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In NeonXSZ (pronounced Neon Excesses) you are injected into cyberspace to stake your place in a war of virus versus machine. During your journey you will fly dozens of spaceships with hundreds of upgrades allowing you to create totally unique spacecraft with which to wage war. Will you protect the operating system or join the infection to bring it down?

NeonXSZ is our little homage to Descent combined with the frenetic adrenaline pumping feel and gameplay mechanics of Quake. Then add Diablo's loot explosions, rpg elements, leveling up, procedurally generated environments and enemies. Finish it all off with truly open-world gameplay inside a micro ecosystem of up to one thousand unique little AI dudes buzzing around getting into fights and doing their own thing.

In NeonXSZ, gamespeed, enemy damage and enemy intelligence are all customizable to suit everyone from a complete novice through to the most elite hardcore 6DoF veteran.

  • NeonXSZ - 'The Sphere' Update
  • NeonXSZ - 'The Sphere' Update
  • NeonXSZ - 'The Sphere' Update
  • NeonXSZ - 'The Sphere' Update
  • NeonXSZ - Virus Fire and Vapor Trails
  • NeonXSZ - Weapon Overhaul
  • NeonXSZ - Weapon Overhaul
NeonXSZ - Biggest Content Patch to date - 'The Sphere' is alive


NeonXSZ - Biggest Content Patch to date - 'The Sphere' is alive

This week the biggest content patch in NeonXSZ history went live on Desura. See inside for news, screenshots, and news about being Greenlit

Apr 17, 2014 News
NeonXSZ  Updated + New Demo, Screenshots & New Video


NeonXSZ Updated + New Demo, Screenshots & New Video

The 'Juice Part II' update has now been released along with a new demo version. An eye-melting new video showcasing the new weapon effects is also included.

Dec 7, 2013 News
NeonXSZ - Update News + Screenshots + Live Stream with SirLameGame


NeonXSZ - Update News + Screenshots + Live Stream with SirLameGame

News and details about next weeks big update + sneak peek screenshots of what to expect. Also included are hours of game footage from a crazy ride, live on Twitch.tv, with SirLameGame.

Nov 30, 2013 News
NeonXSZ - 'Juice' Update Part I


NeonXSZ - 'Juice' Update Part I

Screenshots and update notes for the latest big update for NeonXSZ.

Nov 17, 2013 News
NeonXSZ - Juice Update Preview - Video Screenshot


NeonXSZ - Juice Update Preview - Video Screenshot

A one minute long 1080p Video Screenshot shows off a sneak peek of the soon to be released FX update for NeonXSZ.

Nov 2, 2013 News
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Intravenous Apr 16 2014, 6:57am said:

'The Sphere' update is now live and available for download. It's been 3 months in production and unlocks access to the mysterious central sphere in the game that is full of Challenge Arenas. We will be making a new article post here before the weekend with more info and screenshots.

IMPORTANT: It seems like one new graphical option in the game is causing problems on some GFX cards. It's not a big deal. If the sphere is a horrible bright pink, go to Options/Video, choose the 'Customize' preset, and then uncheck the checkbox by 'Advanced Sphere Shader' in the list on the right. That will clear up the problem. This shader was an experiment and obviously some GFX cards don't like it.

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Intravenous Feb 3 2014, 1:05pm said:

A quick development update:

We are hard at work adding new 'Challenge Arenas' to the game which will be inside the mysterious sphere at the center of the game world. This means that the next update is going to have loads of new environments to explore and scripted events that push the player to their limit in return for unlocking loot much earlier than through normal play.

We expect the next update to arrive soon but most likely not before the end of February.

NOTE: If you are uncertain about the current state of the game it's already playable for 100+ hours with no significant bugs reported for the currently available build. Gr3gBarron (a regular player) reported on our forums last week that he'd reached level 74 with 91 hours played already on that save file. Cool stuff Gr3g.

Oh, and if you are wondering, if you buy the game now on Desura you will of course get a free Steam key when the time comes. It's worth jumping on board now while the game is still cheap.

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Intravenous Jan 14 2014, 6:25am said:

The new build (Version 0.73 Juice Part III) is now live and available for download. You will know if you are on the latest build because you will see a new interactive map panel on the far left of the cockpit. You will also notice that the targeting HUD has been redesigned for this build.

The next update will likely take longer than normal but it's going to unlock a completely new area of the game. We are finally going to let you enter the big mysterious sphere which will be full of challenge arenas that offer a very different type of gameplay progression.

Have fun and let us know what you think.

Full patch notes for this new build can be found here: Neonxsz.com

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mik3k Dec 9 2013, 3:39am said:

OMG - I built a new computer and just spent an hour in a frenzy trying to remember this game. I have hundreds of games across all the different digital services and this is the one that got me really worried. Get on steam already so I can just add this to my list of favorites!!

Without this game I am not a gamer.

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Deefultz Nov 17 2013, 6:15pm said:

One of the best Spacey Shoot'em Ups I've played in a long long time, and I love the added RPG spice to the mix. Such a tasteful game.

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Racoon655 Nov 14 2013, 3:55pm said:

Bought the game yesterday. I like how it detects your previously saved game from earlier games. I was afraid of losing everything and having to start all over again. I'm liking the updates! Money well spent too

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cruxaos Nov 13 2013, 4:20pm said:

Awesome, love the new update!

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Intravenous Nov 14 2013, 8:40am replied:

Thanks guys. Feedback is always valuable and knowing that you like the update is good to hear.

I'll be writing up an article here at the weekend to highlight the changes in this build along with some screenshots. Until then, full update notes are available now on our forums (Linked Below)


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null. Nov 13 2013, 6:28pm replied:

Awesome indeed, now I can see in numbers how bad I am at aiming. :D
The added effects are just beautiful to look at, can't wait to see what Paul got in store for the other juice part(s).

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Intravenous Sep 14 2013, 5:33pm said:

Want to know if your graphics card is good enough for NeonXSZ?
We've done some testing of some very old cards with benchmark results, and you can compare your own.

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@SpasmanGames Indeed, NeonXSZ wouldn't exist if Descent hadn't. Apr 17 2014, 7:49pm
#NeonXSZ got Greenlit yesterday! Thanks and <3 to everyone who supported the game and made it happen. :) Apr 17 2014, 12:56pm
@juulcat Updated the website today and changed the devlog links. :) Apr 17 2014, 12:53pm
@DarkestKale Thanks bro. It was a long road but we got there in the end :) Apr 17 2014, 5:49am
@BlackIceTheGame: Thanks. Yes! Greenlit. I just found out too. Another dev messaged me on steam about 45 mins ago. Apr 16 2014, 7:04pm
Wow, #Desura were on the ball this time. 'The Sphere' update is already live. Feedback appreciated. T.co Apr 16 2014, 5:21am
3 months in heavy development: 'The Sphere' update is uploading to #Desura now. This is a big one!. Should go live within a week. #NeonXSZ Apr 15 2014, 8:03am
@NickDiMucci Thanks. :) Yeah, the game couldn't be a success without getting it onto Steam so it's a relief. Apr 6 2014, 1:29pm
NeonXSZ is now #20 on Greenlight. Should be greenlit in the next batch. :) The Sphere is alive! New update in the next couple of weeks. Apr 5 2014, 10:24am
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