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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Mostly Positive (126 reviews) - 72% of the 126 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 4, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

“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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December 16, 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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About This Game

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!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP1
    • Processor: x86 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB OpenGL 1.5 compatable
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6
    • Processor: x86-64 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB OpenGL 1.5 compatible
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS or equivalent
    • Processor: x86 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB OpenGL 1.5 compatible
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Early Access Review
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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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Early Access Review
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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82 of 96 people (85%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2015
Early Access Review
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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31 of 41 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
Early Access Review
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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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2015
Early Access Review
After the years i have had this game there has been almost no change, whats going on dev!
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