Rebel Galaxy is a swashbuckling space adventure, with action-packed combat, exploration, discovery, trade, and “negotiation” with the outlandish denizens at the edge of the known universe.
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Release Date: Oct 20, 2015

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June 15

1.08b Hotfix Patch

*Fixed an issue in non-english builds where components wouldn't properly appear on other ships as loot (i.e. Pirate Lords). Note that any existing ships in your universe will be unchanged, but new ships will properly get loot drops if appropriate (they're still quite rare). To 'clear out' ships, you can use a jump drive to jump to another solar system and back, which will repopulate the regions.

*Fixed some minor German translation issues.

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May 25

Rebel Galaxy Version 1.08 Released with multi-language support

Rebel Galaxy version 1.08 is now live for both Windows and Mac.

New Features:

*Multi-language support! You can now select your language from the launcher. Supported languages are-

English
Spanish
French
German
Russian
Japanese
Chinese

Bug Fixes:

*A rare threaded sound related crash has been fixed.
*Various minor text fixes

Changes:

*For all you achievement hunters, Pirate Lord events now occur more frequently past the first solar system.

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Reviews

“Rebel Galaxy is one of the best space games released in some time, both in terms of its vast content and that its low price that won't break your wallet.”
88 – Gaming Nexus

“Rebel Galaxy might just be the successor to Freelancer that many gamers have been craving for, a space-based video game that gives gamers the freedom to pursue their space dreams and use their ship to try and get that big score that will make them wealthy or famous or both. Read more: http://www.softpedia.com/reviews/games/pc/rebel-galaxy-review-494858.shtml#ixzz49bV9tRKD”
90 – Softpedia

“Rebel Galaxy is what happens when you combine the exploration and freeform nature of Sid Meier's Pirates! with the broadside-oriented ship combat of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, and the "cowboys in space" setting of Firefly and Cowboy Bebop.”
80 – The Escapist

About This Game

Rebel Galaxy is a swashbuckling space adventure, with action-packed combat, exploration, discovery, trade, and “negotiation” with the outlandish denizens at the edge of the known universe.

As the commander of an immensely powerful star destroyer, you’ll battle pirates, explore anomalies, befriend aliens, scavenge battle wreckage, mine asteroids, and discover artifacts. Choose your path as a roguish do-gooder, crafty space-trader or power-hungry privateer – or maybe a little of each! Buy larger and more powerful craft with your hard-earned credits, and outfit them with a variety of wicked weapons and defenses. Set in a galaxy of fantastic sights, and secrets to be found, Rebel Galaxy is above all a space epic of adventure, exploration, and combat.

The edge of the universe is a pretty dangerous place, so watch your back.rières.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP,Windows Vista,Windows 7,Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2.4 GHz, AMD Athlon™ X2 2.8 GHz, or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0, 512MB VRam
    • DirectX: Version 9.0b
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7,Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0, 2GB VRam
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
    Minimum:
    • OS: Yosemite or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Yosemite or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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alveolate
38.2 hrs
Posted: August 31
this game totally exceeded my expectations: every other indie space sim of similar price point just doesn't have this level of polish. the UI looks amazing, gameplay is challenging and sensible, the characters and the plot are engaging, there's even some amount of post-story gameplay (grinding for dreadnaughts and rare alien weapons, working for faction reps, killing pirate lords, etc).

the music is amazing, but it does get a little repetitive, since the game seems play the same short rock song (with actual singing) for the same scenes. regardless, the songs are pretty cool and firefly-esque, and would be nice to own as a soundtrack.

there's even that little bit of modding possible - basically, opening the game's ini files and modifying the values to unlock certain assets for players to buy. flying a greel ship is just so awesome.
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Mr. Penguin
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 30
Great game. Loved it! (Ignore hours played. I played it mostly on ps4)
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Gaétan (GSquad934)
4.1 hrs
Posted: August 30
This game is very addicting, very good. Once you get used to the fact you can only move on a 2D perspective (left and reight, not up and down - so basically no altitude), this game is a lot of fun.

Pros:

- Nice graphics, even though it is not the best looking game ever
- Kick-♥♥♥ OST, very rock & blues, fits this game surpringly well
- Sound effects are good too, but not amazing
- You could play for hours, especially if you're a completionist

Cons:

- Scenario is not that interesting... but who cares?
- Fighting get some getting used to... once you're set though, it's OK (it's not super intuitive, especially at the very beginning of the game)
- Absolutely requires a gamepad (awful if you use keyboard and mouse)


Conclusion: I absolutely recommend this game if you enjoy space, dogfights in space, and goofy looking aliens.
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vicrao
98.3 hrs
Posted: August 30
I enjoyed the gameplay and the graphics. The music is amazing, I listen to the soundtrack on my phone. If you enjoyed Darkstart one or similar gmaes you will enjoy this.
It has a different play style then most space games, but it's easy to get used to.
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Stranger Warkri
25.5 hrs
Posted: August 29
It took a lot from freelancer but with better graphics... buuutttt... only on a 2-d plane. At first I hated that, then I was ok with it when I realized this is basically Black Flag Jackdaw style battles but in space. Everything is kinda meh, but it's fun enough that I keep playing it.

If you are looking for a super in-depth space sim, the X series is where it's at (not so much rebirth even though they fixed it up and it isn't garbage anymore... launch was a disaster). If you are looking for some fun shooting at pirates with broadside capital ship cannons, this is a good casual space game.
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Conan_the_King
7.9 hrs
Posted: August 29
Fantastic music, phenomenal atmosphere and fluid gameplay, make Rebel Galaxy one of the most fun experiences I've had in the last year.

Highly recommended 2D arcadish space game.
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Jearicho
22.6 hrs
Posted: August 29
Awsome adventure game, however despite having so many ships, I felt wanting more, perhaps base building, or fleet movements. The storyline is a solid C at best. Gameplay the ships are fun to pilot up until the dreadnought level. The biggest thing you could get out of the game is the challanging ship gameplay, however it does lack in innovative story, and lack of options for players, considering when the game came out. However it does support controllers so being on my Xbox one controller while playing makes the game more console feel play style, which is an amazing option to have in the game!
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Thor's Throbbing Hammer
12.0 hrs
Posted: August 28
Love this game. Great soundtrack, intuitive controls (no 3D space combat though, so it's not X-wing), basic trade. I'm game.

My only issue is the incredibly uneven difficulty. I don't like to be constantly waiting and waiting to get back to the space stations so I'll take 3 missions at a time and the first two go well then my 'average' difficulty third mission turns out to be against an entire pirate fleet that decimates me in a few swipes of massive beam weapons. WTF? At this point in the game my spaceship is tricked out with the best defenses there are and I can barely even dent my massive, impossibly armed 'average' bounty before getting blown up and having to lose all my unsaved progress since I visited those incredibly far away space ports.

Sigh.

Anyway, still a great game and I'm still totally hooked. But these restarts are getting ridiculous. My only alternative is to become to overpowered myself by grinding that that takes the fun out of the bounties.
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bperegoy
185.4 hrs
Posted: August 28
Been on Steam a few years now and never review anything. This game is a great one at least a 15/10. Out shines No Man's Sky by a mile. Highly recommend it.
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Jimbob
26.5 hrs
Posted: August 28
First of all this game is addictive, i've spent hours playing saying i'll stop after ive done this. Its immersive the galaxy feels like its in space theres alot of empty space but theres always something to do, also the sound track is awesome.
You can make choices on how you wanna play; play the bad guy robbing traders, smuggling or you can be the galaxys pious defender or a mix of the two. Its great game considering it was made by two people and it has potential to become an even greater game.
Even tho only two people have made the game I had an issuse that they solved personally extremly quick at that aswell.
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97 of 135 people (72%) found this review helpful
72 people found this review funny
Recommended
49.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Fun game, runs well, isn't No Man's Sky.

11/10
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36 of 38 people (95%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
53.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Imagine you're playing Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. Now, imagine that instead of being stuck with that one, tiny, but somehow infinitely upgradable little ship, you can actually buy new ships as your fortunes improve. Now, imagine you're in space. Finally, imagine you don't have to get out of the ship to follow some British ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ around the island for 20 minutes in an area that is suddenly, inexplicably teeming with soldiers.

I think I got sidetracked. Anyway. This is an excellent quasi-3D ship combat game. Not a full 3D sim like Freelancer... all player-piloted ships, and those of similar size, seem to occupy the same plane of space. Rolls, climbs, and dives are not valid maneuvers. Shields go fore, aft, port, starboard, with no concern for doral or ventral. Despite this, you don't feel particularly limited in your play. It's just streamlining something that can overly complicate some other games.

There is some downside. There isn't a lot of variety to your available weaponry. The targeting AI that controls your turrets most of the time is kinda stupid, and works in exclusive terms, rather that allowing prioritization. There are, inevitably, escort missions, some of which you will lose for no good reason. The in-game economy is a little capricious, which makes moving goods profitably as a trader a bit of a long game. But I still find it enjoyable to spend a few hours making pretty explosions in space, set to a soundtrack that you might find playing in Jim Raynor's house back on Mar Sara- forgettable, upbeat, twangy rock.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Fantastic music, phenomenal atmosphere and fluid gameplay, make Rebel Galaxy one of the most fun experiences I've had in the last year.

Highly recommended 2D arcadish space game.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
58.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Rebel galaxy is great for $20 (USD - so prob $25 AUD).

I played No Man's Sky and got bored after a week, but was still looking for my space fix.

A friend recommended Rebel Galaxy, and 10 or so hours in, the gameplay, soundtrack and just general polish of it are superb by comparison.

Playing with a controller too which is something I rarely do, but honestly it works for once.

Oh, and it freaking works on multi-monitors out of the box (16:3 7680x1440 here). Something big studios or those charging AAA prices seem incapable of doing - looking at you Bethesda and Hello Games!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
If you're on the fence about whether to buy this game or not, go for it! Replacing and upgrading your ship with different weapon systems and components is extremely satisfying! You can change your tactics depending on your preferred style of play, your weapons, and a slew of other interchangeable options that allow you to specialize your ship. I honestly don't want to give too much away. The combat is so much fun and it's running at 3840 res well over 100 fps. The graphical rewards are awesome! Buy it!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
One of the best new spaces game out there.

* Procedurally generated systems.
* Ships are all viable and useful, no clear outliers.
* Main story is a fun romp.
* Combat system is geniunely engaging and fun to play! Managing shields, booster, deflector, secondaries.
* Good mix of trading, combat and mining.
* Mining Lasers are great in combat!
* Enough variety in modules to really give you playstyle options.

Highly recommended :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
75.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
I have had hours of fun with this and not even visited half the solar systems yet.
(and great music which makes me think I could be in the same 'verse as Serenity, which can't be a bad thing)
Just enough main story to keep engaged ... or not if you would rather just trade, smuggle, work your way up the factions or whatever.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
45.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
If this was being marketed as some $50 triple-A title, it would be disappointing, but as they say in the ad, it's 20 friggin' dollars (and that's when it's not on sale). Rebel Galaxy is a very simple game, and that is its strength and its weakness. If you're looking for a game with a deep story, complex controls, or a fully realized universe with a vibrant dynamic economy, then this ain't it. Rebel Galaxy is just a fun way to pass the time. It's a nice looking space game with simple controls and a good cowboy rock soundtrack. Incidentally, if you don't like the soundtrack, or you just want a little more variety there is a way to replace or add to the playlist in the game's launcher. I like that it lets you add different folders for different parts of the game. You want honky-tonk piano in the stations, smooth jazz while exploring and speed metal during combat? You can do that.

The game is easy to learn and easy to play so long as you understand that running is often a better option than fighting. A fast ship lets you choose your battles and outrun those nasty pirate ambushes that some players seem to have trouble with. It's also a fun way to play. I especially enjoyed the dead drop missions in which I warped into the middle of an enemy formation, grabbed the loot, and hightailed it out of there before they could say, "Prepare to die!"

Are there better games in this genre? Of course. But sometimes I don't feel like firing up an Egosoft title and micro-managing a fleet of traders. Sometimes I just want to have a little fun. Rebel Galaxy was made for those times.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Very fun for a while, then I found myself thinking "Maybe they'll add more ships/missions/objectives/enemy ai"

The game was fun, the soundtrack alone is a instant classic, but turned into a grind too quickly for me.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
I never write reviews, and I only do so for games that I think are that much fun, that I need to tell everyone!

Rebel Galaxy is a weird thing, it combines "naval" combat with space ships and quite some options to (role) play the game.

The combat, is in one word, different. You fly in 2D space, as the rest of the capital ships do, and only the lighter fighters are able to fly everywhere, but you only fly capital ships.

If you want someone to explain on how you should tackle the combat in this game, then dont read this, I think you should totally find that out yourself. There are some really powerfull combinations but almost everything works together if you set it up logically.

In ways how to play the game, there are different factions.

the Citizens are what the name says, these people just want to live and inhabit most of the stations.

The Militia are a military 'police' faction, taking down pirates but also stopping illegal trading.

The Merchant Guild and Mercenaries Guild are a thing of their own. The Merchants are traders and specialize in getting cargo through the system. You can join them if you want to focus on trading with stations, because the trading and goods system in this game is quite fleshed out!

The Mercenaries supply contracts to you if you join them, also giving you access to better equipment, like most factions do in the game when you join them. They work with and against everyone, its up to you what you choose.

Then there are quite alot of Pirate and Raider factions, you'll meet the Red Devils and Double Jack's first, and you can join them if you play your missions right and work against their enemies, though all of them start out hostile to you.




There is alot more to tell, but you can find it out for yourself. I still havent beat the main story, as i'm to busy working for my chosen faction, which is alot of fun.

If you can get this on sale, defenitely get it, otherwise its still a pretty good deal!
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