Join your friends and thousands of other players from around the world to crew space-stations in a far away solar system, working together to maintain, defend and manage everything from lunch-time menus to the state of the fusion engines.
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Release Date: Apr 4, 2014
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We've decided to go ahead and release Centration via Steam Early Access due to the importance of integrating our community into the game. We plan on building Centration with the community's support and guidance over the course of the next year to create one of the most enjoyable gameplay experiences available. Involving the community in helping us to work around any problems and requirements that may arise is a key part of this mission.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“As long as it takes to create our perfect experience. We're working as hard as we can to get the game finished as soon as possible, but we refuse to rush, and most of team are working part-time at the moment.”

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

“Centration is in a very basic state at the moment. There's not much to do at all - move around the station, interact with a few things and try out a few of the features that are in at the moment. There'll be much more coming in the future and we're dedicated to providing regular updates. We've built the foundations for Centration and now we need to build the skyscraper (aren't metaphors fun?). You'll be able to join our community and play every build and iteration as the game evolves.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Our feature-set is extensive and will continue to expand with new and interesting features as we come up with fresh ideas and new technology is made available to us. Our current and planned features can be seen below.”

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

“The game will stay at its current pricing structure until release, at which point we will evaluate the worth of the final product and adjust accordingly.”

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

“Play the game, give us feedback and spread the word!””
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"This game is very early in development, but may be the first Linux game that uses Unreal Engine 4 on Steam."
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November 18

Phase 1 Update - PH1-508 - Multiplayer, Interaction, Inventory

Hello there fellow space travelers!

We are happy to announce the first Phase 1 update which concludes the initial half of phase-1 milestone of our roadmap.

We know it’s taken a long while but we wanted to ensure that we were in a stable position and were catering for the correct platforms before actually pushing this out for you guys.

Here’s the changelog:

Changelog PH1-508
  • Multiplayer added
  • Join via Steam added
  • Server info via Steam added
  • Server listings via Steam added
  • Dedicated Server hosted for testing
  • New Character added for Testing
  • New animations added
  • Steam Single Sign-on
  • Engine Updated to 4.5
  • Win64, Win32 and Linux builds included.
  • Improvements to Interaction (Click to Interact)
  • Improvements to Interaction Highlighting
  • Inventories & Item Interaction Added (Not currently included in the map)
  • Many… many…. manyyyyyyyyyyy bug fixes.
  • Stability improved.
  • Audio improvements including reverb and improvements to footsteps.

Known Issues:
  • Linux build crashes on joining servers, but listen servers works.
  • 'Hosting' a listen server may not actually host; only dedicated servers host 100%
  • As usual, please post any bugs to https://bug.centrationgame.com

Have fun!

~ noms

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October 9

Development Branch Minor Update - PH1-461

We've released a minor update to the dev branch.

This update fixes missing resources in the main menu and missing character textures.

Full notes and changelog can be found here: https://forums.centrationgame.com/showthread.php?tid=1238

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Feature List

Current Features

  • Simulated Station Training Environment
  • Dynamic Airflow Simulation
  • Interactive Doors
  • Player Stances

Features being worked on

  • Combat
  • Health
  • Proper shift-based games

Planned Features

  • Multiplayer Online Space Station Simulation
  • Join Station crews or start your own crew
  • Sandbox Survival
  • Fully Interactive & Script-Driven Environment
  • Realistic and Dynamic Combat
  • Full-Featured Medical Systems
  • Dynamic Electrical Systems
  • Dynamic Airflow & Gasses
  • Science!

About This Game

Crew a Station

Join your friends and thousands of other players from around the world to crew space-stations in a far away solar system, working together to maintain, defend and manage everything from lunch-time menus to the state of the fusion engines. Work shifts and get paid for your tireless efforts, expand your character's skills and experience, kit yourself out with the latest and greatest gear and get promoted over your friends.

Manage a Space Station

Start your own space station, with your very own space station and crew to maintain it. With this comes responsibility. Organise your crew and every detail from the colour of their shoe-laces to crew rotas. Provide endless hours of entertainment with different modes, events and in-game gameplay cues.

Simulated Environment

The environment you play in is as realistic as possible, with a dynamic airflow engine, everything powered by a dynamic power grid, realistic combat, different medical treatments, scientific procedures, in-game script-driven machinery, with a fully destructive environment on the horizon.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 2.5GHz Single-Core or Better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Graphics Shader Model 3 or Better
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 15 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.7GHz Quad Core or Better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024MB Graphics Shader Model 4 or Better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 15 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.5 or Later
    • Processor: 2.5GHz Single-Core or Better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Graphics Shader Model 3 or Better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 15 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.5 or Later
    • Processor: 2.7GHz Quad Core or Better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024MB Graphics Shader Model 4 or Better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 15 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 2.5GHz Single-Core or Better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Graphics Shader Model 3 or Better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 15 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2.7GHz Quad Core or Better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024MB Graphics Shader Model 4 or Better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 15 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
48 of 58 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Early Access Review
Clever metaphors and wordplay as well as really making the customer "Read the small font". It's not playable or even moddable as the Devs never respond, rarely release updates and rarely even say where they are in the production progress. Sure there is a roadmap, thats 2 months old....

Stay away from this until they learn to communicate with the community more.
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21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Early Access Review
Steer clear of this game!

I have owned for many months and have seen very little in the way of development.
I definitely regret purchasing this!

If you say "buy it's still in early access", it has been in early access for way too long, and we should have seen considerable development going into this game, which we just haven't.

Save your money, and buy something that is actually worth it.
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25 of 36 people (69%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Early Access Review
this game still needs alot of work before I can recommend it. sorry guys but it's a thumbs down for me.
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21 of 29 people (72%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Early Access Review
I like how this game promised to be out in Winter 2012.

I feel scammed.
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Early Access Review
Login screen simulator 2014
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Early Access Review
I've never had the chance to play it since I bought it (pre-alpha), since the game servers are always down. I'm not sure if the development still continues.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Early Access Review
Wait for further development before buying this game.

Centration is a game with a rather promising idea, however it seems to be nothing more than a placeholder as of right now that is not really worth the 15$. All you can do right now is interact with certain objects by pressing 'E', block with right clicking, and moving with the 'WASD' controls. It is in such early alpha that you can easily walk right out of the map as if you were playing in Garry's Mod.

While wandering the empty rooms and halls of the space station, I found a spot where there is no door and was simply a black space. I went through the entry way towards the black space, and as I suspected, I fell right through endlessly and only see the bottom half of the space station.

Now I still have hopes for this game once it reaches to beta. But as for now, I can't suggest this game in its current state to anyone with a clear conscious.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
Early Access Review
Right now i do not recommend this game, although I really like the idea of it.

I've purchased it looking forward to some sort of procedural space station simulation, team based thing. That's what the game promises. I even watched some videos of Space Station 13, the old game this one "depends" on, making me more interested, so I gave it a try and well, got disappointed.

First there was a typical alpha game. Not much you could do, just run around and look how the game looks like, but hey, at least there have been videos of the air simulation and stuff.
Then the entire game has been rewritten from scratch and what should I say:

Nothing much since then. It took weeks to get to a game that could open a door from one room to another. Nothing else. Just one door to open, mission acomplished.
Development is taking ages for something "new" to happen. The last time I saw something new was an empty hallway right behind the door. Yeah.

I really like the idea of a game like this, but right now I do not recommend to buy this game. There is nothing you could do and development is so slow you can come back in some month from now, hoping development accelerated a bit in the meantime.
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Early Access Review
This game is so early in development that it doesn't even belong on steam. I get that since the devs went through 2 failed crowd funding campaigns that they need the money, however the game is simply not in any presentable state. There's practically no gameplay and the only reason why someone would want to spend 15 dollars on this game, that may very well not get finished, would just be to fund development. If the idea of a 3D ss13 excites you that much, then by all means throw your money at it, otherwise, stay away until there's more content.

EDIT: My mistake, they went through 3 failed crowd funding campaigns.
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Early Access Review
They need to get their crap together. Once i actually play the freaking game that ive been waiting for oh lets say about 6 months to even try maybe ill write an actual review. As it stands all that this game has to offer is a lobby simmulator.
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Early Access Review
Bought it early to experience the developement and see what would be added over time but, it only allowed me to play it once. After an "update" - the "game" crashes to desktop everytime I click play. I've played other Early Access games and I never left a negative review but, I feel like I gave $15 for a game that won't even launch.
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213 of 247 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Early Access Review
NOT YET!
At this time the game has no actual gameplay and is not functional as a "game" yet but more of an 'air particle simulator'. Buying it now is like paying for an idea that we hope will be good before ever seeing any actual progress. In several posts by the dev's they make it very clear that "there is not meant to be any gameplay. We would like to explicitly state that nowhere have we promised a fully functional, enjoyable game at this stage in development"

Don't get me wrong, I hope this game becomes the 3D Space Station 13 that we're all hoping for, but right now it's just a $15 library stuffer. If you still wish to buy it, just know what your buying. (this will change as more features are added)

(Just a side note: I believe in this game and the company behind it. When I first heard about the game a year ago I was onboard and purchased into the build knowing the state of the game just to help the devs out. If you want to see this game done right, go ahead and purchase, or donate on their website!)
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80 of 104 people (77%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
Early Access Review
The biggest buying regret I've ever had about crowd funding. Ever since it's first "stress test", where you could do nothing in silky smooth 15 FPS, barely anything changed after a year of development. There is still no gameplay, no content, no nothing. You might say "But they say it right on the store page!" well yes, but this doesn't change the fact that game hasn't improved a bit after a year of development. This leaves questions about developer competency and the fate of your hard earned 15$. I suggest you stay away from this game until it's final stages of development.
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41 of 54 people (76%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Early Access Review
Read the description and developer statement, I didn't expect much more than a tech demo. I bough this because I liked the idea. I was disappointed to see that the developer does not even have a sever up to use.
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28 of 37 people (76%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Early Access Review
The video Is the entire game.

Save your money.
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19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Early Access Review
Like most early access games Survarium, Toilet Simulator, Call of Duty 35,000, ect this game is incomplete and unplayable. Of course you can look around the 3D enviorment but nothing is similiar to that of Space Station 13. The Roleplay Elements this game allows is simply talking. Sure it's early access, and sure it may get somewhere eventually...but this is just another Starforge Alpha. The game is not even worth it and I doubt it ever will be. It has been in this current state for over a year.
-32/10 Wouldn't buy at $0.69
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69 of 132 people (52%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Early Access Review
All you can do is look around a 3d terrain there is nothing to do at all since a year ago
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61 of 117 people (52%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Early Access Review
I'm giving this a thumbs up to at least give this game some good impression besides the thumbs down I see (which is highly likely they'll remain that way for a long time) .It's currently in Alpha mode, expect bugs, errors and lack of gameplayability. But don't let it stop you from trying out this game upon it's release. If you're a lover of space simulation games such as Space Station 13, then you should at least look into this game.

I HIGHLY urge that you purchase it ONLY during LATER STAGES of development or after the FINAL RELEASE so you could actually get a better feel of the game when more things are added rather than buying it now and ending up complaining ♥♥♥♥ when it's still in Alpha.

tl:dr = Should you get it ? Your choice. If you wish to support the devs, then be my guest ... or you could wait it out then come back and make your decision.
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Early Access Review
Game is not playable at the time of this post. Dedicated servers are not working, console is not working. THere is no single player mode at all.
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7 of 15 people (47%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Early Access Review
crappy i paid $14.99 to find game doesn't even work no servers at all in server list. Also doesn't even have single player so playing this game is no more then looking at an empty server list I want a refund!
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