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September 7, 2011

Hazardous Software™ Announces Two for One on Achron™ Purchases

Hazardous Software is pleased to announce the incorporation of a giftable copy with every purchase of its new time travel RTS "Achron", available at achrongame.com and Steam.

Additionally, a new patch, version 1.0.1.0, has been released on achrongame.com and Steam. It fixes a critical pathfinding bug where units would not move intelligently, among other improvements.

Spawn game functionality is something our fans have been asking for for a long time. We chose to go a step further, by including a free gift code for Achron with every purchase. This offer is retroactive to all purchases from the beginning of Achron's preorder release. It also lowers the bar of entry to many in the PC gaming community who have expressed interest in exploring Achron's well-received time travel mechanics.

"We believe in supporting the multiplayer community and enabling community growth, including the pathfinding patch released yesterday, which marks a noticeable improvement in Achron's gameplay.", said Shawn Stonesifer, Achron's associate producer.

For more information on Achron, visit www.achrongame.com

The time travel dynamics found in Achron have been heralded as exciting and empowering (Kotaku), and as an embodiment of innovation in games (Rock, Paper, Shotgun), a must buy for RTS fans (Gamers Daily News), and a great strategy experience (RTS Guru).

Powered by the innovative Resequence Engine, Achron features true to life time travel consequences, paradoxes, and strategy. The time manipulation technology powering Achron is making huge ripples in the serious gaming community, including military, business, and education.

About Hazardous Software:

Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Hazardous Software is an innovative software developer specializing in both serious and independent game development. Through revolutionary time simulation technology, Hazardous Software is addressing the needs of both players and Serious Game Developers around the world. Hazardous Software believes games should challenge players' minds while being entertaining and engaging. Announced 2009, Achron is the studio's first consumer title, combining competitive space RTS action with the first true to life time travel.


August 29, 2011

Achron, the First Multiplayer Time Travel Strategy Game, Releases Today

Today, Hazardous Software™ is pleased to announce that Achron™, the world's first time-travel real time strategy game, is available for purchase and immediate download at achrongame.com and on Steam. Available for PC, Achron allows players to wield time as a weapon, enabling them to see the future, change the past, and erase opponents from existence.

Merging classic RTS gameplay with unparalleled strategic freedom, Achron enables multiple players the chance to outwit and engage their opponents in open warfare utilizing real time travel elements. Time travel strategy allows for creative and subversive tactics which can be chained together to protect, undermine, escape, and set traps in nearly infinite combinations. Achron features uniquely competitive multiplayer, and an engaging 35 mission single player campaign.

Building on the unique story opportunities presented by time travel, Achron's single-player experience includes 35 missions with multiple solutions for victory. The campaigns establish the dangerous frontier of the Achron universe and introduce players to navigating the offensive and defensive possibilities of time travel.

"After more than 10 years of engineering and development, we are excited about delivering Achron to the PC gaming community," said Dr. Chris Hazard, founder and CEO of Hazardous Software, "From day one, we have been committed to making Achron one of the most engaging and thought provoking real time strategy games ever developed. Through working with the beta testing community and competitive gamers, we have created a truly unique and entertaining gaming experience."

Customers who purchase Achron this week will and receive a free digital download of Achron's orchestral/electronic soundtrack, featuring over an hour of original music.

Gamers Daily News calls Achron a "must buy" and declares "Starcraft, move over. You finally have some competition in the RTS genre." The time travel dynamics found in Achron have been heralded as exciting and empowering (Kotaku), and as an embodiment of innovation in games (Rock, Paper, Shotgun).

Powered by the innovative Resequence Engine, Achron features true to life time travel consequences, paradoxes, and strategy. The time manipulation technology powering Achron is making huge ripples in the serious gaming community, including military, business, and education.

About Hazardous Software:

Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Hazardous Software is an innovative software developer specializing in both serious and independent game development. Through revolutionary time simulation technology, Hazardous Software is addressing the needs of both players and Serious Game Developers around the world. Hazardous Software believes games should challenge players' minds while being entertaining and engaging.

Announced 2009, Achron is the studios first consumer title, combining competitive space RTS action with the first true to life time travel 'Resequence Engine'. Players can pre-purchase Achron to receive access to the playable beta.


May 24, 2011

Hazardous Software™ to Release Achron™, the First Time Travel Based Real Time Strategy Game, on August 29th, 2011.

Today, Hazardous Software™ is pleased to announce that Achron, the world's first time-travel realtime strategy game, will be officially launching on August 29th, 2011. Available for PC, Mac, and Linux, Achron lets players wield time as a weapon, enabling them to see the future, change the past, and destroy their opponents.

Merging classic RTS gameplay with unparalleled strategic complexity, Achron enables multiple players the chance to outwit and engage their opponents in open warfare utilizing real true to life time travel elements. Achron features engaging competitive multiplayer, and an engaging 35 level single player campaign.

Building on the unique story opportunities presented by time travel, Achron's single-player experience includes 35 missions with multiple solutions for victory. The campaigns establish the dangerous frontier of the Achron universe and introduce players to navigating the offensive and defensive possibilities of time travel.

"We are very excited to bring Achron to the PC Gaming community," said Chris Hazard, Co-founder and CEO of Hazardous Software, "From day one, we have been committed to making Achron one of the most challenging and engaging real time strategy games ever developed. Through working with the beta testing community and the competitive gaming circuit, we have created a truly unique and entertaining gaming experience."

The time travel dynamics found in Achron have been heralded as exciting and empowering (Kotaku), and as an embodiment of innovation in games (Rock, Paper, Shotgun).

Powered by the innovative Resequence Engine, Achron features true to life time travel consequences, paradoxes, and strategy. The time manipulation technology powering Achron is making huge ripples in the serious gaming community, including military, business, and education.

For more information on Achron, visit www.achrongame.com


January 1, 2010

Hazardous Software™ announced that a playable version of Achron™, the world's first meta-time strategy game, will be available for purchase for PCs starting January 1.

Redefining the pre-order, purchasers of the game will be able to immediately access five single player levels. Within these levels, players will learn command hierarchy, become familiar with time travel, and begin to utilize time travel strategies. In addition, the purchaser will receive all future major builds of Achron through the final release.

Hazardous Software is not only reinventing the real-time strategy genre with time travel but revolutionizing the way that game designers interact and deliver games to fans. The company is creating their own digital distribution platform to directly interface with gamers and be more responsive to fans. Purchasers will also gain access to mod and development tools.

Christopher Hazard, president and founder of Hazardous Software states, "Based on an extraordinary number of fan requests to begin experimenting with the time travel mechanism, we wanted fans to have the opportunity to participate in the creation of Achron by putting the novel technology directly into the hands of users."

Game sales will continue to further the development of Achron. Multiplayer functionality is projected to be released by March and more single player levels will be released along the way to the final release. "This innovative model allows independent game companies like us to continue to fund original, creative games" says Mike Resnick, lead developer and cofounder of Hazardous Software

Achron is available for immediate purchase at the game's official site, www.achrongame.com, along with pre-release bonus schedule and details.

About Achron

Designed to reinvent the real-time strategy genre by allowing all players to travel through time, Achron is a futuristic science fiction game. Players and units have the ability to jump to and play at different times simultaneously and independently. Time travel is free and unlimited but it costs energy to change the time line. Players will be challenged to invent new strategies in a world where it is possible for them and their opponents to undo mistakes, change a strategy after committing to it, and alter the outcome of past battles. Achron features both a captivating single player campaign and an online multiplayer mode.

About Hazardous Software

Hazardous Software was incorporated in June 2007 and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina near Research Triangle Park. The company was founded to address the gamer's desire for more innovative games in the marketplace. Hazardous Software believes games should challenge players' minds while being entertaining and engaging.


March 26, 2009

Hazardous Software™ unveiled Achron™, the world’s first meta-time strategy game, at the 2009 Game Developers Conference® in San Francisco, California. The next revolution in time travel gameplay was demonstrated at the Experimental Gameplay Session.

Designed to reinvent the real-time strategy genre by allowing all players to travel through time, Achron is a futuristic science fiction game. Players and units have the ability to jump to and play at different times simultaneously and independently. Time travel is free and unlimited but it costs energy to change the time line. Players will be challenged to invent new strategies in a world where it is possible for them and their opponents to undo mistakes, change a strategy after committing to it, and alter the outcome of past battles.

"Time travel transforms the strategy game landscape,” stated Christopher Hazard, president and cofounder of Hazardous Software. “It opens up new dimensions of strategies and gameplay. For example, imagine being able to see when and where your opponents are going to attack before they do."

Achron features both a captivating single player campaign and an online multiplayer mode. In addition to being able to build, expand, and attack as in typical RTS games, new mechanisms such as command hierarchy and smart-idling ease the management of a complex time travel environment. An intuitive user interface depicts events in the past and future allowing the player to navigate the time line.

"Achron signifies the creation of a brand new sub-genre of video games that utilize gimmick-free time travel as one of the core gameplay mechanisms,” said Mike Resnick, lead developer and cofounder of Hazardous Software. "The popular type of time travel abundant in science fiction is now available to the gaming community."

Further information about the game will be released in the upcoming months. To learn more about Achron, please visit the official web site at www.achrongame.com.

About Hazardous Software

Hazardous Software was incorporated in June 2007 and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina near Research Triangle Park. The company was founded to address the gamer’s desire for more innovative games in the marketplace. Hazardous Software believes games should challenge players’ minds while being entertaining and engaging.

News & Game Updates

Release v1.6.5.0

Mon, Oct 13, 2014

Summary: This release contains numerous bug fixes and adds new modding capabilities to Resequence.

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Release v1.6.4.0

Tue, Sept 1, 2014

Summary: This release contains numerous performance improvements, especially for rendering and multiplayer, as well as numerous bug fixes.

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