Forge a New Civilization in the Final Frontier…Your Way!
Featuring a level of strategic depth and open-ended gameplay that has been yearned for many years now, Free Orion is a classical throwback to the turn-based 4X strategy games of yore, including the award-winning Master of Orion! An entire galaxy awaits your new space-faring civilization.
It is up to you to determine how best to manage your growing empire and lead it to glory and wealth. Explore the farthest reaches of space! Discover whole new worlds and encounter strange new alien races. Expand your territory!
Begin as a single insignificant planet and becoming a galaxy-spanning empire across dozens of star systems! Exploit your resources! Colonize and mine your planets for precious minerals. Create new ships and buildings. Put your scientists to work researching and developing fantastic new technologies! Make money through trade to buy everything you need outright.
Exterminate Your Enemies!
Wage intergalactic warfare, pitting your tactical and technological might against other aspiring space age civilizations. Do whatever it takes to attain absolute dominion over the entire galaxy! Play the way you want! Choose from an extensive research tree which technologies you wish to develop. Design your ships, determine what weapons and defenses they will come to battle with. Be a peaceful race or a warmongering one, industrial or attuned with nature. There is no wrong way to shape an empire’s destiny in Free Orion. Forge your own path to victory!
In Free Orion, the galaxy is your oyster! Play as a variety of alien races, each with their own distinct strengths and weaknesses.
Set things up the way you prefer, play the game you personally want. Determine the size and shape of the galaxy. Establish the total number of available star systems and planets. Decide how many opposing races you will encounter. And choose for yourself how often you want things to be made more interesting with special random events. It is your game and your rules. Set your level of difficulty, and see if you can conquer it!
Play With Friends
If the single player game is not enough for you, then you will be delighted to know that Free Orion includes full multiplayer support. Join a server with other would-be galactic imperialists and compete against real human minds to see who can command the greatest star-faring empire. Or host your own game and set the rules that everyone else must abide by. Meet interesting new people, and then subjugate them beneath your iron-fisted rule!
Free to Play, Free to Mod
Free Orion is free and completely open source! Anyone with an interest in programming or game design is more than welcome to have a look at the source code and mod the game however he or she sees fit. More is always being added to Free Orion! So be sure to check back now and then to see what exciting new features have been added!