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Procedurally generated space sandbox game with procedurally generated ships and stations. The players can build their own ships and stations. Each ship or station you see will be different from any other ship. Play alone or co-op with your friends, trade, fight, loot and explore the infinite possibilities of Avorion!

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1 comment by koonschi on May 11th, 2015

Hi, I'm koonschi and I'm the developer of Avorion. This time I'm going to present two major new features: New block shapes and a new physics engine.

New Block Shapes

There will be several new block shapes available in the next release. Those will contain 4 new shapes:

  • Edges
  • Inner corners
  • Outer corners
  • Pointed corners

As with other blocks, these shapes will be individually resizable and can be rotated arbitrarily in the building mode to fit into position.

Improved Physics Simulation

The other feature will be a new and better physics system. The old system has been removed as there were countless glitches and bugs and it didn't work that well. The new engine improves collision behaviour between objects and it handles their synchronization from client to server better.
Additionally, the controls of the space ships have been reworked and are now simulated by the physics engine. This improves the feel of the controls a lot, players can get a better feeling what it might feel like to steer such a big space ship.

That's it for today, next week I'll be showing off the new weapons systems!
If you want to see more, you should check out Avorion's Youtube Channel or follow me on Twitter and Facebook for regular updates!

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Avorion Launcher

Avorion Launcher

Aug 11, 2014 Demo 2 comments

The game launcher for Avorion. It updates the game on its own once there is an update.

Avorion 0.5.4 Windows Setup

Avorion 0.5.4 Windows Setup

Feb 2, 2014 Demo 0 comments

Updated version of 0.5, fixing some glitches and adding host name resolution in the multiplayer menu.

Avorion 0.5.3 Windows Setup

Avorion 0.5.3 Windows Setup

Jan 30, 2014 Demo 0 comments

The patched version of the Windows Installer. It fixes a bug where the singleplayer creates huge logfiles.

Avorion 0.5.2 Windows Setup

Avorion 0.5.2 Windows Setup

Jan 26, 2014 Demo 0 comments

The setup for the patched windows version 0.5.2 of Avorion. It contains the client and server software for the game. Before you run and install the game...

Avorion 0.5 Windows Setup

Avorion 0.5 Windows Setup

Jan 5, 2014 Demo 0 comments

The windows setup for Avorion 0.5. It contains the client and server software for the game. Before you run and install the game, make sure that you uninstall...

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Vladiskov Nov 28 2014 says:

I donwloaded it, but there was a problem where the game had resolution of 40x768 o-o

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Vladiskov Nov 27 2014 says:

this can work in my old pentium 4 ht (3.0ghz) with 2 gb of ram and 1gb of video? (widescreen so i going to enjoy the higer resolution if i can XD!)

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DragonOfWar Aug 21 2014 says:

Koonschi i have a question, if i leave public server enabled, what happens?

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koonschi Creator
koonschi Aug 27 2014 replied:

People other than the server's administrator (=you) will be able to connect to your server and it will be listed in the LAN multiplayer window.

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Treki26 Aug 20 2014 says:

Will there be a mac port? I era;y wan to play this.

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koonschi Creator
koonschi Aug 27 2014 replied:

I don't know yet. If there will be, it will be in a rather distant future, I'm afraid.

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DragonOfWar Aug 16 2014 says:

this game is really cool. But for some reason, im using the launcher, and i cant see how much resources and credits i have, i only see ---. Is there another way to see the resources i have, or how do i fix the problem?

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koonschi Creator
koonschi Aug 17 2014 replied:

The --- means you have infinite resources. Make sure not to check the "infinite resources" check box when starting a game.

If you want to fix it, you can either
- start a new game, or
- edit the serversettings.xml file in your p;pdata%\Avorion\[SaveGameNameHere]\ folder.

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DragonOfWar Aug 17 2014 replied:

Oh and dude, make smaller resolutions, like 800 - 600.

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koonschi Creator
koonschi Aug 17 2014 replied:

Why do you need such low resolutions? The menus and HUD elements get messed up at such low resolutions. If you really want it though, and your device supports it, you can always set it manually in the settings.xml.

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DragonOfWar Aug 17 2014 replied:

Yes, yesterday i deactivated infinite resources and it worked. Thanks, though. And cool game.

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Sep 2 2015

@PulsetenseGames Thanks for the kind words! I call the style block art. (I just made that up tho.)

Sep 1 2015

@Ascii211 The ships in Avorion are generally not one-man-fighters, it's exceptionally harder to aim in 1st person than in 3rd person.

Sep 1 2015

@Ascii211 If it's in response to the camera in this pic, it was rotated to have a good view onto the ship.

Sep 1 2015

Different thruster materials create different flames! #avorion #gamedev #indiegames T.co

Sep 1 2015

New rotation controls available in the building mode! #gamedev #indiegames #indiedev #Avorion T.co

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Pimped the station generator. Enjoy! #Avorion #ScreenshotSaturday #indiedev #indiegames T.co

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