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Avorion [Steam, Official Site] promises to give you a big open galaxy to explore fight, trade and construct spaceships in. They claim to remove a lot of micro-management which has me excited and it looks really slick.

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Note: I am currently waiting to see if we get a review key, as I requested one but no reply has been sent to us yet.

I've tried a few spaceship building games and my favourite originally was Reassembly, and it would take something special to dethrone that one.

This game features multiplayer too, so it's possible it may take the crown here. Will have to wait and see! Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: Early Access, Sandbox, Steam | Apps: Avorion
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melkemind 25 Jan, 2017
There's also a demo.
Aryvandaar 25 Jan, 2017
Quoting: melkemindThere's also a demo.

Great! Don't see many companies offering demos anymore. I will check it out.
Feda 25 Jan, 2017
Is it 3rd person view only?
GustyGhost 25 Jan, 2017
Quoting: FedaIs it 3rd person view only?

2nd'd

Sadly, from the FAQ:

QuoteWill we be able to walk around in our ships?

No, sorry. The efforts of making explorable ship interiors are more or less the same as making an entire second game. We don't think we'd ever get that right in a way we and you would be satisfied with it. As stated above, we want to focus on the flying-around part of the game.

And I would love to see any kind of character interaction/diplomacy. Crew building would complete a game like this.


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Gobo 25 Jan, 2017
I still prefer Starmade, they had a fully functional demo since way back when and feature in ship movement and lots of logic gizmos to automate stuff.
Feda 25 Jan, 2017
Quoting: AnxiousInfusion
Quoting: FedaIs it 3rd person view only?

2nd'd

Sadly, from the FAQ:

QuoteWill we be able to walk around in our ships?

No, sorry. The efforts of making explorable ship interiors are more or less the same as making an entire second game. We don't think we'd ever get that right in a way we and you would be satisfied with it. As stated above, we want to focus on the flying-around part of the game.

And I would love to see any kind of character interaction/diplomacy. Crew building would complete a game like this.

I'm not talking about walking around the ship, but a cockpit view rather that looking at the ship from the outside.
Kithop 25 Jan, 2017
I've tried a couple space-building-type sims (Space Engineers, Empyrion, and a very early version of StarMade), and general space sims (various Wing Commander games including the venerable Privateer, X3, and still holding out hope on Star Citizen - but not Elite: Dangerous), so the bar is pretty high here.

I've got a lot of friends with old/underpowered computers (dual-core Celeron w/ onboard video for one, an A10 APU desktop for another), so while Star Citizen is going to be great on my high-end rig, it's going to be lonely. This looks like it might run half-decent on older/underpowered machines, at least by the requirements on the Steam store page.

Anyone know if you're able to run dedicated servers with this for the multiplayer aspect, aka a 'persistent universe'? I've got a couple beefy rack servers running FreeBSD (with an Ubuntu Server VM) in my basement, and we're getting 150/150 fibre hooked up soon™, so this is something I'd love to host for my small group of friends. Right now it sounds like this might be another option to, say, revisiting StarMade, maybe? :)

I'll have to keep an eye on it anyway - neat!
GustyGhost 26 Jan, 2017
Quoting: KithopAnyone know if you're able to run dedicated servers with this for the multiplayer aspect, aka a 'persistent universe'? I've got a couple beefy rack servers running FreeBSD (with an Ubuntu Server VM) in my basement, and we're getting 150/150 fibre hooked up soon™, so this is something I'd love to host for my small group of friends. Right now it sounds like this might be another option to, say, revisiting StarMade, maybe? :)

I'll have to keep an eye on it anyway - neat!

There's talk on their site of private servers but it is "AvorionServer.exe"
iiari 26 Jan, 2017
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Looks really fun and interesting. I look forward to hearing more, as the Linux gaming scene can use all the space sims we can get!
libgradev 26 Jan, 2017
Quoting: AnxiousInfusion
Quoting: KithopAnyone know if you're able to run dedicated servers with this for the multiplayer aspect, aka a 'persistent universe'? I've got a couple beefy rack servers running FreeBSD (with an Ubuntu Server VM) in my basement, and we're getting 150/150 fibre hooked up soon™, so this is something I'd love to host for my small group of friends. Right now it sounds like this might be another option to, say, revisiting StarMade, maybe? :)

I'll have to keep an eye on it anyway - neat!

There's talk on their site of private servers but it is "AvorionServer.exe"

Yup: http://steamcommunity.com/app/445220/discussions/0/154644787618487659/
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