11/10/2022 at 3:41 p.m. by Thilo Bayer – Soon the construction simulation in space, Ixion, will start on Steam. The developers have announced a release date. What makes Ixion different from the competition?
In a few weeks, the unusual genre mix Ixion will start on Steam, as the developers have announced in the meantime. The title was originally supposed to start earlier, but due to complications, the decision was made at short notice to postpone the release to December 7th. to move.
50,000 fans are waiting for the release
With well over 50,000 wishlist followers on Steam, Ixion is in the top 30 in this category. This is already a huge achievement for the very small development team at Bulwark Studios. So Ixion seems to be doing something differently. Basically, the player takes control of a space station that traverses space in search of a new home. A genre mix of city building, WiSim, survival and exploration is offered.
In order to be successful with the Tiqqun space station, the player must think strategically, but also maintain the integrity of the space station’s hull and properly manage power consumption. In Ixion, the space station has six unlockable sectors. Each section houses more people still in cryosleep, but also provides support for new jobs when unlocked. The space station is dependent on the population not mutiny – for this purpose it can also be monitored.
Ixion has several story chapters in which the crew of the space station can also encounter other survivors of the end of the world in space. This always presents the player with new threats or opportunities to reach a new home. As the journey progresses, researching new technologies and resources will be an important part of the admin’s duties. To this end, the Tiqqun Station is constantly being modified, improved and expanded with new buildings. The dangers facing the player are hull fractures, overloaded power supplies or electrical fires. The player must weigh the risks, deal with emergencies and ensure the overall security of the space station.
Technically, the game is frugal. You need a good 20 GB of disk space, otherwise a Core i7-4790 or Ryzen 3 3200G is recommended. There is also 16 GiB RAM and an RTX 2060 6 GB or a Radeon RX 5700. What do you think of the Ixion concept? Use the comment function and let us know what you think. You must be logged in to PCGH.de or the Extreme forum to comment. If you don’t have an account yet, you could consider registering, which has many advantages.