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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Mixed (89 reviews) - 64% of the 89 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 16, 2015

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May 10

Patchy version 1.4.2

A small patch is ready. Some stuff here and there and one mission fix.
Added a icon for hold fire button, It will now toggle to another icon when enabled.
Red outline and yellow inside when holding fire.
Yellow outline and and red inside when NOT holding fire.

  • Updated : Ship UI hold fire button is now a toggle button. It now displays a different icon when a ship is holding fire.
  • Fixed : Some weird formation configuration behavior.
  • Fixed : Eels not showing up on hostile unit list.
  • Fixed : Solar System mission log, missing scrollbar.
  • Fixed : Using ESC to cancel look order not working properly.
  • Fixed : Ship max cargo not updating when switching captains.
  • Fixed : Energy symbol in ship menu blocking point defense toggle button.
  • Fixed : Captain next xp displayed incorrectly.
  • Fixed : Blumbering bee not starting properly.
  • Fixed : Toggling point defense not behaving properly.

Have fun playing :D
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March 6

Patch version 1.4.1

Another patch Yay!

This has a number of things mention in the bug thread.
Although some bugs weren't really bugs but rather bad U.I.

  • Updated : Module price calculations updated.
  • Updated : Fleet captain panel button functionally outlined.
  • Updated : Repair module re-added to fleet inventory view.
  • Updated : Added a small icon to show better if module is powered on or not in fleet view.
  • Updated : Combat detection code.
  • Updated : Hostile intention mission.
  • Fixed :can't sell the last missile in player inventory.
  • Fixed : Refit U.I Solaris text in wrong position.
  • Fixed : Beacon showing up behind camera.
  • Fixed : Captain window not showing data correctly at captain level 25.
  • Fixed : Pressing multiple times on jump to get increased speed.

Hopefully this will improve game experience.
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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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