Our journey begins when Max Walker starts a contract with the Alliance of Planets and immediately gets drawn into a galaxy-spanning conflict. His mission will take him beyond the reaches of space, while fighting many different opponents and meeting pirate overlords, scheming politicians, deceitful allies and ambitious leaders – all...
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Release Date: Jun 16, 2014
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Beyond Space is a cutting-edge 3D space shooter game that immerses players in the darkest plots in a similar vein to the best Space Operas.

Scores of planetary systems, nebulas and asteroid fields to explore. Fully detailed 3D Graphics, mesmerizing, beautifully painted spacescapes, spectacular special effects, and rendered glows, lights, sun flares and reflections.

All of which intensified with an ambient yet dynamic soundtrack and great sound effects.

You are Max Walker, a spacefaring adventurer and pilot-for-hire, who gets drawn into a galaxy-spanning conflict.


Our journey begins when Max Walker starts a contract with the Alliance of Planets and immediately gets drawn into a galaxy-spanning conflict.

His mission will take him beyond the reaches of space, while fighting many different opponents and meeting pirate overlords, scheming politicians, deceitful allies and ambitious leaders – all entangled in a space epic that will change the face of the galaxy.

Dive into this original story with its rich and captivating storyline localized in English with English actor-voiced dialogues and cutscenes.


Aboard your ship, show off your pilot skills with barrel rolls and boost jumps, while keeping a close eye on your "Incoming" warning system and shaking off tailing enemies and guided missiles...

Unlock a great variety of ships in the Hangar and select your weapons, shields and afterburners among the dozens of items to create thousands of possible combinations… to face any situation.


Enemies in Beyond Space are smart and characterized by their AI. Different units perform their own battlefield tactics. Fleet Squadrons will gather to strike, whereas pirates will act in a more disorganized manner… making them more unpredictable.

Advanced AI with an adjustable difficulty level to keep all players on their toes.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP, 7, 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB OpenGL 3.2 or DirectX 10 compliant card
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7, 8
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz Dual core or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB OpenGL 3.2 or DirectX 10 compliant card
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    • OS: OS X 10.8 or later
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core Intel CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB OpenGL 3.2 compatible
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • OS: OS X 10.8 or later
    • Processor: 3 GHz Dual Core Intel CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB OpenGL 3.2 compatible
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Before actually reviewing the game itself, I need to ask if the description of the product is sarcasm or honesty. I have to go with the benefit of the doubt and say it's sarcasm, since I'm sure no developer would call this a "breathtaking space adventure" or "epic space odyssey worthy of the greatest hollywood blockbusters".

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Figured I'd put this up in front of the rest of the review: if you can look past some uninspired story, bad voice acting, messy mouse aiming, generic sounds/music, and sometimes lousy menu navigation, then I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I, however, could not. If you see it in the 99 cent aisle, sure, it can give you an hour or two of fun. But for $4, I wouldn't.

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In short, the game isn't bad. In fact, the gameplay is quite nice. It's a simple, 3D shooter with multiple ships and weapons to choose from. And the graphics are fine for the kind of game it is. But everything else is pretty terrible.

Controls aren't impressive, particularly mouse control. I prefer using a mouse for high precision aiming, but this game doesn't have precise aiming. You merely influence the direction the ship goes, almost like there's some sort of mouse acceleration. If you don't want to use this odd aiming, you can try your luck with a joypad or using the arrow keys for aiming. Unfortunately my joypad has a deadzone issue, and while it would have been nice to have an option within the controls to fix that issue, I don't expect it as it's a hardware problem on my end and not theirs.

Story (there's a story?) isn't all that immersive. Then again, this game doesn't aim for story, assuming the description of the game is sarcasm and that it really doesn't aim to grab the audience through its "space opera".

Voice acting is abysmal and at times, cringeworthy. I'm sure with better scripts, the actors themselves could have done something more impressive. But there's just something about the dialogue that has me shuttering when I hear it.

Music isn't bad, but it's nothing special, either. Take any generic space-orientated game and pull the music from it, that's what you have in Beyond Space.

Sound effects are fitting enough, but once again, nothing special.

Menu navigation. I noticed I had new weapons to choose from but couldn't figure out how. I then figured out that you had to swipe through the weapons in order to view the new ones added to your inventory. As far as I can tell, there are no arrows to click for viewing other weapons. You have to swipe the mouse.

I experienced some performance issues in the tutorial and really can't pinpoint the reason. One of my CPU's cores were at full usage for some reason and it gave me some stuttering in the game, but all other levels didn't really have that issue. At least the ones I played, as I wasn't interested in playing for much longer than I already had.
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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
I'd love to recomend this game but considering how terrible the controls are no. I'd even let the cheesy voice acting and outdated graphics slide but when you are having troubles aiming at enemies there are problems. I can see how this would work decently on a touchpad but with actual controller? No. Just no. Go get Strike Suit rather than this.
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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
It was hard to decide whether to recommend or not. It's quite a fun space shooter with a bit of short campaign. Some missions are pretty hard, others can be accomplished for the first time. The main cons of this game is the fact that it freezes quite often (I have Win 8.1 64 bit, I don't know if it crashes on other OS or not).
If you like this genre, then I recommend buying it, especially when it is on sale. If not, don't buy it, and you save your money and avoid the anger caused by the crashes :)
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
Nice graphics, poor controls, cheesey voice acting and bad story...2/10 dont buy
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2014
This is just a PC scaled IPhone App.

The Graphics will look okay on a smartphone, but on a Screen you miss some details. Espescially the bad character-radio-animations are ♥♥♥♥.

Apart from that the game really works quite well. Hey, it´s hard to complain about a game for 4€.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
It has the worst controls ever.
For such a mixed bag.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
The dialog's a bit painful, and the controls aren't polished.

But the ships are cool in a retro way.

Get it if you like shooting stuff in space.
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
No real story, bad...very bad control, bugs....and before buying you should to know this game ist developed for smartphone...
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302 of 349 people (87%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 18, 2014
Let's start with the controls...

When I realised that the mouse wasn't incorporated into the keyboard controls (why?), I thought I'd try to use my wired Xbox controller.

Only the left analogue stick is used, to roll you use 'back' and 'start'. Firing is placed in that most obvious of places - up on the d-pad. Boost is down on the d-pad.

You can't set your own keybindings, so this is the format you're stuck with.

Graphically, things are fine. It's no next-gen title, but what do you expect from a game that costs less the £3?

It reminds me of Freelancer (a game I loved), but until they incorporate the mouse, or the triggers on the controller (they do nothing - the right bumper is 'pause') this game will just be too irritating to play.
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68 of 81 people (84%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 18, 2014
Firstly i want to say that its not terrible for what is currently a $4 game, but it is a mixed bag

the good, then the bad
As this is a simulator, the defining combat is okay, the enemy ai is above par and are very good at swarm tactics, and enemies have different weapons weaknesses and strengths, making it challenging and somewhat more realistic. however the current control layout heavily favors controller support, where the vanilla computer control is counter intuitive and needs to be redone.

the weapon and ship variation is decent, however progression is a mixed bag. the ship and weapon combinations are really a trial and error test to find which suits your flying/fighting style. there is an clear effort to make the ship designs more than a reskin and a stat modification with certain weapons not being available on certain craft.

finally the graphics are really well done given that this is a relatively cheap game, however that ends the list of good stuff, brace yourself.

The voice acting ranges from passable to very awful
they attempted to do a story here but it draws on very tired cliches and uninspired pratfall tech jokes that are guaranteed to make you cringe at the terribleness
as previously mentioned the controls need to be reworked for the computer. the actions with which they are associated are good and have a SNES Starfox feel to them, but unless you the buyer want to figure out a better layout like i did, it's better to wait for a tweak,
the ship modding screen needs to be fixed to allow scrolling for the computer. in its current state it is unbearable and i'm usually very resistant to relatively minor things like this. it's that bad.
there is a massive difficulty spike early-ish on in the game that unless you knew about it in advance you will not be prepared to deal with it, and you have to know what mods and ship to use otherwise you simply will die again and again.
to end this list the graphic again while really good for this game, personally i could do with fewer solar flares, but that's a personal preference derived from my membership of the "lens flares make Space annoying" camp. In this game sometimes they work and make sense and makes things challanging, othertimes they just give me a headache

while i really cant say that i like or hate it i cant recommend it; at least not until some of these things are fixed
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50 of 66 people (76%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2014
If you don't want to read this I also made a video


Was really surprised by the introduction cinematic. I don’t don’t know why they didn’t just use that for their trailer. I think that Disney might want their Star Destroyers back though

So what do you do in this game? You fly around from one waypoint to another Engaging enemies. Appears to be completely scripted Nothing spectacular or particularly original But blowing stuff up can be satisfying.

Gameplay pretty much what you would expect Feels kind of like Freelancer. Not that I played that game a lot. But controlling the game is very simple

It’s not really hard. There seems to be an auto aim when you bring your reticle close enough to the target. This may not be so much the case in harder difficulties. It’s one of those space combat games which tell where to shoot to hit the enemy. Theres a tutorial which will give you an overview of gameplay. You unlock weapons after each mission

There seems to be some story elements. Something about finding a derelict spacecraft in the first mission. In a bit of a twist. The second mission was actually a race. Which had you attempting to fly through a series of burning circles faster than your opponent. Third mission was an ‘escort’. Half way through there was a weird ill fitting cutscene. After which I found myself in control of a turret. Not sure how I got there.

The dialogue is not that bad. First time I heard the scientist dude speak I laughed. One part early on was unintentionally amusing. Your wingman is tragically destroyed. After she flies straight to her death and is obliterated by an explosion. The main character still stops calls out are you okay? are you there or something to that effect. Thing tends to be a bit disjointed. But the voice acting is not always that bad. Theres lots of cheesy jokes which are sometimes actually funny. I found it doesn’t get to the point where it’s annoying.

You can select different, ships and loadouts between missions. Menu was kind of weird kept taking me back to the previous menu while I attempted to browse items. Graphics seem good enough. Models weren’t very detailed. Beams from large ships looked kind of lame. Space environment and effects look nice. Asteroids will actually break up into pieces if you shoot them. Character portraits look okay.

Sounds okay. Lot’s of nice sci-fi ambient music and decent upbeat music in the menu and cinematics. Pretty much typical sort of shooting sounds and stuff. The menu has some of the same sounds from the original X-Com. Which i thought was cool.

My verdict
The game is not completely broken or annoying to play. You might find it fun. I’d it’s worth the price of $4. But maybe you should just get Freelancer instead? Or pay $5 to get into the Arena Commander alpha.

The most frustrating thing about this game for me in the end actually was that I couldn't run it in windowed mode. Even after trying to force it with third party programs. So I coudln't record it with FFsplit to do a video review. In fact you can't change the resolution at all.

Click here for more let’s play videos =)
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38 of 50 people (76%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2014
First Impression: This could be a great game for the value

Second Impression: Unplayable

This game needs a full refactoring on the Gamepad controls!
It's just not playable at this state 06/21/14
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56 of 98 people (57%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2014
First of I really don't get it why so many people give this game a negative rating. What do you expect for €3,99? The next block buster Space Combat Shooter? Anyway, here's my, positive, review:

Beyond Space is one of those few games that actually suprised me in a very pleasant way. After seeing it on Steam and buying it during a promotion, I booted it up and expected, well, just one of those casual space games.
But, oh boy, Beyond Space had me there.

First, the art style (Graphics and the way things are presented on the screen) is just warm and nice to the eye. You instantly get the feeling that this game has been designed by people who have their own idea of a Space Combat Game. Which is kind of refreshing.
The ship models and basically all the other 3D thingies.., they're very rich and beautiful. This is also one of the few games with ships in the hangar that make me wonder: "Hmm, which one do I like more? They all look so cool!"
The sound and speech in this game are well done and really add to the story. For instance; the music in this game and the intro itself. Oh my, wow, just wonderful to listen to and to watch.
The controls are not that many, but respond just the way you would expect. fast and precise. I play this game with a game pad (Not the so much proclaimed X-Box Controller, But a genuine Windows PC Gamepad of a leading brand. X-Box Controllers where never meant to be used with Windows PC's. Do some historical research if you want to learn more about this topic), because I didn't like to play it with the keyboard/mouse and the X-52 Pro is a bit overkill for this game. (That's what I'm thinking anyway)

So far the only thing I didn't really understand, or kind of dislike, is the way missions are presented. At this moment, I've flown about 20 missions, all are just presented as a single, stand alone, map/level/mission. There's for some reason not really a feeling of "connection" between the seperate missions. As is with the games of "Eterium"/"Free Space" for instance. Maybe that's because you never really return to a flight deck or something similar. The mission just ends/fades out.

But, beside of that, Beyond Space is a very well made and welcome addition to any would be space fighter jockey.
You like Space Combat? You like setting up your ship and load out? Buy "Beyond Space"; you can't go wrong.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 29, 2014
With all the initial negative reviews on this game, I almost didn't buy it. The truth is that I love space shooters -- ever since I was a kid. With the price down to $4.00 and a recent update that fixed the controls (the biggest complaint among many early reviewers), I decided to go for it.

Well, it turns out that I was happily surprised by this game. Foremost, I love the graphics and the space shots of this game. The initial cutscene was just awesome. I also enjoyed blowing up the bad ships since it has such cool explosions. There really is a lot of eye candy in this game.

The controls have definitely been fixed and you can mostly use a gamepad (I'm using a wireless Xbox 360 controller). It still needs some polishing (i.e. the tutorial still requires you have a keyboard even though you're using a gamepad) but I had no crashes and almost everything played well. One time the maneuverability of my space ship slowed down and I couldn't tell whether it was intentional or a glitch.

I found the level of difficulty not too hard or too easy. I would say it plays more like an arcade game and less of a simulation (I hate complicated space simulations). Nonetheless, it was definitely enjoyable so far and I didn't find it repetitive.

I look forward in playing this game some more and I'm definitely hooked. Therefore, if you were initially disappointed by the early reviews, I say give this game a shot since you might be pleasantly surprised as I was.

Again, it needs some tweaking and polishing, but overall I'm really enjoying the game. It is definitely worth the price and then some!

4 out 5 stars!
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2014
Between the cringeworthy dialogue, poor voice acting, unintuitive UI, and lacklustre gameplay, I can recommend this product, but not as a game - as an example. This is no Descent: Freespace, Wing Commander, or Strike Suit Zero.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2014
The game's a bad mobile port, and it plays very much like a mobile port. Controls for keyboard confusing and awkward (W and S are weapons, A and D to dodge, and Arrows to control the direction of the ship). Was clearly designed to be used on the touch screen of a mobile device (Hanger menu is glitchy to swap between items, there are indicators to the amount and which one you are on, but you can't use that to switch. You have to click and drag, and that's still glitchy. And no, the arrows don't do it, I've tried. The game is more than likely as long as the mobile version. (Mobile version has 16 levels, and the first one was extremely short, and all I really needed to do was fly around a little bit. Could barly hit anything, and even when I did, it did very little.) Another game I wasted money on, and it's more expensive than what it was made for (Price on Steam: $3.99, Price on Apple App Store: $2.99, and I still wouldn't buy that.) And the game promises a "BREATHTAKING SPACE ADVENTURE" (taken staight from their description), and yet the only thing that I would call breath taking is the Star Wars: Episode 3 esque opening cinematic....

EDIT: Oh, would you look at that, they even used the Mobile version trailer in the Store page. Lazy creators didn't even bother making a redone trailer for Steam, except for the "Steam" logo at the bottom underneath the title...
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2014
Don't waste your time/money. Beyond space is beyond saving. A Freelancer wannabe, sluggiish controls, lame dialog, the list goes on...
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
I picked up this game on Green Man Gaming earlier today, and I thought that it was a pretty neat concept, and well worth spending a dollar. Well, to be perfectly honest, the game really is worth the value. It's basically a dog fighter type of third person shooter, much like you would see in Battlefront II. The only difference would probably be the automated aim system which requires you to aim at a certain area in order to hit them when your cursor changes color. This along with the bad humor and sort of monotonous voice acting makes this game kind of weird.

When you're looking at a star pilot, you're expecting him to be gruff, and cool. Instead you get an awkward flirt. Game is worth the money, and you can dump a few hours into playing it and not getting bored, but these kinds of games really deserve multiplayer. If you're looking for a hard core dogfighter simulator, this game isn't for you. It's more for the casual game that you would let a 10 year old play to occupy his time.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 30, 2014
The controls: Horrible, the options are scattered around so you have to stop doing one thing to do another worst part thats the best settup you are EVER going to get i fully recomend spending your money elsewere.

Storyline: no reasoning behind anything and you don't even know what's happened before.

I score out of 5 stars -1 stars don't waste your time here.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 24, 2014
Disclaimer: This may have been fixed, due to the latest update. It didn't work for me.

I can't recommend this right now due to its controls. On an XB1 Gamepad you need to move up to move your ship up. There's an invert button, that doesn't seem to do anything. I couldn't control the ship so I quit ater a few minutes. I will try again in a couple of days.

Pros: An Indie space game with great voice acting, animated lips, and lip syncing? Wow. Reminds me of Wing Commander 2. Hi-5 developers!

Cons: That 2D animation will still look a little weird (Lack of expressions, head movement, eye movement etc.)

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