Author Topic: Ixion: Spiritual Successor to Outpost?  (Read 4327 times)

Offline VileTerror

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Ixion: Spiritual Successor to Outpost?
« on: August 23, 2022, 07:32:53 AM »
I know a lot of people are calling Ixion "Frostpunk in Space," but all I can see is Outpost 3.

I discovered this game thanks to the amazing music of Guillaume David.  His work on 40K Mechanicus was inspired, and now Ixion will benefit from that same incredible sound.

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Re: Ixion: Spiritual Successor to Outpost?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2022, 11:26:34 PM »
Very nice.

It looks like a real-time city builder on a space station. I wonder how it compares to Anno 2205.

Actual game demo:


Offline Hooman

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Re: Ixion: Spiritual Successor to Outpost?
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2022, 11:13:12 PM »
Neat

Offline VileTerror

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Ixion Follow-Up
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2024, 05:11:35 PM »
So, up to this point, all I had done was watch a bunch of let's plays of the game.
But I noticed recently that it was -finally- on GOG, so I got a copy for myself. 
It's really scratching that itch that the original Outpost gave me, but like I said in the HD subforum, the lack of an endless mode feels like such a missed opportunity.  It would be great for the devs of Ixion to make a sequel or a spin-off which revolves around colony building.  They've got the chops for it, I think.  It would stand to be far less janky and buggy than the original Outpost, at least, heh.

Offline Arklon

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Re: Ixion: Spiritual Successor to Outpost?
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2024, 07:11:54 PM »
Ixion is more like Frostpunk in space. It's quite a good game, just expect to die a lot, much like Frostpunk. :P

PlanetBase is also worth checking out, if you want Outpost 1 x Dwarf Fortress. Unlike OP1, you do have to micromanage individual colonists, but it's very similar.