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[PC] Xenia's Ark

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[PC] Xenia's Ark

Unread postby icycalm » 02 Oct 2018 00:41

Sci-fi 4X with zoomed-in spherical planets à la Planetary Annihilation.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/944640/Xenias_Ark/

Steam wrote: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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The devs are right that their game is innovative, but the poor production values make me sceptical of the quality of everything else. Even their website is laughable: http://xeniasark.com/

Their trailer isn't even on YouTube so I can't link directly to it here. Just watch it on the Steam page.

I cannot in good conscience put this game on the release schedule (even their Steam banner is ugly and utterly void of personality), but I'll be keeping an eye on it. [EDIT: I ended up putting it on. What's the point of a release schedule if you don't put innovative stuff on it?] Hopefully someone like Amplitude will do the same, and we'll get this glorious concept fully realized some day in the not-too-distant future.

If you don't understand the concept, the basic idea is: Alpha Centauri, but with multiple planets. Their spherical representation is just a bonus.

Early Access launch is planned for sometime this month.

Thanks again to Turnus for unearthing this.
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Unread postby icycalm » 10 Oct 2018 11:35

Game just came out. I will update the release schedule later today. I asked the devs for a key, and if they give me one I will play the game and review it asap: https://steamcommunity.com/app/944640/d ... 991557881/
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Livestream Impressions: Xenia's Ark (2018, PC)

Unread postby icycalm » 22 Oct 2018 03:21

My first hour with the game, with extensive commentary: https://www.patreon.com/posts/22210291

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I pretty much reviewed the game in that hour.
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