Key features

  • Lead special agents of a space corporation: each agent has a dedicated leveling system, and a skill tree that allows for a deep customization of your crew. No fixed classes, and skills can be re-allocated as often as you wish. Hire more agents while leveling corporation: up to 20 crew members to play with, allowing for simultaneous and coordinated activities, both on stations and in space.
  • Build ships and sail through the space: Corporations will build fleets of vessels that Agents can pilot in space. Every ship is unique: fill the ship hull with components and create custom outfits.
  • Lead fleets in cinematic space fights: engage in 3D, RTS-like combat action against your corporation's enemies. Send ships in an enemy sector, and they will fight at their best even when the player is offline, using custom AI settings.
  • Play everywhere: wherever you are, you will be able to play Gates of Horizon on every platform available. The game works the same way on every system, and the same persistent universe will be always there when switching from your desktop PC to your tablet. You can now play on Windows, Mac OS, Linux and Android, and soon a iOS version will be available.

Gates of Horizon is a Real Time 4X Space MMO

Lead your fleet in a universe that react to your actions and changes accordingly, improving and managing your crew and your assets, taking control of entire sectors with your corporation and figthing the dreaded alien menace that still threatens the human race.
Will you be ready?

What to expect

No subscriptions, no hidden costs: buy the game once, play forever, on all available platforms. Period.
No "pay to win": should we ever decide to have microtransactions in the game, it will be for vanity items only, with absolutely no advantage in game: maybe a fancy paint for a ship, or a unique agent portrait, but no more than that.
We listen: we made this game so that players can have fun. When it'll be the time to add something new, we'll ask our players first.

Soon on Steam

We've been greenlit! Every player will have a Steam key as soon as we will hit the store.

Buy now

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0 comments by tommaso.baldovino on Dec 13th, 2014

Since we launched our beta on Desura, we had a small but happy player base that is literally flooding us with precious feedbacks.
It's always amazing to discover new ideas, and we are considering every feedback to shape Gates of Horizon for the better.

We've important ongoing discussions, and we want to share them with you in this update.


Gates of Horizon is a sandbox. And a sandbox, by definition, leaves the player free to do everything without putting him on a rail.
Still, we understand that just going around mining asteroids and killing mindless enemies, at some point, will become boring.

The idea is to create instanced events.

There will be special gates temporarily connecting small sections of the universe, where something interesting is happening. Here you will be able to find specific missions, cooperate with other players and gaining rewards.

We want to make this feature really amazing, and it won't be easy to implement, but we're working hard on it. It's a big priority.

Automatic tasks

This is a huge game-changer. In the near future we want to let you assign specific tasks to your spaceships, like mining and hunting.
In this way you will be able to automate repetitive missions, and your ships will execute your orders even when you're offline.
There will always be the risk to see your fleet destroyed. As you know, everything has it's own price.

Live events

Easy to understand, we will start very soon to organize live events where GM controlled alien entities will appear in GoH universe, to bring chaos and test players' reactions.
Want to join? Stay tuned for our next announcements.

Free trade

Last but not least, we are thinking about applying some changes to trading and base station costs. We are receiving request to let players trade money and items, but we want to do it in a smart way, not to ruin the game balance.
Talking about Deep Space Stations, in the next update we will lower the standing requirement, and corporations will be able to start building their own base easier.

Not enough for you? You can head over to the development blog to read further details.

Remember: Gates of Horizon is on sale on Desura only for a few days more. A Steam key is granted to every player, as we've already been Greenlit!

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WILEz May 8 2014, 4:28pm says:

Semplicemente fantastico.

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TerranAmbassador Sep 30 2013, 10:26am says:

So is this like a small-scale 4x game or is it more like EVE Online? The way it seems to be described, it's not real clear.

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tommaso.baldovino Creator
tommaso.baldovino Oct 2 2013, 10:07am replied:

Thanks for your feedback, I'll update the game description.

We got inspired by great games like Homeworld and Elite, and we are trying to bring together in an online universe RTS elements from the former with the great experience of the latter.

GoH has some similarities with EVE, but there are a lot of unique features. For example you can control multiple ships at the same time and you can give offline orders. Well, it's also multiplatform.

Join us in the next gaming sessions :)

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Eomdor Sep 30 2013, 11:51am replied:

I thin k it's like an EVE but based more on combat and a changing world tha in exploration.

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tommaso.baldovino Creator
tommaso.baldovino Oct 2 2013, 10:09am replied:

You're right, the dynamic universe will have a very important role. Though there will be a lot to explore :)

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