Welcome to Limit Theory, a vast, procedurally-generated universe ready to be explored, exploited, and conquered.

[ OPEN ]

Go anywhere, do anything. No story, no limits, and no rules. Experience the synergy of total freedom and boundless opportunity.

[ DEEP ]

Reach beyond the usual drone of trading and mining. Build stations. Amass fleets. Explore planets. Make friends. Plan raids, ambushes, and even full-system assaults.


No hand-crafted assets. The universe is built procedurally - from the asteroids to the planets right down to the ships - so each game is completely different. Each universe is also infinite in expanse: you'll never finish exploring, learning, or conquering.

3.27.17 ~ Dev Updates & Incoming Website Overhaul

Despite the fact that LT remains in full development swing, I (Josh) just haven't had time to update the website lately. I'm currently in the middle of overhauling it, as everything is quite out of date. Until then, please check the forums, my pseudo-weekly dev logs, the KS updates, or my twitter account for the latest in LT development news (and pretty screenshots!) With any luck I'll have a new, up-to-date site online soon!

9.17.15 ~ Update on Development and Radio Silence!

With the sudden and abnormal lack of LT updates, a great number of people became worried that development had stopped or was given up on. Thankfully, that's not the case! Unfortunately, however, the developer (Josh) encountered some major personal issues that impeded progress and updates for quite some time. On the bright side, they're now over and full-time LT development has resumed! To read the details of the mysterious LT 'dark days,' have a look at the Kickstarter update (no video for this one!)

12.13.14 ~ Development Update #21

Working, dynamic marketplaces, a peek at the prototype of a scalable (and scenic!) fast-travel system, and AI ships buzzing about, making use of all of the above. Read the Kickstarter update and watch the video!

10.6.14 ~ Development Update #20

Saddle down for the largest LT development update yet! Let's have a look at colony cultures, a new HUD based on the final LT interface tech, and another live coding demonstration of the LTSL toolset being used to build the game! Read the Kickstarter update and watch the video!

7.3.14 ~ Development Update #19: July 2014

Have a look at just how easily Limit Theory can be modded to your liking as we take a first look at the in-game scripting language, and do a bit of real-time procedural generation to boot! Read the Kickstarter update and watch the video!

6.2.14 ~ Development Update #18: June 2014

A new zone system, a first look at planetary colony mechanics, and the first mentions of modding in LT all await in this month's dev update! Read the Kickstarter update and watch the video!

5.3.14 ~ Development Update #17: May 2014

Watch as new technology comes to life in this month's LT update, wherein we explore the procedural research and production mechanics, and get a first peek at the dynamic, AI-driven mission board! Read the Kickstarter update and watch the video!

4.1.14 ~ Development Update #16: April 2014

Flying a ship is fun, but what about running an empire? This month, for the first time, glimpse the beginnings of high-level management in LT. Bring your briefcase ;) Read the Kickstarter update and watch the video!

3.3.14 ~ Development Update #15: March 2014

The month that the Limit Theory universe came to life. A real, living, breathing economy. See it for yourself! Read the Kickstarter update and watch the video!

2.28.14 ~ Development Update #14: February 2014

Ice, scanning, and even a bit of mining. Sound good? Come have a look at what February has brought to the LT Universe! Read the Kickstarter update and watch the new video!

1.31.14 ~ Development Update #13: January 2014

Welcome to a whole new year of Limit Theory. Let's get it off to a good start with a futuristic new HUD and some shiny new scanning technology! Read the Kickstarter update and watch the new video!

12.31.13 ~ Development Update #12: December 2013

Just in time for the new year, we bring you another slice of graphics, interface, and AI goodness! This time with shinier everything! Read the Kickstarter update, or head over to the video!

12.3.13 ~ Development Update #11: November 2013

Another month, another leap forward into the future of interfaces. Take a peek at what we're cooking up for LT's primary UI :) Read the full update on Kickstarter, or jump straight to the new video.

10.31.13 ~ Development Update #10: October 2013

Let the LT data editor sweep you away into a strange but lovely realm of sci-fi interface design. Go ahead! Read the full update on Kickstarter, or cruise on over to the new video.

9.30.13 ~ Development Update #9: September 2013

September boasts a host of new graphics features as well as the beginnings of a powerful artificial intelligence. The Limit Theory universe is on the brink of coming to life! Read the full update on Kickstarter, or enjoy the new video.

8.31.13 ~ Development Update #8: August 2013

Get ready to lose yourself in the infinite abyss of the new-and-improved asteroid fields. August brings with it a new level of atmospheric space! Read the full update on Kickstarter, or check out the new video.

7.31.13 ~ Development Update #7: July 2013

The first planet surface prototype is unveiled! July's progress brings some refreshing new eye candy to the LT universe. Read the full update on Kickstarter, or head directly over to the new video.

6.30.13 ~ Development Update #6: June 2013

Manufacturing weapons of mass destruction in your own battleship? Things are starting to get pretty dangerous here in LT! Read the full update on Kickstarter, or jump straight to the video.

5.31.13 ~ Development Update #5: May 2013

May came and went, and with it came a load of shiny new graphics advancements! Read the full update on Kickstarter, or Jump straight to the new video.

4.28.13 ~ Limit Theory Prototype is Released!

The first playable version of Limit Theory Prototype has just been released to Kickstarter backers who backed at $75 or more. Read the full update on Kickstarter, or check out the official LTP tutorial video.

3.31.13 ~ Development Update #3: March 2013

The March update is out! LT is really coming along now, and actually starting to look a bit like a game! Have a look at the new update video.

2.28.13 ~ Development Update #2: February 2013

The February update is out, and the missiles have never been thicker! So head on over to Kickstarter to read about it, or jump straight to the update video!

1.31.13 ~ Development Update #1: January 2013

Full-time Limit Theory development is well underway, and the first of many development updates is out today to prove it! Each month, we'll release a video to showcase and summarize LT's progress over the month. The January update is out, so head on over to Kickstarter to read about it, or jump directly to the update video!

12.22.12 ~ Funding Successful!

As of today, Limit Theory has been successfully funded via Kickstarter! In just over a month, we managed to raise over $188,000 ($187,865 via Kickstarter, roughly $700 via Paypal for those who couldn't use KS), almost four times the goal! Now, Limit Theory becomes a reality. Full-time work has already begun, and will continue full-steam ahead until the game ships. We're looking forward to the year ahead, and, in the mean time, encourage everyone to register and participate in the community (http://forums.LTheory.com) to stay up to date with the development process and discussions concerning the game!

11.26.12 ~ Mission Accomplished!

Wow, what an incredible response we've had to LT. 100% funding in just 6 days? Amazing. Inspiring. Humbling. Looks like people want to play this game, and that's fantastic, because we want to make it! It's going to be a fun year :)

11.20.12 ~ Kickstarter Campaign Launched!

We've officially launched our funding campaign on Kickstarter. After a lot of thought, we've set the budget at $50,000. If we're able to raise that money, Limit Theory will become a permanent reality! Without it, the production of LT will be suspended indefinitely due to financial circumstances. If you're yearning to experience total freedom in a massive, procedural space universe, please help us out! And if not, well, pass the word along to any space-loving friends that you may have :)

11.9.12 ~ Website Launched

Welcome to the Limit Theory website! If you've already found us, then you're ahead of the game. If you like what you see here, stay tuned for our official Kickstarter launch on 11.20.12.