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Featuring a detailed ship designer, economy, combat and a procedural galaxy of billions of stars

The Galaxy is alive

With literally billions of planets and moons to explore, strange life and forgotten secrets to be found. Will your people find new worlds suitable for colonisation, or will a hostile neighbor drag you into interstellar war?

You are unique

When you start a game you could be any alien species in the galaxy, who knows what you will be born as... or customise your own species. Who you are defines your gameplay. Raise your Civilisation to greatness, but heros will fall, and some will be forgotten.

Build your own starship

Fly a lumbering cargo hauler, a fighter, or an enormous battleship. Heavily armored and bristling with weapons? or small and nimble. The choice is yours.

Who am I?

I am William Ruhlig, Im a South African Indie game developer. I studied and worked as a Information/Graphic designer and do lots of Illustrations including some award winners. But my passion has always resided in Sci-fi epics, something Ive always wanted to be a part of. This game is a project of passion that has resided in my head till now. I never thought id have the opportunity to create it. But rather than sit and dream about it I've decided to take the risk of time away from other work to dive right in and drag it into the real world. Photonwind is my little one man studio for this. This is all possible with Gamemaker, a nifty piece of software that allows someone like me with a small budget and limited experience to do amazing things. It has it's limitations, however I feel that will actually allow me to bring in novel gameplay solutions.

I wanted to create something expansive but simple, my experience with user interfaces and clean design should give an edge in this. And I hope to deliver something that will allow other people to experience and imagine brave new worlds and exciting adventures.

How can I help?

Currently the game is in heavy prototyping and development, a crowd funding drive will likely be forthcoming, but in the meantime I earn money through my Design By Humans t-shirt store all sales there help keep me going.