Aug 02, 2022

Exogate Initiative is a management and base builder without the evil, looking good to enter Steam Early Access in 2023

From Press Release:

Indie studio Xeno Bits have today revealed their debut title Exogate Initiative, a management / base-building sim where you lead a team of explorers to the edge of creation. The game is coming to PC via Steam Early Access in 2023.

About the game

Manage humankind’s first mission across the universe! In the near future, a new technology allows us to travel instantly to anywhere in the universe via portals known as Exogates. An international initiative is created to develop these portals and explore the worlds beyond.

As head of the initiative, your job is to lead mankind into the vast unknown. Create a sprawling facility underground, recruit a diverse group of specialists from around the globe, and send them to mysterious new planets through the Exogate. As well as managing things on earth, you’ll be called upon to make crucial decisions during each mission. Your choices will have a profound effect on the future of humankind – and on the lives of your crew.

Game Features

  • Plan, excavate and build a sprawling underground research facility
  • Build facilities to provide for the technical, physical and emotional needs of your team
  • Add new rooms and specialised equipment as the initiative grows in scope
  • Recruit, train and manage fully autonomous specialists from all around the world
  • Discover new species of fauna, and even make contact with alien life
  • Negotiate with allies and defend yourself from foes
  • Help your team make life-or-death decisions during mission story beats
  • Research new technologies and help the project grow

Quote from the dev

“We are obviously huge fans of games like Dungeon Keeper, Evil Genius and Rimworld, and there’s a lot of that DNA in this project,” says Xeno Bits founder Maxime Millet. “Our goal with Exogate Initiative is to create a futuristic but heartfelt experience that mixes the satisfaction of base building with the sense of wonder that comes from discovering the unknown.”

About Xeno Bits:

Xeno Bits is an independent game studio based in Bordeaux, founded by Maxime Millet in 2012. After finding success with mobile titles, the studio began working on the base building / management sim Exogate Initiative. Exogate Initiative is scheduled to launch on Steam Early Access in 2023.