A spaceship building and universe-exploration game. Collect resources, expand and grow your fleet, and conquer your personal galaxy. Stellar ambience by Peaks.
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Very Positive (1,412 reviews) - 93% of the 1,412 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 19, 2015

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July 15

July 14th Update

This update is mostly about updating translations. There are a few small features and and some optimizations.

* Some agents will now come from steam friends, if available
* can now upload modded fleets through wormhole and they will show up on the wormhole feed (but won't be downloaded as agents)
* greatly improve Chinese translation. Community can comment on translations here: http://l10n.gamelingual.com/projects/reassembly/
* update other translations
* minor improvement to UI for changing ally blueprints
* language mods should now load and work more reliably
* more efficient loading of some save files
* optimize handling of player ship designs
* reduce memory usage a littlle

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May 24

May 24th Update

Some people have been having trouble starting the game since the May 20th update. This update addresses that issue.

The May 20th update switched the game from the Visual Studio 2013 runtime to the Visual Studio 2015 runtime. The new runtime improved performance and fixed some bugs, but apparently does not install properly on many people's computers. I decided to revert that change and move back to the 2013 runtime to make sure that everyone can run the game.

For the record, I am annoyed at Microsoft for not providing solid backwards compatibility on the new runtime. I would love to take advantage of their latest tools, but making the game work for all players is more important.

This update also adds a Simplified Chinese translation by community member fgdfgfthgr and fixes a bug when using modded shapes on launchers.

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Reviews

“My love of video games partly comes down to not owning enough Lego when I was younger to build spaceships to fight each other. Thankfully, digital Lego is plentiful and cheap. Reassembly has lots and lots, letting you use a variety of pre-constructed spaceship sections to build ever-increasing sizes of ship and destroy others....”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“...the real magic of the game is the ability to design, tweak, and reconfigure just like I had fantasized when I was a child surrounded by a moat of spilled plastic blocks.”
Big Sushi

“Kaleidoscopic visuals impart a unique look that has a truly alien feel- simple, clean, and rather pretty.”
Bit Pulse

About This Game

And through the Kickstarter gauntlet we have arrived. Yes, we have a procedurally-generated universe to explore. Yes, we have eye-gogglingly gorgeous vector-based gameplay coupled with particle effects so effortlessly effervescent that you won't have time to wonder if "effortlessly effervescent" means anything coherent. And yes, we have noises and musical moods that take a warm soapy sponge to your brain and massage it into cerebral splendor.

BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THAT!!!

You're too busy crafting the perfect vessel, a spaceship pristine and precise and, perhaps, powerful, agile, and envy-inducing. Your shapes and colors will induce both fear and wonder into the electronic hearts of whatever insectoid, angley, squarish, plantlike race of alien ships that you come across in your digital safari.

And then you grow. And it changes everything. Now your left wing must become your right wing in a lopsided arrangement of fancy new weaponry and mega-buffed shields. You recall thinking when you last were destroyed (and you will be destroyed), that you really needed to buff up that armor. Right? Definitely.

And then you grow again. And again. And now you're a battleship capable of producing your own fleet, and each member of your fleet can spawn it's own fleet, and you need it. Your enemies are constantly changing shapes, sizes, and intensities as ships created and honed through the experience of a thousand battles find their way from their creator's computer to yours, leaping into your universe with all the mercy in the world of NONE AT ALL.

It's time to visit the electronic tide pool.

Reassembly

  • Gorgeous Vector-Based Graphics
  • Procedurally Generated Universes
  • Ridiculously User-Friendly Spaceship Designer
  • A Beautiful and Haunting Soundtrack by Peter Brown (Peaks)
  • More Particle Effects Than You can Shake a Stick At
  • Very Smart and Reactive AI
  • Physics that Give Weight to Your Creations
  • Asynchronous Multiplayer: Universes Populated by Fellow Players

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.3 GHz+, Quad Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.3+, 256MB+
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.7
    • Processor: 2.3 GHz+, Quad Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.3+, 256MB+
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2.3 GHz+, Quad Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.3+, 256MB+
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
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Gummy
51.5 hrs
Posted: August 28
This might deserve the title of Best Game in Genre. You play as a member of a faction and each of the seven factions have their own unique play style because they all have different ship blocks! This game is crazy addictive. Build ships and blow ♥♥♥♥ up. Simple but incredibly fun.

Note: I put cons and improvements because I feel the cons cannot be helped and the improvements seem very possible. These also don't greatly impact the gameplay. It's worth every penny, buy it!

Pros:
-Beautiful colors and light animations.
-A good amount of variety.
-The ability to map reset through worm holes allowing extended play.
-OR export your current fleet into somebody else's map through wormholes!
-The ability to export ship designs.
-Pit your ships against others in tournaments! (I want these animations as wallpapers)

Cons:
-There aren't many weapon choices per faction, unless you're faction 4.
-The block limitation is annoying. Why can't I make a huge, intricate ship?
-More polygons for building, please!
-The AI of my fellow comrades is sometimes very disappointing, especially when they pilot a ship that I created.

Improvements:
-Good ship editor. Could use a fill tool and a more dynamic selection method to be near perfect.
When I say dynamic selection I mean selecting a group of blocks with a freeform selection, instead of the clunky box method.
-More anchor points on the polygons in the ship editor.
-You could easily add a story and missions. Annihilating other factions is fun and all, but I want a purpose. This game could easily have lore.
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milk_carton #team Heavy
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 27
its just bahd
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-hg- Poji
31.7 hrs
Posted: August 27
The Ai Behaviors don't really work all too well. But the game is pretty great. I'll be back to edit this with more info.
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Wigglytooth
17.6 hrs
Posted: August 26
I have about 10 hrs on this game just today... I can't stop playing. The customization is incredible. It's simplistic in gameplay but so intense in combat and strategy. Wish I knew about this before I bought No Man's Lie.

10/10
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Eathren
7.5 hrs
Posted: August 24
Absolutely worth the money, very satisfying and enjoyable.
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Mr. Amazing
16.9 hrs
Posted: August 23
This is a great game, but do you know what makes a great game bad? When you work a very long time on your mothership destroying, battle crusier thing and the game has a little thing that pops up which esentialy means that the game has crashed due to an error. It feels so great to lose hours of work...
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m2ark
20.5 hrs
Posted: August 20
Fun, stable.

You get to design your own starships. As you travel you encounter more powerful opponenets which drives you designing more ships. Fun.
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RubiconRanger
146.1 hrs
Posted: August 20
This game is hands down my best purchase on steam. Reassembly is basically tangram spaceships with guns. The UI is absolutely flawless, and the building system is easy and intuitive. The animations are smooth, colorful, and beautiful. Reassembly offers a world filled with asteroids, derelict stations, plants, dangerous enemies, and sometimes even dangerous plants. You destroy enemy ships for resources, which you can then turn over to your faction for money to upgrade your ship size or unlock new equipment. If you find enemies that are too tough for you, you can still earn money by exploring and rebooting dead derelict stations or fighting weaker enemies. Wormholes allow you to reload the world and start fresh, and your fleet that you have designed gets uploaded to spawn in the worlds of other players. Whenever you start a world, fleets that other players have made will spawn as agents at the wormholes and start heading towards you slowly. This offers a challenge for late game players. Once you hit the upgrade ceiling, you can play another faction, and when you have played them all, you can mod more in. There is so much to do, and you can drop the game and pick up where you left off in an instant. The game can run on practically any PC, and I recommend it to everyone.
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Sarcaster
68.8 hrs
Posted: August 20
Can't... stop... playing...
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Nabari
35.6 hrs
Posted: August 20
I love the game, however the only problem, it can get incredibly repetitve, activating stations, travelling to another dimension and doing the same. The real fun in the game is the diversity between the existing races, each race has to be played in its own way, as well as that, you have to design new ships as they will be used by your faction. This gives many differing ways to accomplish your goal, a surgical strike with the help of fellow ships, a massive invasion as a factory ship, or idly stand by as your fleet advances with your designs. To conclude, the game gives you a single goal with many ways of achieving you goal.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
35.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Every faction is overpowered until I play as them. I can't design any good ships and it's still fun.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
47.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
Designing ships is real cool, and destroying other people's ships with those ships is also real cool.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
41.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
I wish I had more hours in this game to show how much I love it .

Reassembly deserves alot more publicity and hype then it gets .
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Nothing is more satisfying than making a shield blob mothership with a hundred factories, filling it with missile boats, and then moving in the general direction of your enemies.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
68.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Can't... stop... playing...
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
I have about 10 hrs on this game just today... I can't stop playing. The customization is incredible. It's simplistic in gameplay but so intense in combat and strategy. Wish I knew about this before I bought No Man's Lie.

10/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
265 of 272 people (97%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
56.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 24, 2015
This is a mesmerizing and addictive game. The idea is not new: design a spaceship, battle other spaceships, mine resources in order to buy ship upgrades, repeat. But this game stands out for a few reasons.

First is the realism of ship design. You assemble your ship out of a stock of components in a editor reminiscent of Microsoft Visio (but better; MSFT ought to hire this guy). In most games like this, you might, say, upgrade to Engine IV, which makes you move at speed 8. In Reassembly, your ship's behavior is instead calculated as a consequence of your design. Speed, for example, is a result of your thrust and mass, but in addition, maneuverability is a result of where you put your thrusters, how they're angled, your ship's center of gravity (which is indicated in the ship editor), etc. If your ship doesn't handle the way you like, it's your fault, and you can easily fix it.

Second is the AI behavior. All ships seek resources which grow on space rocks. Lots of small ships hover around these rocks harvesting what they can find; a few medium-size ships prowl around the perimeter hunting the small ships; and occasionally capital ships arrive and destroy everyone. It feels rather like an ecology simulator, with minnows nibbling at coral reefs, big fish eating the minnows, and so on. Since the universe is dynamically generated, I assume this 'ecology sim' behavior isn't hard-coded, but is emergent behavior of the ship AI. Anyway, it makes you feel that you're inhabiting a living world.

It's beautiful, too, with a minimal color palette standing out against stark black space. Hundreds of ships can be onscreen at a time without the game apparently breaking a sweat (thanks Reassembly developer, for actually caring about performance). And the trance-y music complements the minimalist esthetic nicely.

If you built Lego spaceships as a kid, or you have scuba dived in a coral reef and liked it, you should play this game.
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130 of 137 people (95%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
232.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
Upon trying this out, I really did not know what to expect. At first, however, I found myself a little lost in this strangely organic world that is somewhere in the far reaches of space.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swxfEZJtZAk
It doesn't take long for you to realize that you are not alone, and, in fact, you have a whole faction that shares your own desire for expansion in the untamed universe. Unlike many in this loose genre, you fight side by side with your AI friends from beginning to end.

Make no mistake, this is, at it's core, a block building game, where you build your spaceship, and can build fleets of custom ships to fight with you or just let them loose to go it on thier own. Where they will build more ships of thier own and fight the good fight for the faction gathering resources and growing your empire just like yourself. In many ways, when I play this I feel like just another small, but important, peice of a larger hive doing my part. Although I would like to think that I might contribute a little more than my AI companions, I hope.

In Reassembly, you will explore, expland, exploit, and exterminate. Yes, this is, in fact, a 4X game, hidden underneath a very well crafted version of a top down space shooter.

The more I play, the more I want to play, and I find myself losing time. It's worth the money.
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113 of 125 people (90%) found this review helpful
45 people found this review funny
Recommended
29.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 20, 2015
Bought this game for 31.99$, a day later it's 16.99$. Not even mad, played it for 11 hours straight. 11/10 would pay double price again. As a fan of stardrive this game takes the spaceship building aspect far and above it, floating aimlessly in space looking for ships to destroy and factions to unlock, then all of a sudden a super mega ultra death juggernaut destroys my fleet in one hit... Next objective? REVENGE. 10 hours later, mission success.

It's a hard game to describe with words, either watch some videos/streams, or take a chance and buy it! the price is a steal!
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79 of 84 people (94%) found this review helpful
37 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 14, 2014
I woke up in the middle of the night last night with a vision of a new ship. I got up, built it and played it for hours. I hope it spawns in your world and haunts your dream too.
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