Take control of a squadron of ships in full 3D space combat. Explore, battle and trade your way through a pirate, machine and monster-infested solar system.
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Overall:
Mixed (80 reviews) - 67% of the 80 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 16, 2015

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November 10

Patch released : version 1.3.5

Another patch has been uploaded.

  • Updated : Drones will now return when moving beyond the ship radar range. Does not apply to recon drones.
  • Updated : Tactical menu time extended;
  • Updated : Tactical U.I. Drones tool tips corrected.
  • Updated : Gravity anomaly now show distance.
  • Updated : Script updated for Cetus for a change mission.
  • Updated : Module view in fleet view.
  • Fixed : Ship command during text field input.
  • Fixed : Some gravity holes not showing up in tactical view.
  • Fixed : Some mine U.I. not going away properly.
  • Fixed : Canvas not displaying minor objects.
  • Fixed : Loot text stuck in corner.
  • Fixed : Scanned objects U.I. data not going away when object is destroyed.
  • Fixed : Various issues with Sleeping Beauty mission.
  • Fixed : Assigning temporary captains to another ship.
  • Fixed : Player can assign non-player captain to player ship if he has Ceres.
  • Fixed : Fleet view, module damage not updating.
  • Fixed : Exit area text not displaying correct text when exiting when hostiles area near.


Hotfix Addition and other stuff I fixed.
Fixed : Construction display.
Fixed : Pick up loot with mouse fixed.
Fixed : Octavius Dialog triggering at unexpected times.
Fixed : Pyshkai getting destroyed in Chaos cloud after loading... Even though you should NOT have it...
Fixed : Solar system icons moved behind panel display.
Fixed : Internal and external modules list in bottom UI displayed correctly when game is paused.
Fixed : Language trouble in fleet view.
Fixed : Captain Image saving crap. Apparently related to saving voice....
Fixed : Captain duplication.

This should improve the game play experience.
Please keep posting bugs you find. I'll do my best to fix them.

Have fun playing :)

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October 11

Patch released : version 1.3.4

Here is yet another patch. Quite a lot in it.
This should improve the game play experience.

  • Fixed : Drone triggering safe zone exit message.
  • Fixed : Ship Selection while tactical view is active not working properly.
  • Fixed : Skill reduction button now working while leveling up.
  • Fixed : Moving a hired captain to fleet and selling his ship to acquire him as a permanent captain.
  • Fixed : Character portraits not saving properly.
  • Fixed : Escape button now work correctly when exiting station.
  • Fixed : FPS dropping after about an hour of playing. Hopefully.
  • Fixed : Drones dancing around when told to return after repair.
  • Fixed : U.I. tactical view info not going away properly.
  • Fixed : Speed boost button not working sometimes.
  • Fixed : U.I. perk tool tips. (Work in Progress)
  • Fixed : Throttle control not working as advertised.
  • Fixed : Repair modules displayed correctly after refitting ship, when a ship was previously selected.
  • Fixed: Hotkeys enabled when Game menu is open.
  • Fixed : Multiple Hotkeys to various panels not working.
  • Fixed : Drone mining info not going away properly when drone is destroyed or loaded to ship.
  • Fixed : Players ships sometimes not displaying tactical info correctly.
  • Updated: Game cannot be saved while you have hacked ships under control. This caused save game errors and actually should never have been allowed.
  • Updated : Tactical U.I. buttons moved up a bit to be not in the way of distance.
  • Updated : Repair all now toggles repair structure.

Have fun playing.

Edit:
Hot fix: Captain skills vanishing when captain window is closed when skills have not been confirmed. Fixed.
Skill exploit fixed.

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Reviews

“The game reminds me vaguely of a kind of Mount and Blade in space, which should be good news for those of you looking for a sci-fi game with those elements, because in my eyes they are hard to really find.”
9/10 – Hooked Gamers

“Ceres manages to deliver a solid portrayal of space and fleet battles, giving gamers a complex and mostly easy-to-use interface that allows them to control their ships and enjoy the sights of combat at the same time.”
7.5/10 – Softpedia

“The portrayal of spaceship combat and captaining it offers is done exceedingly well. I’m happy to say that my initial concerns were, ultimately, unfounded. Ceres is definitely a title I can say I had fun with and look forward to playing more in my free time.”
87/100 – OPNOOBS

About This Game

The solar system is ravaged. The Earth is gone, shattered to pieces. Nothing remains but a huge ring of rocky debris. Nobody knows why the Gate malfunctioned. It was built to connect our world to other stars, but only a handful of colony ships were sent away before disaster struck. The Gate is believed to have unexpectedly connected to the wrong star -one just going nova. Torrents of gravitational waves flooded our solar system and the Earth was immediately obliterated. The Gate then started connecting to random stars, spewing ashes from dying worlds, radiation from younger suns or even drawing in alien lifeforms. The solar system began to change.

Humans and their machines live on: pockets of civilization have gathered into warring factions. Many adventurers roam the cold wastes in their spaceships, defying death and perils unknown -there are countless tales of monstrous machines and alien creatures preying on hapless ships. Real menaces or mere fantasies ? Who can now part the myth from the ever-changing reality ?

In a world where humans, monsters and machine-gods fight for survival, something will eventually have to give. You play the role of a young adventurer, who just got his hands on his first spaceship, and is determined to make a name for himself. A routine scouting mission turns out to be something much greater when you encounter an A.I. called Ceres.

Key Features:
• Single-player tactical space combat.
• Lead a squadron of ships and fight through a mission-drive storyline the way you see fit.
• Third person view and simple yet deep point-and-click order system.
• Your ships not only unleash deadly lasers or missiles, but it is possible to launch hacking attacks to damage or even take control of enemy ships !
• Manage your set of skills as you gain experience. Special perks also appear when you perform well.
• Hire captains and crews for your squadron’s ships. Watch them gain experience as they fight by your side.
• Heavily customize your ships with equipment or weapons of different origins. Modify ship’s modules, armor, weapons, sensors or counter-measures.
• Dozens of ship types which can be acquired and commanded, from the smallest corvette to the mightiest battleship.
• Advanced damage system: ships can suffer critical and system failures in combat.
• Loot anything that floats in space, trade items around the solar system to gain extra income, or salvage wrecked ships and even capture hostile vessels with boarding drones.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Pentium G3220 @ 3.00GHz or equivalent AMD processor and above
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB nVidia Geforce GT460 or equivalent, 500 MB ATI HD4850 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible Audio
    • Additional Notes: Minimum Resolution: 1024 x 768
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel i5 3.2 GHz or equivalent AMD processor and above
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB nVidia Geforce GTX660 or equivalent, 1 GB ATI HD7850 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible Audio
    • Additional Notes: Minimum Resolution: 1024 x 768
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.7+
    • Processor: Intel Pentium G3220 @ 3.00GHz or equivalent AMD processor and above
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB nVidia Geforce GT460 or equivalent, 500 MB ATI HD4850 or equivalent
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum Resolution: 1024 x 768
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.7+
    • Processor: Intel i5 dual Core 3.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB nVidia Geforce GT460 or equivalent, 500 MB ATI HD4850 or equivalent
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum Resolution: 1024 x 768
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+
    • Processor: Intel Pentium G3220 @ 3.00GHz or equivalent AMD processor and above
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB nVidia Geforce GT460 or equivalent, 500 MB ATI HD4850 or equivalent
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum Resolution: 1024 x 768
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+
    • Processor: Intel i5 dual Core 3.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB nVidia Geforce GT460 or equivalent, 500 MB ATI HD4850 or equivalent
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum Resolution: 1024 x 768
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