviews

“The studio wanted the game to have a real design edge, and they've certainly achieved it. The game is fun to play, but it was also compelling to watch someone else have a go and see them manipulate and populate the planet.”
http://mashable.com/2015/11/01/indie-games-pax-australia/#nGvJcZWmnEqV

“The energetic amalgam of MAD sims and arcade-speed action, served on a bed of gorgeous minimalist design, Element's current early access build bodes swimmingly.”
http://www.wargamer.com/Article/10319

“Rome was built, enjoyed, and decimated in 0.002 of a day. It was great and, even as I was wiped off the face of my earth, it looked lovely.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game




Element is a realtime strategy space game for people who don't have time to play realtime strategy space games.

Home no longer provides a means to survive.
A fight for resources to escape our system has begun.
The future lies beyond…






Element is a visually stunning realtime strategy space game with a focus on sharp, accessible gameplay.

Element is for lovers of beautifully crafted, original looking games. It is for people who are into space and strategy games but don't have hours of time to invest. It's also for gamers who enjoy launching missiles and blowing things up :)







You are escaping a decaying solar system. You must visit each planet, mine enough element, and defeat the enemy to progress to the outer planets and beyond. Generate energy, mine element, build attack and defence units, and destroy the enemy while maintaining a balance between earth, air and water.





Game Input.
Element supports keyboard, mouse, keyboard and mouse, touch on supported platforms, and a game controller. Any method of input can be used at any time. Our preferred input method is a game controller with rumble support.

Game controller support on Windows and macOS uses native input libraries and supports XInput devices where possible. Supported platforms also allow rumble and lighting for selected controllers (eg. PS4 or XBox One Controller), and the ability to connect game controllers at any time. Legacy input requires game controllers to be connected before the game launches.





Game Speed.
The game speed can be adjusted using the -/+ keys to super-slomo and accelerate time while playing. Use '0' to reset to normal speed. Pause in-game using the menu button on the right side of the screen, pressing 'P' or 'Escape' on the keyboard, or using the menu/option button on your game controller. The game view can be fully controlled while the game is paused.





Screenshots.
You can save a screenshot to your standard pictures folder using '.' on the keyboard. Use 'Shift+.' to take a high-resolution screenshot.

In-game you can toggle free-camera mode using 'Shift+Alt+C' to fly around slowly, and use 'Shift+Alt+M' to toggle menu visibility. The free-camera mode can be used while playing or paused and is intended mainly for beauty shots rather than gameplay.





Notes.
The game requires a vertical resolution of at least 640px and our recommended minimum resolution is 720p. The game will happily render up to 4K/2160p. Linux support for Element is considered experimental but we are continuing to support it.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista SP1+, 7, 8, 10 (32 or 64bit)
    • Processor: Intel/AMD with SSE2 support
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader model 4.0+
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 125 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum vertical resolution 640px, 720p+ recommended.
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2 GHz or faster processor
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9+ Mavericks or later
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader model 4.0+
    • Storage: 125 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum vertical resolution 640px, 720p+ recommended.
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2 GHz or faster processor
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+ or later (32 or 64bit)
    • Processor: Intel/AMD with SSE2 support
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader model 4.0+
    • Storage: 125 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum vertical resolution 640px, 720p+ recommended.
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2 GHz or faster processor

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