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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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Ronisonfire
( 94.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
With nearly 100 hours on the clock, I have grown to love this game. Big up to all the Kerbals keeping us going!
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pandreon
( 625.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
This game is wonderful (during the periods when the build is stable anyway...) and rather educational. You can develop a more intuitive understanding of the challenges and possibilities of space exploration, and in the process engineer some truly spectacular explosive tragedies.
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Shy
( 746.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
I've spent quite a lot of time in this game and honestly, I didn't visit Jool and Eeloo even once :-D
This game is wonderful and with MODS it becomes EPIC.
KSPs community is amazing. Why? Because without it, there won't be so many mods.

Thank you guys and keep going on, because, you know, there is a lot of things that you could add to the game and make it even better!
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TrickyArmyMan
( 202.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
After playing this game since the dawn of Kerbal time, I could only say that I highly recommend this game. There are endless possibilities of creations and an active modding community.

In the past the game used to run on 4 gigabytes of RAM which was only enough to run the game and no mods. In a recent update, they optimized the game and allowed it to run using more RAM which allows users to play with more mods and not have to worry about the game crashing.

Even though 6 planets, 9 moons, and 1 gas giant seems like enough, I suggest adding an official update to the game with another solar system would be wonderful. It would expanding so much exploring and challenges.

In recent years (the 0.19 - 0.25 versions) there was an addon that allowed user to create their own lauchpads on other planets via flying the parts there from Kerbin. I don't remember what this mod was called, but it would help support a larger universe in Kerbal Space Program.

All in all, there are so many things you can do in this game in the ever-so-popular "Sand Box Mode".

One thing I would like to mention: the carrier modes are a little too challening. I know that the user is given full range of changing the difficulty, but there is no helpful guide showing the user what is best. The default "Easy" "Hard" difficulties are much different for me. They are both "Very Hard".
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SuperAdiPL
( 30.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
this game is one of the best space building games ive played 9 out of 10
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Chalks
( 56.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
An absolutely excellent and extremely fun game. Nothing else like it out there.
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crazytaco1419
( 21.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
This game is everything you would expect! It combines physics, space travel and economy into one game. This game is high enough level for N.A.S.A to use to train their pilots! This is one of my most favorited games ever.
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EnolaEmEvael
( 14.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
crash into sun had a good lyf 10/10 would crash into sun again
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AK-Twenty4/7
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
I run this through CKAN so you cant see my hours
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arisano
( 213.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
if you grew up on legos, mythbusters and flight simulators, play this.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
149 of 161 people (93%) found this review helpful
76 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
This is Major Jeb to ground control
I'm stepping through the door.
And I'm floating in one of the most peculiar ways.
And the stars look very different today.
~10/10, great game.
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95 of 114 people (83%) found this review helpful
113 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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60 of 67 people (90%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
112.1 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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60 of 70 people (86%) found this review helpful
90 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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24 of 24 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
841.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
This is one of my favourite games. Its simply amazing.

KSP is walking the fine line between a space sciency simulation and a comicly slapstick just for fun and giggles game.

Its harsh and unforgiving in the beginning, expecting you to know about the basic science of rocketry or fail over and over until you get it on your own. (Watch ScottManley tutorials if you want a head start)
I had trouble in the beginning even getting into orbit around the planet (or keeping my rocket upright on the way there) - but now I am planing missions to other planets, landing and returning - sending unmanned rovers to explore - or even bringing asteroids back home.

800 hours in and I feel like I am still just at the beginning.

»Mün or bust« - unknown (prob. Jebediah Kerman or KurtJMac)
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36 of 46 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
68.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
This is without doubt the best game i have played.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
120.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
What starts out as a simple, often hilarious; almost lego-like rocket/spaceplane builder has an astounding depth when you look into the possibilities.

The game features a great incentive for advancing your ambitions, science. Science is spent on new technology and parts for bolder missions, and is earned by pushing your boundaries. First, you can explore around you. Take samples, and crew reports from your cute crew of little green simpletons, then maybe you take a simple rocket to outer atmosphere for the first time, take a crew report and get home alive with a nifty parachute.. and Bam! More science. A new part, and the plot thickens..

KSP begins as a goofy tinkering tool with rockets and develops into a full-blown space exploration and research SIM.
Getting a rock sample from the moon may be one of your hardest gaming achievements, as it was for me, but doing it brings reward like little else. The planning, the development and trial/error makes KSP a great learning tool. It's even NASA approved. It uses real world physics and simulated drag for winged aircraft. It uses realistic orbital-mechanics for planitary manuevers, and players use realistic many real-life elements mission planning.

Buy it for your kids, buy it for yourself. They'll enjoy goofing and experimenting; they might even get serious about it. Same goes for you; you will enjoy at least a few experimental flights/missions. Especially if they end in a giant explosion, as many early flights will. After that you might have a success or two, maybe a simple contract or research mission turns out to be easy and you start learning. Soon you'll have dreams of the stars.

*****
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Nuked the polar caps and no climate change.

Checkmate lefties.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
277.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
270 hours in the game, still can't land on the Mun. 10/10
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
550.6 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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