Exodus Wars: Fractured Empire is a futuristic, 3D turn-based strategy wargame that puts you in brigade-level control of infantry, armoured companies and massive super-vehicles.

We've been approved by Steam Greenlight!

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With a unique, streamlined command system, fast-paced battles with alternating activations, customisable armies and simple -- yet deep -- strategic tactics, the game will see you tell the story of the Exodus Wars: a bloody civil war fought between the Guild and the Royal Empire of Man.

Game features

  • An engaging and fully realised sci-fi universe set in a period of interstellar civil war -- play your part in the Exodus Wars.
  • The Royal Empire of Man against the Guild Legions -- each faction has an extensive roster of units, from infantry and medium armour up to the Empire's Baron small behemoth and the Guild’s Elektra and Enforcer heavy tanks, and with more units being added all the time.
  • Deep strategy via army building -- what you bring to the battle is every bit as important as the tactics you employ.
  • Manoeuvre warfare -- gameplay that rewards solid tactics.
  • Easy-to-learn, difficult to master -- the intuitive user interface enhances the game's depth and balance.
  • Interleaving activations-based play enables quick play -- give your formations orders and see these executed on the battlefield; no long waits like you find in typical "You Go, I Go" games.
  • Cover -- use cover to reduce your opponent's effectiveness.
  • Overwatch -- achieve superior positioning and control the battlefield.
  • Single-player or challenge a friend -- hot-seat multiplayer today, online real-time and asynchronous multi-player in the near future.
  • High replayability -- given the large array of units and near-unlimited combinations possible via the Army Builder interface, not to mention the multiple tactical options available for inflicting your will upon your opponent, every battle offers new challenges and experiences.

Available on FracturedEmpire.net and Desura.

What are people saying about Fractured Empire?
"I love the look and art-design."
- Cinema Blend

"the extremely impressive sense of scale...not to mention its marvellously hand-crafted art style"
- IndieGameMagazine

"It's all the hard-core strategy of a turn based, tabletop, wargame with all the shiny animations but without that sense that a unit is just moving from one square to another ala the Civ games or the long forgotten Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War ... what EW:FE has is potential. Bags of it. Bags and bags."
- The Shell Case

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0 comments by GR00V3R on Nov 29th, 2013

Some of you have been wondering why you haven’t heard from us since our last FracturedEmpire.net update. We're still here, but unfortunately the state of hiatus we discussed has continued and will continue for a while yet.

The short version is there's been no news to share. The long version appears below...

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For those who were not aware, this hiatus period has occurred because Josh's mother passed away suddenly a few months ago and he was named executor. She had a rather complex estate situation, which Josh has been trying to unravel. This is unfortunately taking longer than anticipated.

The "on-goingness" of this situation had a nasty knock-on effect for Membraine, too, of seeing the business run short on development funds, which means Josh and Glenn have now joined me in working regular jobs on top of our Fractured Empire development commitments in order to keep rooves over our respective families’ heads.

Currently, then, the game’s development continues to be in a holding pattern until Josh has the bandwidth to return to his coding duties. Even when Josh does return, however, because of the financial situation mentioned above, we will be working part-time on the game until we figure out some way to obtain finance and get back to full-time development again (we do have options on this front, I should mention, so it's not all doom and gloom—we're still in a mulling and considering phase, though, so more discussion on this subject will have to wait for another day).

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We care very much about our community—especially our early adopters who have supported Fractured Empire’s development by buying into the playable Alpha stage.

Thank you for your support, your understanding and your patience in this difficult period in Membraine's history. We will keep you abreast of any developments and build updates the moment they happen.

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Dgirth12 Aug 22 2013, 2:31pm says:

Well i paid for the game i have hit connect and not get any emails. it makes me made when developers makes things harder then they should be. think i forget about this game for a while, at least to they have inplanted a less retarded login in system.

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GR00V3R Sep 4 2013, 3:23am replied:

Hi Dgirth, sorry for the VERY slow response, but I somehow missed your message. :S

I have checked your account and confirmed the Connect did work (your account was set up correctly), so the problem seems to be something more serious. I have emailed you about helping me test your login so we can identify the problem and get you playing the game as soon as possible.

Thanks for your patience.

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starshiplad May 27 2013, 11:32pm says:

good game- posted first thoughts in the fractured empire fourms

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GR00V3R Jul 2 2013, 1:22am replied:

Thanks! All feedback gratefully accepted! :D

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programmer3 Apr 20 2013, 7:13am says:

Bought the game, but you can't play (even singleplayer) without a fracturedempire account, Desura's Connect button doesn't seem to be working, when I click on it all I get is the message "We sent your details to Exodus Wars: Fractured Empire but received an invalid response, please try again shortly." Is this issue going to be fixed soon?

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GR00V3R Apr 25 2013, 11:38pm replied:

Hi programmer3. Not sure why, but we're not being notified when people post here (which I understand we should be), so I apologise that we did not respond immediately. :(

I have checked your account and confirmed the Connect did work (your account was set up correctly), so the problem seems to be something more serious. I have emailed you about helping me test your login so we can identify the problem and get you playing the game as soon as possible.

Thanks for your patience. :)

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programmer3 Apr 26 2013, 6:07pm replied:

Yeah, I got the email with the account information yesterday, which I think was supposed to be sent out when I first tried to connect last week.
"Thank you for purchasing Exodus Wars: Fractured Empire through Desura.
Your account has been created successfully. Your details are below:" etc.

Anyway, I have the account and I can play the game now. Thanks for the help!

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GR00V3R Apr 26 2013, 7:31pm replied:

It's certainly a weird issue -- that email _should_ have been sent immediately the first time you clicked Connect in Desura. :S

Glad it's sorted. Hope you enjoy the Alpha build. :)

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runequester Mar 27 2013, 2:12pm replied:

Launching the game, it downloads the 40 build, but then fails to install it.

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GR00V3R Mar 27 2013, 6:48pm replied:

Thanks for trying to check. I've forwarded the details you've given me for both those issues to our lead developer.

To confirm, you had build v000039 before attempting to auto-patch, yeah? (If not, you'll need to download a full install from FracturedEmpire.net/download before the auto-patcher will work correctly -- there was an issue with the earlier build that broke it, but if you already have build 39, this is a different issue).

Very much appreciate your patience in helping us resolve this. Thanks. :)

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