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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24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
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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24 of 30 people (80%) 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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37 of 54 people (69%) found this review helpful
32 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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9 of 10 people (90%) 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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9 of 11 people (82%) 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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6 of 6 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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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 19
Where are the space sharks at though? I'm still waiting two years later. 0/10 Don't buy.
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29 of 50 people (58%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.9 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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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 24
I bought this game 2 years ago, there have been virtually NO real updates to the content of the game at all in that time. I bought the 4 pack of the game and really, I've been ripped off royally.

Not only has the development died, the studio has also flat out lied in it's early marketing promising new additions that have never come. If you are expecting to be a Space Marine, breaching and clearing ships or stations, don't expect that at all. You will be fighting underground in a training facility against a dead player base or robots.

Do not spend your money on this scam, if not a scam then a massive mismanagement of time and resources that have lead to literally no real content updates in 2 years.

0/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
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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AinzMeep
2.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 30
recent updates have made this game much more enjoyable than the last time I played. The mechanics and AI have improved and there is more to do in the game now.
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DeeBee
8.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 29
Bought it, held on for a while when it got boring. They never added anything.

I'd like my 15 bucks back, but too bad I've played more than two hours.
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Squared
0.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 29
I thought the game was pretty awesome, just wish it would get the funding it deserved.
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FaZe Harambe
1.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 26
This game is pretty fun but I do not think it is worth your money. If you are interested, here is a pro's and con's list.

Pro's:
- Beautiful graphics
- Beautiful sounds
- Has "Realistic mode", which means you can die super quickly and have to be really stealthy to complete a level.
- The 3 guns are cool
- There is multiplayer

Con's:
- Menu is horrible. It is ugly and takes time to figure out.
- The only enemies that exist are robots
- The game is empty, if you play multiplayer, there are only 5 people online.
- There is only co-op
- People on multiplayer always play on Realistic mode, which means you will never finish the level
- The players look like fat Half-Life 2 elite combines
- It is always night. (not entirely sure about this one, as there are map screen shots that show day, but have never seen it.)

Hope this review helps!
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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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LanaDelSlay
25.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 22
Fun, challenging shooter
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