Drifter is an open-world sandbox space trading game with a procedurally-generated galaxy 100,000 light years across made up of tens of thousands of star systems to explore and features an original soundtrack by composer Danny Baranowsky.
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Ce que les développeurs ont à dire :

“Hello!

Because Drifter is an open-world sandbox game we feel like it’s a good fit for Early Access. The game is already enjoyable and relatively bug free, however, it is missing a number of features that we feel should be in the game before calling it 1.0. We hope that this way you’ll be able to have fun with the game while it’s still being worked on; this will give us the ability to create the best game possible based on your support and feedback.

We’ve also created a roadmap on the Drifter wiki (http://celsiusgs.com/drifter/wiki/Development_Roadmap) so you can see where the game is currently, and where it’s headed, to help you make an informed decision before you support the game.

While there will likely be some bugs and hiccups along the way, we will strive to ensure that Drifter is playable and relatively polished during its journey to completion.

Thank you!

Early Access Pricing


Because Drifter is still in development, and as a way of saying thank you for supporting us, the game will be $11.99 while on Early Access. This is 20% off its intended full price of $14.99.”
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16 décembre 2015

Drifter 0.6.3 is out!



Featuring a number of quality of life improvements, new icon artwork, and a number of bug fixes you can get the details of what’s new and fixed on the wiki: http://celsiusgs.com/drifter/wiki/Current_Build_and_Known_Bugs

Drifter 0.7.0 and Beyond

Thank you for your continued patience as we work towards 0.7.0. Despite my attempts at trying to increase the frequency of updates we have fallen behind in that regard and I apologize for that. The good news is we have been able to focus on finalizing all of the design work for Drifter 1.0 over the last few months and I feel like there’s finally a clear path for finishing the game.

Drifter 0.7.0 should be finalized in the next few weeks which will finally see the replacement of the placeholder planet textures with procedurally generated ones, the introduction of the Material Synthesis system, and the introduction of the frequently-hinted-at spatial anomalies which will add a new element of exploration to the game.

Once Drifter 0.7.0 is out, I feel like there are maybe 3 or 4 major updates left before we hit 1.0 and the game is finished. With the major design work out of the way most of what is left is implementation, and we’re going to push for a major update every 4 weeks. I realize it’s been difficult for us to maintain a consistent schedule but I really want to get the game to 1.0 and properly released and the only way to do this is to keep pushing for it.

That said, Drifter 1.0 is not going to mean the end of development on the game because there’s still a lot of things I’m hoping to add to the game post-release but I feel like this is a necessary step and it’s been a long time coming.

In the meantime, enjoy some concept art Sven has been working on for three new station facilities we’re adding leading up to 1.0!







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Drifter is an open-world sandbox space trading game with a procedurally-generated galaxy 100,000 light years across made up of tens of thousands of star systems to explore and features an original soundtrack by composer Danny Baranowsky. Take on the role of a spaceship captain attempting to eke out a living among the stars by trading goods between star systems, hunting pirates for bounties, mining asteroids for valuable ore, or even becoming a pirate yourself. The choice is yours!

Configuration requise

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Système d'exploitation : Windows XP SP1
    • Processeur : x86 1.5 GHz
    • Mémoire vive : 1 GB de mémoire
    • Graphiques : 256MB OpenGL 1.5 compatable
    • Espace disque : 1 GB d'espace disque disponible
    Minimum:
    • Système d'exploitation : OS X 10.6
    • Processeur : x86-64 1.5 GHz
    • Mémoire vive : 1 GB de mémoire
    • Graphiques : 256MB OpenGL 1.5 compatible
    • Espace disque : 1 GB d'espace disque disponible
    Minimum:
    • Système d'exploitation : Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS or equivalent
    • Processeur : x86 1.5 GHz
    • Mémoire vive : 1 GB de mémoire
    • Graphiques : 256MB OpenGL 1.5 compatible
    • Espace disque : 1 GB d'espace disque disponible
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adam_berkeley
( 2.0 heures en tout )
Avis donné pendant l'accès anticipé
Posté le : 21 mai
Drifter is a good solid platform it has good graphics and solid game play and a well thought out game play mechanic all it needs now is a solid story and some good characters to make this a good game, great work in progress but needs more to be fun and engaging.
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colethelion321
( 7.0 heures en tout )
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Posté le : 17 mai
idk. its a good game. i dont know why its still in early acsess. it hasnt been updated for ever. but i liked it.
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Hyenaz
( 1.7 heures en tout )
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Posté le : 8 mai
It has potential, but as of 0.6.3 (May 2016) its still feels like an early beta, lots of stuff missing, the game does not feel complete or polished in any way.

I hope its going to improve, but so far the updates come pretty rarely for my taste
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Pusillanimous Kiwi
( 9.2 heures en tout )
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Posté le : 2 mai
Dead game don't buy, steam should really fine stuff like this.
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Major_Macaroni
( 0.3 heures en tout )
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Posté le : 11 avril
cccccccccccrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazy game not worth the price but pretty cool
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Skyh Blue
( 1.4 heures en tout )
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Posté le : 8 avril
This text is just a placeholder. I'm working on a proper review article.
Please be patient. Hopefully I'm able to povide you my review later this year.

Seriously, I´ll delete my negative review if there is a substantial update for Drifter.
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Sorrowful Empire
( 5.9 heures en tout )
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Posté le : 6 avril
One of the better indie games I've played.
It certainly can scratch that space trading itch, and the sheer size is mindblowing.
I can't wait till this hits Vita, it will be an instant purchase. As for now, definitely check it out. It's a great game.
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WarzoneNinja
( 4.8 heures en tout )
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Posté le : 29 mars
Dead Game... no updates... long story short a wasted spending of money
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[FR] Ke0zom
( 0.2 heures en tout )
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Posté le : 28 mars
------------)> ENGLISH <(------------

Hello, the game is still in development or is it abandoned ?
I worry a lot and I begins to regret having bought this game..
Before having bought this game, I played in crack,
but I decided to buy it to remunerate the author..
Is this a good idea ? Or am I mistaken ? :'(

------------)> FRENCH <(-------------

Bonjour, le jeu est-il encore en développement ou bien est-il abandonné ?
Je m'inquiète beaucoup et je commence profondément à regretter d'avoir acheté ce jeu.
Avant de l'avoir acheté, j'y jouait en crack,
mais j'avais décidé de l'acheter pour rémunérer l'auteur..
Est-ce que c'était une bonne idée ? Ou bien je n'aurais pas dû l'acheter ? :'(
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Jackassinthebox
( 10.1 heures en tout )
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Posté le : 15 mars
While this game is still in early access I enjoyed it very much. If you enjoy games that are slow at first and then get a lot more fun as you play on, this game is for you. It is still a little buggy at points but it really doesn't take away from the overall gameplay. 7/10
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dessnr
( 0.8 heures en tout )
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Posté le : 13 mars
The author has forgotten about his game and doesn't care a hoot about his customers that have paid good enough money for the game. He got the taste of some extra cash and ran.

Pathetic.

EDIT: There must be a way that we can press charges against these robbers. Early access or not. There needs to be something put into place that holds them to their word. Besides taking them out behind the woodshed and kicking the snot out of them.

Would you allow somebody to steal something from your home? No? Well that's what these cretins are doing.
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Tyson RavenWolf
( 4.4 heures en tout )
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Posté le : 23 février
It's definitly a rough sketch of a game that has potential. I had some fun with it, but that's only after I used Cheat Engine to derp around with with everything this game has to offer. It's lacking a lot of content at this point, and there's a ton of things, such as the UI, that feel very disjointed from the "theme" of the game, or lack there of.

I understand game development isn't easy by any standard, and I get that it's hard to see your work getting bashed with negative reviews; however, I won't stand here and say "you should get this game because the developers care" because the developers really do still care. Just because they care doesn't mean this is a product that's up to par, and this being an early access game doesn't make that an exuse. It's been 2 years. This is a wake-up call, and the devs need to step it.




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Pill Cosby
( 3.4 heures en tout )
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Posté le : 23 février
still dont know how to play or what to do....
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Zinoviev
( 0.4 heures en tout )
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Posté le : 5 février
Do not buy this game. Save your money and buy Elite:Dangerous, or Escape Velocity. This game will never be finished and just looks terrible. Do not buy.

And I never review games.
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Magius96
( 12.2 heures en tout )
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Posté le : 11 janvier
I find myself wishing I had the source code so I could fix the long standing issues that are painfully obvious. Like all the UI buttons that do nothing, but aren't disabled or hidden. Development of this Unity3D game is very slow, I can only assume that the developer has been focusing all thier attention on artwork or sound. While I do see a few code issues that were updated in the last update, it's not enough changes to make me believe this developer is really spending more than a few hours per month on the game at best.

All that said, Drifter does offer a very interesting take on a tried and true genre of space exploration combined with the open world freedoms that we've come to love with newer games. There were some nit-picky things that I noted that I felt were rather wierd, like no one would build a mining base in a star system that has nothing to mine. Some of the complaints that other users have made are really easy things to fix, and I say that as a developer myself. One suce complaint was the ability to tell the difference between different types of star systems at a glance. Thats easily done by displaying them with different colors on the galaxy view.

Aside from the overbearing development slowness and persistent game issues, I'd give the game an overall 7.5 out of 10. I would recommend this game for space exploration enthusiasts. If you're just looking for a space shooter, this game can keep your attention for a while. It'll hold your attention even longer, if you also like trading resources for money, or going mining, or just running errands.
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jakanddaxter1996
( 2.4 heures en tout )
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Posté le : 2 janvier
♥♥♥♥ eve online
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Tasker 2016 #KuritaStrong
( 0.6 heures en tout )
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Posté le : 19 décembre 2015
Vaporware.
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Pezz
( 1.6 heures en tout )
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Posté le : 15 décembre 2015
I'd play this game a lot more, but every time I check it out and load it up I go:

"Oh, yeah, newtonian flight" - which has never been fun ever.
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Balula Whale
( 1.4 heures en tout )
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Posté le : 13 décembre 2015
Game has not had an update that has added content in a very long time. All the things they promised to add in have not been added. I'm pretty sure this game will stay in early access forever, as I'm sure the developer has pulled a doublefine and run off with all the money before finishing the game.
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Billydash
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Posté le : 6 décembre 2015
Long way to go but it has lots of potential.
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Posté le : 21 mai
Drifter is a good solid platform it has good graphics and solid game play and a well thought out game play mechanic all it needs now is a solid story and some good characters to make this a good game, great work in progress but needs more to be fun and engaging.
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While this game is still in early access I enjoyed it very much. If you enjoy games that are slow at first and then get a lot more fun as you play on, this game is for you. It is still a little buggy at points but it really doesn't take away from the overall gameplay. 7/10
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One of the better indie games I've played.
It certainly can scratch that space trading itch, and the sheer size is mindblowing.
I can't wait till this hits Vita, it will be an instant purchase. As for now, definitely check it out. It's a great game.
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The author has forgotten about his game and doesn't care a hoot about his customers that have paid good enough money for the game. He got the taste of some extra cash and ran.

Pathetic.

EDIT: There must be a way that we can press charges against these robbers. Early access or not. There needs to be something put into place that holds them to their word. Besides taking them out behind the woodshed and kicking the snot out of them.

Would you allow somebody to steal something from your home? No? Well that's what these cretins are doing.
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Posté le : 13 décembre 2015
Game has not had an update that has added content in a very long time. All the things they promised to add in have not been added. I'm pretty sure this game will stay in early access forever, as I'm sure the developer has pulled a doublefine and run off with all the money before finishing the game.
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It's definitly a rough sketch of a game that has potential. I had some fun with it, but that's only after I used Cheat Engine to derp around with with everything this game has to offer. It's lacking a lot of content at this point, and there's a ton of things, such as the UI, that feel very disjointed from the "theme" of the game, or lack there of.

I understand game development isn't easy by any standard, and I get that it's hard to see your work getting bashed with negative reviews; however, I won't stand here and say "you should get this game because the developers care" because the developers really do still care. Just because they care doesn't mean this is a product that's up to par, and this being an early access game doesn't make that an exuse. It's been 2 years. This is a wake-up call, and the devs need to step it.




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After the years i have had this game there has been almost no change, whats going on dev!
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Vaporware.
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Posté le : 5 février
Do not buy this game. Save your money and buy Elite:Dangerous, or Escape Velocity. This game will never be finished and just looks terrible. Do not buy.

And I never review games.
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Posté le : 11 janvier
I find myself wishing I had the source code so I could fix the long standing issues that are painfully obvious. Like all the UI buttons that do nothing, but aren't disabled or hidden. Development of this Unity3D game is very slow, I can only assume that the developer has been focusing all thier attention on artwork or sound. While I do see a few code issues that were updated in the last update, it's not enough changes to make me believe this developer is really spending more than a few hours per month on the game at best.

All that said, Drifter does offer a very interesting take on a tried and true genre of space exploration combined with the open world freedoms that we've come to love with newer games. There were some nit-picky things that I noted that I felt were rather wierd, like no one would build a mining base in a star system that has nothing to mine. Some of the complaints that other users have made are really easy things to fix, and I say that as a developer myself. One suce complaint was the ability to tell the difference between different types of star systems at a glance. Thats easily done by displaying them with different colors on the galaxy view.

Aside from the overbearing development slowness and persistent game issues, I'd give the game an overall 7.5 out of 10. I would recommend this game for space exploration enthusiasts. If you're just looking for a space shooter, this game can keep your attention for a while. It'll hold your attention even longer, if you also like trading resources for money, or going mining, or just running errands.
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Posté le : 5 décembre 2015
♥♥♥♥ Dev, I backed this "game" on Kickstarter and it's been YEARS and only a few SMALL updates have come out for it, now this ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ is on Steam getting money for this game and still no updates...♥♥♥♥ Dev, ♥♥♥♥ game, don't reward this DOGSHIT!
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Long way to go but it has lots of potential.
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Posté le : 23 février
still dont know how to play or what to do....
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2.7 heures en tout
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Posté le : 15 mars 2014
Un jeu avec beaucoup de potentiel !

Quelques points négatifs cependant :
- Il est assez frustrant de toujours rester sur le même plan
- Les menus ne sont pas très lisibles ni très intuitif (je ne comprends pas tout encore, ou tout n'est pas implémenté)
- Les différents systèmes se ressemblent beaucoup
- Les combats sont assez répétitifs

En dehors de ça, je trouve sympa l'aspect d'exploration (surtout que le galaxie est immense :o). Les missions manquent encore un peu de diversité mais elles ne sont pas inintéressante (j'aime bien la chasse aux Pirates !).

Beaucoup de potentiel donc. Bon courage au(x) developpeur(s).
Avec tout mon soutien !
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37.5 heures en tout
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Posté le : 30 juillet 2015
There is nothing happening with this game aside from meaningless trade item updates.

Whats actually wrong:

1. No factions. This alone breaks the game by it's very nature. There are things to do like trading and mining but these things are pointless given the fact that you can just hang around a space station killing everyone who leaves and then selling the loot to said space station without anyone being upset about the means in which you acquired these goods.

2. There is no galaxy. It's just an illusion. All solar systems are basically empty, sure there may be a star and some planets but the only thing to interact with is space stations. A vast majority of the galaxy has zero space stations so there is no reason to venture beyond more than 3-5 solar systems in your entire play though. Also, every Earth-like planet is literally Earth.

3. No AI whatsoever. All enemy ships follow the exact same pattern of attack. This is most evident if you alter the games files to allow yourself enough speed to outrun the enemy. All enemies will spot you, dive towards you firing at you while never trying to lead you with there weapons. They will fly by you and turn to shoot again. If you go faster than them by editing the games files to get in front of them they will ignore you and turn away from you to shoot at where you should be.

After collecting all the ships and playing through the game I initially thought there was a lot of reason to think Drifter had a really bright future. However, after seeing none of this games issues ever being addressed in an honest light by the Dev and seeing updated that included literally nothing but items the players could have added themselves by playing with the game files I cannot recommend this game to anyone. Nor do I think anything is really going to come of Drifter. Instead of making a game I believe this developer is concentrating on making the illusion of a game.

Tip: You can save at a station, exit the game, reload and the station will have 50% of it's inventory respawned!
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Posté le : 4 mars 2014
Tons of potential, but in my mind not really ready for even early access. The tutorial was frustrating to figure out, the radial menu is very much not clear. My main problem though is the game is paced way too slow. My first mission I got wanted me to deliver an object to another system. Ok, fine. I figured out how to plot the course and noticed it was 57 jumps away...ok... I did my first jump to see how it works and noticed the jump drive disables for a 60 second cooldown. 57 jumps = 57 minutes IF you jump exactly on the cooldown second every time. That's pretty poor design.

Buy it if you want to support it. There is tons of potential here and I expect it will be greatly improved. This is the reason I am recommending it, but if you don't know how to read my review and can only look at the thumb then I can't help you.
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Posté le : 3 janvier 2015
I know this game has missed its original launch window by a lot, however I am so glad they aren't rushing. Even looking at the 8 months since last beta release would make you think this is not worth investing in as it may turn out as vapourware. I'd implore you to follow the main Dev on Twitter @celsiusgs as he is always tweeting screenshots and progress. As well as interacting with fans. I just tweeted him an hour ago about an issue and he already responded.

So far (version 0.53) it is a lot of fun. You start off with a capable, fast ship with a pair of small lasers outfitted. From the first few minutes, without upgrades, I was able to pick a fight with 3 other ships, destroying one and escaping in my damaged ship. I wish I had better macro support on Mac, my Saitek Command Unit would cover most of my controls but it's a painful process on my platform. That being said, the controls are pretty straight forward but I'd like the option to access all options from the keyboard. If I am walking into a situation that I know I may not be able to handle then I plot an escape route. It would be much quicker to hit a key to engage my pre-planned jump rather than click on my ship then click the jump button from the radial menu that pops up.

Trading has been fun, although I'm less of a trader. Prices do very heavily system to system so its worth taking the time to learn some good routes and run them. Myself though, I prefer taking patrol missions to chase down pirates for funds. Now exploring is where this gets really fun for me. Since its a 20,000 star system, procedually generated galaxy there is so much unknown. There is greater diversity, more detailed systems and features that will make it all the more fun down the road but as of the May release I already enjoy exploration. I played Outer Empires online for a few years and I loved exploring the 20,000 star system galaxy for years.

When NPC communication comes out it will be far more interactive and immersive, I look forward to that as an Explorer. So far my interactive choices are protect, shoot or leave alone. Pretty fun choices but the promised NPC comms system will be a huge step forward.

Well thats my impressions of the current version.

The progress towards 1.0 is taking a bit of time but the new features, graphical updates and love being put into this game make me patient to wait. Until then I'll enjoy what I can currently play: 8 ships as a trader, explorer, pirate, merc, etc in a 20,000 star system sandbox. Somehow I think I'll occupy my time.
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Posté le : 9 novembre 2015
I backed Drifter on Kickstarter. It got funded in juni 2012. More than 3 years later next to nothing has changed. Might still have potential, but the developer probably doesn't care anymore. Very infrequent updates change next to nothing.
I'll revise this review if this game ever gets finished.
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If you want to play Elite: Dangerous but can't run it, this is the perfect game for you.
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I've played Drifter for 70+ hours pre-Steam, and while there is a steep learning curve at the moment and a lack of content in some areas, the level of detail and the all around playability already make it one of the better space trading sims out there.

One of the first things you'll notice when starting a new game is that your ship follows the laws of momentum, and doesn't come to a full stop every time you thrust in a different direction. Couple this with projectiles and energy weapons that take time to reach their target, and you get tense and often disorienting battles, fighting as much with the laws of physics as with the pirates that want whatever it is you have.

Outside of a few core systems the galaxy is procedurally populated with star systems and destinations, some friendly and reliable, others viciously hostile teeming with marauders. there's trading opportunities everywhere, and it's up to you how safe you want to play it.

As for the trading, it's a steady if slightly shallow source of income. However the framework for it is in place, with regional price differences and the need to balance what you can carry with what will make you the most money, and with this being Early Access new content is always in the works.

Like with trading, the available missions are steady cash flow but a touch mundane, with patrol missions being the preferred combo of seeing new places and blowing up things.

All in all, the fanatical level of polish and the overall level of detail, combined with the devotion of the devs and the steady stream of new content make Drifter a very highly recommended purchase.
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