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Very Positive (567 reviews) - 92% of the 567 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Apr 27, 2015

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June 21

Kerbal Space Program patch 1.1.3 is now available!



Hello everyone!

The 1.1.3 patch is now available! We’ve taken our time over the past couple of weeks to tackle as many issues as we could in this patch and the results speak for themselves: close to 100 fixes have been logged compared to the previous version of KSP, and we even found time to hide something small in the game that we’re sure a lot of long time fans will appreciate!

Check out the full changelog at our Forums.

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April 30

Patch 1.1.2 is now available!



Hello everyone!

We noticed a number of issues persisted through the 1.1.1 patch earlier this week. We’re releasing patch 1.1.2 to address these issues before we head off to a long overdue vacation for the next couple of weeks. Patch 1.1.2 addresses issues with the user interface and landing legs, amongst others.

Check out the full changelog on our forums.

The Patch will start downloading through your Steam client automatically.

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About This Game

In KSP you must build a space-worthy craft, capable of flying its crew out into space without killing them. At your disposal is a collection of parts, which must be assembled to create a functional ship. Each part has its own function and will affect the way a ship flies (or doesn't). So strap yourself in, and get ready to try some Rocket Science!

The game offers three gameplay modes: Sandbox, in which you are free to build anything you can think of; Science Mode, which lets you perform Scientific experiments to advance the knowledge of Kerbalkind and further the available technology; and Career Mode, in which you must manage every aspect of your Space Program, including administration strategies, Crew Management, Reputation, as well as taking up Contracts to earn Funds and upgrade your Space Center Facilities (or repair them).

Add to this the ability to capture asteroids (a feature done in collaboration with NASA), Mining for resources out across the furthest reaches of the Solar System, Constructing Bases and Space Stations in and around other worlds; plus literally thousands of mods from a huge active modding community, all add up into the award-winning game that has taken the space sim genre by storm.

Key Features


  • The Vehicle Assembly Building and the Space Plane Hangar allows players to build spacecraft out of any imaginable combination of parts.
  • Fully-fledged, Physics-based Space Flight Simulation ensures everything will fly (and crash) as it should.
  • Take your Kerbal crew out of the ship and do Extra Vehicular Activities.
  • Fly out to Moons and other Planets.
  • Procedural Terrain delivers detailed terrain at a vast scale. The Kerbal Planet is 600km in radius!
  • Mod-enabled, allows players to create new content and modify the game.
  • Ship systems. Keep an eye out for engine temperatures and fuel levels, and try not to explode.
  • Build ships with multiple stages, and jettison parts away as they burn out.
  • Full control over the ship’s setup allows for complex ships and advanced functionality.
  • Dock spacecraft together to build Space Stations, Massive Starships, or even surface bases on other worlds.
  • Manage your crewmembers, hire them, and send them out into space and make them into heroes.
  • Research and Develop new technologies to advance your Space Program.
  • Take on Missions to attract interest in your Space Program.
  • Discover new worlds and expand the scientific knowledge of Kerbalkind.
  • Extract valuable resources from all over the solar system.
  • And a whole lot more!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista or 7
    • Processor:Core 2 Duo
    • Memory:3GB RAM
    • Graphics:SM3 512MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 8 or 10 64 bit
    • Processor:Core i5
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:SM4 1GB VRAM
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS:Lion (10.7)
    • Processor:Intel
    • Memory:3 GB RAM
    • Graphics:SM3 512MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:El Capitan (10.13)
    • Processor:Intel Core i5
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:SM4 1GB VRAM
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux (Most distros should work)
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 4 GB HD space
    • Video Card: SM3 512MB VRAM
    Recommended:
    • OS:Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor:Core i5
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:SM4 1GB VRAM
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
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swiggity swooty
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Jebediah is of the most honorable caliber. Ride like the wind, winter is coming.
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MaeLoK26
( 78.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Absolutely awesome game. 100 hours played in three weeks. My wife's getting jealous...
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Smurph
( 940.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Excellent game
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Rhyno
( 235.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
I would just like to make a quick comment. This is the first time ive left a game review, however i would just like to say that the devs of this game are amazing. They never stop improving, they listen to the community, and they never quit. That is a quality that is very hard to find these days. Way to go devs, if all game devs were like these guys the game world would be a better place! Cheers!
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Peter
( 153.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Challenging, but it's so rewarding to explore the solar system.
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K=FC^2
( 118.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
BUY IT, THESE GUYS DESERVES YOUR MONEY
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gribs
( 574.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Hmmm, after 500+ Hours with the game, I should probably write a review.

Taking a mission from the planning phase, building a rocket(s) capable of completing the mission, executing the plan, discovering some cockup in the previous steps, designing a rocket to rescue the first mission, failing to execute on THAT plan, and designing several more follow-up missions to rescue the rescue of the rescue.... You get the idea. You have the power to pursue the challenges you are interested in.

There is a very zen quality to the game that keeps me coming back, even after long hiatuses.

For me, Kerbal is everything a good game should be: Engaging, challening, and educational. I think I've managed to learn more about orbital mechanics (and have actively sought out to learn the math behind it) than I ever learned in school.

I cannot recommend this game enough.
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Obsidian
( 1,434.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Promised myself to write a review once I hit 25 hours played, so I did... a bit later than planned

If you love tinkering, this is your game
Play Vanilla/unmodded until you had your fill
Then do it all again with mods and discover endless fun

Final tip, once you get to the mod part: get ckan, the mod for mods.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
278 of 290 people (96%) found this review helpful
294 people found this review funny
Recommended
212.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
>Buy game in sale in 2013
>Spend 4 months attempting to get to the Mun
>Spend the entire space program's budget on a Mun mission
>Forgot solar panels
>Jeb crashed due to lack of power. He is now stranded
>Tell him I'm mounting a rescue mission
>Get sidetracked flying planes to get more funds
>Accidentally learn to dock
>Somehow get to Duna
>Mannded Duna landing and return
>Make huge space station in Kerbin orbit
>Turn it into a huge ship by docking engines
>Fly to Jool and visit all the moons
>Have spare fuel so decide to do a grand tour of the solar system
>Finally done everything I came out to do. Start playing other games
>Be me 2016
>Load up KSP after new update to check it out
>Jeb still stranded on Mun
10/10
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173 of 185 people (94%) found this review helpful
124 people found this review funny
Recommended
608.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
608 hours in:
I've built fighter jets
I've built ICBMs
I've built massive capital starships

Still can't build a damn space station
100/10
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131 of 142 people (92%) found this review helpful
81 people found this review funny
Recommended
280.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
If you have kids, get this game for them. If you don't have kids, get this game anyway.
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108 of 114 people (95%) found this review helpful
90 people found this review funny
Recommended
227.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
ruined my ability to enjoy science fiction movies.
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58 of 60 people (97%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
only played this game for a few hours and I have already learned more than I learn in a full semester of school.
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73 of 87 people (84%) found this review helpful
87 people found this review funny
Recommended
267.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Using Hyperedit I successfully:
Crashed Kerbin into Jool.

Using the BDarmoury I successfully:
Destroyed the space center.

Using Rockets I successfully:
Killed thousands of Kerbals.

Using Alcohol I successfully:
learned not to drink and rocket science.

Reviewing Kerbal Space Program I successfully:
Reviewed Kerbal Space Program.


11/10 would drink and rocket science again.
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129 of 196 people (66%) found this review helpful
204 people found this review funny
Recommended
44.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
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35 of 42 people (83%) found this review helpful
44 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
- Launched into space.
- Climbed outside to get science.
- Accidently let go.
10/10 would burn in atmosphere again.
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24 of 29 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
987.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
Picked up a copy during its early access, have been in love with it since.
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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
109.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
So i told myself when i reached 100 hours on this game i would write a review. Well, here i am.


So i got this game around summmer 2015, after wanting it for a long time.
The game had just left early access and was in beta. (I just want to point out that i am very attatched to this game)
I adore this game. Most of my summer was spent playing this. (Before you say that isn't possible, i would like to point out my hours didn't add up as I ran the game from the .exe rather than steam.)

I would, and have, recommend this game to anyone who enjoys the feel of success, science, exploration, engineering, space, cute green creatures who you shall become the merciless god of as you stack them on top of each-other and use them as landing gear.

The only slightly bad thing about this game is the learning curve. I know the 1.1 update added loads of tutorials, 'cuz the old ones were exeedingly bad, but you will spend around 5 - 10 hours before you can do anything useful. Needless to say though it is worth it, and soon you will conquer the solar system!

Or, y'know, just abuse the various bugs the game has... that's cool....

Anyway, thanks for reading this review. If it helps someone buy the game, or spread the word, or anything, then i'm glad.

-- Simple Concept
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