Xenia’s Ark is a new 4x Sci-Fi Strategy Game that is currently under development by Malicious Games. A first of its kind 4x game combining both full planetary and galactic gameplay.
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“From a small group of gamers Malicious Games was born. Instead of waiting for the games we wanted to play, we decided to take on the ambitious project of learning how to code and develop the game we always wanted to play. Thus was born Xenia’s Ark -- to our knowledge, a first of its kind 4x game combining both full planetary and galactic gameplay. Learning how to develop a game this massive has been an epic undertaking and full of challenges. We have been pouring ourselves into this project for years and are now ready to share it with the gaming world. We now want community involvement to find bugs and give constructive feedback as we push to the finish line of a feature-complete release.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We anticipated the Early Access phase to continue well into 2019.”

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

  • Improved AI
  • UX Improvements
  • Graphical improvements
  • Overall performance improvements
  • Online multiplayer
  • Mechanics and Balance tweaking
  • Trade System
  • Espionage System
  • Diplomacy System

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The following features are partially or fully implemented

  • Fundamental AI
  • Unit Customization
  • Technology Research
  • Resource Management
  • Tactical Combat
  • Planetary Gameplay
  • Galactic Gameplay
  • Planetary and Space Combat
  • Predators
  • Leaders (Entrepreneurs, Architects, Philanthropists, Scientists, and Generals)
  • Much Much More

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

“To reward our early users for joining us as we finalize development, Early Access will be priced lower than the final Full Release version.”

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

  • Bug submissions for game improvement
  • Feedback for overall improvements and balance
  • Development Forum to communicate with players directly (coming soon)
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About This Game

Xenia’s Ark is a new 4x Sci-Fi Strategy Game that is currently under development by Malicious Games. A first of its kind 4x game combining both full planetary and galactic gameplay.

State of the Game


(October 11, 2018)

The current state of the game is what we would describe as Initial Early Access. The game is certainly playable, though you will come across bugs and may even struggle at times to figure what certain things in the game do. These are quickly being addressed on a near daily basis, if not more often.

While we do have internal play-testers that are helping with the further development of Xenia’s Ark, we have decided to open up to Early Access so that we can get feedback from a larger pool of people and computer set-ups. If you are looking for a complete game with minimal bugs that can easily be played from start to finish, we would encourage you to put Xenia’s Ark on your wishlist and check back when we have the game closer to full release. However, if you want to be part of the process, help with finding bugs, and give constructive feedback, we would love for you to be part of the game and see how it develops into a full-release game.

Even in this Initial Early Access state, Xenia’s Ark still has some fun and interesting gameplay, depth and strategy, and full planetary and full galactic gameplay. We believe this is an exciting time for Malicious Games and the strategy and 4X genre as a whole as we continue to pursue the goal of providing a first of its kind 4X game.

We look forward to hearing your feedback. May your resources be plethoric and the predators sparse.

Yours in gaming,

Malicious Games Dev Team

Story


The Black Holes had been growing and moving toward each other for billions of years — long before life had evolved in the galaxy. The effects had been storied in lore as the blessings of the gods in the form of auroras that covered entire planets and dark omens by the strange disappearance of stars. But in the past couple of centuries, the effects of the gravitational waves (G-Waves) produced by the twin black holes had grown ever more destructive across the entire galaxy. Planets had their orbits altered to the point of making them uninhabitable, or even put on collision course with other planets.

A representative from each empire in the galaxy was sent to meet on the home planet of the Phaedon Empire — an empire renown for science, prosperity, and peace. A century earlier, the very same hall had seen an end to the Great Chaos War that had engulfed the entire galaxy for nearly two centuries. Now it would host the empires as they sought a means of mutual survival as the entire galaxy is under imminent threat of destruction by foes they cannot fight. After many days of questions, ideas, and debate, the empires unanimously agreed to abandon the only galaxy they had called home and sojourn to places unknown in order that their empires may live on.

It was estimated that the galaxy would be uninhabitable, if not outright destroyed, in no more than 50 years. The Phaedon had recently developed wormhole technology that would allow travel to the farthest stretches of the universe in a matter of moments. This new and untested technology would be the means by which the races would survive and live on elsewhere. The empires, united by this cause, diverted all resources to the development of the technology, scouting of the universe, and the building of the Great Arks that would transport the empires to their new foreign homes.

The empires met again after new galaxies had been scouted. They debated, argued, wrangled, and finally settled on a new galaxy to reestablish their empires. An ancient Phaedon word for “hospitality” — generosity and courtesy shown to those who are far from home — was chosen as the name for their new home. It would be known as Xenia.

You have been appointed leader of the Great Ark of your people. The day you have yearned for and dreaded is here as your Ark sets a heading for the wormhole. The fear and hope of your people weigh heavily on you as you consult the star charts and maps of the planets that await you on the other side. The Great Ark approaches the coordinates for staging before the launch through the wormhole, when a giant G-Wave hits your ship. Sensors detect at least another three or four in its wake. You have no choice but to launch now. The survival of the Empire and the legacy of your former galaxy are in your hands.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64 or new 64-bit Operating System
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 3 GB available space

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