Interstellar Rift is an open world starship simulator with an emphasis on ship construction and multi-player interaction. Players will need to survive in a hostile galaxy with their own custom designed and constructed starship.
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Mixed (20 reviews) - 50% of the 20 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (395 reviews) - 79% of the 395 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 23, 2015

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Interstellar Rift is an ambitious game that tries to push the boundaries of technology and gameplay in an attempt to create a world that players want to explore and inhabit. Naturally, this comes with many challenges from both a technical as well as a design perspective. In order to tackle these challenges as effective as possible we want players to get in and play as early as possible so we can improve the game in a way that our players will enjoy.

Initially we released the game for free to the community. During this period we have actively listened to feedback and ideas which in turn has helped us to make Interstellar Rift more fun, intuitive and overall a better game. We at Split Polygon aim to continue to use the community’s amazing feedback and support to create the space sim we always wanted to play.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We estimate that Interstellar Rift will remain in early access for roughly a year before we feel the game is ready to be labeled as done. Although due to the nature of the game we could continue development indefinitely beyond the core set of features we have planned. And depending on the success of the game we most likely will do exactly that.”

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

“The early access version is still missing some of the game-play features. However the core has been implemented. Over the next few months we are planning to expand this by adding some of the following features (in no particular order).

  • Space NPCs
  • Ship Interior NPCs
  • More graphics options
  • Character customization
  • Interior industry automation
  • Space environmental effects
  • Food mechanics
  • Hangars
  • Advanced dedicated server options

In addition to tons of bug fixes, performance optimizations and feature iterations we will be taking feedback from you, the players, every step of the way to ensure that Interstellar Rift lives up to both our and your expectations.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The early access version has the following core features in place:

  • Space Combat
  • Hostile aliens and drones
  • Procedurally generated space environment
  • Multiple star systems
  • Ship salvaging
  • Resource looting
  • Ship System damage
  • Missions
  • Generated stations and ships
  • Enhanced ship system management
  • Item crafting (weapons, tools, ship upgrades)
  • Ship editor
  • Multiplayer
  • Player hosted servers
  • Ship flight
  • Ship Interior Combat
  • Resource mining and refining
  • Explorable universe
  • Simulated ships with life support, fuel consumption and power systems
  • GRIP multi tool for interacting with systems
  • In world cargo storage

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

“Yes, during the early access period the game will be available for a lower price to compensate for the incomplete state of the game.”

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

“Initially we have had a pre-alpha version of Interstellar Rift freely available. During this time we have listened to player feedback and it has helped improve the game tremendously. We intend to continue this process through our forums, Twitter, Facebook and now the Steam forums. The game will be updated every two weeks with new features, bugfixes and more. During this time you can ask us anything, anytime. Community feedback has always been and will continue to be extremely important for us. In short, feel free to drop us a message if you have a question!”
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April 28

Patch notes for Interstellar Rift ALPHA 0.1.42b

FUNCTIONALITIES

- added a button on hacking terminal to stop hacking

BALANCE

- point defense drones now spawn 1000 units away from stations up from 200 (only in newly generated systems, or after a rebuild)

- removed faction influence multipliers for every faction except the drifters

- nerfed faction gain on transactions

- missions now give double reward when out of system

BUG FIXES

- fixed bug where holotable would show the wrong models when searched for one of the starting systems

- rebuild no longer spams callstacks in server console

- fixed bug where Reactor would remove fuel cells when they were depleted

NOTES

- Servers will need to be updated and restarted (No rebuild required)

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April 26

Patch notes for Interstellar Rift ALPHA 0.1.42a

FUNCTIONALITIES

- added option to turn off transaction notifiers

- added more info when the AllowRetrieveAnywhere command is used in the server console

- added popup message when accepting crew invitation when the player is already in a group

BALANCE

- added defense drones to The Black Pit

- turrets now also display the warning when the ship is still in the no-fire zone around stations

BUG FIXES

- fixed players not showing up in crew/fleet invite list

- added cargo teleporters and more cargo pads to HSC Industrial complex, S3 Resource Collection Hub, and GT Mining Facility

- fixed spawning on the Black pit

- fixed bug where shield generators would display the wrong shield values in the editor

- fixed bug where server would crash when trying to move player to non-existing starter ship

- fixed bug where manned turrets would not fire

- fixed bug where weapon activation warning would not display the proper key to be pressed

- fixed crash upon launching the tutorial

- fixed bug where sun was missing from tutorial galaxy

NOTES

- Server and singleplayer save files will need to be rebuilt with rebuild option 2, found in the F8 menu. This will refresh the stations to their newest version.

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About This Game

Interstellar Rift is a open world Starship Simulator with an emphasis on ship construction and multi-player interaction. Players will need to survive in a hostile galaxy with their own custom designed and constructed starship. Space is vast but you wont have to face it alone, other players will be able to join your ship and help out, or build their own rival fleet and fight you across the galaxy.

Basic features:
  • Ship construction and design
  • Procedurally generated galaxy with unlimited systems to visit
  • Missions and factions
  • Single-player and Multi-player game modes
  • Fully simulated ships, with multi crew support
  • Resource gathering and refining
  • Player hosted servers with support up to 64 players
  • PVP and PVE combat

For a full list of features see the Early Acces overview.

Interstellar Rift has been in development since October 2012. Conceived after years of inspiration from games such as FTL and Garry's Mod with the Spacebuild plugin.
Interstellar Rift is built on our own game engine technology called Aluna, tailored to the exact needs of the project. Interstellar Rift began life as a project called AGOS. Split Polygon was founded in march 2013 with a team of five and development continued for just over a year before the project was renamed to Interstellar Rift.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Dual Core 2GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 440 or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL 3.3 or higher required
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: AMD or Intel Quad Core
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL 3.3 or higher required
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