Space Run is a «real-time spaceship construction strategy game». Space Run takes the well-known Tower Defense-style gameplay and twists it, challenging you to manage and protect a spaceship and its cargo against the hazards of deep space!
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Release Date: Jun 13, 2014

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June 17

Watch Space Run Galaxy Launch Trailer

Space Run Galaxy is available today on Steam!

Our previous Gameplay Trailer showed you the ropes of space running, today we let you move on to practice with our Launch Trailer. Strap on your seatbelt, recharge your shields and warm up your reactors, it’s going to be a bumpy intergalactic ride!

Set 20 years after the original game, Captain Buck Mann has now set up his very own intergalactic courier service. You’re a member of Mann’s team of space runners, racing to deliver precious goods from planet to planet!
Reinforce your modular ships with armaments including laser turrets, missile launchers and energy shields, while leaving enough room for your cargo. Fly fast – the quicker you arrive at your destination, the better the rewards!

In Space Run Galaxy, you must defend your ship and its cargo as it travels the stars to deliver goods to your clients across an entire galaxy.

With four solar systems and over 50 zones to visit across 100+ runs, Space Run Galaxy offers limitless gameplay, while fresh new features expand the original experience:

  • User-created contracts - Take on contracts from other players for better rewards and unlimited replayability
  • Intergalactic player market - Trade hard-earned goods with your fellow space runners to sell off extra supplies, or snap up a tidy bargain
  • New corporations offer riskier jobs - Carry the extra fragile cargo of XenoPrime, or risk transporting The Force's highly dangerous weapon prototypes (which may even endanger your own ship!)
  • Fresh dangers await - Face off against brand new boss-type enemies, such as deadly pirate ships and huge space monsters...
  • Deep customization - Customize the shape, size, and color of any ships you acquire during your adventure. There's no restriction for what ship you use in each mission, letting you get creative with every run!

Space Run Galaxy is available today on Steam for PC.

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June 9

Space Run Galaxy Beta Live!

Greetings Space Runners,

We're pleased to announce that the beta for Space Run Galaxy is now live!

The beta is accessible to all current and future pre-order players. During the beta, you'll have full access to the first Planetary System in the game - perfect for practicing those fast deliveries in time for the full release!

Visit the Space Run Galaxy store page.

Pre-order players will also receive exclusive digital content, including the original soundtrack (MP3 format) and 4 exclusive in-game badges.

See you in space!

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“Space Run shines from the depths of space, from the challenging gameplay to the deep strategy mechanics.”
8/10 – GameSpot

“A brilliant piece of design and a polished experience”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Really good spin on tower defense! Really enjoyable, fun game with a lot of depth and a great deal of challenge.”

About This Game

Space Run is a «real-time spaceship construction strategy game». Space Run takes the well-known Tower Defense-style gameplay and twists it, challenging you to manage and protect a spaceship and its cargo against the hazards of deep space!

Space can be a dangerous place. You’re one of the most daring «Space Transporters», people who carry the dangerous task of transporting valuable shipments from one place to another across hazardous space. This supposedly simple task gets tricky once you add dense asteroid fields that regularly cross the space lanes, the armed-to-the-teeth pirate starfighters and spaceships all too willing to shred your ship for your cargo, as well as the other Space Transporters you are competing against!

Take on increasingly difficult missions as your reputation grows: bringing more expensive cargo to their destination will earn you credits to unlock new ship modules and upgrades that will help you survive the lethal threats of space: laser turrets, missile launchers, protection shields, thrusters, power generators... you name it! You’ll have to quickly adapt to every new situations if you wish to survive, building modules on your ship as you fly across space. The faster you fly and reach your destination, the better your reputation, allowing you to unlock more difficult delivery missions!
Space Run boasts high replay value: replay earlier missions with the new modules you unlocked in order to complete them faster and score higher... and show your friends you’re the fastest, most daring Space Transporter ever!

Main Features:
• Accessible and extremely dynamic gameplay that puts a new twist on the well-known Tower Defense genre

• Build your spaceship on the fly to adapt to every situation, protecting your valuable cargo and beating your competitor in deadly delivery races

• Earn credits to Unlock & Upgrade new ship modules, allowing you to better defend yourself, attack other cargo, and complete your missions faster to gain higher reputation

• High replay value: replay earlier missions with the modules you unlocked to best your friends’ and your own scores!!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • Processor: AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.4 GHZ
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB 100% OPENGL 2.1 COMPATIBLE NVIDIA GEFORCE 8600/ATI RADEON HD 2600/INTEL HD 2000
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: FMOD COMPATIBLE
    • OS: OS X 10.7.5 or later
    • Processor: INTEL CORE 2 DUO 2.4 GHZ
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB 100% OPENGL 2.1 COMPATIBLE INTEL HD 3000 OR HIGHER
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: FMOD COMPATIBLE
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04/SteamOS
    • Processor: AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.4 GHZ
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB 100% OPENGL 2.1 COMPATIBLE NVIDIA GEFORCE 8600/ATI RADEON HD 2600/INTEL HD 2000
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: FMOD COMPATIBLE
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42.6 hrs
Posted: August 17
This game is a really different look at tower defence, and it's a fresh challenge. Nothing else quite like it out there, and I keep coming back to it.
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77.1 hrs
Posted: August 15
Pound for pound, this is one of the greats. Fun graphics, simple but fun characters/storyline, simple concept, great game balance and progression. Simply put, it's amazingly fun. My only wish would be that they released additional levels for the game. You guys on the development side listening... make more levels!!
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3.5 hrs
Posted: August 15
A different take on TD, where you starship is moving and that is where you build your weapons. Guns must be turned and managed to keep them aiming at enemies and repaired. Grab it in a sale or bundle and its well worth the cost. Dont pay more than 7.50 US unless youre really into TD.
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Sailor of Fortune
8.7 hrs
Posted: August 9
Very fun and unique take on Tower Defense strategy.
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Michael Westen
17.8 hrs
Posted: July 30
Never played Tower defense games, never liked them, until i saw this game.

- Good story with humor.
- Fun to play
- Good voice acting
- This is not your typical TD games, this one has charisma, because of story.

- Hard
- Can be a little grindy, but only if you intend to be less hard.

In short= 8.5/10

Update: I forgot,

People complain about the lack of tactical pause.
In some ways people are right, but if there was one, the game would be very easy.
Would be like playing a FPS game with slow motion unlimited!
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38.4 hrs
Posted: July 28
Really fun and challenging version of a tower defense game. Having a single defense point with 360 defense needed presented several new challenges and was really enjoyable. If I had more time to play these days I would go back and 5 star all the missions.
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1.9 hrs
Posted: July 28
Yasuo and batman's Butler own a space freighter.
This game is a tower defence. But backwards and sideways.
You build the towers on a pre-assembled ship, the loot you're protecting goes on the ship as well.
The ship then flies (on rails) though the course where enemies will pop out and attack.

Your job, should you choose to accept it, is firstly to use your guns and shields to protect your cargo at all costs.
And secondly, to get the delivery quicker than all over delivery men for bragging rights.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: July 26
Gets boring really quick
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11.7 hrs
Posted: July 25
Unreasonably difficult and tedious by the end game. What starts out as innovative and a flexible take on tower defense becomes very much the opposite as levels progress. The difficulty requires you to place exactly the right module at exactly the right time all the while reorienting turrets and activating specials without a tactical pause feature. If only they included that a lot of stress would have been absent.
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31.7 hrs
Posted: July 18
I saw that there was a sequel made for this game, and thought it'd be a good idea to come back to this game and actually finish it.
The game is pretty enjoyable, a real time strategy game where your goal is to deliver various forms of cargo as quickly as possible, without losing any of it.
There's 30 missions split across 5 companies, and each company has different cargo that provokes different kinds of strategy, such as crystals that drain power, or nodes that must be connected to your command bridge via a spreading ability.

The only thing about the game is that it contains a couple of errors in its spelling and dialogue, but that sort of thing never really bothered me.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Very fun and unique take on Tower Defense strategy.
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292 of 389 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 28, 2014
This game had promise, but later levels become a function of tedium with constant need to adjust turrets. I enjoy the premise and I enjoy Tower Defense style games, but I don't find micromanaging turrets any fun. If they add in a tactical pause option I may find myself going back to those levels and changing my review accordingly. If you happen to enjoy that sort of gameplay mechanic you will probably enjoy the games later levels, but if not I really couldn't recommend the game. There is also the problem of gamebreaking bugs, see below for details here. That is the short summary of why I can't recommend the game personally. For further details keep reading.


+Great premise which freshens the stale Tower Defense genre.
+Voice acting is generally humerous.
+Variety of turrets/upgrades is relatively small, but generally each feel unique.


-Micromanaging turrets, which may be a plus for some people but not for me. Also, here a tactical pause would alleviate this con.
-Gamebreaking bugs, after my 6 or so hours playing the game the game froze and or exited to windows a dozen times. This usually happened when a new unit was introduced and then it would freeze/exit and I would then have to start all over on that level.
-Turrets/Upgrades while unique feeling would benefit from more upgrades or options. Also, the idea that all the later turrets take up more space on the ship and thus generally undoing what benefits the stronger turret gave.

That is the overview of the game, in my opinion. I will update my review, if/when they update patch fixes for the tactical pause and gamebreaking bugs.
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165 of 210 people (79%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
26.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 16, 2015
I am a bit mixed about this game, but overall I would not recommend it.

At first, you would expect the game to be possibly Rouge-like or a Tower-defense game with no specific story in mind. After you've realized that this is not the case and you're given a specific ship template per storyline mission, you then think: "Well, even without the sandbox ability to create your own ship, the missions do get progressively harder and you do get cool upgrades as the game progresses." You then realize, that there are only 5 different types of missions and the upgrades become less relevant after completing all of the weapon upgrades.

Mid-way into the game, you start to get frustrated by how unforgiving and repetitive the missions are and it simply becomes a memorization game where you memorize where the waves come first and plan accordingly to achieve the much desired 5 star rating. You start to rely on hotkeys to fend of waves of new enemies that come in every 10 seconds and you have no time to pause the game (no pause button) or just look at your ship in great detail. Only at the end of the mission, do you have any time to realize the beauty of your ship, but by that time you're so frustrated that you just want to get to the next mission.

In the end, I had to view walk-through videos for the last 5 missions since I was simply tired of memorizing when each wave comes in and when to build what structures at what locations accordingly. The upgrades became worthless after the last 10 missions since your guns do not get stronger, but the enemy gets tougher and more numerous.

Overall, it was a cool looking game and a good concept. However, I don't think it was a good idea to leave out the sandbox ability of building your own ships and how tough the time limits are for the 5 star missions.
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290 of 391 people (74%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 13, 2014
Space Run provides a lovely twist on your regular tower defense game. You make cargo runs through space, and enemies and asteroids attempt to destroy your ship every step of the way. You can place guns, rockets, thrusters and all other sorts of useful resources on your ship that will take down the incoming hordes, and keep you relatively safe -- at least for a while. Space Run keeps you on your toes at all times, and can be brutally difficult if you're aiming to go for the top scores. Well worth investing in if you like your tower defense games. You can see my playthrough here:
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160 of 216 people (74%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
An objectively solid game. Decent voice acting, nice graphics, and so on.

What the game description doesn't mention is that Space Run is the most irritating type of puzzle game; the player must build exactly the right type of turret in exactly the right spot at the right time, or fail the mission. After about 4 hours of play time, you'll just be restarting missions until you figure out the sequence the level designers want you to follow, or looking up the solutions on YouTube; this is where it stops being fun and starts feeling like work.
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64 of 73 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
27.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
Amazing tower-defense game, rough diamond in stagnant genre.

It's about:
  • delivering goods to its destination through waves of space pirates;
  • finding a compromise between weapon power and speed to deliver goods fast, but keep them "safe & sound" at the same time;
  • searching the best rational way to position goods on your ship;
  • searching the best rational way to install equipment among the goods on space which has left with a limited amount resources you get;
  • reposition the equipment during the fight, recycling "obsolete" one to position more powerful or change it with another kind which fits more for the new conditions and enviroment.

Why you should play this:
  • you've never played tower-defence games before because they look too "static" or even boring for you - this one certainly won't let you be bored;
  • you like tower-defence games, but looking for "new experience" in this genre;
  • you like planning or developing strategy, choose tactic and do not consider such things boring;
  • finding a solution being limited in time and resources brings you as much satisfaction as headshot after which your team wins;
  • you like space setting, but don't have much time to spend on 4X strategies;
  • you don't mind to repeat the same levels few times or more;
  • unlike in many others tower-defence games here going through the same level is still fun, it's not morphing into working even after some amount of failures;
  • game encourages you to think on-the-fly and out-of-box;
  • game makes you react fast, but calm and implement options you have not off the top of your head, but with a forward-looking solution.

Why you may not like it:
  • irritating loading screen each time you launch the game: have no idea what kind of data files game aggregates every time, but 30-45 seconds for the game where no extraordinary graphic or complex / generating-from-scratch levels or other sophisticated features is way too much;
  • late stages rather difficult to get perfect score, but what's worse, searching for the right approach looks more like stab in the dark than an analytical attitude;
  • there's no "tactical pause" mode (available only as a special and costly equipment's feature) - it's not just tower defence, it's also a real-time strategy: here you will have to click a lot and do it quickly.

Try, earn some money, upgrade, repeat - here you won't get tired of that unlike in most of other tower-defence games.
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60 of 67 people (90%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 28, 2015
Less of a "Tower Defense" and more of a "Point Defense" with a tactical twist. You build onto free hexes on your ship, as you fly towards your goal, and try to defend yourself and your cargo from a constant barrage of enemies. Competently amusing story-dialogues, and genuinely exciting bossfights spice it up rather nicely.

The challenge is derived from the way the game forces you to split your considerations while managing a limited budget: You must choose between weapons, defenses, engines, and other specific needs based on the "client" you are running the mission for. Focusing on firepower is easy enough, but youll lose speed and get a lower score, which limits your tech-tree advancement. Focusing on speed will get you killed. Choosing the right pieces, at the right times, is vital to getting the best outcome. This becomes more difficult as the game advances, because larger/more-advanced constructions require various levels of power, and because components must be built adjacent to each other in certain ways to function.

If I had to complain about anything in this game, it would be that there is no "free-play" or "random" mode. Only the campaign exists, and there is no variance within said campaign. Once you have played all of the levels once, all there is to do is to go back and play them each again, and try to get a higher score. The game ended, for me, before I was ready to put it away, and I was sad to see that no expansions or DLC exist to get more playtime out of it.

But, to say that a game was good enough that it left me wanting more is a compliment in its own right. Definitely worth the price at 15 dollars, and maybe worth more.
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82 of 107 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2014
A space runner with upgradable towers/progression pretty free choice of missions and tactics? 10$? AWWW YEAH.

God damn this game hits all the things i like in a game.

Unlockable towers and upgrades for them.
More things to buy than you have cash - so you have to choose your strategy. You have to be careful because you could be dead in seconds.

Actiony, energetic and a good speed. Only suggestion i can make is If you like this game try the board game Galaxy trucker.


Great. Game.
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76 of 102 people (75%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
One game one mission one scripted way through it.
Replayability = 0
and during the missions you practically have no time to experiment. One misplaced item and you're toast.
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79 of 109 people (72%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 10, 2015
Not what I was expecting.

Marketed as a spin on the tower-defense genre, but it feels far too fast-paced. There's too much micromanaging of turrets. Every construction I make requires constant babysitting. Each level, while replayable, restricts me to a specific ship layout. I was under the impression the ships would be customizable.

There's also this whole "race against the clock" factor present on each level, but if I put all of your money into engines (speed improvements), the stage doesn't seem to end any faster, and I just get cut up by all the enemies I'm unable to kill. No dead enemies = no more money. Seems like the developer designed a perfect layout for each stage and then tailored the enemies to that build. Leaves me feeling like I'm being pushed in certain directions instead of being able to fool around with different layouts.

This game desperately needs a free-play mode, where I could build my own ship layout and fight off waves of enemies. You know, like a tower-defense game.

The game looks and feels polished, but it's just not what I was told I would be buying.
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