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.
User reviews: Mixed (48 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 4, 2014
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Note: This Early Access game may or may not change significantly over the course of development. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you may want to wait until 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.”

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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Recent updates View all (28)

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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October 3

Development Branch Update: PH1-450

We've pushed a new update to our Development Branch.

For a full changelog, visit our forums: https://forums.centrationgame.com/showthread.php?tid=1230

Switching to the Development Branch

To switch to the Development Branch, right-click Centration in your library, select Properties. In the window that opens, select the 'BETAS' tab. In the drop-down menu on this tab, select dev - Development Branch, and click okay.

You are now on the dev branch.

As always, please report any and all bugs to https://bug.centrationgame.com. Please look for your bug before posting, as it may have been reported already.

Community Forums
Our community forums are available at https://forums.centrationgame.com, and we welcome any and all playeres to come and chat, make suggestions and discuss the upcoming developments.

Teamspeak 3
We have Teamspeak 3 for whenever you fancy jumping on and talking to some of the dev team or some of the other players! The address is: centrationgame.com

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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

PC
Mac
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
71 of 92 people (77%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
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.
Posted: May 25
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37 of 43 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 30
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38 of 50 people (76%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
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.
Posted: May 20
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19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 25
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
The video Is the entire game.

Save your money.
Posted: June 21
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211 of 245 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
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!)
Posted: April 5
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