Jumpdrive is a sandbox space sim set in an alternative future heavily inspired by classic 80s sci-fi. Fight, trade and explore in a massive procedurally generated galaxy of millions of planets and stars. Amass money and power, upgrade and purchase new ships, and one day create your own small fleet with a base to call home.
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Mixed (118 reviews) - 62% of the 118 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 12, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Jumpdrive is a game with a massive scope, we want the chance to develop the game organically, so that the players can be a part of shaping the direction it takes and understanding the process of getting there. With Early Access we’re able to get all of that feedback and help while we work.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our planned release date is the end of 2015.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We’re planning to continue to improve the graphical capabilities of the engine, as well as implementing a massive expansion of the AI system to create a more realistic and lifelike gameworld. We’ll also be adding much more late game content such as specialised player professions.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Most of the gameplay fundamentals are in place, as is the structure of the universe itself. Players are already able to get out and start exploring the universe and building their fortune. On the incomplete side the AI is still rudimentary and there are plenty of bugs still present.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price of the game will be raised incrementally with each major update leading up to the full release.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We have an active community on our Steam forum and Reddit and we try to focus our development priorities on the features that our players are most interested in. The more feedback we can get from players the better the final game we’re able to release will be.”
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June 17

Jumpdrive Alpha 12.2 has landed!

What's up Space Explorers?

As promised, we're working hard to deliver a game you deserve! So many things are happening now it feels like drifting through space... And it's a good thing!

Check out what comes with this update:

- Tweaked station population.
- Performance improvements.
- Fast travel adjustments and bug fixes.
- Tweaked physic code related to docking.



Also, OSX version should work fine now.

Have fun,
Greg,
Community Manager,
METEORIC GAMES

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June 15

Jumpdrive Alpha 12.1 is here!

Good news Jumpdrivers!

The hotfix update is live now. This means some fixes for the recent version of the game, which actually means we repaired some stuff we broke while repairing some stuff we wanted to make better for you... it's almost as complicated as space travel

So, without further ado, here are the fixes:

- Fixed ship fast traveling inside planets.
- Fixed crashes that happened after fast travel.
- Fixed freeze when approaching space stations.
- Fixed flying error ship.



BTW, we would like to inform you that fast travel will only be mandatory until the next release in a few weeks. It is mandatory now while we get the autopilot overhauled.

Cheers,
Greg,
Community Manager,
METEORIC GAMES

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Jumpdrive is a sandbox space sim set in an alternative future heavily inspired by classic 80s sci-fi. Fight, trade and explore in a massive procedurally generated galaxy of millions of planets and stars. Amass money and power, upgrade or purchase new ships, and one day create your own small fleet with a base to call home.

Features


A Vast Universe - An enormous universe built to a realistic scale; a galaxy thousands of light years across filled with millions of planets and stars.

Completely Seamless - Transition through hyperjumps between stars, transit across star systems and land on planets, all with no loading screens to get in your way.

A Fully Realised Starfaring Civilization - Across inhabited space freighters run the trade lanes, stations orbit lonely planets, and individual star captains wander the space between.

Deep Backstory - In an alternative future in which the Cold War never ended, the player takes on the role of an independent ship captain trying to make their mark in an unforgiving galaxy riven with intrigue and conflict. From dropping special forces into hot zones to kidnapping weapons scientists, assassinating dissidents to gun running, take a side in the conflict between power blocs or make a fortune by playing both sides.

Individual Player Focus - An emphasis on creating a strong single player focused experience and the sort of universe that players can lose themselves in.

Engaging Gameplay - An intuitive and visceral gameplay experience centered around giving players the freedom to achieve their objectives via whatever means they decide.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: ntel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8750 processor or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 Graphics Card with 256MB of Ram or Intel HD 4000 Integrated
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7
    • Processor: Intel Core i dual core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD 4670 256MB, NVIDIA GT120 256MB, Intel HD4000
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.10.2
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 dual core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD 6970 1GB, NVIDIA 650 1GB,
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
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