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Steam Introduction[ | ]

Several hundred years ago, a cataclysmic catastrophe nearly ripped your galaxy apart - an impassable ring of torn hyperspace fabric appeared in the center of the galaxy, which normal hyperspace engines can’t overcome.

Since this Event nobody has managed to get near the central regions of the galaxy. All you know is that the Event also spawned multiple untraversable hyperspace rifts throughout the entire galaxy, and that a strange race of aliens, the Xsotan, has appeared in the center. It looks like these aliens have found a way to cross over the torn hyperspace fabric, but so far nobody has managed to establish contact with them.

There are also rumors about a strange new metal called ‘Avorion’ which has appeared in the center of the galaxy around the same time as the Xsotan have arrived. Apparently the aliens use this material to build their ships.

Start out as a nobody at the edge and work your way to the center of a galaxy that gets more dangerous, but also more rewarding the closer you get to its core. Avorion takes sandbox aspects from games like X or Freelancer, throws in co-op multiplayer and lets you build your own ships. It features ships made of freely scalable blocks that can be procedurally generated and that break into pieces where they're hit in space fights.

Xsotan[ | ]

The Xsotan is the primary antagonist in the game. They are the alien race that mysteriously appear after the "event". When exploring empty space near were you spawn {approximate location is unknown} you can find an abandoned research station that states their are no life support systems on their ships. This implies the Xsotan are themselves living ships.

When you cross the great barrier you will encounter the Resistance which presents to you more information about the Xsotan. They believe the Xsotan are not from this galaxy and must have come here when the event occurred. They consume space itself which is shown in the form of hyperspace rifts. It is said when they consume space they create breeders which produce Xsotan. They avoid attacking when there is no strong energy signature however the moment you fire your turrets they engage your ship.

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