Developed by Ville Mönkkönen in association with Michael Quigley AKA Quanrian.


You have crash-landed on planet Notrium. Your food supplies are running low, a pack of predatory aliens have got your scent. There are no more bullets for your pistol, your only weapon a handful of rocks. The night is coming, and you are desperately looking for wood to make a fire. Notrium is a game of survival. Originally released in 2003.

Survival, Exploration and Action

Fungus An integral part of the game is finding enough food and supplies to survive through the cold, dark nights.
Goggles Exploring the alien ruins and bases you can find various items, which can be combined to make weapons and equipment.
Action Most of Notrium's inhabitants are not happy to see you. You can try getting past your enemies quietly, but often you will need either fast legs or a sharp aim.

Player Characters

Human The Human is weak, relying on weapons and items for survival.
Android The Android is very strong, but can only heal himself with repair units.
Alien The Alien gains fearsome hunting skills through evolving.
Psionic The Psionic has unique mental powers, but cannot carry anything.


Mod Notrium is a very moddable game. Several high quality mods are available. Join our modding community to make a mod yourself, or help others.


download Download Notrium from Finland
Download Notrium from Gamejolt (version 1.345, freeware, 13.8 MB)



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Open Source

For those interested in programming a better Notrium, we have OpenNotrium.


Visit the Modding forum to find more mods and help on modding.

The modern way to mod Notrium is to use the Notrium Mod Viewer, kindly supplied by Dorten. (Source code)

Quanrian's Modding FAQ The Modding FAQ from Quanrian is the definite source for all of your modding needs. It contains a complete breakdown of all the Notrium data files, and contains tips for both advanced modders and beginners.


Secondary Objective: Survive. Play an enslaved cyborg who has crash-landed on an alien planet. download SOSmod
UberWaffe's Werivar Mod
UberWaffe's Werivar Mod is an expansion to the normal Notrium. download werivar
Impalpable Eidolon
Impalpable Eidolon is a side scroller mod from Quanrian.


Opposing Force (beta version)
Opposing Force takes place at the time when ville corp first arrived in Notrium, and follows the story of how they colonized the planed and dealt with the alien inhabitants. The player takes the role of a simple marine who must complete the assigned missions in order to rise in rank, salary and authority through the corporation. Eventually he will have to deal with the survivors who crash-landed into Notrium.


Map Relocation Mod (version 1.0)
This mod is a gameplay modification based on the original Notrium. It changes several things to make the games more convenient to play such as adding quick keys for the armors and targeting systems and placing the two randomly-placed Psionic portals in set locations guarded by brown aliens.


Wazzal II: The Final Dawn (beta 3 version)
Wazzal II is a new mod ZeXLR8er!! is setting out on, it will be set 36 years after the original Wazzal, and 4 years after Notrium.


Barebones Mod
The Barebones Mod is a starting point for modders. You can build your own mod from this.


Fan Fiction

  • The Notrium Saga: The Survivor by HarmlessHermit
    The captain of the Var' Equinallin was leading his ship and crew to the Hive sector in a routine exploration expedition, but found an ancient and mysterious planet awaiting them. Notrium. Before the captain could decide whether or not to land, a volley of missiles flew up from the planet and shot down the unprepared ship. Isolated on a faraway planet, with most of his crew dead, the captain must survive by outwitting the Ville Corporation's merciless marines, reuniting with the scattered survivors, and uncovering secrets about himself and Notrium. His journey is one of self-discovery and survival.
  • Fanfiction by MedHead
  • Picture: A human fighting a small blue alien by Sam


  • DirectX 8 or better
  • Windows XP or better
  • 1000 MHz CPU
  • 64MB RAM