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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March 21

Update 25: Chameleon



Good Morning/Afternoon Marines!
This latest update to Interstellar Marines increases the value of your Combat Points (CP) by offering unlockable skins allowing you to blend in, or stick out, as much as you’d like.

Update 25 also adds a shining new menu interface and we've revamped the Introduction mission to include some of our new features.

https://youtu.be/XREtCFZq7OE



We’ve added a new menu interface created with Unity 5's UI system and we’ve also managed to squeeze in the option to vote for map, gamemode and difficulty in both co-op and multiplayer.



In our brand new customization hub you’ll find a broad range of cool tactical skins, and you now earn Combat Points (CP) during missions, challenges and multiplayer to unlock them with.

Special thanks to our community members who helped with camo designs!
  • Bourbon the Insane
  • Ninja Cat
  • ZundiePW
  • Gater
  • OG SWAT RV [LINUX]
  • TmsFin
  • Jackerino
  • Rien Moeyaert
  • Timothy Creitz
  • Five5staR



In its new iteration Hell Week has been renamed Wargames, a more fitting name for our co-op, singleplayer and player-versus-player sandbox combat simulator in the making.

We’ve tweaked the server settings and added a new Wargame called Scavenge, where you can collect combat points 24/7. But look out - You are up against 128 bots as well as all the other skilled and tactical players!
  • Scavenge wargame is 55 minutes long.
  • Scavenged CP’s are collected when wargame ends.
  • Unlimited respawns



We’ve updated the Introduction mission to make sure new players get a more consistent first impression of the game and the features currently available. Revamped sections are shooting range, stealth test, crashed dropship mission simulation and we added a fun little stress test and maybe an Easter Egg or 2.

FULL CHANGE LOG

What's Next

We’ve been taking a critical look at the inertia and general challenge of surviving in Early Access and decided to find and team up with an indie-friendly publisher moving forward to improve our development capabilities. Meanwhile, there will be updates, missions, and new game modes as often as we can make them while we search for the right partner to help realize our ambitious vision for Interstellar Marines.

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
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mixed (77 reviews)
Overall:
Mixed (6,667 reviews)
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Shere Khan
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 23
I supported this game since before it even came to Steam because the vision the developers have is absolutely fantastic and if this game would ever be released it would be truly glorious. Yet after so many years I don't believe this game will ever be finished.
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★TC★ | David, your friend
( 11.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 22
$10 ~> Worth it.
It is like investing money. You have to wait.


To the dev's: Please keep us updated?
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mahmet and friends
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 22
Zero Point Soft, I love the concept of this, all the little details, like the condensation on the helmet, and the raising and lower of it, the little things like that are awesome and all, but right now there is nothing to this game. Nothing. The menu is lacklustre, so are the servers, speaking of servers, the multiplayer is so poorly made, and the co-op is no better. The co-op is what I want to talk about. If you die, you can't respawn. (atleast from what I've experienced) Plus, if you join late, you have to spawn from the start and slowly make your way through empty room after empty room to try and catch up. You guys really need to get working on gameplay, update the HUD immersion later on.
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Jenga Fett
( 18.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 21
Want to fight robots?
Want to fight zombie-like robots in dark corridors?
Want to find dead land sharks?
Want robots to scare the ♥♥♥♥ out of you?
Want to become afraid of loud noises?
Want to be as stealthy as a rock rolling in a glass hall?
Want to become terrified of anything that moves?
Do you have easily triggered anxiety?

Then this game is for you.
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Zephyr
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 20
I'll start the review off by saying this. This game has been in development for a very, very long time. You'll see that in every other review and it's true, it has. Outside of that, the game itself feels spectacular. The controls are there, the visuals are there, the atmosphere is there. It needs content, that's all. It needs things to do, it needs other things to shoot at beside the same faceless robot and run the same missions, but it's all there.

I want this game to succeed.
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Mr.Obama95
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 20
So here are my first impressions after a little playing.
This game is about shooting robots. The difficulty levels are challenging. Controller support is very very basic, and some button mappings are broken. There are no animations to interact with the world objects (push keys, grab objectives, pick up ammo...). Servers seems to be dead. Impressive level of detail in some things. Camera and visual effects looks very nice. Menu and interface design quality are good. I really want this game to improve. I believe it has solid basics to become a top rated game, it just needs a consistent, and involving, storyline; some intro sequencies, varied types of enemies and a little gameplay improvements. I recommend this game but honestly, it looks like there is a lot of work to put on to have a finished product ready.
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Rusher_go
( 11.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 19
Incurgency with robots + Big and empty maps. That's all this game has for now. And that's after 3 years of early access.
+ Co-op missions. Pretty fun and even scary sometimes.
+ Big and somewhat nice-looking maps in that "wargames" mode
- The bigggest number of people I've seen online is 5, which means the game is not so popular, but you can play co-op.
- Only 2 co-op missions
- 1 gun (actually 3, but they feel the same and the only difference is scope)
Worth picking up on sale if you have friends to play with (or if you like to try the same mission over and over for a few hours like I did).
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Crudux Cruo
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 18
Unfinished, No content, noone playing. maybe if they ever finish this i'd be happy
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El Microwave
( 9.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 18
I don't really have much to say, but despite reviews, this game is rather fun. Especially if you have friends that play with you. It is very immersive and actually slightly scary. Updates don't come often but when they come it's a pretty big deal. Not sure what else to say other than I can recommend!
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Shimshom
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 17
There is not much to it, no real updates for waaaay too long. Not worth your money.
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38 of 49 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
I honestly believe this game has a lot of potential, and I like the interface and how they really focused on the tiny details (in particular I love the helmet effects).

But, if I was to be honest, I wouldn't recommend this to my friends. Its been in developement for too long, and at some point you have to face facts. The developers are adding to the details of the game, but the overall game... just isn't there. Games like Insurgency, ARMA, Battlefield, (and hell even COD) get the focus of their games right. This game has no real focus.

Its been in developement too long, and I just don't see it going down a path where its going to turn into the game that I think everyone hoped it would be all of a sudden.
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28 of 43 people (65%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
I really want this game to survive, there's three developers, low income, no publisher and basically everything bad that can happen to a developer has happened to these guys. This game's concept is brilliant, the future plans are amazing and I really hope this game can be saved.

I'm gonna buy Spearhead Edition very soon, not for the perks, but so that maybe I can help in at least the slightest.

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"But HuskyWolf, why the hell should I buy this game?! Is it avtually worth the buy for gameplay?!"

Yes, fellow steam user; The game is a tactical FPS with some sort of horror element to it that I personally love.
The sound of robotic footsteps, beeping noises and loud sirens makes for a sureal experience where keeping your eyes open and your ears active is crucial for your success. There's also PvP multiplayer which, currently isn't too enjoyable.
It's not all that boring, but currently there isn't much that can change the experience enough for it to be very different each game.
All-in-all it's a great game, and with the addition of camos to keep me coming back, I hope that this game becomes the well known, great game that it deserves to be.
And if that's what the game finally becomes after years of breakdowns and challenges, I want to be one of the people who stood up and said that we believed in it.

Thankyou for your time.

EDIT: I have now bought Spearhead! :D
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23 of 35 people (66%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 1
I bought this game on January 2014. I wanted to support the devs because I really liked the concept, but after 3 years is more or less the same.... I hope the game eventually gets finished, but untill then, I can`t recommend it.
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23 of 36 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
Development of this pre-release game is exceptionally slow. It should not even be available for purchase. It's half-baked.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
45.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 13
For $10 this game is absolutly worth it. Not a complete experience but of course its Early Access. What will make this game is the singleplayer & co-op experience.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 22
$10 ~> Worth it.
It is like investing money. You have to wait.


To the dev's: Please keep us updated?
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 11
In 2014 i bought this game and also bought the Spearhead DLC to help the devs to complete this game, but sadly its dying out and i feel like my money went to waste. Game has very good graphics and love the scenery that surrounds it. Just hope that the devs adds more updates and they get the funding and the motiviation to do so.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 3
To be honest, this is one of my favorite games to play whenever I'm in the mood to listen to the Halo 3 ODST soundtrack. For some reason they go really well together. Not very well optimized or well polished, but gets the job done. Hopefully it'll be finished some day.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
So much fun to play! More people should it is great!
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 24
This game has some great features, can be really fun, and has some great promises if the devs ever get the publisher they want and need. The problem with that is that it is really doubtful that they will ever get that publisher.
The game is still fun as it is right now, especially with friends; Just be warned that it may never leave early access.
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