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 (138 reviews) - 71% of the 138 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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June 27

Drifter 0.8.2 is out!



Drifter 0.8.2 is now live! This is the third release in the 0.8.x series, codename "Event Horizon".

We've finally fixed the bug we were experiencing in lua that was causing some instability. The game should no longer crash on the starmap when you're running missions.

Also we've added a bunch of new stuff as we prepare to add pilot skills and attributes. You can see some of the new UI we've got in place but it won't be useful until we flesh these systems out over the next few weeks.

WHAT'S NEW

  • Initial Pilot Attributes
    • Attributes now exist in the game
    • Skills now exist in the game
    • You can't interact with them much yet!
    • You can view the Pilot Status UI though
    • Attributes will expand in 0.8.x
    • Initial Skills will be added in 0.8.x too
  • Initial Pilot Status UI's
    • Displays initial attribute skill trees
    • Displays initial factions reputation
  • Improved the HUD visuals and options
    • more HUD polish!
    • HUD now anchors at the corners when scaling
    • HUD now has X and Y offset for direct control!
  • Start tracking pilot specifics
    • Pilots now have factions, attributes and skills
    • Currently only used by the player
    • This will later be used by AI (but not yet)
  • More work on procedural planets
    • Added earth-like planet as a teaser
    • Making the planet editor lua scripted
  • Improved planet loading and unloading
    • Will make a difference in subsequent updates!
BUGS FIXED
  • Fixed crashes from lua stack overflows
  • Fixed Tables and Text views scroll resets
  • Fixed re-docking timer counting when it shouldn't
  • Fixed some station collision shape issues

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May 13

Drifter 0.8.1 is out!



Drifter 0.8.1 is now live! This is the second release in the 0.8.x series, codename "Event Horizon".

In addition to a number of bug fixes we've finally completed the initial implementation of the faction system. You can't interact with it just yet but once factions are fully implemented it will allow all kinds of interesting things like faction specific missions, equipment and ships.

WHAT'S NEW

  • Initial faction system implementation!
    • Factions now exist in the game
    • You can't interact with them yet!
    • Initial territory capital selection
    • Initial procedural territory expansion
    • Initial territory visualization in galaxy view
    • Faction system will be fleshed out in 0.8.x
    • Faction specific missions on the way
    • Factions will be player joinable
  • Added keyboard shortcuts
    • Galaxy Map - G
    • System Map - H
    • Jump Console - J
    • Ship Menu - O
    • Comms Menu - K
BUGS FIXED
  • Fixed some stability and memory allocation bugs
  • Fixed dropdown menus being broken
  • Fixed system state clean up where ghost stations could persist
  • Fixed search dialog incorrectly popping up from remote system view
  • Fixed Jump Override slider updating when open and timer expires

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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
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