UPDATE 25 AVAILABLE - Interstellar Marines is an immersive tactical sci-fi First Person Simulator in the making, offering a unique blend of tactical gameplay, dynamic environments and non-scriptet AI. Play Singleplayer or Co-op/PvP on servers around the world.
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Release Date: Jul 2, 2013

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Why Early Access?

“Early Access have allowed us to develop the core features and technology platform of the game of our dreams in the making, which would not have been possible otherwise. We're at a point now where we can finally start to attract the attention of publishers/investors and complete the game; kickstarting this ambitious franchise. You can follow our progress & recommend publishers for us to work with on our Publishers & Investors Info/Status sheet.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“In June 2016 we started looking for a publisher/investor to fund the completion of Interstellar Marines: Aspiration and help us release out of Early Access on Steam and port it onto PS4 and Xbox One consoles. Once we have finalized an investment/publishing agreement, we estimate 17 months from that date until Interstellar Marines: Aspiration is completed. We extremely honored to spend this time with you, the player, and share the experience all the way from pre-alpha to the release.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Spearhead and Frontliner Editions will only be available in Early Access for those brave enough to support our quest to make the game of our dreams. For the full version we plan on having a Regular and Deluxe Edition. As far as features our plans for the full version include:

  • First Person Simulation
    A razor-sharp focus on creating a truly immersive First Person Simulator via distinct graphics, audio, and gameplay.
  • Tactical Co-op
    The entire game experience designed from the ground up to support up to 4 players in co-op, with true cooperative interaction.
  • Progressive Role-Playing
    Flat and classless progressive character development and skill system that is not dumbed down for consoles.
  • Nonlinear Game Design
    Open and dynamic game world that always presents a multitude of tactical options for navigating the environment.
  • Customizable Arsenal
    A comprehensive selection of weapon models and types, extension upgrades and equipment options, allowing on-the-fly choice in each tactical situation.
  • Thinking AI
    Enemies that react to input from you and the surrounding game world. We would rather have one smart enemy than five stupid ones.
  • Believable Science Fiction
    Realistic and rich sci-fi environments, ranging from claustrophobic space stations to large outdoor worlds.
  • Interactive Storyline
    A cinematic narrative centered around first contact with another sentient species, where your choices and actions will have consequences.

The full version will be more SP/Co-op focused than the current Early Access version where we are implementing and testing new mechanics primarily in a PvP multiplayer environment.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is in pre-alpha and players can expect to experience bugs, missing features, incomplete content, and some game breaking issues. These are the features you can experience right now:

  • Wargames (Sandbox Combat Arena)
  • 2 SP/Co-op Campaign Missions*
  • 4 Difficulty Levels
  • 5 Challenge Missions
  • 9 Multiplayer Maps
  • Dynamic Environment Effects
  • 3 PvP Game Modes
  • 100% Dynamic Lighting
  • Destructible Light Fixtures
  • Full-body Character Simulation
  • Visor Affected by Fog, Dust, and Rain
  • Spectator Mode
  • Movie Mode
  • Playground Mode
  • 3 weapons**
  • Tactical Laser
  • Tactical Flashlight
  • Ragdoll Physics
  • 28 Steam Achievements
  • Dedicated Servers Worldwide
*(Currently available as stand-alone missions)
**(pistol currently uses placeholder model)

We have a small but active multiplayer community. Look HERE to see when the most people will be on for you to play with, it is usually during the evenings in North America and Europe.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We intend for the price to follow the value of the game. Expect it to gradually rise as we ship new content, but we may need to lower the price on rare occasions to correct for market conditions.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The community can follow our progress on the Trello Board and vote for features they want to see.”
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May 25

Interstellar Aspirations: Time for a Dimensional Shift


We've just released an exciting new video detailing our plans and opportunities. Watch the video on YouTube.

Dear Marines, friends, and family,

Interstellar Marines has come a long way since we launched on Steam Early Access. Every penny earned has been spent on development of Interstellar Marines and we’re finally ready to secure a completion deal with a publisher or other knowledgeable investor to wrap up the game, release out of Early Access, and expand onto PS4 and Xbox One.

We have made a new video to present our game to publishers and potential investors. We would love it if you would share it around and help us find the best partner possible, thank you!

Interstellar Aspirations: Time for a Dimensional Shift video on Youtube:
https://youtu.be/DW2-gz9zngE
We've uploaded a video source file to Dropbox (MP4 1080p 60fps 60Mbps + removed Kims intro), feel free to download and share the video around your channels.

Keep track of our progress with Publishers & Investors:



Click the image above to view our public Info/Status google sheet of potential Publishers & Investors for Interstellar Marines or visit this link.

Please feel free to share this public google sheet around as well.

We look forward to keeping you updated on our progress to find a Publisher or Investor to complete Interstellar Marines: Aspirations and release out of Early Access and expand onto PS4 and Xbox One.

FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME,
Your team at Zero Point Software

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About This Game

Interstellar Marines is an immersive tactical sci-fi First Person Simulator in the making, offering a unique blend of tactical gameplay, dynamic environments and non-scriptet AI. Play Singleplayer or Co-op/PvP on servers around the world.

Interstellar Marines is inspired by movies such as Aliens, Starship Troopers and Saving Private Ryan; and games such as Half-Life, Deus Ex, System Shock 2, and Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield.

Interstellar Marines is all about evolving the FPS recipe with the inspirations we've assimilated since the birth of the genre. Our goal is an evolutionary leap forward driven by our compulsive interest in science fiction, role-playing, military realism, and respect for first person immersion.

Interstellar Warfare Initiative

It is the dawn of the 22nd century, a time of great hopes and expectations. The discovery of a new and inexhaustible well of power known as Zero Point Energy has revolutionized space travel. Man has escaped the confines of Mother Earth, and gone on to colonize the solar system.


But far away from public awareness an ambitious military project has already taken Man beyond the final frontier, and into the regions of the stars. The powerful Interplanetary Treaty Organization, ITO, is secretly constructing the first human settlement in another star system.

You are a special forces soldier training to join the Interstellar Marines, a part of the secret Interstellar Warfare Initiative being established to protect humanity against potential threats from the confines of the unknown universe.

It's time to evaluate the Interstellar Warfare Initiative and program evaluations are taking place at The Vault, ITO’s most advanced military facility on Earth enclosed deep beneath Groom Lake, Nevada. Supervised by SARA, ITO’s central neural network AI, SARA will program artificial weather and advanced combat training robots to test each warfare initiative to the limits.

This is where the game begins ...

7 Singleplayer/Co-op Missions

Play 5 co-op and single-player missions against unscripted AI with dynamic environment effects or two pivotal missions inside the Interstellar Marines universe, The NeuroGen Incident and Assault on Starcrown Aerospace. Play singleplayer or co-op with up to three friends in intense action with more co-op and singleplayer missions to come!

Wargames (Sandbox Combat Arena)

Unique sandbox combat arena in the making. Wargames is played across 9 distinct interconnected environment zones allowing 64 players to join in the scavenge for combat points, playing alone or in co-op. We have a special Wargames Steam Leaderboard which tracks Combat Points globally, monthly, and survivors of Wargames.

9 Unique Multiplayer Maps Across 3 Game Modes

Take your friends out in Deadlock, Deathmatch, and Team Deathmatch on maps featuring dynamic environment effects such as time of day, rain, thunder and lightning, emergency lighting, fire alarms, moving platforms etc.

Realistic Simulation

With a physics-based dynamic character controller there are no floating hands, and you can even see your feet! The physically present combat helmet has a HUD projected onto the visor and is affected by dust, rain, fogging, and damage. Aim down the sight for the long shots and use the tactical laser to assist aim when hip firing, as there are no artificial crosshairs to break immersion. Use the intuitive crouch and cover system; spacebar (default) peeks over cover, and looking down leans you forward to see over ledges. You can also shoot out the lights and prowl in darkness, or use the tactical flashlight if you’re afraid of the dark.


We hope you enjoy the game, and look forward to developing it with you as we progress through Early Access!

FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME,
Your team at Zero Point Software

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP3 or Windows Vista
    • Processor:2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory:2 GB GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia Geforce 8800 GT / ATI Radeon HD 4770
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c Compatible
    *1 map, Neurogen Incident, temporarily requires 64-bit OS and 4 GB RAM until it is optimized
    Recommended:
    • OS:Win 7 or later
    • Processor:2.4 GHz Quad Core
    • Memory:4 GB GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia Geforce GTX 280 / ATI Radeon HD 5830
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c Compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    *1 map, Neurogen Incident, temporarily requires 64-bit OS and 4 GB RAM until it is optimized
    Minimum:
    • OS:10.7.5 (Lion)
    • Processor:2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia Geforce 8800 / ATI Radeon HD 3850
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    *1 map, Neurogen Incident, temporarily requires 64-bit OS and 4 GB RAM until it is optimized
    Recommended:
    • OS:10.8.2 (Mountain Lion)
    • Processor:2.4 GHz Intel Quad Core
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia Geforce GT 120 / ATI Radeon HD 4870
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    *1 map, Neurogen Incident, temporarily requires 64-bit OS and 4 GB RAM until it is optimized
    Minimum:
    • OS:Linux
    • Processor:2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory:2 GB GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia Geforce 8800 GT / ATI Radeon HD 4770
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    *1 map, Neurogen Incident, temporarily requires 64-bit OS and 4 GB RAM until it is optimized
    Recommended:
    • OS:Latest version of Ubuntu (14.04)
    • Processor:2.4 GHz Quad Core
    • Memory:4 GB GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia Geforce GTX 280 / ATI Radeon HD 5830
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    *1 map, Neurogen Incident, temporarily requires 64-bit OS and 4 GB RAM until it is optimized
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[NMC] PluckDuck
4.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 24
I originally fell in love with this game back in 2007.

I got married.
I got a child.
I got divorced.
My son is 7 years old now.
Perfect timing, it's gonna be finished by the time of my retirement.
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stormati
10.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 24
This's one of the cr@ppiest paid game that I own. it's been years now and always early access I find nothing positive about this garbage, waste of my money and my time. I reckon people who paid for this should get their cash refunded. I hope that steam able to listen to it's customers. Do not buy this.
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Lostfile
0.6 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 23
its just plain said that no one plays this game very often the menu gui is crap but other then that this game is awesome
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hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
25.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 22
Fun, challenging shooter
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TheJoat
2.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 22
Sure sounded like a game I would like, but they left out the fun part.

I was hoping I could play this game with my team on game night, but I never enjoyed it, so it failed THAT test.
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aLPha_tONic
14.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 22
IM is a good tactical FPS and i wish and hope that it doesn't die but right now it doesn't look good.

ZPS is looking for a publisher. My fear is that a publisher will ruin the amazing game that it is right now.

They don't need to change a thing only add content to it (guns/enemies/maps/etc.) and give us the server files and a level editor.

I recommend it because if you play it in COOP it is good fun ... just not for a long time. If you play it solo it can be really scary.

I got around 15 hours out of it which is a good enough value for me.
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Von Karagiann
1.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 21
Thank god I paid only 10-15 euros, Ive played way to little of this game and it wasnt good, I realy hope it gets better when when and if releases, cause its way unbalanced now unfortunatly I cant refund it
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iLoveJesus
5.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 19
How about you work on the f*cking Campaign instead of trying to make the main menu look better you idiots. Then once you've done that, implement co-op into that campaign.
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Captain Dictator
9.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 19
I purchased the spearhead edition of this game when it was largely new, but my poor laptop could not run it. Now that I have a powerful tower, I am able to actually enjoy this game. What I like best about the game is the atmospheric settings that sold me on it in the first place. wheather the map is on space or planetside, they find ways to greatly shift how the area feels and looks, be it with power failures leaving you with blaring red lights (or pitch black darkness), or several weather effects like fog, heavy rain and thunder.

As far as difficulty goes, there is certainly no want for a greater challenge, as even the normal difficulty will give an unprepaired player a difficult time. The hard an realistic difficulties are for use with other players and friends for sure. You could probably draw similarities between this game and other "real" tactical shooters like SWAT and such, where you need to know when to move carefully but deliberatly. The easy mode works fine, as its still very possible to lose if you are foolish.

Because the game is in early access, there is an issue with the variety of enemies, there are two basic types at the time of this review, both are humanoid combat androids. One variant is armed with the same basic guns you use, the other charge at you and attempts to pumble you to death (with surprising efficiency). Although this might seem rather lacking, the two work fantastically with each other, particully in the lighting restricted environments. If you keep your flashlight on to keep from being run down and ambused, you'll easily draw the attention of a gun weilding bot, but if you become to reliant on always sticking to the dark, you'll be in for quite a shock when one comes sprinting out of the darkness right in your face.

With that talk of darkness, the game does have a pretty well fleshed out stealth system, with variable walk speeds, crouch speeds, and sprinting all causing different levels of noise, which can and WILL attract the attention of the enemies. You can use this, along with the darkness and a silencer to avoid and even ambush enemies. Many environments have lights you can shoot out for more cover, at the cost of being harder to see enemies. The shifiing weather and daytime also affects howe hard it is for them to see you. At this time, I cannot tell if the camo patterns you can select for your armor and gear have any effect on visability.

So long as you have a rig strong enough to run it, this is a great in-progress title. The devs may be moving a little slow, but I like whats been done so far, and I'm glad to see the game hasn't been abandoned.

I would recomend this game, especially if you have friends to play it with.
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27 of 40 people (68%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 6
I bought this about circa 1792, and a lot of the world has changed since then.

This game appears to be unaffected by the ravages of time though.

Possibly our ancestors will enjoy this in all its glory. Possibly.
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 15
Bought this game a little over 3 years ago, really liked the ideas and aesthetic of the game, Co-op survival story mode, Terrifying land sharks and claustrophobic combat.
I played some good matches on multi player, very intense and nerve shredding, but the overall package was pretty barren, so figured i would come back to it after more development time.
Since i have checked back from time to time over the years hoping for some progress on the initial goals to no avail, No story, no land sharks, hardly anyone on the servers, it's dead.
I feel bad for the guys that paid for the spearhead edition, they are never going to see the future content they paid for if the base game hardly exists.
Too much time was spent meandering with minor mp updates and engine conversions till they had probably burned through all their cash and then lost their staff.
Another example of the darkside of early access games, poorly planned and unable to meet any of its major goals / selling points.
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28 of 44 people (64%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 3
Review of Interstellar Marines
by David, your friend


Insurgency X Space = Interstellar Marines
Still has more content to come!

Interstellar Marines is a tactical first-person-shooter which features;
  • 5 modes - Campaign, Coop, Multiplayer, Wargames, Playground.
  • 4 levels of difficulty - Easy, Normal, Hard, Realistic.
  • 100 ranks - Ranks are known as TR-#, & goes from TR-01 up to TR-100. EXP is known as TP (Training Points).
  • Very helpful tutorial - It will teach everything you should know about playing, & show you situations you will encounter.
  • Character & Weapon skins - They are unlockable (rank req.), purchasable (5000CP/each), or included w/ Spearhead Edition.
  • Helmet which you can open/close! (default key - 'H')
  • Plenty of UNFAIR NEGATIVE REVIEWS - All the negative reviews are because of slow development. Only 1 fantastic developer works full-time currently, w/ help from some part-time helpers. That is due to financial reasons.
  • Friendly community!

Interstellar Marines is my #1 favorite game. I upgraded to Spearhead Edition to support the developers, Zero Point Software(ZPS). I've met so many friendly players (most are now some of my best friends)! This game, in its current state is DEFINITELY WORTH THE PRICE! It is often discounted at %50 off. At just $5(USD), it'll be the BEST $5 you've ever spent!
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 28
Great Game but the updates are coming out very slowly. Has potential to be a good game is ok so far but cannot compete with other fps games.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 13
It sounded great, had great concepts and features and the co-op and missions sounded amazing. I followed the game and the videos and website before it even went to Kickstarter, it's received plenty of funding and support, years of early access and is still no where near what was expected. It's been out on Steam since 2013 and the progress really is dissapointing. I had high hopes but they keep dragging it along and giving false hope. I wouldn't recommend purchasing this game. Shoot some robotic dolls and other people with some decent graphics. Many free-to-play sci-fi/tactical/FPS surpasses this.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 19
DEAD GAME, DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY, YOU CAN GET BETTER GAMES FOR FREE
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 22
Bought into it years ago. Been waiting for it to finish since.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 18
Note: After years of not playing I gave Interstellar Marines another try and am now writing this Review.

Description
Interstellar Marines is an immersive tactical sci-fi First Person Simulator in the making, offering a unique blend of tactical gameplay, dynamic environments and non-scriptet AI. Play Singleplayer or Co-op/PvP on servers around the world.

Pros:
  • Graphics are looking good, the models, the enviroment - everything fits to the game's theme
  • Sound and Soundtrack, the game overall sounds great, especially the Soundtrack
  • Variety of Gamemodes, there really is a huge amount of awesome gamemodes to discover and play
  • Voice acting, there is not too much Voice acting but when there is, it sounds authentic
  • Steam Integration, from Cloud Support to Achievements, many things are included
  • Awesome Devs! The developers love this game as much as the biggest fans do. They always listened to criticism and feedback of the fans and still do. Even though things could do better they keep pushing out Updates for the players that still play this game and I am pretty sure, they themselves want to finish the development of Interstellar Marines as much as we do. This is the first time that I can say: This Early Access game and it's developers deserve every penny that they can get.

Neutral:
  • Multiplayer sadly is almost non-existant. I hope more people will give Interstellar Marines a try and keep playing it. For what it is now, it's really doing well and I think that we all will be suprised when one day this game will be finished.

Cons:
  • The BIGGEST! problem (in my opinion) It might be just me but I think that Interstellar Marines is not optimized that well. At places with many objects I start to lose too many frames. Please use LOD's and if you do so already think about maybe streaming parts of the map. I don't know if this could lead to issues with enemies in PVP modes but please, at least in PVE modes add a Map/World streamer or use tricks like flip textures. I think if I could play this game as smooth as I can play a.e. grand theft auto I would enjoy Interstellar Marines even more!

Conclusion
Overall, I recommend this game. Interstellar Marines is fun, not too fast paced and has got a great atmosphere. It offers many, many fun gamemodes for each: Singleplayer, Multiplayer and COOP. I hope those awesome devs will find a publisher which can help them out and that they make the best of the situation and keep working on the game.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 10
Early Access is somehow Kickstarter v2...
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 25
It promised sharks with legs and cool survival mechanics. Its been YEARS... and none of that has even remotely been added into the game. Shame on you Zero Point Software. Terrible, TERRIBLE effort in trying to make a good game. Work hard and actually try to make something good. This game is garbage. Years ago i saw the trailer for this. I saw land sharks and awesome guns. Scary enviornments and dynamic maps. But that is all just a dream. This game is just a worthless dream. DO NOT BUY this game. I want a refund for the game. But i cant get it because i waited too long to see if this game would become something. Also the mulitplayer is dead. SO RIP ANYWAYS. Gaben let me refund this game.
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