Explore space and build on other worlds in Star Rangers!Star Rangers is a space exploration and construction game that allows players to build habitats and spacecraft, acquire gear and explore the solar system.
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Mixed (84 reviews) - 41% of the 84 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 6, 2016

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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?

“Star Rangers has been 26 months in the making, so we're not coming in new, but we do want to know from players in which direction to focus.
Offering a unique opportunity to visit the Solar System and using NASA content, we can focus more on ground-based building or space-based building or rockets and craft.
We are also testing VR features and wish to release with it enabled across all the maps and be compatible with the release version of the VR hardware.
We need time to understand and implement modding or steam store compatibility so players may contribute.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are guessing approximately 9 months should do it.”

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

“The finished version will have approximately 10 more missions making up a story arc in the direction the players have suggested with either a) more buildings b) more vehicles c) more locales, but most likely a combination of all.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“It's very good . It is an alpha, though and should be considered this only because the highest level of the tech tree will get tweaked quite a bit, although the core gameplay (ie. mining, building) is complete.”

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

“Pricing will be the same after Early Access.”

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

“We are going to ask for voting and content suggestions, and role out "missions" accordingly. We want to do one a week, and continue. When we go live we will have approximately 36 missions suggested by fans.”
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May 18

Star Rangers 1.1.8.7915B

- Flattened Victoria crater terrain around tutorial area
- Darkened in-game computer screen
- Improved Atrium visuals
- Fixed bee tip window
- Fixed players falling through hab connections
- Fixed time of day sync

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April 18

Coming Soon! Cassini Visit


20 years and it's finally going to end - the most amazing pictures for this NASA mission can be found here:
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/national-international/NASAs-Cassini-Spacecraft-Captures-Saturn-and-Its-Moons-419482993.html

Stay Tuned - we'll soon launch a shared scene for you to visit.

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About This Game

Explore space as an astronaut recruit and build on other worlds in Star Rangers

Dear Steam Users,

Well it’s time. From a surprise meeting with Bill Nye at NASA, who said “Khal, build the game you want to, not what other people think you should build” to enough funding to allow us 2 years of developing and private testing on Steam , we think we’re ready to show the public our alpha of Star Rangers on Steam. Thank Goodness for Steam.

This an early, early, access version of Star Rangers, which is our dream game. I've dreamt of it my whole life – to use a game engine to imagine what space travel in the next few years will look like and build a multiplayer sandbox around it which is fun, and possible, and wow – try to do it without using guns.

That’s a pretty tall order, and there have been literally 21 developers working on the game in a peak of 15 or so 14 months ago to turbodrive our core team of 5. We want you to have as much fun as we do , and help us choose the final features of the game for release.

We really want you to tell us what customization features you want the most, from Map editors to in-game stuff:
For example – what do you crave? If you’re like us – you want robots, rockets, maps, and persistence! You want lasers and fusion reactors and 3D printers and you want it all and you want it now.

I think we have an opportunity – an opportunity to show off our best work to SpaceX and NASA and all the rest of the real scientists out there (Like Bill), and really imagine what it takes to extend our civilization off of this rock we call earth.

Some of the things we have in the mid-stages of planning – are real astronaut training for our most active players – we’re saving 10% of all proceeds in a private account so we can sponsor one of you to Astronaut Training at Embry Riddle University with Project Possum! That means one day, one of you will be a real Star Ranger with training and a mission to complete! We’re saving the overflow for an actual space flight.

So, we’re working with a team that includes former astronauts to come up with the best ways for us to add user content to the game, and that’s shaping up to start with custom uniform textures, user-authored notes, and story-mode map-sharing as a first blush.
Thanks for you for attention, and enjoy the low introductory price – you’re the pioneers we were looking for, and we’ll work with you to get everything where we need it.

  • Khal and the whole Star Rangers Team

p.s. We're starting with a substantial discount and the price will go up over time to the sweet spot of 24.99, which seems to be what everyone is telling us.

Disclaimer For Early Access


Star Rangers is being developed with the Steam community’s involvement. With this approach to development, the creation of Star Rangers will now progress in the direction the community chooses and contributes to, such as emphasizing asteroid-mining, or ramping up buildings for Mars colonization.

Star Rangers is an open ‘sandbox’ of the local solar system incorporating NASA content, with an emphasis on surviving and thriving on worlds other than Earth. The game has been in private alpha on Steam for several weeks, for vocal members of its fan base. The first alpha will feature some 6 maps on Mars, including the Victoria Crater, the Million Mounds area of the Moon, and a best-guess depiction of what it’s like under the ice on Europa.

Those who have participated in the alpha will be able to continue enjoying the game as it now moves over to Steam Early Access (thanks Den and WarDJ- you rock).

There are test maps, including a VR map, and you can let us know what you like and what you hate.

Star Rangers will award official Mozilla Digital badges for building and operating custom rocket-sleds, asteroid mining operations, rovers, robots, and more.


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Star Rangers is an open ‘sandbox’ of the local solar system incorporating NASA content, and with an emphasis on surviving and thriving on worlds other than Earth. The game has been in private alpha on Steam for several weeks already, for vocal members of its fan base. This first alpha features some 6 maps on Mars, including the Victoria Crater, the Million Mounds area of the Moon, and a best-guess depiction of what it’s like under the ice on Europa.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows
    • Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 minimum support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0b
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Core i5-2410M 2.3GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Sound Card
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6 or higher
    • Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 64 MB ATI Radeon/NVIDIA GEForce 4
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.6 or higher
    • Processor: Core i5-2410M 2.3GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux Ubuntu
    • Processor: 1GHz Pentium 4
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Linux Ubuntu
    • Processor: Core i5-2410M 2.3GHz
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
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