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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Shai-Hulud
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Kind of a gem. I got really burned out on overly complicated space sims. This was exactly what I was looking for, and i'm only 6 hours in.

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MolsonFL
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Not the most complicated space sim/spaced RPG I've ever played. But simplistic does not equal simple.

I'm only about two hours in and there's depth here. You spend all of your time on your ship. The times you do dock at stations, these are static scenes that you use menus to navigate. That said, it's functional.

My one complaint is that the game isn't 3D. Yes, it's 3D rendered but you can't move across all three axis. You're stuck in a plane and this is space. Come on, you couldn't have provided some damn height to the systems?

That doesn't take away from the fun I've had so far. Definitely worth the sale price.
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Lolligator
( 31.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I'd recommend this game to anyone who enjoys arcade-like space-themed combat.

The player pilots various capital ships that are locked into a 2D plane, so if 3D space combat is your thing you probably won't enjoy this one. The equipment is varied enough that there is some variety and entertainment is trying out various ships and builds, and the game features broadside main guns, turrets, and dumbfire slots on every ship.

Pros:
Fun arcade mechanics
Decent amount of ships and equipment

Cons:
Can get very repetative
Trade and mining mechanics are dull
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KittenSniffer
( 15.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Pretty good. Fits the action and adventure of open space pretty well although it can feel a bit repetive and empty. Get better equipment and bigger ships to shoot sometimes old enemies who have gotten harder. Still, not a bad game.
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Paragon of Badassosity
( 54.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I'm not gonna say this is Firefly with broadsides and aliens, but it's Firefly with broadsides and aliens.

Sometimes I just play this game to listen to the incredible soundtrack. The ♥♥♥-kicking helps too.

If you're looking for a well-written story with lots of replayability, this isn't for you. If you're looking for a fun "I'm a space pirate with ion cannons broadsiding aliens while jammin' to great tunes," this game is for you. And really, what's better than selling goods to deep space merchants and then turning around and robbing them of what you just sold them? NOTHING! THAT'S THE ANSWER!
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plk Lesiak
( 31.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
A very enjoyable, even if a bit short and light on content side space combat sim/exploration game.

Pros:
+ Fun and often surprisingly complex combat, with decent weapon variety and high emphasis on manouvering
+ A lot of ships to choose with often real trade-offs (firepower vs manouverability) and a decent amount of customization.
+ Short, but enjoyable story
+ Unique climate, with voice-acting and sountrack properly supporting the "Wild West" vibe.
+ A universe full of random stuff happening
+ Nice looking and well optimized graphics

Cons:
- Short main story
- Somewhat generic and repetetive side missions
- Not that much content - in my playtime I've bought the strongest ship with best modules and basicly saw everything the game has to offer
- No endgame or super-rare stuff worth finding
- Trade and mining are somewhat limited, there is no industrial aspect in the game like in Elite: Dangerous or X3

This game definitly turned out to be much better than it had any right to be. If you're looking for a somewhat casual space sim that will give you an engaging universe and freedom to choose your own style of playing, look no further. It won't last forver, but will give you 20-30 hours of very solid experience.

I just hope they will come up with some expansion packs or a sequel that will expand on the formula. They have most of the basics done right, giving the player some far-reaching goals, like conquering stations and building an industrial empire would make it absolutely awesome.
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FC_McCrary
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I love this game! I do most of my playing when I'm on duty and have some down time, so please, don't let my in game time fool you. I have played this game A LOT! It has it's qwerks, but there's noting like releasing a full hail of weaponry down range from your broadside cannons! I really like the music as well. I also like the fact that if you don't like the music, you can change it to whatever you like. Sure, there is some repetition here and there. Seems every bartender in the galaxy is the same person. It really doesn't bother me that bad.

This works great with the Steam controller. Controlls are intuitive and eas to learn. It'll be no time at all before you are out and about fiding the best prices for the goods you have, or out hunting bounties for killing local thugs. Be warned though, tis game can get brutal really fast. Where you might dominate in one system, you can get totally owned in the next system.

I will say this, while it doesn't have the free flying 3D movement, this game does take me back to my love for Freelancer.

If your shy about the price, catch it on sale.
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Khanage
( 27.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I really enjoy this game a lot

the whole trading aspect adds something different to the game instead of grinding out missions to get that ship you want
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Deis [MDS]
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
This is an exceptionally fun and entertaining game. The combat is a delightful naval style and not your typical 3D space combat. The character voice acting is humorous and appropriate and gives the game a wonderful charm. The sound and music is fantastic. I am looking forward to many more hours of this game and to see what more comes from the developers.
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The Demon Lord Baal
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
The controls are wonky, the game does a very bad job of informing you whats importiant and what the guns go in which slots and what you currently have equiped. In most missions rather you or the enemies are unkillable juggernauts, its also annoying that you can do some bounties before you get the bounty and when you do get the bounty there is nobody there to kill so you just wasted 400 credits for usless information. Its also crappy to have a ship combat game were you are bound to an axis and cannot dogfight while the enemies can fly around you shooting you. The AI for your guns should also be better, it makes sense that if 2 of your turrets can auto fire than all of the turrests should be able to auto fire.
The game does do a very good job with its music and thematic choices but there is no point in dragging yourself through the lame combat to explore the world.
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103 of 110 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
52.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
This was one of the most fun space-based games I played in recent history... and I own/have played a LOT of space games.

This is not exactly "space" sim as much as naval ship arcade-based action RPG, but it has the atmosphere, characters, and ship variety to keep things fresh.

I clocked my 52.5 hours in a single play-through from start to finish, and yes, I did play this game for fun, so I did not rush past areas or just hop from mission to mission. I hunted for bounties, stopped raids, broke blockades, and... well... PLAY the damn game instead of just trying to get it over with.

The game's unique take on broad-side combat, old-school battleship-style A la WWII, makes for a refreshing space experience that made me wonder why other space combat games did not adopt a similar format long ago.

This is NOT an X3-equivalent space empire building sim, nor is it a hardcore rogue-like. It's simple a great single-player adventure with great combat mechanics and above-average story progression with TONS of polish and character. This is better than most AAA titles today.

For the money, it's a steal at full price. On sale it's a MUST GET.
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46 of 50 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
29.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
If you enjoyed playing Sid Meier's Pirates, but always wished it was in space, then this is your game. It's basically Freelancer for a new era. If you want a solid story, pass on this one. If you want a true sandbox experience and some pretty satisfying broadside space combat, then pick this up.
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191 of 315 people (61%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Played this and was essentially excited at first. I thought "Woohoo Space Pirate". RPG element was something I don't mind and kinda look forward to. However what killed it for me was the fact that you're in a big cruiser-type ship and you're stuck driving the thing around like a car on a flat surface. No going up or down, just forward, back, turn left, turn right. Meanwhile your enemies use full range of 3 dimensional space swarming all around you going up, down, left, right, forward, backward and essentially while you're looking around you can't go up to catch them. I've had problems where the enemies went way too far up for me to actually do enough damage so I had to give up on the fight. Every planet and every piece of the galaxy is on a flat 2D surface except somehow the enemies are the only thing that can and will defy that logic.
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
61.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
I have always been leery of space sims, hearing of the \'horror\' stories of EVE online and the sorts. That is, until my friend introduced me to this.

It literally took me five minutes of listening to the soundtrack and watching him play the game for me to get hooked. It was one of the few games on Steam I purchased at full price, and I was not disappointed.

Despite its Indie tag, it doesn\'t feel like an indie game. The visuals are spectacular, the campaign is entirely voice-acted (even the alien species), and the combat is great.

I don\'t think I need to explain the plot or setting in detail. You\'re in space. You\'re finding ancient ♥♥♥♥. Uhh... Untrustworthy aliens/Australians. That\'s all you need to know.

This game does the RPG-style building-up of your equipment very well. You start with a dinky little ship with a laser. After you\'ve completed a few missions and/or saved/looted some traders, you can buy better lasers. But wait! Your ship\'s too small for any more lasers, and you\'re finding it difficult to deal with pirates/police! Well, now you\'ve got to get a bigger ship that can withstand more damage and wield more lasers. You complete a few missions and save/loot some more traders...

The game gets progressively difficult in a way that takes you out of your comfort zone. You can continue to do missions in your current system where enemies aren\'t hard to beat, but the reward is significantly smaller than that in more difficult systems. Additionally, you can only get better upgrades to your ship in harder systems. Frequently, you\'ll find yourself battling against a superior opponent, only to either destroy them or escape at the skin of your teeth.

The difficulty does peak at some point though. Enemies don\'t seem to get much harder or meatier just as you\'re able to get MK6 weaponry (last tier), while you can still acquire better ships and better equipment. Once you\'ve got the money to afford a Blackgate ship, the game is practically over.

The trading system is not as powerful as simply completing missions, but I overheard that the trading system used to be busted, allowing players to make millions within an hour by only trading. Either way, you can still make a hefty sum from researching how each \'event\' changes commodity prices (such as when a planet/station\'s at \'War\', the price of Ammunition goes up).

If you\'re looking for a great singleplayer game that\'ll most likely last your 10-20 hours, this is the perfect game, ESPECIALLY for an Indie game. It\'s not confusing, combat\'s satisfying, the soundtrack is rockin\', and... just, everything is there.
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33 of 50 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
43.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
My first playthrough of the game was pretty fun, but combat got repetitive near the end. (sit in enemy blind spot and spam broadsides). Spent about twice as long on a second playthrough trying to play as a pirate, but nothing really felt different.
Was looking forward to seeing how modding would go, but apparently not well at all since they didn\'t make any modding tools.
The game just had me thinking \"I wish ___\" every minute for things that would never be.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Rebel Galaxy, a game developed by two guys in an apartment somewhere. It has you, the protagonist/antogonist, piloting a myriad of ships on a 2D plane while searing holes through smaller ships buzzing around you. It's a simple game with beautiful visuals and a non-complex playstyle. It takes a few minutes to get the controls down, but once that's done, it becomes second nature.

It's the choose your own adventure book of the space World. Want to be a militia-supporting pilot that tries to do the right thing? Ok. Prefer to be a pirate that melts the armor of miners and traders? Ok. Want to be a miner or trader? Ok. Bounty hunter? Done.

It has capital ships to fight/pilot, an array of modules/weapons to upgrade and many missions to accept and complete. There is a propensity for the missions to get shallow, but the combat is fun enough to continue. The desire for me to have the biggest, baddest ship in the Galaxy continues to drive me. If I find myself getting a little weary from the missions, I go mine, or trade. I find myself thinking about how I want to build my next ship. Do I want an array of beam lasers? Or do I want to build a missile boat?

The game does have a storyline arc, but I'm not fully through it yet, so it's difficult for me to comment on it. I am intrigued though, because I want to see where it goes. Since that's the case, it has sufficiently pulled me in enough for me to continue.

The music is terrific, and the game offers the ability to point toward your own local set of music based on triggers. Want your collection of dubstep to play during a battle, but have a desire to have your atmospheric collection to drone on when you're just flying around? Totally doable.

For the price, even at full cost, it's my opinion that the game is worth it. It's a fun time sink that allows me to drop the "why so serious?" facade and just play a fun game involving lasers and explosions while making my own choices.
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29 of 44 people (66%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
A very fun game for a few hours...
Then it becomes totally boring, the story is dull, missions repetitive, fighting... shallow.
This game had a lot of potential, sadly, ruined by a lack of content.

I bought it on some very high discount, it was worth it, but for full price or even 50% discount (10 eu) - unfortunately not.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
Elite/jumpdrive mixed with Sid Meyers pirates: easy learning curve, superb looking, easy to pick up and play, fun, not too serious, and definitely not a hardcore "realism" space-sim . It's just how they describe it on the store page, a swashbuckling space adventure.

Works well with keyboard/mouse, or a controller.

There are so many other positive reviews for this that you ought read the negative reviews first because that is where you will nail the things that you will or won't like about this game.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Who cares about only having two dimensions of movement when you can move in those two dimensions while listening to the soundtrack. (After playing for 10 hours straight, I have discovered that it is indeed possible to get tired of the soundtrack)
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18 of 29 people (62%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
31.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
If you want to be a space trucker and listen to some sick slide guitar then this is a great game.

Even without that, it is still a lot of fun. I really enjoyed it.
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