Sea of Stars is a starship roguelike, a sandbox adventure game of interstellar exploration and combat. Travel from star to star, upgrade your ship with new systems and weapons, build up your flotilla with allies and mercenaries, and take on a variety of alien menaces.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (41 reviews) - 73% of the 41 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 18, 2014

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“Welcome to the Sea of Stars Early Access! We hope you enjoy poking around in our new game, and look forward to getting feedback on how to develop it further. The current Early Access build allows you to have short free-form adventures in the sandbox-like Infinite Space universe that is randomized each time you play, with a simple scoring system. You can also set up combat scenarios with any of the existing ships and weapons in the Combat Simulator. We are in process of creating more content for the game to provide more variety, and tuning the various user interfaces. Later we will add story elements such as missions, random events and quests that will give more structure to the game. The early access build will be continuously updated as we keep working on the game, and the number of cats acting as stand-ins for final art will be reduced over time. We intend to complete Sea of Stars later this year and set the (US) price of the finished game at $9.99.”
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"If you love games like Star Control 2 or Starflight, but only have 30 minutes to kill, this will scratch that itch easily, as it's a blast."
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September 24

Sea of Stars pre-release build 9/24/2015

We now have our first release candidate available for those enrolled in the public beta! Click here for instructions on how to enroll if you want to participate in the final round of beta testing.

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September 15

New Sea of Stars pre-release build 9/15/2015

Alright, folks. It's getting close! We're starting a new pre-release test today to prepare for a full release of the game. This beta is available for both Windows and OS X for the first time. Click here for instructions on how to join the beta test. Note that the public beta thread will likely contain spoilers, as we test things like new special encounters.

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About This Game

Sea of Stars continues the Infinite Space series of games that defined the genre of short-form space roguelikes in Strange Adventures in Infinite Space (2001) and Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space (2005). It compresses a galaxy-spanning starship adventure into the space of a single sitting, but as the game world is randomly generated each time you play, you will keep coming back for more. There is enough variety in items, aliens and special encounters that you will always discover something new - no two sessions play the same.

Sea of Stars begins in the Glory star system, in an area of space known as the Purple Void for its colorful nebular clouds. The long-isolated Terran colony of Hope has discovered the secret of faster-than-light travel, and an age of interstellar adventure has begun. Choose your starship and blast off into the Infinite Space in search of fame and fortune! Travel from star to star, explore planets and discover strange lifeforms and artifacts left behind by ancient empires. Find technology to upgrade your ship and gain allies to grow your flotilla. Encounter bizarre and delightful alien races, trade with them or blow them up - the decision is yours. And sometimes, you will face an existential threat to all life in the sector, and get to save the world.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.8GHz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB OpenGL compatible
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 16-bit stereo sound
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Early Access Review

"Sea of Stars" is the 3rd part of a popular series of video games about randomly generated star systems, space captains and background stories!

"Particle Vortex Cannon", combined with another long-range weapon, is my favorite Attack Combo - like in the past 2 games. Unfortunately, "Sea of Stars" is still in Early Access. But it's playable! In the end you land on a personal highscore, no matter what the end looks like - survived or dead! The 3rd Dimension greatly improves the in-game immersion! And a single game lasts no longer than what You can see on my steam-based game-time-counter!

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Early Access Review
This is a fantastic game. I've played the others in the series and they get better with each one. If you enjoy a space exploration game you can play in less then 30 minutes, then this is the game for you. The developer has been great about adding new content on a regular basis.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Early Access Review
Funny little game to spend a few minutes now and then. Success within the time limit depends a lot on being lucky enough to get a decent drive early on.

Replay value is somewhat limited after a few rounds.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
55.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
Early Access Review
Sea of Stars at it's heart is one of the most elegent time wasters you will ever play. Embark on a galactic adventure for exploration and profit spiced up with deadly combat, and do it all in twenty minuites or less. Sometimes that less is your first encounter the game will neatly explode your ship even on the easy setting.

Long before the terms "Rougelike " and "Sandbox" this game was all those in it's past two lives. For new players it offers a pretty rich well thought out world to knock around in. For long time players it has almost all your goodies waiting to be found [except for a few of the rather broken ones, cough, altheric mirror, cough] plus some new goodies.

You can still build a floatilla to help you with the dangers of infinite space, but there are some major upgrades here. Fighters cant be destroyed in combat. well they can but you get to rebuid them after combat, so now you can actully use them instead of hoarding them. Second you can upgrade your ships! Want a terran Battleship? Turn in your ill gotten gain to buy the beefest of hulls. This goes for your floatilla ships also , just find thier homeworlds and they upgrage to for a cost. The combat simulator gives you a chance to try out all ships and weapons found in the game to see just what you like. I have no doubt that if you have played the eariler versions of the game your gonna love it, plus it is still in early access so just how much more goodies are gonna get put in.

About early access.
Right now the game runs and functions well, I have had the rare crash, but other then that all aspects plugged into the game work well.

Few and mostly tiny. I miss the missings items like the cloak of Babalon and the Altheric Mirror, but these items were unbalanced at best. I miss having to return to Glory [home planet] to complete mission just being able to retire anywhere seems a little cheesey. I really miss the end game statements that assingned my captain a postion and carrear in life based on my score type. I hope that does get put back in for the full version.

So got time to waste and wish to be endlessly entertained? This is the game that will lurk on your hard-drive for years supplying that need. should you get it. Oh hell yes!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
Early Access Review
i was alittle relucant to play this as i wasnt sure how it would play out.

however i LOVE it, the gameplay is casual yet engaging, with tactical combat,

100% recomend it
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