Take command in Shallow Space as you gather resources, modules and blueprints to build your fleet ship by ship and lead your forces to domination in the ultimate 4X/RTS adventure in a fully 3D environment.
All Reviews:
Mostly Negative (123) - 36% of the 123 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 21, 2015

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Early Access Game

Get instant access and start playing; get involved with this game as it develops.

Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Well we have such a huge game planned with multiple active play areas, forging that procedural emergent universe going to take a lot of feedback to perfect.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We anticipate Shallow Space will be in Early Access for a year, but we’re prepared to spend as long as it takes to get the recipe right!”

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

“The game will quickly evolve into the zone-based open world sandbox that will be 90% feature complete towards the middle/end of Early Access.

You’ll quest and patrol the region of Shallow Space playing the game from the eyes of a trader, staunch naval Commander, pirate or miner, building up a fleet and performing RPG-style quests with objectives.

The released game will have additional branches of quests and side quests layered in to build upon what should already be a very expansive game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Shallow Space is currently a fully playable alpha with the ability to configure ship hulls, design fleets and includes a few playable maps.

Shallow Space is by no means a complete game, you may encounter game breaking bugs and areas pending an injection of content but the game will progress quickly as we resolve issues and fold in the planned mechanics.

We have a really positive and friendly community, come ask us if you're unsure. (Official game forums, Steam Community)”

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

“The price of Shallow Space will increase as we add more content and the open-world mechanics.”

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

“Already community feedback is having a huge positive impact on the games design!

Our team will listen carefully to the comments raised on both the Steam internal and game forums and the community will be invited to vote on planned features, control methods and content over on the Offical game forums.”
Read more

Buy Shallow Space

 
See all discussions

Report bugs and leave feedback for this game on the discussion boards

Early Beta Access

The Open-world Overhaul is now available on Steam!

Pick-up missions to receive rewards in the form of credits, ships modules and blueprints. Construct defences and base build, or go at it you own way by mining and trading. You’ll manage forces across multiple play areas all running realtime in a universe teaming with life.

An innovative ‘zone’ system lies at the heart of what we’ve dubbed the ‘Open-world Overhaul’ and through it NPC traffic will trade, mine and fight just as you do.

How far along are you?

At this stage, Shallow Space can be described more as the framework for a game rather than a game itself.

You can still have a lot of fun with it, but the Alpha is presently focused around the adding and tweaking of mechanics, bug fixes and gathering feedback. True representative gameplay isn't far off but it's not here yet.

There's still enough to enjoy but as with any Early Access game - you should have a flick through the updates (noting the frequency) and take a peak at the forums to see what you're supporting. Thanks!

About This Game

Construct your fleet ship-by-ship by foraging in dangerous asteroid clusters and nebulas for resources and completing quests. Build up your modular base to include all the things a fleet commander needs; refineries, factories, power stations, shipyards and trade docks. Evolve your ship Captains careers, customize your ships using loot savaged from wreckages, become embroiled in action spanning huge playable areas and work across multiple planetary systems to bring order to Shallow Space.

Additional Key Features:

  • Fully 3D space combat
  • 5 different classes of fully configurable ship
  • Customizable shields and hull markings
  • Simulated ballistics and projectiles
  • 70+ ship modules (weapons, support, ammunition)
  • 30+ ships
  • Procedurally generated zones, loot and quests
  • Emergent gameplay
  • Enhanced abilities system
  • Directional shields and subsystem targeting
  • Flexible unit groupings

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64bit
    • Processor: Intel i5 or i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 5500
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64bit
    • Processor: Intel i5 or i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon R9 270X/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.7 or above
    • Processor: Intel i5 or i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 5500
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.9
    • Processor: Intel i5 or i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon R9 270X/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Debian Based x64
    • Processor: Intel i5 or i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 5500
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Debian Based x64
    • Processor: Intel i5 or i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon R9 270X/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
Customer reviews Learn More
High Volume of Negative Reviews Detected:
Exclude  or  View Only
Review Type


Purchase Type


Language


Date Range
To view reviews within a date range, please click and drag a selection on a graph above or click on a specific bar.

Show graph



Display As:
Show graph
 
Hide graph
 
Filters
Showing 96 reviews that match the filters above ( Mostly Negative )
There are no more reviews that match the filters set above
Adjust the filters above to see other reviews
Loading reviews...