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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 - March 2015 Update Notes


NeonXSZ - March 2015 Update Notes

Update information, notes, new screens and gifs, for the huge 0.9 content patch.

Mar 24, 2015 News
NeonXSZ - "Gadgets & Tasks" Major Update - Nov 2014


NeonXSZ - "Gadgets & Tasks" Major Update - Nov 2014

The latest major update for NeonXSZ brings a totally new task system, new gadgets, speed arenas, and a host of new updates, tweaks and revisions. Full patch notes and news inside.

Nov 20, 2014 News
NeonXSZ - Steam Release Update + News


NeonXSZ - Steam Release Update + News

Development update and news about the Steam release.

Jul 29, 2014 News
NeonXSZ - Diablo in Spaceships - The Sphere 2 Update is Live + Development News


NeonXSZ - Diablo in Spaceships - The Sphere 2 Update is Live + Development News

Don't miss the latest update for NeonXSZ. Four new Challenge Arenas, over 100 new ship upgrades, new missiles, new elemental damage, and many other improvements. Full patch notes inside with news about...

Jun 2, 2014 News
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
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tolso2 Dec 24 2014, 5:43am said:

No demo?

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Intravenous Jan 1 2015, 6:04am replied:

Not at this time.

Keeping a demo up to date ,with for four different OS branches, took too much time away from regular development.

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zgrillo2004 Nov 21 2014, 4:33am said:

Is there a possibility of releasing this to GOG?

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Intravenous Nov 21 2014, 5:17am replied:

Not just yet. GOG don't accept early access titles.

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zgrillo2004 Nov 21 2014, 9:22pm replied:

damn. well I hope they will soon. since I have it for desura I notices that its getting updated more in steam. do you think you can send updates to desura too?

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Intravenous Nov 23 2014, 6:03am replied:

I would love to but unfortunately it's a time constraint issue. Steam has an automated binary patching system which means that the game can be updated there in about five minutes for all systems.

On Desura, all 8 versions must be separately uploaded in full for every update. That ends up taking 4-5 hours. That is time that would be taken away from development, so for now only the main updates will be uploaded to Desura.

8 versions? PC, Mac, Linux32, Linux64. Each OS requires a separate upload for the standalone version and another for the version that works through the Desura app.

Therefore, it's easy to roll out smaller updates to Steam, fix any issues with more smaller updates, and finally update Desura once everything is stable and all the planned new content is complete and tested.

Is there a reason you don't install it on Steam. It's free if you have a Desura version. See my post below for details.

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zgrillo2004 Nov 24 2014, 1:20am replied:

Steam has alot of problems. First is their DRM policy. basically they reserve the right to deactivat eyour account without warning without your consent even if you didnt do anything wrong and thus you will lose your games. seconds is that games like space engineers are tied with the client which requires you to start steam at all times. its more bloatware. third is their community. most people that I have encountered in steam are nothing but immature trolls and Object, weirdos like bronys, and other scary crap. I rather buy my games without being online all the time, have the ability to backup my game and make many copies as I want for personal reasons. its a right, not a privilege. that is why GOG is a good recommendation when your game is done. I bought your game and its a work of art and you should feel proud. what bothers me really is the fact that steam greenlight nowadays is just so devs would make an easy buck, which basically money is the way....

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mik3k Aug 14 2014, 9:27pm said:

Good luck on Steam!! Hope you get the sales you deserve.

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Intravenous Aug 15 2014, 9:11am replied:

Thanks mik3k. Fingers crossed.

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Intravenous Aug 14 2014, 6:40am said:

I'm happy to announce that free Steam keys are now available for everyone who owns the game on Desura. :)
These keys will allow you to play the game on Steam once the game launches - August 22nd 2014.

In order to collect your Steam Key, you will need to sign into Desura, go to your Collection page (http://www.desura.com/collection). There, you can locate NeonXSZ and click on the link labeled 'keys' next to it. A window will pop up and provide you with your Steam Key.

Thanks so much for supporting the game here on Desura and for all of your amazing reviews and encouragement.

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@GingerDragonYT Spawning in OS area is a bug then. If an arena is Virus, it's already done. In the next station they will spawn OS or AV. Apr 5 2015, 6:41am
@DescentRebirth Again, great to hear and thanks. If you play it more now, don't play it all. I'm working on the ending at the moment. Mar 27 2015, 6:29am
@DescentRebirth First, thanks for the support during early access. I'd say wait. It's a great game now but it will be even better later. Mar 26 2015, 8:41pm
@DescentRebirth Good to hear. Aiming for full release near the end of the year. One more content patch then a few months of polishing first. Mar 26 2015, 6:16am
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@edu_arana Yeah, was very much inspired by Descent, Quake, Diablo, Elite (the original). It has a real old school vibe at it's core. Mar 7 2015, 11:12am
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