Avoyd 1999 - Precursor to the current Avoyd game project last released in 2003
enkisoftware - Independent game developer and publisher of Avoyd
Game developed & published
Avoyd is a multiplayer first person shooter set in a unique dynamic world in which you can create and destroy your environment, added to which is the freedom of movement in zero gravity.
Avoyd 1999 is first version of our game. First released in 2001, development stopped in 2003. To our knowledge, Avoyd 1999 was the first voxel game to feature a fully editable environment.
In 1999 Doug and Juliette started working on a shareware-style game called Avoyd. A six degrees of freedom first-person shooter set in zero gravity, gamers could play deathmatches against bots or other people on a LAN. To our knowledge, it was the first editable voxel game in which the players could build and destroy the entire environment.
In 2000 we founded enkisoftware and started selling digital copies of the game over the internet for a few pounds, steadily increasing the price as we added more features. After Doug joined a games development company, we slowly stopped development and released the last version, Avoyd 1.7.1, in 2003. At that stage, many features and designs we had in mind had yet to be implemented in the game.
Since 2013, the full Avoyd 1999 game is free to download from our website
First Person Shooter "free-for-all"
Build and destroy the environment to support your strategy, and for creative purposes
Six degrees of freedom with localised gravity
Single-player against bots and LAN multiplayer
Enkisoftware is an independent game development company co-founded by Doug Binks, Juliette Foucaut and Andy Binks. We make the game Avoyd.
More information on enkisoftware, our logo & relevant media are available in the enkisoftware press kit.
programming, design, art, audio, business
Testing, design, art, website
Project management, testing
Legal advice and licensing terms
Stephen Atkins, James Bird, Charlotte Foucaut, James Gower, Karl Monaghan, Kenneth Nelson, Kofi Poku-Agyemang, Stephen Prescott, Cathy Ross, and Neil Winstanley