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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Mixed (80 reviews) - 53% of the 80 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (6,639 reviews) - 67% of the 6,639 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
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Mixed (80 reviews)
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Mixed (6,639 reviews)
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[Bellcam Cpt.] HuskyWolf [COMS]
( 3.4 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.
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Yakuza
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
It has a lot of potiential through the game play. However, there could be a need in changes throughout the game. I would recommend it to those who would like to play the game as now and as it continues to update from here on out for better game play and fun community.
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sniper_at
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
Complete rip off. Purchased as early access on 8/29/2013. It's still "early access". Do NOT BUY.
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Valorox
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
HORRIBLE
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SURGE<>
( 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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[Commander] Sullivas
( 9.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
So much fun to play! More people should it is great!
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tonesims
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
Got this game last year for $5. Didn't like it then, but gave it another shot this week...no real changes since I bought it. Seriously, if the developers don't care or communicate with the community (especially in early access) then why would I want to play it?
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Armani
( 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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MoonDaMayyn
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
Game is basicly Just ♥♥♥♥...
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cart
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
this game just never got off the ground.
been in early access for 2 years (or longer?)
online gameplay generally ahs 4-5 ppl playing regardless of server/game mode anything
it's a failed game and they are unlikely going to finish.
after 2 years of 0 dev progress. time to uninstall.
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98 of 119 people (82%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
51.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 2
It was fun... Untill the devs did nothing... for a year and a half...
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56 of 65 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31
Had a lot of potential. It's just way too far from being a complete game. Updates that take too long and add very little. Mechanics are still rough around the edges with no signs of improving any time. The stuff just isn't there.
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34 of 46 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 14
The devs are not active and they do not take this game seriously so why should you. Do not spend money on this.
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 10
The concept for the game is great, and the gamplay mechanics, story, and atmosphere are all great too.
However, the game has been in Early Access for a long time now, and little progress has been made.
Until the game comes out, I don't recommend it just quite yet. Although I am confident when it does come out it will be pretty good.
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18 of 28 people (64%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
68.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 5
I followed this game before release on Steam and picked it up on the Day 1 release.

Interstellar Marines is a great game and I would recommend it if you would like to support the devs though the process of making the game. I don't usually write reviews, but this is one of the few games that I think has warranted a review. Interstellar Marines is a great concept and widely fun. I know this because I have convinced 8 people to buy it and they all love it. The devs while struggling through tough times have managed to keep this game alive for many years and while progress is slow, i'm sure the end result will be worth it.

This will be a coop game with multiplayer integrated in with it. ZPS decided to first start with the player mechanics, so multiplayer was the first thing being developed. While there are not a lot of people on it, you can still get games going and i've had fun in the Wargames mode known as hell week and have actually gotten into quite a few good firefights. While the game is barebones as of now, I believe there will be major progress once this game gets a publisher. I have the patience to wait and love the game and want to see something truely capture the feeling of a sci-fi first contact scenario.

Things I like about the game:

-The weapon play(Even with only 3 weapons being available)
-Art and character design
-AI that is actually scary and dangerous
-Unique Multiplayer with the C.E.R.A. weather and lighting AI.
-Robots
-The few Co-op previews on the game are fun. (Even better when you play them with friends)
-Hellweek (It's interesting and a very unique gamemode)

And now for the one negative:

-Lack of content (This is understandable though because of the current state of the dev team and lack of a publisher)

I still believe in this game.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 16
Don't care about other people complaining, this game is funny, with awesome graphics, and very good AI. Yes, it's "incomplete" (compared to all promises made) but i consider this game still enjoyable even in it's state :
You have 3 campaign missions, pvp maps, 2 survival maps, 2 extermination maps. Plus Hell Of The Week, a big pack of 9 maps that makes you feel the danger and like a scavenger looking for ammo and killing robots.

If you have 10 bucks to spend, give it a try ;)

THere is a very little people, but they are cool so it's fine :D
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 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.

-----

"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.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 19
I still belive that this game will be saved.

So they are being honest saying hey "we ran short on money and a big comp would be better to deal with this". At least they are trying to give back to the community who has waited so long for this game to be in its final stages and out of the darkness it seems to be forever resting in. Hopefuly one day we see this as big a game as Halo or Battlefield (COD is worse than this and its fully deved)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
Complete rip off. Purchased as early access on 8/29/2013. It's still "early access". Do NOT BUY.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
So much fun to play! More people should it is great!
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