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Overwhelmingly Positive (372 reviews) - 96% of the 372 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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PixelizedGaming0
( 297.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I love the creativity in the gam as well as the easy modding capability.
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Other Barry
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Got game recommended by friend.
"I'll check it out"
Several hours later
"Why is it dark out?"

10/10
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Matt_the_neko
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This game is very fun and great for anybody that loves technololgy, science, and space. <3
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speedy-dreamer
( 21.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
freaking amazing i am speachless
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blizzard5314
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I feel like I'm running a space program for North Korea, but that's because of my trial and error mentality. That's not a bad thing. I'm having a blast in more ways than one.
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MrBoom2000
( 550.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I bought this game a long time ago. I still beleive it was well worth the money. I have yet to explore the whole solar system yet alone the galaxy. (VERY good mod support via CKAN) Oh, and it is also one of the most educational games ive ever played. taught me more about physics than my entire highschool physics class =) The only negative I can think of, is the insane learning curve. Many people need to spend hours just figuring out how to get into their first orbit. But that is just one of the things that you must be willing to do in KSP. Aside from that, very highly recommended.
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TheCoolDean
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
10/10 gonna use trajectory correction manoeuvre.
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LeberMac
( 148.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
If you've ever dreamed of launching your own rocket, or wanted to figure out how to keep ships in orbit, or wondered how hard it REALLY is to dock with an orbiting station with intricate and precise maneuvering, or aspired to land a craft on the remote moons of a gas giant while sweating your fuel reserves, then buy this game and play it today. (Spoiler: Landing on planets is HARD, Docking is HARDER.) With a wealth of mods, a great developer team and a rabid fanbase, this game is truly wonderful. It appeals to the explorer in all of us, if you're the type of person where the journey IS the destination, then this game is for you. Definitely not for those who prefer PvP shooty-type-stuff. Luckily I count myself among the former and can rate KSP 9/10 - highly recommended.
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zookle
( 10.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
if you have patience and like aircraft buy this game! The limit is basically your imagination and how long you are will to crash your craft over and over and over and over and........until you find what is right.

You can get files online of other who create rediculous things and pop them in here to check them out...like star wars vehicles to giant NASA style missiles.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
340 of 355 people (96%) found this review helpful
380 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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200 of 215 people (93%) found this review helpful
142 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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140 of 149 people (94%) found this review helpful
114 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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152 of 166 people (92%) found this review helpful
93 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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76 of 80 people (95%) found this review helpful
30 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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86 of 103 people (83%) found this review helpful
98 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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47 of 56 people (84%) found this review helpful
53 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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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
6 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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150 of 237 people (63%) found this review helpful
230 people found this review funny
Recommended
44.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
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33 of 40 people (83%) found this review helpful
85 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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