Fear not, Exodus: Proxima Centauri is on the way

Originally published at: http://statelyplay.com/2018/06/11/fear-not-exodus-proxima-centauri-is-on-the-way/

iOS, PC/Mac •

I was browsing our fantastic forums over the weekend just to see what the Stately Players [someone at BGG told me the editorial asides weren’t funny so I’m not going to comment on the blatant disregard for quality writing Dave’s throwing up here by calling you “Players”. -ed] were up to and trying to forget that I hadn’t posted anything since Thursday and stumbled upon a new thread discussing possible vaporware. One of the games mentioned on the list was a little space game called Exodus: Proxima Centauri that we mentioned back in March of 2017. Strangely enough, right after reading that thread I heard from Offworld Games about, you guessed it, Exodus: Proxima Centauri. It’s not vaporware, in fact, it’s coming to PC/Mac on August 10.

Exodus: Proxima Centauri is a board game from NSKN that pits 6 players against each other in a quest to explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate in space. Yep, it’s a 4X sci-fi title and if that makes you think of another well known game, Eclipse, you’re not alone. This one has the ability to modify your ships with new technologies, with each player having their own track with slew of new things to research.

I’ve watched a few video reviews of Exodus and while it does resemble Eclipse in the way that any 4X sci-fi game probably would, Exodus also adds some politics with new laws coming out each turn and players being named chancellor or vice-chancellor as well. Actions are handled differently than Eclipse as well, where you secretly pick your action and simultaneously reveal them in Exodus. How does this affect gameplay? Not having played the cardboard version, I’m not entirely sure. What I do know is I’m game to try any board game with a 4X theme, and Exodus looks like a good one.

Offworld Games has announced an August 10 release date for PC/Mac and have also confirmed an iOS version will be coming in December. They also released a new trailer which I’m not sure contains any actual gameplay or if it’s just a cinematic. Either way, it wraps up confirming the August 10 release date, so hooray.

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If the “Vapourware” thread tells us one thing, it’s not to believe a damn thing the devs tell us about a delayed game until it’s in our hot sweaty little hands.

I mean, uh, great news, thanks @Neumannium! Instabuy*

*wait for the review and/or some other sucker to buy it first. I took the bullet for 1812 after all.


We’re still trying to raise enough money to build our 1812 Memorial in your honor.


Here Lieth SpiceTheCat
He Raised His Hopes Too High
A Life Cut Short
By A Dreadful Port
And A Fearful UI

Slain In This Year Of Our Jobs 11.3
Flying FTL Forever


He was a good cat.

Not the best, maybe. But he didn’t deserve to be done in by developer indifference.