About
Alpha Orbital

Origin

Alpha Orbital is primarily an info site covering the news around Elite: Dangerous, EvE Online, X universe and their future updates. Along with fresh info about the games, you can also find a full showcase of ships currently available with the appropriate info displayed.

Also, the Ship Comparison Tool enables you to compare various stats of any ship ingame varying from small to extra large sizes. I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped by submitting the data needed and giving their screenshots for the SCT, especially Sparky Corp, Earth Ultimatum IV, Aken_Bosch, and awesome people at Egosoft without whom this whole thing wouldn't be possible.

Have in mind that keeping track of so many stats can get a bit messy... So, if you run across any site errors, wrong stats, images, or data in general - please, let me know either via e-mail or through Steam.

The idea

The general idea behind Alpha Orbital originated somewhere in December 2015. When you're a gamer that has some spare time, and you like to keep yourself busy with web development - your mind tends to come up with some pretty random ideas.

One of which was a simple ship comparison tool that I did a while back for Elite: Dangerous (the original SCT didn't contain ship showcases), so the logical step would be to take everything I learned from that project and crank it up a notch. :)

After a few initial conversations with some X players on Steam, it turned out that there were no real info sites for X: Rebirth that were up to date. With even the official site having limited info on the game, Alpha Orbital started to form...

Future plans

Now that the SCT for Elite has been transfered over the focus is on the next game on the list.

There's a new sequel in development to an awesome space sim game called Starpoint Gemini that will eventually end up with a SCT of its own here on Alpha Orbital (because hey - one can never have too many spaceships!). The game is currently in early access phase and it will feature all the qualities of it's previous installments with bigger universe to explore and more ships to buy/trade/fly - so make sure to check it out as well.

Starpoint Gemini

Starpoint Gemini: Warlords is a unique blend of space sim, RPG and 4X games focused on larger ships, ranging from gunships to carriers. The game lets you command a starship, send your war fleets into enemy territory, lead your heroic companions into battle, build up your stronghold, trade, mine, salvage and remind your enemies why they fear you.

The game development is highly community driven which made the previous installment a big hit within the community.