More languages for VoidExpanse!

Added on 27 July 2015 by Silberspeer.

We are pleased to announce that VoidExpanse is now localized into most major European languages!

Our fans have been working on these localizations for quite some time now, but now that slash111 has released an Italian localization we decided that it is finally time to let you guys know that there are quite a few more languages available for the game than just the two default ones which are English and Russian.

Currently there are five language localization mods available for VoidExpanse: Italian created by slash111, French by targus929, Spanish by MetalWAR, German by Alex[GER] and also Polish localization created by Crinigium.

These localizations are available as mods you can download from VoidExpanse Steam Workshop and enable to play the game more comfortably in a language you prefer. Please note, however, that we do not speak these languages ourselves, so we have no way to check the quality of these localizations, if there are any mistakes, and such. But either way, we would like to thank all the authors for their great work making VoidExpanse closer to the players!

VoidExpanse guides review

Added on 17 July 2015 by Silberspeer.

It's time for some guides! You know, we always appreciate user-generated content and these guides is a perfect opportunity for our players to release their creative potential. In addition to that it can help other players learn more things about VoidExpanse. So, today we'll make a short review of them.

One of our friends finished creating a really ingenious and interesting guide Mining addictions". Basically this is a mining guide with some advices how to make it a most profitable job which brings a lot of fun. We chose it to be first in this review because of its very creative and fun approach to the VoidExpanse playing. So, the best you can do now is read the guide, power up your mining laser and get rich!

The largest guide at the moment - “Slimelord's Guide to Void Expanse” created by SlimelordIt is a impressive work which describes all of the quests in VoidExpanse as well as many other interesting aspects of the game. We know that creation of this guide took a lot of time and effort and we really appreciate it! Actually, this is a measurement standard for guide composing.

Third useful guide is Basic Trading Primer from one of our most active friends loudent2This guide is also about getting rich in the most comfortable way but using some other in-game activity - trading. It explains a lot of things but it actually needs some checking because the trade system was rebalanced recently.

The last – and also “about hoarding wealth” guide is “Time is money” created by neong. This guide is quite informative and gives you a good overall view on getting rich with fun and efficiency. Also great work and composing, it is highly recommended for new players interested in some free roaming game style and not fond of quest or storyline running. 

VoidExpanse Daily deal on Steam

Added on 8 July 2015 by Silberspeer.

Good news, everyone! VoidExpanse is currently available on Steam with 25% discount! The offer is available untill 10AM PST, July 9th! You can purcase it directly from VoidExpanse Steam Page.

We would also like to remind you that we recently released a large Сontent update which means absolutely new playing experience and a lots of new cool features and content!

Remember, there is not so much time left, so grab the game now!

VoidExpanse v1.4 is here!

Added on 23 June 2015 by Lurler.

Our first and largest after-release content update is finally ready and live! As always, you can grab it on Steam or on our website.

But what's new this time? Let's take a look at some major features!

Hacking - long awaited hacking mechanics has been implemented. Now you can find abandoned terminals in space and hack them to receive some interesting loot.

New skills & skill categories - we decided to reorganize all skill trees and add new skill category called "industry". In addition to that we also implemented half a dozen new skills. Some of them are related to newly added hacking or to increase experience from trading if that's the route you would like to choose.

System patrols - now your attacks on civilian ships won't be ignored and system patrols will be immediately dispatched if you decide that "you are a pirate!" :)

More life in space - more traveling traiders and civilian ships in general, system patrols, etc. Simply put the space is a bit less empty now! Especially in faction systems.

New ships, weapons & items - a whole load of new content has been added. That includes several new ships, as well as faction unique ships that you can get by joining a particular faction!

New interactive objects in space such as refuel and repair mini-stations to make long trips easier.

...and a host of other new content and features! You can find detailed list of changes on our forums as always! Make sure to let us know what you think about the update!


But that's not all!

We have another good news for you. Even though the Steam Summer Sale event is over we decided to keep the 25% discount for VoidExpanse for another week! So, even if you missed your opportunity during the event you can still grab the game for cheap from our official store! Naturally, you will also get the Steam key as well.

VoidExpanse - v1.4 Update - Teaser

Added on 18 June 2015 by Lurler.

It is finally time! Well, almost :)

We are putting some finishing touches on this update and will be ready to release the experimental version in a few days. And to make the wait a bit easier (or more difficult?) for you, here is a small teaser trailer that shows a couple of features that were added in this update.

Some of the things that are shown in the video: new ships, new weapons, hacking system, new skills, new skill categories, new active devices, interactive space objects, longer trails for ships and projectiles, faction patrol system, etc.

This update is going to be big. Stay tuned for the release in a few days!

VoidExpanse ships: Stryker

Added on 27 May 2015 by Lurler.

VoidExpanse scientists and engineers continue their work developing brand new combat spacecrafts. And here is another product of their relentless efforts - Stryker, the new assault frigate.

Belonging to the heavy frigates class, Stryker is a classic pattern of a "ship built around the gun". But in this case it's a powerful rocket launcher pod able to shoot any kind of missiles or torpedoes up to the Tier II variants. Due to space-demanding rocket launchers construction, the main weapon system is situated in the middle of the hull being fixed-mounted.

To provide sufficient protection as well as assault abilities there are also two universal energy/ballistic weapon hardpoints at the sides of the ship. Both have a wide rotation ark covering almost all the space around the Stryker.

This masterpiece of space ship building art designed for high speed assault against the enemy of almost any size. Side turrets can provide good reach in the combat with smaller crafts, while massive rocket launcher is able to deliver deadly punch to the large vessels at long distances.

Powerful engine and oversized main gun brought Strykers design to real lack of armor, so best tactics for this ship will be high-speed boom-zooming the enemy.

Most imporantly, thanks to Ohfive30 for his continued help!

VoidExpanse mod spotlight: Jetisson Cargo & Equipment Pack

Added on 14 May 2015 by Lurler.

Today we have two more interesting mods from one of most active mod creators - loudent2.

First one - "Jettison cargo on death" would be a good option if you can't bear the loss of items when your ship is destroyed. It makes the game a bit easier, but hey, why not? And in multiplayer it allows you to collect the cargo of the destroyed player's ship. But mod creator warns us, however, that there is a danger of duplicating items when mod is used on the lower difficulty settings.

Second mod - "Advanced Equipment Pack" is a pure content mod with two new engines, two new shields, also two energy generators, an RCS, radar and a fuel tank. Those items are better than the stock ones and also more expensive, which is makes sense. This mod also changes the savegame and if you turn the mod off you'll be unable to load the save. So, keep that in mind if you decide to use it.

We would like to thank loudent2 for active participation in the life of VoidExpanse!

VoidExpanse ships: Scarab

Added on 11 May 2015 by Lurler.

So, what's next?

Let's preview one more new ship that's coming with the next big update!

Let me present to you - Scarab. This ship is quite interesting in the way it handles its weapons - it has two rotary mounted cannons on the top, as well as two side facing mine deployment bays (usually mines are deployed from the back of a ship). This arrangement somewhat changes the way you would act in a space combat and I think it is quite a refreshing experience. Not that it's such a big deal, but still :)

This ship is also available in two different variants - for light and heavy frigate classes. It should be an ideal fast combat ship for for all new pilots.

Aside from new content we will have more updates about the new features to come in the next week, when we are closer to the update.

So, what's the ETA you might ask? No exact ETA yet, but we are hoping to have it out by the end of this month!

So, stay tuned and make sure to follow our blog for new updates! :)

Dedicated servers from a dedicated player

Added on 7 May 2015 by Lurler.

If you are looking for stable and well-maintained servers for VoidExpanse multiplayer, then read on! Today we would like to feature two servers by one of our most dedicated follower, the man who also helped us to test and polish VoidExpanse more than anybody else - Kyokei!

So, what is special about these two servers? First, they have been up and running for almost a year already. They are reliable and always maintained and moderated well. So, if you'd like to invest your time in your multiplayer character and get really involved with the community it might be the best choice for you. One of the servers is hosted in US and another one in EU. Both are PVE.

You can find them in multiplayer browser list (see the picture above) or you can connect to them directly using:

  • EU: 
  • US:

VoidExpanse Mod Spotlight: Gas Collector & Engine Trail Tweak

Added on 27 April 2015 by Lurler.

Today we will look at two interesting mods: Gas Collector Mod by Cores and Engine Trail Tweak by Ichy 42. They are pretty new and were uploaded during the last week.

These mods attracted our attention because they change the gameplay and visuals in quite interesting ways.

Okay, Gas Collector mod was created with the main purpose to enrich the gameplay of engineers and prospectors and make mining more diverse. The main idea is that player mines not only asteroids but also collects Hydrogen from stars. It requires special knowledge (it is basic engineering though) and special equipment. The Hydrogen-collecting equipment varies in power, energy consumption and the safe collecting range. Also player can use collected gas to convert it into fuel right from the cargo hold. Naturally, it needs some special equipment too. Bottom line is - it adds a new and quite interesting mechanic into the game!

Engine Trail Tweak is a very simple mod, but with a fun idea to make the game more colorful. The mod was created for players, who travel a lot and use different types of engines for different tasks. Basically this mod prevents player from forgetting to put on the proper engine before leaving the base. Plus it looks visually pleasing too :)

We hope you'll enjoy these mods! You can find Engine Trail Tweak here and Gas Collector mod here.

VoidExpanse ships: Asteria

Added on 23 April 2015 by Lurler.

It is time! After 9 rounds of quick fixes the current version is stable enough to allow us to put our efforts back into making new content for the game. And that's what we've been doing these past few days :)

The progress is very good and we have some new mechanics in. I especially like the hacking. But I don't want to spoil the fun by giving away everything right now!

Anyway, the first piece of update I would like to present is the new ship - Asteria. This was actually made by one of the players, but we liked it a lot, so asked if he'd like to have his ship into the core game. Thankfully, he agreed and now we have this new hull called Asteria in the game. There were a small changes on our part as well, but pretty much all work has been done by Ohfive30.

One interesting point about this ship is that it has all it's weapons in broadside configuration, so maneuvering will be crucial for effective combat. However the firepower it can put up is also quite considerable for a cargo/industrial vessel.

I'm sure many people will find a good use for it!

In the course of the next few days we will be posting more updates about upcoming features and content, so stay tuned!

And don't forget to visit our forums. We have quite a lot of active participants in our community already!

VoidExpanse is finally on Steam!

Added on 2 April 2015 by Lurler.

VoidExpanse launches on Steam for PC, Mac and Linux!

The price of the game is set at $14.99 USD, with prices for certain regions adjusted as per Steam recommendations. We are not planning to raise the price, plus all future updates to VoidExpanse will be free forever.

It was really long way and we put a lot of effort in it - but it finally happened! :)

That it is not the end, of course. Moreover, this moment is a start of a very important time when we could see what our work is worth. We really don't know what will come out and we hope for the best.

We want to thank everyone who helped us. Only with great support of community it was made possible and VoidExpanse is a team-work of AtomicTorch and the players. Great ideas and involvement of the community will help us in our work in the future as well. Good job everyone!

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VoidExpanse plays with colors!

Added on 31 March 2015 by ai_enabled.

The latest VoidExpanse version now has an option for people who perceive colors differently! Striving to make playing VoidExpanse easy and comfortable, we added a different visualization modes.

This idea came to us after a discussion we had with one of the players, who showed us an importance of this problem. Surprisingly, as much as 9% of all people have some form of color blindness.

After doing some research we realized that it is not such a big piece of work, but this minor improvement can go a long way and will help a lots of people.

After researching all the forms of color blindness we made a complex improvement, which includes both: alternative shapes of some objects implementation and a palette modes switch.

Now people with Deuteranopia (red-green color blindness), Protanopia (red color blindness) and Tritanopia (blue-violet color blindness) are able to enjoy VoidExpanse properly. All the adjustments are easy to access from the options menu.

Below you can see one example of that mode in action. It makes us genuinely happy that we can make our game accessible to more people this way :)

VoidExpanse launches on Steam April 2nd!

Added on 23 March 2015 by Lurler.

We're finally able to share news about VoidExpanse release date! AtomicTorch Studio proudly announces that our first game - VoidExpanse launches on Steam April 2nd for PC, Mac and Linux.

It was almost two years of hard work, building of important relationships, a time of difficult decisions, studying new things, correcting mistakes and looking into the future. Now we are ready to start the next chapter and we would like to thank our community and everyone who helped us – without you, guys, we wouldn't have come this far!

The price of the game is set at $14.99 USD, with prices for certain regions adjusted as per Steam recommendations. We are not planning to raise the price, plus all future updates to VoidExpanse will be free forever.

Note: if you have already purchased the game in our store you can also receive a Steam key. You may also synchronize your previously created saves, settings and other data when you run the game in Steam client for the first time.

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Physics based render

Added on 19 March 2015 by Lurler.


As you probably know, VoidExpanse was initially created using Unity 4. But now, when the 5th edition of this development platform is stable enough to use we decided dive in and add one of the coolest features it has - physics based rendering.

You can see the difference in the comparison below:

We aren't using all possible texture maps, but even what we have gives pretty significant improvement over the old rendering mode. Surprisingly, it turned out to be fairly easy to switch, but visually the difference it pretty clear if you can compare two pictures. In addition, the materials in the game started to look less "plastic" and reflections on the sharp edges of models now look less "acidic" and more realistic. It was quite handy to have some time available for these experiments to make the game look better right before the Steam release. We are also preparing some updates which include significant improvements to the game's performance and fixing of minor bugs. Stay tuned! :)

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