A Top-Down Strategic Space Exploration Game Of Infinite Proportions where Star Trek Meets Ultima!Pursue combat, quests, and loot in an ever-expanding universe, or set your sights on any of five completely different paths to victory! Trade commodities between sectors, discover schematics to craft powerful items, and hire officers and level up their skills. Befriend alien races, help them reach their goals, or just kill kill kill!

  • Select a ship and venture into unknown space
  • Visit planets, shipwrecks, star temples, ruined cities, space stations, mercenary hideouts, and alien embassies
  • Find, buy, and sell new ship parts, devices, and powerful rare artifacts
  • Battle 12 Alien Races, or make friends with them and complete their missions of self-preservation, exploration, and galactic domination!
  • Complete both randomly generated and hand crafted quests
  • Hire officers and choose their skills when they level up
  • 9 victory conditions now active!
  • Infinite Play! No sector or item level cap.
  • In-game tutorial and help
  • Boxed version comes with 48-page old-school printed manual!
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I said I'd finish A.I. by April. Then I pushed that back to mid-May. Now it's looking like late May. But progress is happening! I am planning another beta release to existing testers, and toying with the idea of giving all backers a short window of opportunity to download it as well, so you can get any last minute feature requests in!

The racial quest lines are done, and you can win the game 8 different ways!

Destroying the Banker's Trans-Galactic Wormhole Generator

Destroying the Banker's Trans-Galactic Wormhole Generator

There are now 18 playable ships in the game, 14 of which need to be unlocked.

There is a working achievement system, tracking 132 entries!

The soundtrack is almost complete!

There are new monsters, powers, devices, and areas!

Dangerous Subspace Waves!

Dangerous Subspace Waves!

So have no fear, Approaching Infinity is coming. Just not quite as soon as I had hoped. But the delay is to make the game better, which I'm sure you can understand.

Crunch Time, Day 1

Crunch Time, Day 1

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It's crunch time for Approaching Infinity. Release is about a month away, and my wife and kids are out of town for a few days. So, I'm putting the hammer...

Playtester Feedback

Playtester Feedback


From the very beginning, the development of Approaching Infinity has benefited from positive and detailed play-tester feedback. Many features have come...

Beta 04 Released!

Beta 04 Released!


Approaching Infinity Beta 04 has been released. The demo is available here on indieDB. The full version is available from itch.io until 04/11/14

New Random Treasure Rooms!

New Random Treasure Rooms!


I recently added a chance to discover treasure rooms on shipwrecks in Approaching Infinity. They are randomly placed lock and key puzzles, both high risk...


This looks really great, exactly my kind of game! Any news on the next update release?

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Final 48 Hours. 4 stretch goals met, but the best ones are still ahead!

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