Exogate Initiative is a management/base-building game that puts you in charge of mankind's first worlds exploration program. In the near future, a new technology will allow us to travel instantly anywhere in the universe, via portals known as Exogates. An international initiative is created to develop this technology and start the first exploration program.

You will lead mankind into the vast unknown, where we never before dreamt to tread.

In the depth of a mountain plan, excavate and build your base using a variety of specialized rooms and equipment.

  • Complete freedom to dig anywhere on the map.
  • Plan and build specialized rooms, explorers will need barracks to rest, a training field to prepare for their missions or a laboratory to study samples they brought back from other worlds.
  • Place equipment in these rooms, each one of them will have a dedicated purpose.

Recruit, train and manage specialists from all around the world.

  • You will unlock 6 different classes of explorers, the scientist will study flora and fauna on other worlds, the scholar will decipher alien culture and languages and the soldier will ensure everyone is safe.
  • Explorers are called gaters, they are completely autonomous.
  • Each gater is unique. They come from different countries, have different ages, look different.
  • Take care of their needs and ensure their well-being, both physical and psychological, as they are constantly facing the unknown.
  • They will develop relationships with each other, and losing a friend on a mission will not have the same impact as losing someone you hate.
  • Provide them with the tools and suits needed for their journey

Assemble teams and send them exploring new worlds through the Exogate.

  • Gaters will perform missions on their own but will request your help from time to time.
  • These contacts are micro interactive stories that will constantly try to surprise you, and where you will sometimes have to make difficult decisions.
  • They may discover new flora, fauna or even intelligent beings. There are more than 10 different kinds of encounters
  • After each mission, teams will return with more experience and interesting things to study. This will allow you to unlock new technologies and earn money to keep the initiative running.
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Hello IndieDB,

We are an indie game studio based in Bordeaux, France. We are a core team of 4 people working full-time on our base-building and management game Exogate Initiative.

This is our first PC game. The Xeno Bits team has only started to grow at the beginning of this year and the development of Exogate Initiative progresses quite well!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that the game has now a demo!

đź”´ Play the demo on Itch.io:

🔵 Steam demo will come a bit later, wishlist the game to be informed when it’ll be live:

Note that the content is limited in the Itch.io demo and some features and designs will come later.

You can report bugs and give feedback by using the feedback tool available as a “Send Feedback” button on the Pause menu.


To sum up the game

The game takes place in a near future. A new technology allows us to travel anywhere in the universe thanks to portals called Exogate. You are in charge of the first exploration program dedicated to scientific research outside of the Exogate!

Plan, dig and build a base adapted to your employees’ needs as well as your research program. Construct up to 16 rooms such as barracks, a mess, a generator room, a laboratory and more, then place up to 60 different equipment to make these rooms running.

build your base

Recruit and manage international specialists called Gaters. There are 6 unlockable classes: Scientist, Soldier, Medic, Diplomat, Engineer and Scholar. Each of them has a specific role to play both inside and outside the base.

Each Gater is unique and has their own needs and moods. Fulfill their basic needs, track their moods, their relationship with each other, because these will have an impact once outside the Exogate. If you neglect them, they can also quit!


Explore exoplanets by assigning missions to your Gaters! Only them will go through the Exogate, but you’ll share a part of the mission thanks to interactive micro-stories. You will sometimes have to make difficult decisions that will have an impact on the good or bad outcome of the mission, which means your Gaters can have accidents or live stressful events.

Gaters will gain experience as they complete missions and bring back interesting items to study. You’ll gain Science points that will allow you to unlock additional technologies available in the Tech Tree and upgrade your base.

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Thank you for reading! We hope you’ll enjoy this first glimpse at the game!

Don’t forget to follow our social media to stay informed about the development progress!

Devlog #4 | Gaters have new faces!

Devlog #4 | Gaters have new faces!


We received feedback saying that Gaters' faces lacked life. Then, we've decided to redesign them!

Devlog #3 | Say hi to the spacesuits!

Devlog #3 | Say hi to the spacesuits!


Some exoplanets contain threats... We designed a piece of equipment to make explorations safer!

January Devlog #2 | Design reveals and cursed bug of the month

January Devlog #2 | Design reveals and cursed bug of the month


Follow the development of Exogate Initiative every month through our monthly devlog!

Exogate Initiative Devlog #1: 2021 recap & development news

Exogate Initiative Devlog #1: 2021 recap & development news


Curious about what happened to our team and our game? Since 2021 is soon behind us, let's share some news and thoughts with you!

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Mar 16 2023

RT @TheSpaceshipper: @XenoBitsStudio I'm fond of the demo so that's great news! T.co

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