Travel through a vast, procedurally generated universe while hundreds of unique discoveries await! Optimize your path by scanning solar systems and planets ahead of time - or fly in with guns blazing and thrusters ready to reverse. EXO: Perl is a game about exploring space. Journey across the galaxy with your spaceship and crew to discover stars, black holes, and hidden oases, and brave the unknown in your spacesuit landing on planets to gain knowledge and riches - and perhaps a scratch or two.
Use your wit to illuminate the mysteries that lie between the dark voids of space. Search for dimly lit planets, unearth strange artifacts, and befriend - or exploit - alien civilizations. Each stop on your journey could hold the key to riches, but you have to deploy your instruments and your cunning to find it. You never know what lies hidden beneath the surface of a barren planet.
Happen upon a clone of Earth. Witness cosmic events you didn’t know existed. As your adventure takes you places you’ve never been, your knowledge grows, and so does your technology. Gain access to increasingly unusual and extreme locations across the cosmos as your discovery powers your exploration, and uncover the universe’s greatest secret: Perl.
EXPLORATION IS PROGRESSION
Unlike most games that progress with only XP, crafting new items, or getting rare drops, in EXO exploration directly fuels your progression. Exploring systems' planets, finding rare resources on them, and selling that information to alien races rewards you with Perlite (currency), which can be used to purchase ship and character upgrades. Visiting unique or unusual places unlock Augments, enhancements to various systems that can be equipped. Certain discoveries unlock permanent effects you don’t need to spend an Augment slot on - but beware! Not everything you find in space is safe.
The joy of exploration is surprise, when you’ve seen a thousand planets like this barren wasteland, and suddenly, right below you, a cavern expanse dazzles with the sparkle of diamonds. EXO aims to create a universe with noticeable patterns, but to break those patterns consistently. Most planets far from their star freeze, but you might just find that planet still warm enough to sustain life. Or maybe you find life on a planet you thought too cold to host it. While usually you have to risk it for valuable resources, the universe holds many surprises. Sometimes you get lucky.
Inspired by real astronomy, EXO differentiates between many types of typical celestial objects. It’s not just a star you’ve found - it’s a yellow dwarf (like our Sun), it’s a red giant, it’s a pulsar. Discover gas giants, ice giants, rocky planets, and frozen moons. Of course, far more fills the universe than just stars, planets, and moons. Comets. Black holes. You can expect to encounter a variety of bodies that rivals that of the true cosmos as we know it, and more are added nearly every update.
AND MUCH MORE...
Warp around galaxies with over 1 million systems
Land on procedural planets and moons
Sift through wreckage in space and planetside for salvage
All those surprises that would be spoiled if they were listed here!
THESE DO NOT YET EXIST IN GAME
Brave storms and other disasters in search of natural resources
Large variety of plant, animal, and sentient life on planets
Extensive, nonlinear story experienced through discovering wrecks, reading logs, and meeting beings
Travel in the atmosphere/on the "surface" of gaseous planets